WOSU News Archives For: September 4, 2012

Ohio Boards Can’t Set Final Hours Of Early Voting

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
4, 2012

Ohio’s election chief is ordering county officials not to set any hours during the final days of in-person, early voting. That’s because the state is appealing a federal judge’s decision that allows all voters the chance to cast a ballot in the swing state on those days.

Gahanna School Leaders Say Students Helped Defuse Potential Threat

Police searched Gahanna-Lincoln High School today after potential threat from student
September 4, 2012

Gahanna school administrators credit student twitter and facebook posts for exposing a potential threat. Classes resumed today at Gahanna Lincoln High school after the Columbus bomb squad checked the building.

Fracking: A Chemical Breakdown

fracking well
Drilling rigs like this one have popped up around Ohio and other parts of the country since the advent of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."
4, 2012

In the natural gas production process known as fracking, companies use millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals. Among the questions surrounding the process is exactly what chemicals are used, and what degree of threat they pose to the environment.

Gahanna Student Arrested After Making “Disturbing” Video

Gahanna-Lincoln High School sophomore Spencer Pearson, 16, is charged with inducing panic.
September 4, 2012

A bomb squad was scheduled to sweep through Gahanna Lincoln High School this morning as a precautionary measure.

Ohio Democrats Set Agenda, Network In Charlotte

Time Warner Arena has been transformed from a typical basketball arena into a massive conference center for this week's convention.
4, 2012

About 113 Ohioans are among the delegates gathering in North Carolina for this week’s Democratic National Convention.