WOSU News Archives For: May 24, 2013
With the help of votes from Central Ohio delegates, leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to allow openly gay boys for the first time. Simon Kenton Council spokeswoman, Jen Koma, says local leaders were given guidance prior to the vote.
Ohio’s Republican U.S. senator is demanding to know if any disciplinary action has been taken against IRS employees at the agency’s Cincinnati office for targeting conservative groups.
Nearly 700 balloons in honor of the missing children in Ohio were released today at Columbus Preparatory Academy. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine attended the balloon launch and says with the discovery recently in Cleveland of 3 missing women; no one can give up hope to find their loved ones.
70 years ago, Battelle Labs on King Avenue did work to help develop the first atomic bomb. The research proved critical to the American war effort in the mid 1940s. But, the success came at a cost to workers at Battelle and three Ohio nuclear weapons plants. Now, the federal government is paying claims.
The Ohio Ballot Board’s approval Thursday sends the issue into its signature-gathering phase, with a 2014 vote most likely.