WOSU News Archives For: July 25, 2013

Four Deaths Now Blamed On Legionnaires’ Disease

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Four people are now confirmed dead at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community after contracting Legionnaires' disease.
3:28PM
July 25, 2013

Published reports now say four people have died from Legionnaires’ Disease at an east side retirement community.

Hot Weather, Algae Kills Fish At Ohio Lake

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Algae-saturated water at Grand Lake St. Marys in 2010
11:46AM
July
25, 2013

High temperatures have contributed to the growth of toxic blue-green algae that has killed scores of fish in Ohio’s largest inland lake.

Ohio Man Claims Casino Caused Robbery Of $35,000

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11:39AM
July
25, 2013

A man who was robbed of more than $35,000 in gambling winnings is suing the Columbus casino where he won the money, arguing a cashier should have issued him a check instead of cash.

Columbus Pediatrician Arrested On Child Porn Charges

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Christopher Pelloski has been ordered by a judge to avoid unsupervised contact with children.
9:40AM
July
25, 2013

A well-known Columbus pediatrician has resigned after being arrested on charges of downloading child pornography.

House Committee Presses For Info On Delphi Pensions

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A U.S. House Panel is looking at pension cuts for hundreds of Delphi retirees, many of whom worked at the now-shuttered Dayton plant.
8:21AM
July
25, 2013

A congressional committee is pushing for Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to release documents related to the pensions of Delphi retirees, hundreds of whom are from Ohio. Now they’re setting a deadline for action.

ACLU Drops Lawsuit Over ‘Political Permits’

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The ACLU says it dropped the suit after the city lowered the price of permits and made it easier to get permit extension.
7:59AM
July 25, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is dropping a lawsuit against the city of Columbus over political permits.

Deadly Bacteria Found In Retirement Community Water Supply

Wesley Ridge Retirement Community
Two people are dead after contracting Legionnaires disease.
7:53AM
July 25, 2013

Federal health officials say the bacteria that have killed two people and sickened another 32 at a Reynoldsburg retirement community are present in the water system.