WOSU News Archives For: August 16, 2013

6 NW Ohio Counties Back Blanchard River Project

Six counties in northwest Ohio look for solutions to reduce flooding along the Blanchard River.
16, 2013

Six counties in northwest Ohio are taking a regional approach to reduce flooding along the Blanchard River.

Shuttle Driver That Hit Researcher Pleads Not Guilty

Shuttle driver Karl Beem, 62, has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide charges in the death of Nationwide Children's researcher David Newsom, 35, who was killed in May.
16, 2013

A central Ohio hospital shuttle driver that struck and killed a researcher and injured another has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide.

Ohio Unemployment Rate Unchanged In July

Ohio's unemployment rate remained unchanged from June to July, although employers added about 5,300 jobs.
August 16, 2013

The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate held steady in July at 7.2 percent, matching what it was a year ago and remaining slightly higher than earlier in 2013.

ACLU To Fairfield County District: Let Girl Play Football

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August 16, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has sent a letter to Liberty Union-Thurston Schools, telling the district its decision to ban a seventh-grade girl from playing football is “unacceptable and unlawful.”

Ohio Ethics Commission Clears Kasich Of Wrongdoing

Kasich has taken criticism from Democrats for tax breaks given to two subsidiaries of Worthington Industries. Kasich served on the steel processor's board for a decade.
16, 2013

The state panel says there’s no conflict of interest connected to the deferred payment Kasich received from Worthington Industries because he was getting money for work he had performed for the company before taking office.