WOSU News Archives For: August 15, 2013

Watterson Lesbian Teacher Will Not Return To Classroom

Carla Hale has ended her fight for reinstatement to Bishop Watterson High School after she and the Columbus Diocese reached an agreement earlier this month.
15, 2013

The Columbus Catholic Diocese and fired Watterson High School physical education teacher Carla Hale today settled their employment dispute.

New Ohio Execution Plan Due In October

Justice Scales
Ohio will get a new method for executions in October.
15, 2013

A court filing says Ohio plans to come up with a new process for executing condemned inmates no later than Oct. 4.

‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill To Make Return In Ohio

Some Ohio lawmakers will announce plans to reintroduce the so-called "heartbeat bill" at a Thursday news conference.
15, 2013

Abortion opponents in Ohio plan to resurrect a proposal to effectively ban the procedure after the first fetal heartbeat is detected – as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Grand Jury Considering Ohio Rape Case Adjourns

Lady Justice sits atop the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Steubenville. A grand jury has adjourned for now to consider whether other crimes occurred in the case.
August 15, 2013

A grand jury in eastern Ohio has adjourned after three days spent considering whether other crimes might have occurred in the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl a year ago.

Bill Would Force Ohio Cities To Balance Budgets

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15, 2013

A new bill at the Statehouse would mandate cities and townships to balance their budgets and maintain fully- funded municipal pension plans.

Company That Paid Governor Got Tax Breaks From JobsOhio

Gov. John Kasich, seen here at a JobsOhio event last year, appoints the members of the private job creation board.
15, 2013

Subsidiaries of a a major Central Ohio company that’s helped sustain Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s political career and contribute to his personal bank account have received tax breaks worth more than $619,000, records show.