WOSU News Archives For: September 28, 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

I-270 & US-23
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.