WOSU News Archives For March 2013

Ohio Prison Lawyer Who Handled Riots, Religion Is Leaving Office

Prisons director Gary Mohr says Trout’s level of experience and knowledge leaves a great void for the agency.
30, 2013

The top lawyer for the Ohio prisons system steps down this month after more than three decades to take a new job with the Ohio attorney general’s office.

Dewine Wants Private Employer Exemption For Contraceptive Coverage

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Ohio's Attorney General Mike DeWine
March 30, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has joined an effort to implore the Obama administration to exempt private employers from having to provide contraceptive coverage if they have religious objections.

Feds: Consider Injuries In Ohio Postal Sentencing

Prosecutors want a stiff sentence for former postal worker Terrence McLean who pleaded guilty to stealing cash and gift cards at a local mail processing center.
29, 2013

Prosecutors are asking a judge to consider the harm suffered by intended recipients of stolen gift cards and the people who mailed them when the former Ohio postal worker who took the cards is sentenced next month.

Phone App To Help Assess HIV Risk

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AIDS Resource Center Ohio offers a new smartphone application to help assess HIV risk levels and provide testing resources.
29, 2013

A new smartphone application helps people assess their HIV risk levels.

Ohio Says 450 Votes Under Scrutiny From ’12 Election

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More than 100 votes in the 2012 Presidential election have been turned over to law enforcement for investigation.
March 29, 2013

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says a total of 450 votes in the 2012 election have come under scrutiny and just more than a quarter of them were turned over to law enforcement for investigation.

Dish Network Adding Jobs At Hilliard Call Center

The company says it needs more customers service reps at a call center in Hilliard.
March 29, 2013

The satellite TV provider says the new positions are being added to meet demand for its DRV service known as the Hopper.

Fracking Pact Leaves Ohio Environmentalists Skeptical

One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
29, 2013

Some environmentalists, drilling companies, philanthropic groups, and others are touting a compromise on the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” But some major Ohio environmental groups are unconvinced.

Buckeyes Headed Back To Elite Eight

Ohio State will face ninth-seeded Wichita State, a 72-58 winner Thursday over No. 13 seed La Salle.
29, 2013

LaQuinton Ross hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2 seconds to play, and Ohio State advanced to the brink of its second straight Final Four appearance with a 73-70 victory over Arizona on Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals.

Police Arrest Four In Connection With Circleville Death

Brittany Jeffers was pronounced dead at a Columbus hospital on Thursday, one day after witnesses reported a large fight on a Circleville street.
March 29, 2013

Police in Circleville say they have made four arrests in connection with the severe beating of a 21-year-old woman during a neighborhood brawl.

Columbus Emergency Workers Call For Gun Control

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Nationwide Children's Hospital trauma surgeon Jonathan Groner calls for gun control and more gun research.
28, 2013

Columbus doctors and emergency personnel stood Thursday called on Congress to act against gun violence. WOSU reports the move was part of the national movement, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.