WOSU News Archives For: December 20, 2012

Some Parents Troubled Schools Yet to Give AG Safety Plans

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Twelve Franklin County schools still have not submitted safety plans to the Ohio Attorney General.
4:09PM
December
20, 2012

Ohio schools are required by law to have a safety plan, and it’s supposed to be submitted to the state attorney general’s office. But some Franklin County schools still have no plan on file. WOSU reports some parents are troubled by administrators’ inaction.

Columbus Federal Judge Upholds Ohio’s New Exotic Animal Law

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Marian Thompson (pink shirt) leans into the crate that holds a brown bear that she reclaimed from the state . Thompson's deceased husband freed 50 exotic animals before committing suicide in October of 2011, prompting a new state law.
12:19PM
December
20, 2012

A federal judge has upheld Ohio’s new restrictions on exotic animals after several owners sued the state over the law. The judge in Columbus ruled Thursday the owners failed to prove constitutional rights were violated.

Kasich Appoints Columbus Judge To Ohio Supreme Court

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Gov. John Kasich introduced Judith French at a ceremony Thursday morning.
11:19AM
December
20, 2012

Republican Gov. John Kasich is appointing appellate judge Judith French to the Ohio Supreme Court.
French has served on the 10th District Court of Appeals in Columbus since 2004.

Family Of Accused Chardon Shooter Wants Recordings Thrown Out

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T.J. Lane is accused of fatally shooting three classmates inside Chardon High School near Cleveland earlier this year.
7:25AM
December 20, 2012

The parents and grandfather of T.J. Lane says they were recorded without their consent and are asking a judge to ban the recordings from being used at Lane’s trial.

Kasich, GOP Look Back At 2012 In State Government

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Gov. John Kasich surrounded by (from left) State House Speaker Bill Batchelder, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, and Senate Pres. Tom Niehaus.
7:16AM
December
20, 2012

The governor and other top Ohio Republicans gathered Wednesday to look back at the year in state government.

Too Many Police-Involved Shootings in Columbus?

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5:47AM
December 20, 2012

Police-involved shootings have been on the increase in Columbus. Over the past two years, there have been 42 police shootings; 14 people have been killed.