WOSU News Archives For: April 2, 2013

Federal Judge Releases Columbus Man Accused Of Tweet Threats

File photo
April 2, 2013

A Columbus man accused of posting Twitter threats against President Barack Obama has been released from federal custody while he awaits trial. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Deavers Tuesday ruled that the government failed to present “clear and convincing” evidence to hold 36 year old Daniel Temple.

Ohio Nonprofit’s Video Targets Kasich Drilling Tax

fracking well
A group called Opportunity Ohio has launched an online video series opposing Governor Kasich's proposed tax hike on gas and oil production.
2, 2013

A conservative nonprofit has launched an online video series opposing Republican Gov. John Kasich’s proposed tax hike on oil and gas production.

AEP Faces Possible Fine From Public Utilities Commission

April 2, 2013

American Electric Power faces possible fines from the Public Utilities Commission. For the second consecutive year the Columbus-based utility had too many power outages that lasted too long. AEP Spokeswoman Vikki Michalski says downed trees are the major source of power disruptions.

US Air Force Museum To Close Some Galleries

Air Force One at the U.S. Air Force Museum near Dayton.
The U.S. Air Force Museum is closing tours for Air Force One and other historical air planes due to federal budget cuts.
2, 2013

The national Air Force museum in southwest Ohio will close some galleries starting next month due to federal budget cuts.

Ohio Income Growth Outpaces Most Of The Nation

Per-capita personal income includes all earnings such as wages, dividends, interest income and rents. In Ohio, it rose by 1.7 percent to $39,289 between 2011 and 2012.
2, 2013

Ohio’s per-capita income rose at one of the fastest rates in the nation last year.

“Thank Dog” Boot Camp Gives Participants Unique Partners

Several dogs take a break while human participants do some lunges.
2, 2013

The benefits of exercise are well-documented, but it can still be hard to stick to your workout plan. One Ohio woman thinks she’s found a solution that involves some furry companions.

OSU Joins Fight To Keep Air Traffic Control Towers Open

An airplane takes off from OSU's Don Scott Field.
2, 2013

Ohio State University is joining other airports across the country in trying to block the closure of air-traffic control towers because of automatic cuts in federal spending.