WOSU News Archives For: February 11, 2013

Louisiana Inmates Who Killed Sunbury Man Plead Guilty

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Darian "Drake" Pierce (left) and Ricky Wedgeworth pleaded guilty to kidnapping which resulted in the March 2011 death of David Cupps, of Sunbury. The men face life in prison.
4:30PM
February 11, 2013

The Louisiana inmates who killed a Sunbury man two years ago pleaded guilty to kidnapping charges Monday in a Mississippi court.

Ohio Auditor: 4 Other Schools ‘Scrubbed’ Students

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State Auditor Dave Yost says he's turned up four more cases of date scrubbing in Ohio schools.
2:44PM
February
11, 2013

Ohio’s state auditor says he’s turned up four more school districts that removed poor-performing students from their rolls.

Reports Shows Growth, Salaries In Ohio Shale Industry

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
12:44PM
February
11, 2013

State labor officials have released the first official report on Ohio’s growing shale drilling industry.

State Board Of Ed. Presidents Apologizes For Hitler Posting

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Ohio Board of Education President Debe Terhar.
11:13AM
February 11, 2013

Ohio’s top education official has apologized for an anti-gun-control Facebook posting using a photo of Adolf Hitler – but some state school board members say she must go further.

Boy Dies Three Days After Being Pulled From Icy Pond

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James Jenkins, 30, and Elijah Walker, 5, are the fifth and sixth people who've died after incidents at the Eastland on the Lake apartments pond since 1998. The apartment complex has declined comment.
7:58AM
February 11, 2013

The five-year old boy rescued from an icy pond at a southeast Columbus apartment complex last week has died.

Busy Week Ahead For Ohio Lawmakers

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Several Statehouse committees will begin work on Gov. Kasich's proposed budget, ideas for curbing school violence, and the attendance-keeping practices in Ohio school districts.
7:23AM
February
11, 2013

Several Statehouse committees will begin work on Gov. Kasich’s proposed budget, ideas for curbing school violence, and the attendance-keeping practices in Ohio school districts.

Ohio Gun Maker Swamped With Orders Since Connecticut Shooting

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Tom Deeb, owner of Hi Point Firearms, one of the nation's largest gun producers, has been inundated with calls, orders and repairs since the Sandy Hook school shooting. Deeb may have to redesign the carbine rifles he sells if proposed gun legislation passes.
5:00AM
February
11, 2013

Gun sales soared following the Connecticut school shooting in December. At the same time, the White House began drafting a proposal for stricter gun control measures. WOSU recently traveled to Mansfield to talk with an Ohio-based gun maker about the effects the last six weeks has had on his business.