WOSU News Archives For: August 6, 2013

Lawyer: Ohio Inmate Didn’t Know Of Late Appeal

Billy Slagle
A lawyer for Death Row inmate Billy Slagle says a last minute appeal could have successfully stopped the convicted murderer's execution.
6, 2013

A lawyer in Ohio says a death row inmate who apparently hanged himself over the weekend didn’t know his legal team had just received new information about his case that could have delayed his execution.

Timeline: Legionnaires’ Disease Hits Retirement Community

6, 2013

An interactive timeline of tragic events that has lead to several deaths at a Reynoldsburg retirement community after an outbreak of Legionnaires disease was discovered.

6th Ohioan Dies In Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Wesley Ridge Retirement Community
A sixth person has died as the result of an outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease at the Wesley Ridge Retirement Community in Reynoldsburg.
August 6, 2013

A sixth person has died in Ohio’s largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.

Charges Dropped Against Ohio Amish Dog Breeder

Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
August 6, 2013

The Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is angry that animal cruelty charges have been dropped against an Amish dog breeder.

Special Elections In 23 Ohio Counties; Most School Issues

Voters in about a third of Ohio's counties are casting a ballot, most of the special elections involve school issues.
6, 2013

Voters in about a third of Ohio’s counties have special elections on the ballot. The Ohio Secretary of State office says there are about 28 issues total across 23 counties Tuesday. Of those, 19 are school issues.

Demolition Crews Prepare To Raze Castro’s Home

A contractor is tearing down the home at no cost. Plans for what will replace the house on the site haven't been made public.
6, 2013

The Cleveland house where three women were imprisoned and raped for about a decade will be torn down this week.

Fight Continues Against Asian Carp

Asian Carp jump out of the Wabash River. Researchers say the fish mistake boat motor vibrations for predators and jump out of fright.
6, 2013

Ohio’s waterways face what natural resource officials call an increasing threat: The Asian Carp.