WOSU News Archives For: May 9, 2013

First Lady Honors Columbus Museum Of Art

National Medal - Columbus Museum of Art
First Lady Michelle Obama presents the National Medal for Museum and Library Service to Columbus Museum of Art in a White House ceremony Wednesday. Accepting the award are community member Jeffrey Tucker and Columbus Museum of Art Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes.
9, 2013

The Columbus Museum of Art has been recognized as one of the best in the country for its impact in the community it serves. The museum received the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

Ohio Chief Justice Wants Nonpartisan Judge Primaries

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May 9, 2013

Ohio’s top judge says it’s time to take partisanship out of judicial primaries as a way of reassuring the public that courts are unbiased.

Food Truck Vendors Wary Of Pilot Program

El Tizoncito Taqueria ('The Orange One') taco truck parks on East Dublin Granville Road every day.
9, 2013

Some food truck vendors in Columbus say a new pilot program meant to help the mobile vendors falls short and will do little to benefit the industry.

Cleveland Kidnappings: Castro’s Bond Set At $2 M Per Charge

Ariel Castro during his arraignment Thursday morning.
May 9, 2013

Ariel Castro, the 52-year-old former bus driver accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade, just stood silent and with his head bowed as Cleveland Municipal Court Lauren C. Moore set his bond at $2 million per case against him.

Central Ohio Logistics Firms Post “Help Wanted” Signs

Truck Roll
A truck loaded with steel rolls through Central Ohio on Interstate 71. The Columbus Region Logistics Council says trucks account for 80 percent of deliveries of goods and manufactured products in the 11 county area surrounding Columbus.
9, 2013

A business advocacy group in reports more ‘help wanted’ signs in Central Ohio. Jeff Zimmerman of the Columbus Region Logistics Council says current industry openings include warehouse, distribution, and sales positions.

Medical Reforms Cut $26 Million In Spending In Ohio Prisons

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9, 2013

Authorities say Ohio prisons cut more than $26 million from inmate medical expenses last year.