WOSU News Archives For: June 4, 2013

Ohio State President Gordon Gee To Retire In July

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Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee retires July 1.
3:18PM
June
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

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International torture case lands in federal district court in Columbus
2:06PM
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.
1:32PM
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

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Plaintiff Carla Hale with her attorney Thomas Tootle
12:18PM
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

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Pipeline project underway in Southern Columbiana County.
8:47AM
June
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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8:26AM
June
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

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The drugs are often called names like "FrogE" and "purple Haze" and are reported to have effects similar to LSD.
8:18AM
June 4, 2013

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