WOSU News Archives For: March 21, 2013

Columbus Police Officers Cleared Of Wrong-Doing In 2012 Shootings

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Three Columbus police officers cleared of wrong-doing in suspects' shootings
2:47PM
March
21, 2013

Three Columbus police officers have been cleared of any wrong-doing more than a year after they participated in the shooting of suspects.

Ohio Home Sales Jumped Ten Percent In February

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A survey from the Ohio Association of Realtors found 93 percent of realtors described the current housing market as moderate to strong; that's a 15 percent increase over last year.
12:37PM
March
21, 2013

Ohio home sales are up more than ten percent over last year. But the jump in sales has also depleted inventories.

Kasich Continues Push For Budget

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Gov. John Kasich (left) and Ohio House Speaker Bill Catchelder have publicly argued over Kasich's proposal to apply sales tax to several previously-untaxed services.
10:30AM
March 21, 2013

In an exclusive interview, Ohio Gov. John Kasich defended many of the budget proposals that have drawn the ire of fellow Republicans.

Red-Light Cameras Become Big Money Maker For Columbus

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The city says the red-light cameras are not about making money, but about improving safety at some of the most dangerous intersections.
8:27AM
March
21, 2013

A record number of citations issued to red-light runners brought in $2.1 million last year – more than the previous two years combined. Red-light fines totaled about $1.1 million in 2011.

Jury Recommends Death For ‘Craigslist Killer’

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The self-styled street preacher was convicted of teaming up with a teenager in 2011 to lure men with offers of farmhand jobs in southeast Ohio and to rob them. Three men were killed, and a fourth was wounded.
8:24AM
March 21, 2013

An Akron jury has recommended the death penalty for a triple killer who lured victims with bogus Craigslist job offers.

Judge Awards Ohio Employers $860M For Overcharges

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A Northeast Ohio judge rules Ohio employers are collectively owed millions after being overcharged for nearly a decade by Ohio's insurance fund for injured workers.
6:00AM
March
21, 2013

A Cleveland judge has ruled Ohio employers are collectively owed $860 million after being overcharged for nearly a decade by Ohio’s insurance fund for injured workers.