WOSU News Archives For: September 20, 2012

Ohio Supreme Court Rules On Westerville School Tax Question

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday on Westerville ballot issue
3:01PM
September
20, 2012

The Ohio Supreme Court rejected an appeal by an anti-tax group in Westerville to reduce school district property taxes.

Amish Guilty Of Hate Crimes In Ohio Hair Attacks

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A jury has convicted an Amish leader and his family of hate crimes.
2:50PM
September
20, 2012

Members of an Amish breakaway group in Ohio have been found guilty of hate crimes by carrying out beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in a dispute over religious differences.

Ohio Executes Eastern Ohio Killer

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Donald Palmer was pronounced dead at 10:35 a.m. Thursday.
10:55AM
September 20, 2012

Donald Palmer admitted to fatally shooting two people in Belmont County in 1989. In the days leading up to his execution he said he had found God and was ready to die to bring justice to his victims and their families.

Columbus Schools Superintendent Gene Harris To Retire

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Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris says she'll retire.
10:29AM
September 20, 2012

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris will retire at the end of the current school year.

Sheriff In Washington To Support Exotic Animal Bill

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Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz (left) at a press conference with the Columbus Zoo's Jack Hanna on the morning Terry Thompson released dozens of exotic animals shortly before committing suicide.
8:51AM
September
20, 2012

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz oversaw the response to a massive exotic animal release near Zanesville last year.

Statehouse Bill Would Let Phone Companies Cut The Cord

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The bill that easily cleared the Ohio Senate would let phone companies discontinue landline service in areas of Ohio that are covered by cell phone or internet service.
7:44AM
September
20, 2012

Advocates for the elderly and the poor are denouncing a bill that would let phone companies discontinue landline service in parts of Ohio that offer competitive alternatives.

OSU, Columbus Police Agree On Off-Campus Patrols

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OSU Police now have clearance to respond to incidents in the densely-populated neighborhoods just off campus.
6:30AM
September
20, 2012

For the first time, OSU police officers have clearance to respond to incidents in the densely-populated neighborhood around campus.