WOSU News Archives For: December 17, 2012

OH Schools Review Safety Plans Follow CT Tragedy

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Following Friday's deadly school shooting, Ohio school districts look for ways to make buildings safer.
17, 2012

As Columbus-area students returned to class Monday following America’s second-deadliest school shooting Friday, many school district leaders already had reached out to their parents. WOSU reports on how local schools have responded in the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy.

Ohio Governor Spares Condemned Obese Killer

Ronald Post, receives a reprieve from Governor Kasich. The convicted murderer's death sentence was reduced to live in prison without the possiblity of parole due to problems with Post's legal defense.
December 17, 2012

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has spared a condemned inmate who says he’s too fat to be humanely executed.

Higher Education Chancellor Petro To Retire

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December 17, 2012

Jim Petro, whose long career in public service has included 12 years as state auditor and attorney general, is retiring.

Funerals Begin In Newtown, Investigation Continues

Angel wings and balloons at a makeshift shrine outside Sandy Hook Elementary.
17, 2012

Six-year-olds Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner — two of the 20 first-graders killed Friday when a gunman stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School — are to be remembered today. Funerals for their classmates and the six adults who were gunned down will continue all week. So will the investigation.

Springfield High School On Alert After Threatening Facebook Post

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December 17, 2012

School officials in Springfield are increasing security at Shawnee High School after a student posted on Facebook that he could “do better” than the Newtown, Conn., shooting that killed 26 people.

South Columbus Couple Dead After Murder/Suicide

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17, 2012

Police say a man went to the south Columbus home of his estranged wife and asked to be let in before he fatally shot her and then committed suicide.

Kasich Says State Is Offering Fewer Tax Breaks To Lure Companies

In 2011, Kasich gave out more in tax credits to businesses than any other governor, making $132 million in job creation tax credits and nearly $242 million in job retention tax credits. In 2012, the state has offered $27 million in job retention tax credits.
17, 2012

Almost exactly a year ago, a major retailer announced that it was rejecting Ohio’s offer to come to the Buckeye State. Now the governor suggests that Ohio is backing off on using tax credits to lure in companies.

Reverend Urges Governor To Veto Gun Bill

Rev. Tracey Lind is giving parishioners a sample letter to tell Gov. John Kasich they oppose House Bill 495.
December 17, 2012

Rev. Tracey Lind from Trinity Cathedral used part of her Sunday morning sermon to talk about a bill that she says would increase the chances of tragic shootings in Ohio.