WOSU News Archives For: May 21, 2013

Columbus Airport Screener Finds Loaded Handgun

TSA photo of confiscated gun
May 21, 2013

A loaded Glock pistol was confiscated Tuesday morning by a TSA screener at Port Columbus. The gun was found in a carry-on bag of a Loveland, Ohio man.

Ohio Ex-AG Applies For Law License Reinstatement

Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann applies to have his law license reinstated after he served a six month suspension for ethics violations.
21, 2013

Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann has applied to have his law license reinstated now that he’s served a six-month suspension related to ethics violations.

Central Ohio Outpaces State In April Job Market

The Columbus metro area had a non-seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate of 5.7 percent. The statewide average was 6.7 percent.
21, 2013

The latest local unemployment data shows the Columbus region had an April jobless rate one percent below the statewide average.

Ohio Rep To Step Down As House Democratic Leader

After five years, Ohio House Democratic leader Armond Budish says he'll step down before his term ends next year.
May 21, 2013

The Democratic leader in the Ohio House, Armond Budish, says he’s stepping down from his role before his term ends next year.

Ohio 70 MPH Speed Limits Take Effect July 1st.

Darker lines designate areas of Ohio's Interstate Highway System where speed limits will be raised to 70 miles per hour beginning July 1st.
21, 2013

The Ohio Department of Transportation today unveiled a map designating sections of interstate where the new top speed limit will be 70 miles per hour. 570 miles of interstate highways, outside major cities, will allow drivers to travel faster.

Columbus Red Cross Volunteers Ready To Help Oklahoma

Tornado disaster in Moore, Oklahoma
Volunteers with American Red Cross office in Columbus are ready to respond to Oklahoma tornado disaster.
May 21, 2013

Volunteers with the American Red Cross in Columbus are ready to respond to the tornado disaster in Oklahoma. Spokesman with the local office Royce Wood says he is waiting to hear how many crews are needed in the devastated city of Moore.

Coalition Pushes Immigration Reform Amid “Medical Repatriation”

The group "Bibles, Badges and Business for Immigration Reform" calls itself "a national network of faith, law enforcement and business leaders working together to educate and support members of Congress."
May 21, 2013

Ohio is reportedly one of 15 states where undocumented immigrants are being sent back to their home country after seeking medical care. That controversy and concerns regarding immigrants are sparking discussion about immigration reform all across the political spectrum.