WOSU News Archives For: July 3, 2013

More Women Dying From Drug Overdoses

The number of Ohio women dying from drug overdose has increased 436 percent since 2000.
3, 2013

Unintentional drug overdose is at epidemic levels in Ohio, and the number of women dying has skyrocketed.

Cleveland Kidnapping Suspect Competent For Trial

A Cuyahoga County judge today ruled Ariel Castro is competent to stand trial.
July 3, 2013

A man charged with holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade and raping them has been found competent to stand trial.

Director Of OH Veterans Services Agency Retiring

After more than two years as the Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans' Services Thomas Moe says he'll leave the post July 22nd.
July 3, 2013

The director of Ohio’s veterans services agency who was imprisoned in a cell next to John McCain during the Vietnam War is retiring.

Foreclosures Drop Sharply In First Half Of 2013

Foreclosures in Franklin County have slowed by about 40 percent since the peak of the housing crisis in early 2010.
July 3, 2013

Just over 3,000 Franklin County homes went into foreclosure in the first six months of the year. That’s down more than 25 percent from the same period last year and nearly 40 percent below the first half of 2009.

Directions, Information And Schedules For Red, White & BOOM! 2013

Red, White and BOOM! in downtown Columbus.
3, 2013

Everything you need to know about Red, White & BOOM!, the Midwest’s largest fireworks show. There is also information about the festivals, parade and activities throughout the day.

Some Lawmakers Lament Policy In Budget

It’s not unusual for policy provisions that are not related to spending to be tucked into budgets, but some critics are saying this one has more than the usual share.
3, 2013

The new state budget is just a few days old, but it already has plenty of critics, including some of the lawmakers who voted on it. Many of their complaints have nothing to do with spending.

Boston Marathon Attacks Lead To Changes At Red, White And Boom

Columbus officials say Red, White and Boom presents the city's biggest challenge for maintaining public safety.
3, 2013

Columbus city officials say the attacks earlier this year in Boston have led to some increased safety precautions for Red, White and Boom, including the use of surveillance cameras.

Demolition Of Veterans Memorial Would Follow National Trend

There's widespread speculation that the 57-year-old Franklin County Veterans Memorial will be demolished
3, 2013

The future of the Franklin County Veterans Memorial complex remains a mystery. Last month media reports suggested that the venue might be torn down in an effort to revitalize the surrounding area.