WOSU News Archives For: August 13, 2013

Sister Of Newtown Shooting Victim Speaks In Columbus

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Carlee Soto (at podium), sister of Newtown school shooting victim Victoria Soto, urged Ohio leaders, including U.S. Senator Rob Portman, to reconsider mandating background checks on all gun sales.
4:15PM
August
13, 2013

The sister of a Newtown, Connecticut school shooting victim spoke in Columbus Tuesday to urge state and local leaders to support universal background checks on all gun sales. The event was met with opposition.

Scioto Peninsula Makeover To Feature New Vets Memorial, Zoo

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman talks about the new Scioto Peninsula project.
1:50PM
August 13, 2013

Local leaders announced today a new plan for the 56-acre area that borders the Scioto River and downtown Columbus.

Ohio Panel Hears Details On Medicaid Projections

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A key Ohio lawmaker says controlling Medicaid's growth is key to a successful expansion of the state/federal program.
1:35PM
August 13, 2013

A key Ohio lawmaker says projections showing the state could save money by expanding Medicaid are just one piece of a fact-finding process.

Ohio State Set To Enforce Tobacco-Free Campus

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Ohio State's campus is getting ready to go tobacco free.
10:01AM
August 13, 2013

It’s been a little more than a year since the Ohio Board of Regents asked the state’s public colleges and universities to ban all tobacco use on campuses. Some, such as Ohio State, are in the process of doing so.

Bus Driver Charged In Death Of Children’s Hospital Researcher

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David Newsom, 35, was technical director for the Biomedical Genomics Core in the Research Institute at the hospital.
9:01AM
August
13, 2013

62-year-old Karl Beem faces a charge of vehicular homicide for the May death of David Newsom.

Delaware County Township Rejects Outlet Mall Plan

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Developer NorthGate Centre can appeal the decision to the Delaware County Zoning Board of Appeals, or ask nearby Sunbury to annex the property and let them build the mall.
7:50AM
August 13, 2013

Trustees in a Delaware county township have denied a zoning request from developers of a planned outlet mall and recreation complex near the intersection of Interstate 71 and State Route 36/37.

“Navigators” Prepare To Help Ohioans Understand Health Care Law

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Cafaro’s bill takes many elements of the bipartisan reform bill that has yet to be heard in committee – but she says those elements will save the state money through cost efficiency and legislative oversight.
7:34AM
August 13, 2013

The federal government is preparing to implement more parts of the Affordable Care Act which includes several pieces that may be confusing to the typical consumer. Among those potentially-confusing areas is “navigators,” who will help people understand the health care law.

Marijuana Proposal Stricken Down By Ohio A.G.

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The proponents needed DeWine's approval before gathering the roughly 386,000 valid signatures needed by next July to get the issue before voters in Nov. 2014.
7:24AM
August
13, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize the use of marijuana in the state.

State “Rebranding” Unemployment Centers, Adding Web Requirements

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The new effort requires the state’s county unemployment centers to be branded under a single identity.
7:22AM
August 13, 2013

The state is changing the signs on its unemployment centers and adding a new Web requirement for Ohioans who are out of work.