WOSU News Archives For: August 20, 2013

Democrats Push Ban On Ohio Governor’s Outside Pay

Gov. John Kasich
August 20, 2013

Two House Democrats are championing a proposal that would ban a sitting Ohio governor from receiving outside compensation, including from firms seeking state funds.

Ohio GOP Calls On Ex-Treasurer To Respond To Scheme

The Ohio Republican Party wants answers from state rep. Kevin Boyce (D).
August 20, 2013

The Ohio Republican Party wants the state’s ex-treasurer to say whether he was involved in an alleged bribery scheme that his former deputy is accused of participating in.

Cleveland Gets Another Music Hall Of Fame

The Dynamic Superiors are thrilled to be inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame.... regardless of whether it ends up in Cleveland or elsewhere
20, 2013

Cleveland is home to another museum celebrating music – at least for now. The Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame inducted its first class over the weekend at Cleveland State University. It’s the beginning of a nationwide quest for permanent digs, and Northeast Ohio is making a strong case.

Ohio EPA Chief Says Pressure From Coal Industry Forced Resignation

George Elmaraghy has been with the Ohio EPA for 38 years. He says he was forced to resign because of pressure from the coal industry.
August 20, 2013

George Elmaraghy from the Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water says he was pushed to resign by Gov. Kasich and EPA Director Scott Nally because of “considerable pressure from the coal companies.”

Union County Dog Warden: Rescuing, Fostering Dogs ‘Feeds My Soul’

Union County Dog Warden Mary Beth Hall with her Treeing Walker coonhound Blaze.
20, 2013

It might seem that Mary Beth Hall has a thankless job. As Union County’s dog warden, Hall is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But for Hall it’s been the most rewarding job of her life.