WOSU News Archives For November 2012

Whitehall Police Release More Details Of Cruiser, Auto Crash

30, 2012

Whitehall police have released more details about Friday morning’s pre-dawn traffic accident between a Columbus resident and an on-duty Whitehall patrolman.

Boehner: Obama “Fiscal Cliff” Offer Bad For Economy

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House Speaker John Boehner
30, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama’s proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff by boosting revenue by $1.6 trillion over the next decade would be a “crippling blow” to the economy and leave the nation’s debt problems unresolved.

Failed OH Bridge Bomb Plotter Given 6 Years

Akron Judge David Dowd sentenced Anthony Hayne, 35, of Cleveland Friday to six years in prison for his role in a failed bridge bomb plot.
30, 2012

A fourth man who pleaded guilty in a failed plot to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Ohio House Passes New School Performance Grade System

Because of the ongoing data investigation school report cards will be delayed.
30, 2012

A plan to replace the way Ohio has graded its schools with a simple letter grade system is passing quickly through the legislature, with Gov. John Kasich cheering it on. Democrats have concerns about the timeline on getting this plan into Ohio’s schools.

Plans For Columbus Designer Outlet Mall Mean Economy On The Mend

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Tanger Outlets and Simon Property Group plan to build a 350,000 square foot shopping outlet along interstate 71 north of Columbus
November 29, 2012

News that Columbus will soon be home to an up-scale outlet mall may be another sign that the economy is recovering. Tanger Outlet Malls plans to open a mall with designer and name brand retailers before the 2014 holiday shopping season.

Cities Cash In On Leasing Land For Drilling

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Youngstown officials say they don't intend to lease Wick Park or any other city park land for natural gas drilling.
29, 2012

In some Eastern Ohio cities like Youngstown and Campbell, the source for a financial and jobs windfall is development of the oil and gas fields know as the Utica shale.

New Legislation Would Give Ohio Schools More Flexibility

New legislation headed to the Ohio Senate would allow school districts more flexibility in scheduling class time
29, 2012

Sponsors say a bill passed by the Ohio House would give school districts more flexibility in making up snow days and other lost time.

IBM Plans Job Additions In Central Ohio

IBM plans to add 500 jobs in Columbus over three years.
November 29, 2012

IBM Corp. plans to ramp up its analytics operations in Ohio.

Company officials planned Thursday to announce that IBM will create a new analytics center in suburban Columbus.

10 Charged With Cheating At New Columbus Casino

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Ten people are indicted for cheating at Columbus' recently opened casino.
November 28, 2012

Ohio authorities say 10 people have been charged with cheating at the new Columbus casino, including some defendants who continued even after they were warned to stop.

Backer Of ‘Heartbeat’ Bill Wants To Force Vote

An anti-abortion advocate wants to force a vote on the 'heartbeat' bill in the Ohio Senate.
28, 2012

The chief advocate of a blocked Ohio bill that would impose the tightest abortion restriction in the nation vowed Wednesday to use a legislative maneuver to try to force a vote before year’s end despite the Senate president’s opposition.