WOSU News Archives For: December 27, 2012

Ohio’s Minimum Wage Rises With Start Of New Year

Ohio's minimum wage will be bumped up beginning January 1st
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

Steubenville Iron Bridge
Steubenville, OH.
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

The two organizations spent much of the year debating abortion and Planned Parenthood.
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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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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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.