WOSU News Archives For: April 5, 2013

OSU Forward Deshaun Thomas To Go Pro

OSU forward Deshaun Thomas was a member of the Ohio State basketball team that recently competed for a spot in the final four round of the NCAA March Madness Tournament.
5, 2013

The Ohio State Athletic Department says Deshaun Thomas, a junior forward on the men’s basketball team, plans to go pro.

Ohio Governor To Meet With Murder Victim’s Family

Ronald Post, received a reprieve from Governor Kasich. Now the governor has agreed to meet with the family of Post's victim.
April 5, 2013

Ohio governor John Kasich has agreed to a rare meeting with the family of a murder victim whose condemned killer the governor spared from execution.

Convicted Amish Fight For Release

Lawyers for a group of Amish convicted of hate crimes argue the group's conviction, sentencing and imprisonment in separate places violates their constitutional rights.
5, 2013

Attorneys for a group of Amish men and women found guilty of hate crimes in eastern Ohio are arguing that the group’s conviction, sentencing and imprisonment in separate facilities across the country violates their constitutional rights and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

Job Growth Slows Sharply, But Unemployment Rate Dips

Li-Wen Hung (left) and Whitney Chen were waiting to meet potential employers at a Manhattan job fair earlier this year
April 5, 2013

Just 88,000 jobs were added to private and public payrolls in March. The jobless rate still edged down to 7.6 percent — but only because nearly half a million fewer people were in the labor force.

OSU To Offer Free Legal Aid To Veterans

The donation being presented in a ceremony Friday at the Moritz College of Law in Columbus comes from a student who wants to honor her husband, who was killed in action in Iraq.
April 5, 2013

Ohio State University will use a $250,000 donation to launch a program offering free legal services to military veterans.

Report: Ohio Prisons Ripe For Another Lucasville

Christopher Mabe says prisons need millions of dollars more to hire more guards and provide services that make lockups safer.
5, 2013

The leader of the labor group that represents most of Ohio’s prison employees says conditions are ripe for another riot like the one that was waged in Lucasville two decades ago.

Activists’ Report Links Budget Struggles To Tax Havens

The Ohio Public Interest Research says tax haven costs the state $707 million a year.
5, 2013

A left-leaning research group says the state could ease the budget-crafting process by closing tax loopholes that costs the state hundreds of millions of dollars every year.