WOSU News Archives For: December 13, 2012

Columbus Mayor Announces Education Commission

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Mayor Michael Coleman has called on 25 community and business leaders to form an education commission to address issues within Columbus City Schools.
5:18PM
December
13, 2012

As the Columbus City Schools look for a new superintendent, Mayor Coleman continues to help improve the district. The mayor has called on 25 community and business leaders to form an education commission. WOSU reports one question remains unclear- just exactly what the committee will do.

MORPC Announces William Murdock As New Director

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William Murdock was selected as MORPC's executive director.
3:00PM
December
13, 2012

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission announced William Murdock will be its new executive director Thursday afternoon. WOSU reports the selection comes about eight months after MORPC terminated its former director.

Ohio Senate Wants To Change Redistricting Process

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A bipartisan proposal to change the way Ohio draws state legislative and congressional lines has cleared the state Senate with almost unanimous support.
2:41PM
December
13, 2012

A bipartisan proposal to change the way Ohio draws state legislative and congressional lines has cleared the state Senate with almost unanimous support.

Ohio Senate OKs Bill To Allow Guns In Capitol Lot

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The Ohio Senate approves a measure allowing state lawmakers and visitors to leave gun in their cars in the Statehouse parking garage.
2:36PM
December
13, 2012

The state Senate has passed a bill to let Ohio lawmakers and visitors to the state Capitol leave guns in vehicles parked in the Statehouse garage.

Kasich Unveils Turnpike Plan

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A toll plaza along the Ohio Turnpike in northern Ohio.
1:31PM
December
13, 2012

Ohio Gov. John Kasich will not lease the Ohio Turnpike and instead proposes raising $1.5 billion in bonds to fund local road projects.

Teenager Fatally Shot During Break-In

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7:47AM
December
13, 2012

Police say the 17-year-old was breaking into a North Columbus apartment when a resident fatally shot him.

Kasich, House Dems Push For Drilling Hiring Mandate

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
7:31AM
December
13, 2012

Gov. John Kasich and Democratic state lawmakers favor a proposal to require drilling companies to hire at least 60 percent of their employees working in Ohio from Ohio.

Drought Devastates Christmas Tree Seedlings; Mature Trees Survive

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Craig Patterson (left) and Brent Patterson own Mr. Tree Farm in Blacklick
5:00AM
December
13, 2012

Ohio is the 9th largest live Christmas tree producer in the U.S. But some growers were dealt a setback this spring and summer because of the prolonged drought.