WOSU News Archives For: May 1, 2013

Fired Gay Teacher Disputes Bishop’s Claims She Violated Contract

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Carla Hale, fired last month from Watterson High School, disputed Central Ohio Bishop Frederick Campbell's claims she violated her employment contract.
1, 2013

The gay teacher fired last month from a Columbus Catholic high school appeared on All Sides with Ann Fisher Wednesday along with two lawyers to discuss her case.

Ohio Senate Dems Propose Medicaid Expansion Bill

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Democratic Senator Shirley Smith of Cleveland says her legislation mirrors an original proposal Republican Governor John Kasich called for in his budget proposal.
May 1, 2013

Democrats in the Ohio Senate have introduced a bill to expand the Medicaid program under the federal health care law after the idea was stripped from the state budget.

Ohio Leaders Greet Right-To-Work Bills With Caution

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Union supporters protest "Right-to-Work" bills introduced Wednesday at the statehouse.
1, 2013

Two bills stripping Ohio unions of the ability to compel membership and automatically collect dues face an uncertain fate at the Ohio Statehouse.

Child Rapist Executed

Ohio death row inmate Steve Smith was executed by lethal injection Wednesday.
1, 2013

An Ohio man convicted of killing a 6-month-old girl while raping her has been executed despite his arguments that he never meant to hurt her.

Ohio State “Culture Change” Nearly Complete

Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee says the school has gone through an academic "culture change" this year after adopting a semester calendar.
1, 2013

The head of Ohio State University, president Gordon Gee, says the school has changed its academic culture this year by adopting a semester calendar.

Ohio Pension Fund Board Won’t Seek Travel Funds

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Two board members of the State Employment Relations Board say they'll not seek re-imbursement for travel to Hawaii
May 1, 2013

Two board members of an Ohio public employees pension fund are withdrawing their controversial efforts to seek reimbursement for a trip to Hawaii to attend a conference.