WOSU News Archives For: April 8, 2013

Ohio Proposal Would Bolster Human Trafficking Law

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An Ohio lawmaker pursues changes to a new state law to help reduce the demand that fuels human trafficking.
8, 2013

An Ohio lawmaker is pursuing changes to a new state law that she says will help reduce the demand behind human trafficking.

Life At Ohio State Remains Routine Despite Violent Threats

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Ohio State graduate student Jillian Baer reads a book at the Ohio Union. Baer was among hundreds of other students who attended classes, meetings and dined at university restaurants despite a second online violent threat in less than a week.
8, 2013

Ohio State University Police have ramped up their presence on campus after another online threat surfaced Sunday night. WOSU reports students are going about daily routines with little worry.

Task Force Issues Recommendations On Child Welfare System

DeWine's office held child safety summits in the state following a rash of deaths among children whom the system failed.
8, 2013

A new report says Ohio should reduce the number of times a child enters and exits the foster care system and give foster parents more input into court proceedings involving the children in their care.

OSU Seeing More Out-Of-State Applicants

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Of Ohio State's 35,000 applications for the upcoming school year, 56 percent are from out of state.
8, 2013

Ohio State University says the number of applications from out-of-state students has topped those from in-state students for the first time.

Columbus Police Search For Missing Girl

Police say Alexandria Whatley, 12, went missing Sunday from a West Columbus park.
April 8, 2013

Police are searching for a girl who was last seen at a West Columbus park on Sunday.

OSU Issues Second Safety Alert In Four Days

OSU officials are beefing up security again Monday after receiving the second online threat in four days.
8, 2013

Ohio State University is beefing up security again today after receiving the second online threat in four days.

Honda, Ohio Help Each Other To Better Times

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Honda is adding 400 jobs and investing $800 million at factories in Marysville, Russells Point, and Anna.
8, 2013

Honda is moving its North American headquarters from California to Marysville. That’s just the latest bit of good news for the Buckeye State and Honda, whose fortunes have been closely tied for decades now.