WOSU News Archives For: April 3, 2013

Blue Jackets Make Big Splash At NHL Trade Deadline

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The Columbus Blue Jackets made three trades, which included obtaining three-time all-star Marian Gaborik, on Wednesday.
3, 2013

The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired all-star right winger Marian Gaborik prior to this afternoon’s NHL trade deadline in an attempt to make the playoffs. They also parted with former rookie of the year goalie Steve Mason.

Ohio State Keeps Open Its Investigation Of Online Threat

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Ohio State students walk through Ohio Union during midday hours Wednesday as police investigate "security threat."
April 3, 2013

Ohio State University officials Wednesday used police K-9 units and outside law enforcement officers in their investigation of an online threat. The university received a tip from the moderator of an online chat room about a possible shooting threat at an OSU cafeteria. Police Chief Paul Denton says the tip sparked an all-out response.

Jackson High Schools Removes Jesus Painting To Avoid Legal Fight

A copy of this popular painting hung in a Jackson High School hallway for more than 60 years.
3, 2013

A southern Ohio school district has agreed to take down a painting of Jesus amid a legal challenge claiming that it’s an unconstitutional endorsement of Christianity.

Will New 70 MPH Interstate Speeds Cause More Crashes?

On July 1st, ODOT will re-sign certain sections of rural Ohio Interstates. That could result in fewer speeding tickets, but safety advocates say it will make Ohio roadways more dangerous.
April 3, 2013

The speed limit on rural stretches of Ohio interstates will increase July 1st to 70 miles per hour. Governor John Kasich signed the bill into law earlier this week. But higher speeds have reignited debate over safety concerns.