WOSU News Archives For: April 1, 2013

Columbus Anti-Violence Advocates Want Action After Six Teens Shot

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Six teens were shot in Columbus during the weekend. The shootings have caused some anti-violence advocates to call for change.
4:39PM
April
1, 2013

Columbus anti-violence advocates are pushing for community involvement with local youth after six teenagers were shot during the weekend.

Ohio Senate President Calls Remark ‘Inartful’

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Ohio Senate President Keith Faber warns his fellow lawmakers to use caution before accepting additional federal Medicaid funds.
2:58PM
April
1, 2013

Senate President Keith Faber tells the Lima News he sees the long-term funding of the federal-state program as troublesome at best.

Ohio Gov Signs Speed Limit Increases Into Law

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Governor Kasich today signed a bill to raise the state speed limit to 70 mph in some areas beginning July 1st..
2:41PM
April
1, 2013

The speed limit on most of Ohio’s interstate highways will rise to 70 mph beginning July 1 under a new law signed by Gov. John Kasich.

Disgraced Lawmaker Bashes Boehner In New Book

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Speaking on All Sides this morning, Ney admitted to taking illegal gifts, including a golf trip to Scotland, from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
12:53PM
April
1, 2013

Republican former Congressman Bob Ney admits to taking illegal gifts, including a golf trip to Scotland, from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, but he says John Boener and other House Republicans went back on several promises.

Son Shoots, Kills Dad After Easter Service

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Witnesses say Reshad Riddle, the 25-year-old man accused of walking into a northeast Ohio church and fatally shooting his father after an Easter service was yelling about God and Allah after the killing.
9:10AM
April
1, 2013

Witnesses say the 25-year-old man accused of walking into a Northeast Ohio church and fatally shooting his father after an Easter service was yelling about God and Allah after the killing.

Six Columbus Teens Wounded In Weekend Shootings

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7:47AM
April
1, 2013

Nine people, including six teenagers, were injured in at least five weekend shooting around Columbus.

Adjutant General: Ohio National Guard Better Prepared Since 9-11

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Ohio National Guard Adjutant General, Deborah Ashenhurst, talks with students who are also veterans after ceremony at Columbus State Community College
5:45AM
April
1, 2013

The head of the Ohio National Guard says her units are better equipped and better trained as a result of overseas deployments since 9-11. But the preparedness comes with sacrifice. Convoy protection, field communication, in-flight refueling of fighter jets, are among tasks assigned to Ohio National Guard troops for the past twelve years.