WOSU News Archives For May 2013

Bus Hits Two People, Kills One Outside Children’s Hospital

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10:53AM
May
29, 2013

One person is dead and another injured after a bus struck two pedestrians outside Children’s Hospital in Columbus early Wednesday.

Trial Underway For Pregnant Teacher Fired From Catholic School

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7:59AM
May
29, 2013

A Catholic teacher who was fired after becoming pregnant through artificial insemination is set to testify on the second day of trial in her lawsuit against a Roman Catholic archdiocese and two of its schools.

Columbus Attorney Drafting Lawsuit Against IRS

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A "Don't Tread on Me" flag popular with Tea Party activists flies at a recent protest in Cincinnati.
7:31AM
May 29, 2013

The holiday week continues for lawmakers in Washington – which means no more hearings on the IRS scandal. But there’s no break for Ohio groups who say they were targeted

Columbus School Board Nears Decision On Interim Superintendent

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Columbus school board president Carol Perkins (right) and members Gary Smith and Hanifah Kambon review notes prior to interviewing OSU Provost Joseph Alutto for the position of interim superintendent.
3:33PM
May
28, 2013

Columbus Schools superintendent Gene Harris leaves her post next month and the school board is trying to fill her post on a temporary basis. The decision on an interim schools chief could come as early as next week.

Ohio Senate Removes Income-Tax Cut From Budget, Keeps Biz Tax Cut

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The state Senate is preparing to release its changes to Ohio's sweeping two-year budget.
11:15AM
May
28, 2013

The state Senate is preparing to release its changes to Ohio’s sweeping two-year budget.

Senators on a budget-writing committee planned to meet Tuesday afternoon to introduce an overhaul of the spending plan.

5 Indicted On Cheating Charges At Cincy Casino

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Five people indicted for cheating at Cincinnati casino.
11:15AM
May
28, 2013

Five people in the Cincinnati area have been indicted and are expected to be arrested after prosecutors say they cheated at Ohio’s fourth and newest casino.

Columbus School And City Leaders Await Legislative Action

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Some Columbus leaders are backing a House bill to allow the Columbus City Schools to share voter approved levy money with charter schools.
8:06AM
May 28, 2013

It’s been a rough school year for Columbus City Schools. The district is under investigation by the State Auditor’s office and the FBI for tampering with student attendance data and grades. And the struggling district has a history of less-than-stellar academic results.

Hocking Hills Increasing Patrols, Citations After Recent Deaths

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Signs like this one warn visitors to stay on park trails. Park rangers say the overwhelming majority of accidents happen when people break park rules and leave marked trails.
5:00AM
May
28, 2013

Three deaths in the last month have rangers and state natural resources officials increasing safety procedures at Hocking Hills State Park.

Flags In Ohio To Fly At Half-Staff Today

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Governor Kasich wants to honor Ohio's military veterans by flying flags on public buildings at half-staff.
7:27AM
May
27, 2013

Governor John Kasich has ordered all flags be flown at half-staff on Memorial Day in honor of those who gave their lives in service to the United States.

Central Ohio Memorial Day Commemorations

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Central Ohio communities commemorate Memorial Day with parades, cemetery decoration and 5K runs.
5:00AM
May
27, 2013

Central Ohio communities commemorate Memorial Day today with parades and other activities. Here are some of today’s events.