WOSU News Archives For: March 8, 2013

Tobacco Use Could End At Ohio State

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Officials at Ohio State University want to ban all tobacco use on campus.
1:13PM
March
8, 2013

Tobacco use could be banned entirely at Ohio State University if a proposal recommending the move is adopted. Ohio State President Gordon Gee informed students, faculty and staff about the proposal in an email today.

Ohio Sees Sharpest Rise In Unemployment Since Height Of Recession

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Ohio's unemployment rose to 7 percent in January, the first rise since last summer and the sharpest one-month rise in Ohio joblessness since May of 2009.
11:00AM
March 8, 2013

Ohio’s unemployment rose to 7 percent in January, the first jump in unemployment since last summer and the sharpest one-month rise in Ohio joblessness since May of 2009.

Report: U.S. Doctors Face Job Burnout More Than Any Other Workers

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K. Ashworth (left) takes a moment to talk with a colleague in the Surgical and Burn Intensive Care Unit at the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State. Ashworth, who oversees the unit's nurses, watches for signs of burnout.
9:30AM
March
8, 2013

Job burnout is fairly common. But it’s more common, and can be more severe in the medical field. WOSU speaks with local medical professionals about the issue.

Ohio Contributes To 110,000 New Clean Energy Jobs

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8:02AM
March 8, 2013

A new report out this week says Ohio contributed to the more than 110,000 clean energy jobs created in the U.S. in 2012.

Mandel Becomes Latest Republican To Denounce Drilling Tax Proposal

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Mandel (left) has taken stands against Gov. Kasich's proposals to increase the state's severance tax on drilling companies, and Kasich's plan to expand Ohio's Medicaid program.
7:56AM
March 8, 2013

The divide over the governor’s budget goes on in the Republican Party, as the state treasurer has come out against another key provision of John Kasich’s budget.

Kasich: JobsOhio Audit Request “A Misunderstanding”

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Documents from JobsOhio show half of the 26 salaries paid by the organization were at least $100,000, with JobsOhio’s president and CIO making $225,000.
7:29AM
March 8, 2013

Gov. John Kasich says Ohio Auditor Dave Yost should be able to audit the public dollars spent on the state’s job creation program, but has no right to audit private contributions.