WOSU News Archives For: August 5, 2013

Ohio Inmate Walks Away From Work Site Along I-70

spencer johnson
Ohio inmate Spencer Johnson, 28, walked away from a work detail in Madison County Monday afternoon. He was last seen near mile marker 81 along state route 70.
5, 2013

State authorities are searching for an Ohio inmate on the lam this afternoon. As WOSU reports, the prisoner walked away from work detail.

Autopsy: Condemned Ohio Man Apparently Hanged Self

Billy Slagle
A coroner says Death Row inmate Billy Slagle's death appears consistent with hanging.
5, 2013

An autopsy shows that a death row inmate in Ohio apparently hanged himself three days before his execution.

Federal Judge Extends Provisional Ballot Ruling

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August 5, 2013

A federal judge ruled this morning that the agreement ensures that election officials count votes cast provisionally when voters use the last four digits of their Social Security numbers.

Construction Begins On Eastern Ohio Pipeline

One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
5, 2013

Work on an underground pipeline to transport liquid petroleum products across Ohio has begun in Muskingum County and other portions of Eastern Ohio.

Fighting Ohio’s Algae Problem

Algae blooms on Lake Erie and other Ohio lakes have hit the tourism industry in regions that rely heavily on visitors spending money.
5, 2013

Persistent toxic algae blooms are wreaking havoc on Ohio’s multi-billion dollar lake tourism industry. Elected officials and state agencies are fighting back with new tools to better help them monitor the blooms and reduce the nutrients feeding them from Ohio farms and cities. But the battle isn’t over yet.

Inmate Nearing Execution Found Hanging In Cell

The Ohio Parole Board recently denied clemency for Billy Slagle.
August 5, 2013

Attorneys for Billy Slagle, who was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, say they’re shocked the man was found Sunday hanging in his cell.

Columbus’ Young Adults Struggle To Climb Income Ladder

Megan Campbell
Megan Campbell, 21, works three jobs, including waiting tables at the Daybreak Diner on East Weber Road, while she studies for a degree in Sports Administration at Ohio State University.
5, 2013

A decades-long study of individual earnings ranks Columbus poorly. The study by economists at Harvard and Berkeley shows it’s hard to get ahead in Columbus. Among the 50 largest cities in America, Columbus ranks 45th, tied with Detroit, and worse than Cincinnati or Cleveland.