WOSU News Archives For: January 17, 2013

Physicians’ Group Urges Medicaid Expansion

Ohio St Medical assoc
Ohio Physicians' group urges Governor Kasich to expand Medicaid.
January 17, 2013

The Ohio State Medical Association, representing the state’s physicians today urged Governor Kasich to expand Medicaid as allowed under the Affordable Care Act.

Ohio Agency Combines Offices To Save $2-Million Annually

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says it will consolidate 13 offices which process jobless claims.
January 17, 2013

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says it has too much vacant office space around the state. 13 offices, including one in Columbus, will be consolidated. But, spokesman Ben Johnson says none of the 3,200 department jobs will be lost.

Former CPD Officer Pleads Guilty To Coercing Sex From Minors

Todd Smith pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of coercion and enticement of minors for sexual activity.
January 17, 2013

Federal investigators say former Columbus Police school resource officer Todd Smith used thousands of text messages to coerce sexual activity from two minors.

Ohio School To Arm Science Teacher

File photo
January 17, 2013

A northeast Ohio school district plans to allow a science teacher, who’s also a licensed police officer, to carry a firearm during class

Local Gun Rights Advocates Wary Of President’s Goals

Gun Display at Powder Room in Powell
Guns sit on display at the Powder Room Shooting Range and retail store in Powell.
17, 2013

As President Obama unveiled his package of executive orders and legislative proposals to stem mass shootings and gun violence, showrooms and shooting ranges in Central Ohio were crowded.