WOSU News Archives For: July 17, 2013

Columbus Diocese Investigates Allegations Against Parish Priest

Columbus priest Fr. Ronald Atwood is placed on administrative leave while diocese investigates allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Atwood served most recently as pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Buttles Ave.
17, 2013

The Catholic Diocese of Columbus has placed a parish priest on administrative leave while it investigates allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

OSU’s Interim President Takes School Reins

Ohio State University interim president, Joseph Alutto fields questions from reporters as he settles in the president's office at Bricker Hall
17, 2013

Ohio State University will pay its interim president, Joseph Alutto, $625,000 annually until a permanent replacement is named. While the search for a new president begins, Alutto has turned his attention to academics, finances and school tradition.

In Wake Of Trayvon Martin Verdict Local NAACP Plans Action

Protest Against the Trayvon Martin Shooting Death
Protest prior to verdict
17, 2013

A Columbus NAACP official says there’s grief and disbelief at the group’s national convention in Orlando. Reactions came after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the Trayvon Martin shooting death. The organization plans to take action to prevent another killing.

Columbus Unveils New Bike Share Program

Riders can sign up for an annual membership of $75, or rent and return a bike at any of the 30 downtown stations for $6 a day.
17, 2013

“CoGo” will let riders pickup and drop off bikes at any of the 30 downtown-area stations.

Ohio Army Soldier Dies In Afghanistan

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sonny Zimmerman, 25, died Monday while on active duty.
17, 2013

The U.S. Army says an Ohio soldier based at Fort Campbell has died in Afghanistan after being wounded when a rocket propelled grenade struck his vehicle.

Ohio Kidnapping, Rape Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Ariel Castro Wednesday pleaded not guilty to 512 charges of kidnapping and 446 charges of rape. Castro is accused of holding three Cleveland women captive for more than a decade.
July 17, 2013

The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for over a decade faced arraignment Wednesday on an expanded indictment charging him with 512 counts of kidnapping and 446 counts of rape, among other crimes.

Senate Confirms Cordray Nomination

In exchange for Cordray's confirmation, Democrats agreed to abandon for now an effort to change Senate rules to weaken the minority party's ability to block nominations, and Obama agreed to submit two different nominees for two labor posts.
July 17, 2013

The Senate has voted to confirm former Ohio attorney general and Grove City native Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Board Member: Break Up Levy To Limit Money Going To Charters

The proposal did not go a vote on Tuesday. The board is scheduled to finalize the fall levy request next week.
17, 2013

A Columbus school board member says the district should break up a massive levy scheduled for the November ballot in order to limit the amount of money being shared with charter schools.

Sit Back And Take In The Memories Of Cooper Stadium

Cooper Stadium, once a vibrant baseball hub in Columbus, is now overrun with plant life and is nearing the time for demolition.
17, 2013

Cooper Stadium is coming down. Professional baseball in Columbus has since moved to the Arena District but it’s taken five years to develop plans for the property on West Mound Street. The new plans call for the demolition of the stadium but not before some unique baseball memorabilia is sold.