WOSU News Archives For: June 12, 2013

Senate Chief: Medicaid Reform Not Part Of Budget

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Rep. State Senate President Keith Faber said Wednesday that a separate bipartisan bill for potential changes to Medicaid will be introduced Thursday.
3:53PM
June 12, 2013

Ohio Senate President Keith Faber says Medicaid reform will not be part of the state’s budget negotiations that a panel of legislative negotiators is undertaking this week.

Fired Gay Teacher Supporters Want Talk With Catholic Bishop

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Amanda Finelli prepares to deliver a letter seeking Columbus Bishop Frederick Campbell's attendance at a meeting to discuss gay rights in the workplace. Finelli is with the grassroots group #halestormOhio which supports fired Watterson High School teacher Carla Hale.
2:57PM
June
12, 2013

Fired Bishop Watterson teacher supporters invited Columbus Bishop to discuss gay rights in the workplace.

Consumers Boost Retail Spending In Franklin County

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Columbus Chamber of Commerce Research Director, Jung Kim, says the Franklin County economy has recovered in 'stops and starts' since the Great Recession of 2009
2:22PM
June
12, 2013

Franklin County today released its 2012 snapshot of retail spending. Four years after the Great Recession, retail sales in Franklin County are up by 15%. But, 10% of the county’s storefronts remain vacant.

Ohio Panel OKs New Rules For Exotic Animals

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In October, 2011 farm owner Terry Thompson released dozens of lions, tigers and other animals shortly before committing suicide. The incident pushed state lawmakers to tighten restrictions on owning exotic animals.
12:25PM
June
12, 2013

New guidelines regulating exotic animals in Ohio will require owners to meet new caging, safety and caretaking standards.

Court Weighs Including Perks In Child Support Payments

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A judge refused to lower Jeffrey Morrow's child support after ruling a company car, paid insurance, and sports ticket were considered part of Morrow's gross income.
7:51AM
June
12, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether benefits such as a company car offered to a parent should count when it comes to calculating child support.

Police Look For Teen Accused Of Attacking Social Worker

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Police say Chiann Morrow, 16, fled the scene in a white Toyota Carolla.
7:32AM
June 12, 2013

Franklin County Children Services is looking for a 16-year-old girl who they say attacked a social services worker and fled in her personal vehicle.

Adjutant Gen. Ashenhurst First Woman To Lead Ohio National Guard

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Ohio's Adjutant General Deborah Ashenhurst
5:00AM
June
12, 2013

In 2010, Governor – Elect John Kasich made Ohio history by naming Deborah Ashenhurst as the first woman adjutant general.