WOSU News Archives For: April 12, 2013

Fight Choreographer Brings “West Side Story” Violence To Life

Dublin Coffman student actors Grant Coffman and Harrison Deakin practice a fight scene from West Side Story with authentic-looking switchblades knives.
Dublin Coffman student actors practice a fight scene from West Side Story with authentic-looking switchblade knives.
5:44PM
April
12, 2013

Saturday night gang violence 1950s style explodes across the stage at Dublin Coffman High School. Students are presenting the classic musical drama West Side Story. One of the show’s directors is himself a former actor who turned to teaching others how to fight on stage.

Ohio Native And Comic Jonathan Winters Dies

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Comedian and Ohio native Jonathan Winters died Thursday in California.
1:45PM
April
12, 2013

Comedian Jonathan Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, has died at age 87.

Ohio Wesleyan Celebrates “42″

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Branch Rickey, played in the movie '42' by Harrison Ford, had a long, successful career, but became best known for signing Jackie Robinson in 1945.
12:02PM
April 12, 2013

Ohio native and Ohio Wesleyan alum Branch Rickey made history when he signed Jackie Robinson and broke the color barrier in baseball. The university is holding a series of events to mark the release of the new feature film ’42′.

Report: Borges Owes $500K In Back Taxes

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Matt Borges, pictured here with 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, says the lien came after a home sale was improperly reported as income.
8:53AM
April 12, 2013

A report says the leading candidate to be the Ohio Republican Party’s next chairman owes more than $500,000 in state and federal taxes.

Commentary – New GOP Chair Faces Purification Problem

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The Ohio GOP will pick a new chair April 26th.
8:17AM
April 12, 2013

Ohio Republicans will pick a new party chairman later this month. . The new chairman will try to unify a party divided over taxes, the expansion of Medicaid and gay marriage But as WOSU Commentator Bill Hershey suggests, if history’s a guide, the new GOP chair won’t stop the squabbling.

Flood Waters Return To Findlay

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The city has seen massive flooding in recent years. In 2007 the Blanchard River crested more than 18 feet above flood stage.
7:21AM
April 12, 2013

Some streets in the flood-prone city are under water as the Blanchard River continues to rise.