WOSU News Archives For: May 16, 2013

Ohio Reports Oil And Gas Production From Fracked Wells

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources says newly fracked wells in the state's Utica shale region produced 12 percent of the state's total oil production last year.
5:44PM
May
16, 2013

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources today released new production figures for oil and gas wells in the state’s Utica Shale. For 2012, ODNR tallied oil and natural gas production for 87 wells which used hydraulic fracturing techniques. Most of the wells are situated in eastern Ohio counties. 65 wells produced oil and gas.

Ohio Has Official State Artifact, The Adena Pipe

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Gov. John Kasich signed legislation Thursday making the Adena Pipe (far left) Ohio's official artifact. Kasich (center) with Columbus School for Girls students who pushed for legislation.
4:18PM
May
16, 2013

A 2,000 year old pipe from the ancient Adena culture is now the state’s official artifact.

Controversy Heats Up Over New Ohio Education Standards

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Ohio will implement new state standards in math and English called Common Core during the 2013-2014 school year.
3:14PM
May
16, 2013

Ohio is poised to implement new education standards during the next school year. Ohio joins 45 other states in adopting Common core standards in math and English.

Portman Says He Warned IRS About Partisan Politics A Year Ago

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U.S. Senator Rob Portman
12:02PM
May
16, 2013

Ohio’s junior U.S. Senator says he wrote a letter to the IRS a year ago urging them to keep politics out of their investigations.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Gives Advice To Entrepreneurs

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson told the entrepreneurs "You have to understand who to partner with and get mentors."
8:54AM
May
16, 2013

Basketball legend turned entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson was in Columbus Wednesday to help tip off the 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference.

Democrats Propose Gun Confiscation During “Cooling Off” Period

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The proposed legislation would require those subject to protection orders to temporarily give up their weapons to law enforcement.
7:46AM
May
16, 2013

Some Statehouse Democrats say gun owners should have to give up their weapons during a “cooling off” period after they’ve been served with a restraining order.

Police Identify Two People Killed In Clintonville Shootout

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The Caribou Coffee on North High Street sustained damage during the shootout that killed two people and left two police officers with minor injuries from shattered glass.
7:27AM
May 16, 2013

Police say 24-year-old Emanuel Gatewood and 21-year-old Kourtney Hahn were shot to death by police outside a North High Street fire station.