WOSU News Archives For: May 2, 2013

Students Say State Budget Provision Would Stifle College Vote

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More than 100 votes in the 2012 Presidential election have been turned over to law enforcement for investigation.
3:53PM
May 2, 2013

Some Ohio State University students say a provision added to the state budget is an attempt to snuff out the college vote.

Ohio Teen Rape Case Grand Jury Enters Third Day

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Lady Justice sits atop the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Steubenville. An eastern Ohio grand jury continues to investigate the case of a 16-year-old girl raped by two high school football players.
3:51PM
May 2, 2013

An eastern Ohio grand jury continues to investigate whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped by two high school football players.

Proposal Would Give Cash Rebates To Ohio Employers

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Ohio employers could see $1 billion in cash rebates this summer from the state insurance fund for injured workers.
3:42PM
May
2, 2013

Ohio employers could see $1 billion in cash rebates this summer from the state insurance fund for injured workers.

Report: Suicide Rate Up For Middle-Ages Ohioans

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The CDC reports middle-aged suicides are up in Ohio.
1:51PM
May
2, 2013

The number of middle-ages Ohioans committing suicide has risen significantly.

Court: Reconsider Ohio Inmate’s DNA Test Request

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The Ohio Supreme Court said a judge should reconsider an inmate's request for new DNA testing.
1:40PM
May
2, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court said a judge should reconsider an inmate’s request for new DNA testing on a cigarette butt from the scene of a double murder that led to the prisoner’s death sentence.

Ohio Foreclosures Decline Again In 2012

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The Ohio Supreme Court says foreclosures in Ohio declined again in 2012
11:51AM
May
2, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court says the number of new mortgage foreclosures in the state was down in 2012 for the third consecutive year.

State Investigators Remove Records From Columbus Schools

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Investigators today removed records from two Columbus High Schools in a criminal investigation.
10:20AM
May
2, 2013

State Auditor Dave Yost’s office says today it is executing sealed search warrants in its investigation of alleged manipulation of attendance figures and grade changes in Columbus City schools.

A Journalistic Career Comes To A Close

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Bill Cohen retires on Friday
5:00AM
May
2, 2013

For almost 40 years Bill Cohen has been reporting on state government from an office in the basement of the Ohio Statehouse.