WOSU News Archives For December 2012

Defense In Ohio School Shootings Challenges Law

T.J. Lane is accused of fatally shooting three classmates inside Chardon High School near Cleveland earlier this year.
December 31, 2012

Attorneys for a teenager charged in the school shooting deaths of three students are challenging Ohio’s law on insanity defense.

Browns Back In Rebuilding Mode

The Browns have lost at least 11 games every season since finishing 10-6 in 2007.
31, 2012

After finishing the season with 11 losses for the fifth consecutive year, the Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Pat Shurmur and general manger Tom Heckert.

Analyst: Ohio Job Market ‘Significantly Stronger’ To Start 2013

December 31, 2012

Ohio’s jobless rate fell this year, to 6.8%. That’s better than the national average. Even with the recent improvement in the jobless rate, more than 390,000 Ohioans remain unemployed as 2012 comes to a close.

Abandoned GM Plant Gets New Buyer

A former GM employee stands in front of the plant being purchased by Dove, Ohio-based Brownfield Communities Development Co.
December 31, 2012

Officials in the city of Ontario say they’ve reached an agreement to sell the plant GM shuttered nearly three years ago.

Year In Review: The Most Expensive Senate Race In Ohio History

File photo
December 31, 2012

It was the most expensive and perhaps the most bitter campaign for U.S. Senate in Ohio history.

Small Airports Wary Of Proposed User Fee

Union County Airport Manager Ed Rusch inspects a plane owned by the Civil Air Patrol. If the proposed fee is approved, planes like this one would have to pay an additional $100 for every flight that takes place in controlled air space.
31, 2012

In the proposed budget for the Federal Aviation Administration next year, the Obama administration is asking for a $100-per-flight user fee on nearly every commercial flight in controlled airspace. It’s been denounced by the airline industry, but the proposal is especially concerning for pilots and operators at Ohio’s smaller airports.

Columbus Plans New Laws Regulating Food Trucks

Columbus officials might institute new regulations on food trucks
December 29, 2012

Columbus is moving toward serving up new regulations for food truck operators.

Ohio General Assembly Adjourns, To Reconvene in 2013

The Ohio General Assembly has adjourned for 2012
29, 2012

Ohio lawmakers have adjourned for the year, leaving a number of bills effectively dead – at least for now.

Second Snowstorm Hits Columbus

Several more inches of snow fell on Columbus and Central Ohio Saturday adding to the accumulation from a storm earlier in the week
29, 2012

A widespread winter storm has dumped snow over parts of Ohio just days after the region was hit by another storm moving from the nation’s midsection.

Ohio Medicaid Spending Is Less Than Budgeted

Ohio Medicaid payments come in below budget projections.
28, 2012

Ohio has spent fewer dollars than it expected on Medicaid, the federal-state health program for low-income people. Officials credit the slowdown to changes in how providers are reimbursed and claims are processed, among other reforms.