WOSU News Archives For: August 9, 2013

Support Grows For Courtroom Bans Of Mobile Devices

Lady Justice statue
Lady Justice statue
3:25PM
August
9, 2013

A national survey of judges, bailiffs and other court personnel shows growing support to ban mobile devices from courtrooms. The survey reflects a recognition of the impact of new media on the judicial process.

Ohio Proposal Would Allow Online Voter Registration

Ohio Voting Sticker
A bill has been introduced in the state Senate that would allow online voter registration. A similar bill was repealed in 2011 because some state lawmakers raised questions about information protection.
11:34AM
August 9, 2013

Some state lawmakers may be hoping third time is a charm as it relates to online voter registration. For the third time in three years, online voter registration is up for debate.

2 Officers On Leave After Ohio Inmate Suicide

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Two corrections officers have been placed on administrative leave after death row inmate Billy Slagle committed suicide at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution.
10:59AM
August 9, 2013

Two corrections officers working when an Ohio death row inmate committed suicide are on paid administrative leave as the prisons department investigates what happened.

Firefighters: Ohio Newspaper Carrier Saved 11

Columbus Division of Fire
Columbus Division of Fire
10:06AM
August
9, 2013

Firefighters in central Ohio say a newspaper carrier saved the lives of 11 people when he alerted them to a fire in their home.

Gahanna Girl Given Probation For Plotting To Kill Parents

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Grace Dillman, left, was given probation for her role in the attack. Robert Best was sentenced to eight years in prison.
8:25AM
August 9, 2013

Prosecutors say the teen lied to her adult boyfriend, telling him she was abused, in order to get him to kill her parents.

Ohio Uses College Interns To Boost Exports

AirWaves Inc
AirWaves executive Michael Leaventon says intern Bea Guitierrez has helped company identify more potential export markets in Canada and Mexico.
5:00AM
August
9, 2013

Each year, Ohio companies export billions of dollars in manufactured goods, cars, trucks, electrical machinery, soap, perfumes, paper and plastic. But, state officials want to export more. They’re turning to college interns to help small and medium sized businesses get in the export game.