WOSU News Archives For May 2013

OSU Trustees Warn Gee About Recent Gaffe

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Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee says a tuition freeze for out of state students is impossible right now but students may receive financial help.
2:05PM
May
31, 2013

Ohio State trustees reprimand university president Gee following publication of recent gaffes.

Wendy’s Rolls Out Pretzel Bun In Bid For Profits

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Wendy's Headquarters in Dublin
12:19PM
May
31, 2013

Wendy’s is hoping its rollout of a pretzel bun will boost profits.

Ohio Senate Crunches School Funds Numbers

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A funding bill for elementary and secondary schools moves through the legislature.
8:27AM
May
31, 2013

Ohio Senators are calling their new budget plan “a work in progress” but they are touting it as a major improvement in funding for Ohio’s public schools.

Jobs Lined Up For Wilmington

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The city of Wilmington remains in 'recovery mode' after losing thousands of jobs when DHL moved from this airpark
8:03AM
May
31, 2013

Governor John Kasich visited Wilmington Thursday to highlight new jobs coming to the city. The Governor was joined by local officials and business leaders to celebrate commitments by companies to create more than 500 jobs.

OSU President Gordon Gee Jabs Notre Dame, Catholics

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OSU President Gordon Gee
1:18PM
May
30, 2013

Ohio State’s president told a university committee in December that Notre Dame wasn’t invited to join the Big Ten because they’re not good partners, and joked that Catholics can’t be trusted.

Bill To Block JobsOhio Audit Clears Legislature, Heads To Governor

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State Auditor Dave Yost and fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich have been at odds over whether Yost has the authority to audit the state's semi-private job creation program JobsOhio.
11:57AM
May 30, 2013

Proceeds of the state’s $1.5 billion liquor deal with a job-creation nonprofit would be shielded from public audit under a bill headed to the governor.

Rep. Joyce Beatty Wants VA Claims Processed Faster

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Ohio 3rd District Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
11:30AM
May
30, 2013

Ohio’s 3rd district congresswoman Joyce Beatty says her office is working aggressively with the Veterans Administration to help veterans receive overdue benefits.

Man Killed In Children’s Hospital Bus Accident Was Lab Manager

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David Newsom, 35, was technical director for the Biomedical Genomics Core in the Research Institute at the hospital.
9:00AM
May
30, 2013

Nationwide Children’s hospital today is mourning. A researcher was struck and killed Wednesday by a hospital shuttle bus. A second employee was seriously injured. Investigators are still sorting out what happened.

Democrat Proposes Medical Marijuana Bill

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The proposal from Dem .State Rep. Bob Hagan would legalize marijuana use under a doctor's care and let Ohio farmers grow hemp.
8:44AM
May
30, 2013

The bill that would legalize marijuana use under a doctor’s care and let Ohio farmers grow hemp is expected to see strong opposition in the GOP-controlled legislature.

Rick Dodge Takes Over Swaco as Ron Mills Departs

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After nearly six years as head of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, Ron Mills is officially out.
3:51PM
May
29, 2013

After nearly six years leading the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, Executive Director Ron Mills is officially out.