WOSU News Archives For: May 20, 2013

Medicaid Backers Call On Ohio Legislature To Act

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Advocates of expanding Medicaid to include more poor people want Ohio lawmakers to act on the measure before the end of June.
1:23PM
May
20, 2013

Advocates for extending the Medicaid program to cover more low-income Ohioans are holding events statewide in an effort to keep the issue before state lawmakers.

Lawmaker Launches Bid For Treasurer’s Post

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Third term democratic state representative Connie Pillich says she'll challenge incumbent Josh Mandel for the Ohio Treasurer in 2014
1:14PM
May
20, 2013

A Democratic state lawmaker is announcing plans to challenge Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel in 2014. Third-term state Rep. Connie Pillich, of suburban Cincinnati, said Monday she’ll focus her campaign on fighting for working families, fellow small business owners and senior citizens.

New Photo ID’s Designed For Veterans

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Military veterans wait to get a photo ID card at Veterans Memorial.
12:21PM
May
20, 2013

Starting today, veterans can get a new ID card in Franklin County designed to make it easier for them to access benefits and store discounts. The new photo ID cards will include the veterans military discharge information that they provide to the Franklin County Recorder’s Office.

Ohio Gas Prices Leap Nearly 30 Cents In One Week

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The statewide average price for gasoline is about 26 cents higher than this time last month, and 16 cents higher than at the same time in 2012.
8:53AM
May
20, 2013

A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was listed at an average of about $3.84 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s up 27 cents from last Monday’s average.

Olentangy River Restoration A Year From Completion

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The Olentangy River's water level dropped significantly when the 5th Avenue dam was removed.
7:00AM
May
20, 2013

Restoration of the Olentangy River on the Ohio State University campus continues. The work began last year when the 5th Avenue Dam was torn down. That left the Olentangy with a ragged appearance. The Olentangy’s bruises will take time to heal.

Morals, Ethics Could Change As Societal Views Shift

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Carla Hale (left) with her attorney, Tom Tootle. Hale was fired from Bishop Watterson High School after the Columbus Diocese said she violated a morals clause.
5:00AM
May
20, 2013

Moral and ethics clauses have gained a lot of attention, especially since a Columbus Catholic school teacher was fired. WOSU takes a look at the role of morality clauses in the workplace.