WOSU News Archives For July 2013

Number of Legionnaires’ Cases Grows Again

Wesley Ridge Retirement Community
Officials at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community Wednesday reported three more cases of Legionnaires' disease.
July 31, 2013

The number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease at a Reynoldsburg retirement facility continues to grow.

Ohio Public Safety Chief Leaves Office

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Ohio Safety Department Director Thomas Charles retired as of July 31, 2013.
July 31, 2013

The man who leads Ohio’s public safety forces and served for years as state watchdog has left his post.

Honda Sales Increase, Profits Slip In First Quarter

Honda Marysville
Honda employees about 13,000 people in Central and Western Ohio.
31, 2013

The auto maker says its net profits for the first quarter of its fiscal year slipped seven percent, bu sales grew in nearly every region of the world in the same period.

Retired OSU President Gee Claims Retirement Compensation Fair

Ohio State University President Gordon Gee
Former OSU President E. Gordon Gee.
31, 2013

The former president of Ohio State University who retired earlier this month amidst controversial comments, remains at OSU under a new agreement. Details released this week show Gordon Gee will receive a large one time payout and annual compensation that totals several million dollars.

Wet Summer Is Good News For Ohio Corn Crop

Ohio's corn industry supports about 34,000 jobs and generates nearly $359 million in labor income each year.
31, 2013

The USDA reports that more than three-fourths of Ohio’s corn crop was in good or excellent condition as of July 21 – compared to 15 percent at the same time last year.

Senate Democrat Backs New Medicaid Expansion Plan

Cafaro’s bill takes many elements of the bipartisan reform bill that has yet to be heard in committee – but she says those elements will save the state money through cost efficiency and legislative oversight.
July 31, 2013

A Democratic state senator says politics are holding up Medicaid expansion and reform, so she’s proposing a bill that she says will force the issue. But Republicans leaders still appear hesitant to expand the program.

Will The Crew Stay Put? “Absolutely,” New Owner Tells Mayor

Anthony Precourt manages Precourt Sports Ventures. His company purchased The Columbus Crew Tuesday for an undisclosed sum.
30, 2013

The new owner of the Columbus Crew says the major league soccer team will remain in Columbus.

No Charges Filed Against Carlos Hyde, Suspended At Least 3 Games

Carlos Hyde
Columbus Police have dropped their investigation into allegations OSU running back Carlos Hyde assaulted a woman in a Columbus bar.
July 30, 2013

Columbus police have officially closed their investigation into assault charges against Ohio State football running back Carlos Hyde. No charges were filed, however he has been suspended for at least the first thee games of the season.

OSU And Former President Gordon Gee Iron Out Retirement Package

Gordon Gee will remain at OSU as President Emeritus under terms of 5-year retirement compensation package.
30, 2013

Gordon Gee’s retirement agreement with Ohio State means the former university president gives up $3,000,000 he was owed. The mult-million dollar agreement announced this week will allow Gee to stay on with the university for another five years.

Columbus Crew Sold To Precourt Sports Ventures

New Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt (center) speaks at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.
New Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt (center) speaks at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Joining him for the announcement was Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman (left) and Clark Hunt, chairman of Hunt Sports Group the team's former owners.
30, 2013

The Columbus Crew have been sold to a California businessman. Anthony Precourt of Precourt Sports Ventures LLC has purchased a 100 percent stake in team.