WOSU News Archives For: August 28, 2013

Whereabouts Unknown Of Ohio State Graduate Arrested In Egypt

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Mohamed Soltan, 25, was arrested in a suburb of Cairo Sunday. Soltan was known for being a spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood. His whereabouts are unknown.
4:41PM
August
28, 2013

An Ohio State University graduate remains missing after his arrest in Egypt. The man was a well-known spokesperson for Muslim Brotherhood activists.

Batchelder Backs Off Resignation Comment

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Batchelder (left) now says he only suggested Peter Peck resign.
12:27PM
August 28, 2013

The Speaker of the Ohio House is backpedaling on an apparent resignation request he sent last month to a Cincinnati-area representative after he was indicted.

Bill Would Allow Execution For Violent Sexual Assault

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Republican State Rep. John Becker says six other states already have a similar law in place.
7:56AM
August 28, 2013

A proposal to allow the death penalty people with multiple convictions of violent sexual assault goes against the recommendations of a task force studying Ohio’s execution policies.

Former Columbus Preacher Reflects On March On Washington

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Graetz was a personal friend of Martin Luther King, Jr., and attended the March on Washington at King's urging.
7:31AM
August 28, 2013

A white preacher and civil rights activist who spent much of his life in Columbus, Robert Graetz traveled to the March on Washington in 1963 at the urging of Martin Luther King, Jr.