WOSU News Archives For: February 25, 2013

Ohio Doctor Posts $1 Million Bond In Woman’s Death

Dr. Ali Salim leaves jail after posing $1 million bond. Salim is charged with killing Deanna Ballman and her unborn baby last summer.
February 25, 2013

A New Albany doctor charged with raping and killing a pregnant woman who responded to an online job ad has been released from jail after posting a $1 million bond.

State Exotic Animal Facility All Set

One of three panthers rescued by the Zoo from a ranch in Zanesville. The facility that will house confiscated exotic animals opened Monday in Zanesville. It resulted from an Ohio law that requires owners to register some of their exotic pets.
February 25, 2013

The facility equipped to house exotic animals confiscated from owners who do not meet the new state requirements opened Monday.

AEP To Pay $8.5 Million, Stop Burning Coal At Three Plants

AEP also agreed to produce at least 200 megawatts of power using wind or solar technology by 2015.
February 25, 2013

The changes are part of a revision to a 2007 settlement between AEP, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and several environmental groups.

White House To Ohio: Get Ready For Education And Defense Cuts

Calculating Taxes Up And Down
The Obama administration says numbers compiled from federal agencies and its own budget office cover only cuts from March to September.
25, 2013

The White House says Ohio’s schools and defense industry would see reduced funding if automatic cuts to the federal budget take effect this week.

The Ups And Downs Of Measuring Body Fat

Gina Shaffer is a personal trainer with EMH Center for Health and Fitness.
25, 2013

Visit the doctor and someone will almost certainly take your temperature, blood pressure and weight. All it takes is a thermometer, arm cuff and a scale. Patients have a pretty good idea what the readings mean. But the tools to measure fat are much more diverse – and each has its drawbacks.

Billboards Reignite Debate Over ‘Right To Work’ Proposal

The union-funded billboards on State Route 315 near the Ohio State campus compare the right to work proposal to Soviet policies and say "Workplace Freedom Act Poisons Workers."
25, 2013

Some controversial billboards are reigniting the fight over outlawing mandatory union dues in Ohio.