WOSU News Archives For September 2012

Sex Offenses Up On OSU Campus; Burglary Down

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While most crimes saw a decline last year on OSU's campus, sex offenses increased.
4:53PM
September 28, 2012

The Ohio State University released its annual security report Friday afternoon. WOSU reports while some campus crime is down, other more serious offenses have seen an increase.

Early Voting Moves To Morse Road

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Early in-person voting begins October 2. The Franklin County Board of Elections spokesperson said the Morse Road early polling location will be easier and faster for voters than the 2008 location in Downtown Columbus.
3:15PM
September
28, 2012

Early in-person voting beings Tuesday. And this year, the Franklin County Board of Elections thinks its choice for the early polling place will be easier on voters compared to the 2008 presidential election.

New Study Touts Low Cost Of Ohio Township Governance

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The Ohio Township Association commissioned the cost efficiency study
10:23AM
September 28, 2012

A new study says that townships, those unincorporated areas within a county, are the most cost-effective form of government compared to Ohio’s cities and villages. The report, commissioned by the Ohio Township Association, seems to counter claims that government consolidation is one way to help relieve fiscal pressures.

ODOT To Revamp North Columbus Interchange

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The 2 1/2 year project looks to help vehicles entering and exiting I-270. The draft includes a half-mile, two-lane tunnel extending from I-270 to north of Flint Rd.
7:57AM
September
28, 2012

The state is adding two express lanes from I-270 to U.S. 23 North to reduce congestion and improve safety.

State Agency: Columbus Schools Misused Seclusion Rooms

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A Columbus City Schools spokesman says the report ignores a new Ohio Department of Education draft policy on seclusion practices.
7:26AM
September 28, 2012

The investigation into seclusion rooms began after a Columbus woman said her son was locked in a small room and forced to lie in a puddle of his own urine.

State Lawmaker Requests Federal Election Monitors For Ohio

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Dem. State Rep. Alicia Reece of Cincinnati.
9:45AM
September 27, 2012

Dem. State Rep. Alicia Reece wants federal election monitors in Ohio for the November election.

Fact-Check: Can Fracking Cause Earthquakes?

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Drilling rigs like this one have popped up around Ohio and other parts of the country since the advent of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."
8:50AM
September
27, 2012

The finding that a frack-water disposal well contributed to a series of earthquakes in northeast Ohio rattled many residents’ comfort with the industry, which is on the cusp of enormous growth across Northeast Ohio. But are the fears justified?

Obama, Romney Stump Around Ohio

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Mitt Romney rallied support at Westerville South High School. President Obama visited the college campuses of Kent State University and Bowling Green State University.
7:31AM
September 27, 2012

The candidates made several appearances around Ohio on the same day a new independent poll gave the President a ten-point lead in the key battleground state.

State Releases Preliminary School Report Card Data

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Grades like this will have to wait until the attendance data investigation is complete.
3:49PM
September
26, 2012

The state has released more data on school performance, but district attendance rates, performance indexes, and overall rating were once again omitted because of the on-going attendance rigging scandal.

Police Make Arrest In Hilltop Creeper Case

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Deneen Black, 32, is a registered sex offender who's been living in the Hilltop neighborhood. Police say he was arrested early Tuesday without incident.
11:28AM
September 26, 2012

Deneen Black, 32, is a registered sex offender who’s been living in the Hilltop neighborhood. Police say he was arrested early Tuesday without incident.