WOSU News Archives For: December 27, 2012

Ohio’s Minimum Wage Rises With Start Of New Year

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Ohio's minimum wage will be bumped up beginning January 1st
3:22PM
December
27, 2012

The new year will bring a small pay hike for thousands of Ohio workers who are covered under the state’s minimum wage law. Ohio’s minimum stands at $7.70 an hour. But starting January 1st that will rise 15 cents to $7.85.wage now

Settlement Reached In Ohio Anonymous Bloggers Case

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Steubenville, OH.
2:48PM
December
27, 2012

A settlement has been announced in an Ohio lawsuit that pitted a blog site against a high school student and his family seeking to learn the identities of people who posted about a rape investigation involving two high school football players.

Year In Review: The Fight Over Women’s Issues

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The two organizations spent much of the year debating abortion and Planned Parenthood.
8:44AM
December 27, 2012

For another installment of our look back at state government in 2012, Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reviews the debate over the “Hearbeat Bill” and a proposal to defund Planned Parenthood.

Judges Rule Two Suspects Incompetent To Stand Trial

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8:11AM
December
27, 2012

Columbus judges have ruled that a homeless man accused of stabbing a Columbus State Community College professor and a homeless woman charged with causing a bomb scare at Port Columbus are mentally incompetent to stand trial.

The Year of Education Reform

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8:03AM
December
27, 2012

2012 brought new evaluations for Ohio teachers, new reports cards for schools, and new testing for some students. More change could lie ahead.