WOSU News Archives For: April 29, 2013

Custodians, Security Officers Picket For Better Wages, Benefits

Custodians and security officers held a picket outside Motorists Insurance on E. Broad St. Monday afternoon. The workers called on the city's largest companies to consider better wages and benefits for contracted employees.
29, 2013

Despite the city’s unemployment rate being the lowest in the state, Columbus custodians and security officers say they remain at near poverty levels. WOSU attended a picket Monday afternoon where workers called for better benefits.

Ohio AG Backs Tougher Prison Terms For Gun Crimes

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he backs stronger penalties for offenders who repeatedly commit crimes using a gun.
29, 2013

Ohioans who repeatedly use guns to commit crimes would face tougher penalties under a proposed new law backed by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and fellow Republicans.

Gay Catholic School Teacher To File Complaint With City Commission

Carla Hale Final
Fired Bishop Watterson High School teacher Carla Hale said she'll file a complain Tuesday under the city of Columbus' anti discrimination ordinance.
29, 2013

The lawyer for a gay teacher fighting to get her job back at Bishop Watterson High School after her mother’s obituary appeared in a newspaper with the name of her partner says Carla Hale will file a complaint with the City of Columbus under its anti-discrimination law.

Columbus Police And Fire Unions Contest New GPS Devices

Jack Reall, President IAFF, Local 67
Columbus Firefighter's union president, Jack Reall, says mid-term bargaining is necessary to resolve a dispute with Public Safety managers over installation of GPS devices in marked cars.
April 29, 2013

City of Columbus police and fire unions contest new GPS tracking techonolgy being put into marked cars. The two unions, which represent about 3,000 employees, have asked city officials to re-open labor contract talks.

Columbus Man Killed, Woman Injured In Falls At Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills State Park
State officials say a Columbus man died and a Chillicothe woman was injured in separate week-end falls off cliffs at Hocking Hills State Park in southeastern Ohio.
29, 2013

A state spokesman says a Columbus man was killed and a woman seriously injured in separate falls at southern Ohio’s Hocking Hills State Park.