WOSU News Archives For: July 26, 2013

Ohio GOP Lawmaker Contesting Fraud, Theft Charges

peter beck
Republican lawmaker Peter Beck was released on bond today after pleading not guilty to misleading investors.
26, 2013

A southwest Ohio lawmaker that authorities say misled investors and used their money for personal gain has entered a not guilty plea.

Castro Pleads Guilty, Avoids Death Penalty

Ariel Castro appears in a Cleveland courtroom with his defense team.
26, 2013

The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade has agreed to plead guilty in a deal to avoid the death penalty.

Obese Inmate Spared From Execution Dies In Ohio

Ronald Post, received a reprieve from Governor Kasich. Now the governor has agreed to meet with a family member of Post's victim.
July 26, 2013

An obese Ohio inmate whose weight became an issue in his death penalty case has died months after being granted clemency.

A state prisons spokeswoman says 53-year-old Ronald Post died Thursday at a prison hospital where he’d been treated on and off since 2011.

ODOT Lays Out $3 Billion In Contracts

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July 26, 2013

The Ohio Department of Transportation has released a draft transportation plan for new projects in early every part of the state.

State Fair Officials Keep Eye Out For Emerging Pig Virus

PED mainly affects piglets and has a nearly 100 percent mortality rate.
26, 2013

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, often known as PED, is especially dangerous for piglets and has a nearly 100 percent mortality rate.