WOSU News Archives For: July 5, 2013

Central Ohio Jobs Figures Record-Setting

3:22PM
July
5, 2013

Columbus economist Bill Lafayette says Central Ohio is doing well recovering from the Recession. LaFayette says 919,000 people were working in Central Ohio last month.

Ohio Prison Works To Reduce Inmate Assaults

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A new report says inmate-on-inmate assaults at the Mansfield Correctional Institute are up nearly 100 percent during the past two years.
2:49PM
July 5, 2013

A report says inmate-on-inmate assaults increased nearly 100 percent in two years at a north-central Ohio prison, higher than the statewide average.

Restore The Fourth Rally In Cleveland Advocates Privacy

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Protesters gathered in Cleveland yesterday for a "Restore the Fourth" rally.
10:19AM
July
5, 2013

While many Ohioans grilled and splashed at the beach to celebrate Independence Day, a few dozen people gathered at Cleveland’s Edgewater Park for another American Tradition: Protest.

Inmate Who Escaped Mansfield Prison Is Captured

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An inmate who escaped a Mansfield prison is back behind bars.
9:44AM
July
5, 2013

Authorities say an inmate who slipped away from a north-central Ohio prison where he was incarcerated for kidnapping, rape and other crimes has been captured at a general store less than 10 miles from where he escaped.

Fencers Compete In Columbus For National Titles

7:56AM
July
5, 2013

While college football, pro hockey, and golf dominate sports in Columbus, this week a much older form of sport takes center stage at the Columbus Convention Center. 4,000 athletes, in light armor, with flexible swords, are competing in a national fencing tournament.