WOSU News Archives For: September 12, 2013

Ohio Court Leader Pushes Plan For Interpreters

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The Ohio Supreme Court will make a free telephone line available to courts to provide round-the-clock interpreting in more than 200 languages.
12, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court is taking steps to ensure that non-English speakers and people who are hearing impaired have access to foreign and sign language interpreters.

Justice: Ohio Judges Must Help Shrink Prisons

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Ohio's top judge said the efforts in 2011 to reduce the state prison population is uneffective.
12, 2013

Ohio’s top judge said the judicial system must cooperate with efforts to reduce the state’s soaring inmate population.

Ohio’s GOP Senator Calls Syria Strategy “Confused”

U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (L) and Rob Portman (R) react to proposed Syrian military strike.
September 12, 2013

Ohio’s Republican senator said the Obama administration’s long-term strategy for Syria appears “very confused.”

Sci-Fi Icon ‘Beams’ Down In Ohio

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William Shatner addresses Ohio convention audience earlier this week.
12, 2013

A sci-fi icon beamed down to Cleveland to share his enterprising insights at a major marketing convention.

Former OSU Football Star Calls For More Mental Health Access

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Terry Russell of NAMI Ohio and Maurice Clarett, former OSU football player
12, 2013

As state lawmakers continue to disagree whether to expand Medicaid insurance to Ohioans under the Affordable Health Care Act, former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett is spreading his story supporting the expansion. He spoke today on All Sides with Ann Fisher. Clarett says he battled with mental illness for several years.

Union: Guards Being ‘Scapegoated’ In Suicide Probe

Ariel Castro
12, 2013

The union representing Ohio prison guards says the two corrections officers who have been placed on leave during investigations into the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro did nothing wrong.

Ohio Woman Accused Of Faking Cancer For Young Son

31-year-old Emily Creno of Utica, is charged with felony child endangerment.
12, 2013

Authorities say a central Ohio woman faked a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son and shaved his head in a scheme that convinced him and others he was dying and bilked people out of donations.