WOSU News Archives For: May 24, 2013

Ohio Scout Leaders Urged Vote To End Ban On Openly Gay Boy Scouts

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Delegates from the Simon Kenton Council of Boy Scouts of America were given guidance prior to vote on allowing openly gay scouts
12:50PM
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 Junior U.S. Senator Demands IRS Answers

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Ohio U.S. Senator Rob Portman demands answers in the IRS investigation.
12:33PM
May 24, 2013

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.

Balloons Launched For Missing Ohio Children

National Missing Children's Day
Ohioans release 690 balloons for the state's missing children.
12:13PM
May 24, 2013

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.

Labor Department Pays Ohio’s Nuclear Weapons Workers

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7:58AM
May
24, 2013

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.

Proposal For Medical Pot In Ohio Clears Legal Hurdle

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Proponents of the Ohio Cannibis Rights Amendment must first collect roughly 385,000 signatures in 44 of Ohio's 88 counties to get the issue before voters in November.
7:28AM
May
24, 2013

The Ohio Ballot Board’s approval Thursday sends the issue into its signature-gathering phase, with a 2014 vote most likely.