WOSU News Archives For: August 31, 2012

Ohio Could Spend $3.5 Million On Animal Facility

One of three panthers rescued by the Zoo from a ranch in Zanesville.
August 31, 2012

The state of Ohio wants to spend $3.5 million to build and operate a Department of Agriculture facility that would temporarily house exotic animals confiscated under a new law.

Obama Cancels Labor Day Trip To Cleveland

Barack Obama
President Obama cancels his Cleveland trip.
31, 2012

President Barack Obama has canceled his Labor Day trip to Cleveland.

1st Death Linked To New Swine Flu Is Ohioan, 61

A pig rests at the 2012 Ohio State Fair.
August 31, 2012

Health officials say the death of a 61-year-old central Ohio woman is the first associated with a new swine flu strain.

Judge Restores 3 Early Voting Days In Ohio

The Ohio Organizing Collaborative marched to the Franklin County Board of Elections recently to push for weekend voting hours.
31, 2012

A federal judge in Ohio is giving all voters in the swing state the option of casting their ballot in person during the three days before Election Day.

“Un-American” Comment Garners Criticism And Support For Mandel

The race between Rep. Josh Mandel and Dem. Sherrod Brown is expected to be one of the closest and most-expensive races in the nation this year. The latest independent poll gives Brown a 46 percent to 41 percent lead.
August 31, 2012

Republican Josh Mandel’s comment that Sen. Sherrod Brown’s support of the auto industry bailout was “un-American” is bringing out veterans on both sides of the debate.

Texting Law Tougher For Teens

texting while driving
Under the new law, the first offense for Ohio adults will be a $150 fine. The second offense brings a $300 fine. But drivers will only receive warnings for the first six months.
31, 2012

For the second part of a two part series, Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen reports on why Ohio’s new law against texting while driving is so much tougher for drivers under the age of 18.