WOSU News Archives For: June 12, 2013

Senate Chief: Medicaid Reform Not Part Of Budget

Rep. State Senate President Keith Faber said Wednesday that a separate bipartisan bill for potential changes to Medicaid will be introduced Thursday.
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

Carla Hale
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.
12, 2013

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

Consumers Boost Retail Spending In Franklin County

Kim Chamber
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
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

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, 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

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.
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

Police say Chiann Morrow, 16, fled the scene in a white Toyota Carolla.
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

Ohio's Adjutant General Deborah Ashenhurst
12, 2013

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