WOSU News Archives For: April 26, 2013

Ohio Sees Record High Overdose Deaths In 2011

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Ohio recorded a record high number of drug overdoses in 2011.
1:21PM
April
26, 2013

The state says Ohio hit another record for the number of people dying from drug overdose deaths, with more than 1,700 such overdose fatalities in 2011.

Matthew Borges Elected Chair Of Ohio Republican Party

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The GOP State Central Committee voted 48-7 Friday to elect 40-year-old Matthew Borges
12:39PM
April 26, 2013

The GOP State Central Committee voted 48-7 Friday to elect 40-year-old Matthew Borges over Portage County businessman and tea party leader Tom Zawistowski.

Education Commission Approves Proposal In Unanimous Vote

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The commission also wants to create a district "innovation fund" with $50 million in public and private funding.
8:44AM
April
26, 2013

A city education commission is scheduled to vote today on proposals they say will improve Columbus City Schools. The proposals include a controversial change to the district’s auditor position.

Four People Shot In Oberlin, Suspect In Custody

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8:00AM
April
26, 2013

Police say the victims said they were shot after coming out of an apartment to confront another man who had made derogatory remarks.

Oil Companies Pulling Out As Tax Debate Rages On

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Four large drilling companies are selling off thousands of acres in Eastern Ohio.
7:30AM
April
26, 2013

Four large oil and natural gas companies are selling off thousands of acres in Eastern Ohio, but that’s not stopping the debate over increasing Ohio’s severance tax on drillers.