WOSU News Archives For: June 4, 2013

Ohio State President Gordon Gee To Retire In July

Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee retires July 1.
4, 2013

Ohio State University president Gordon Gee announced late Tuesday afternoon he will retire next month. Reaction about Gee’s retirement on campus was mixed.

Somali Torture Victim: Damages Hearing In Columbus A Relief

International torture case lands in federal district court in Columbus
June 4, 2013

A human rights advocate tortured in Somalia in the 1980s says he’s relieved to have finally had his day in court. Abukar Hassan Ahmed says his appearance before a federal judge in Columbus last week for a damages hearing sends the message that justice is universal.

Three Board Members Depart Scotts Miracle-Gro

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.Three members of the Board of Directors at ScottsMiracle-Gro depart after the company's Chairman is reprimanded for using salty language.
June 4, 2013

Three members of the Board of Directors of Scotts-Miracle-Gro Company in Marysville resigned yesterday.

Cincinnati Verdict Points Toward Success In Carla Hale Case

Plaintiff Carla Hale with her attorney Thomas Tootle
June 4, 2013

The attorney for fired Bishop Watterson High School teacher Carla Hale says he’s encouraged by a verdict rendered by a Cincinnati jury on Monday.

Drilling Boom Tests Infrastructure Of Rural Communities

Pipeline project underway in Southern Columbiana County.
4, 2013

The arrival of the oil and gas industry in rural, eastern Ohio has brought millions of dollars in leasing money for landowners, a flurry of business activity, and a tax boost for counties. But carving out room – and roads – to accommodate energy giants like Chesapeake is not without its challenges.

Jury Awards $170K To Fired Catholic School Teacher

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4, 2013

The jury found the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati violated anti-discrimination law when it fired Christa Dias after she became pregnant via artificial insemination.

Pharmacy Board To Monitor Bath Salts, Other Synthetic Drugs

The drugs are often called names like "FrogE" and "purple Haze" and are reported to have effects similar to LSD.
June 4, 2013

State officials say the pharmacy board can move to ban chemicals and drug cocktails much more quickly than the state legislature.