WOSU News Archives For: September 16, 2013

Report: Log of Ohio Inmate Suicide Falsified

Billy Slagle
A report says guards may have falsified a log used to document visits to Billy Slagle's cell before the death row inmate committed suicide in August.
16, 2013

A report says one and possibly two prison guards falsified an electronic log documenting checks on an Ohio death row inmate who committed suicide.

Sierra Club Sues For Records In Ohio Dumping Case

fracking well
The Sierre Club sues Ohio over wastewater disposal from oil and gas drillers in northeast Ohio.
16, 2013

An environmental group seeking documents related to alleged illegal dumping of wastewater from oil and gas drilling into a northeast Ohio storm sewer is suing the state for access to the records.

Ohio Gas Prices Fall As Autumn Approaches

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Columbus commuters are seeing lower gas prices as summer ends.
September 16, 2013

Ohio’s average gas prices are dropping as travelers say goodbye to summer.

Pupil Performance, Poverty Linked In School Assessment System

A statewide review finds a direct correlation between income-related factors and the new performance index measured as part of the A-F report card system.
16, 2013

Groups representing Ohio school boards, administrators and treasurers have released an analysis of data collected under the state’s new school assessment system that confirms the link between poverty and student performance in the classroom.

Southside STAY Group Works To Improve Academics In Area Schools

Columbus' South Side is home to the organization STAY, an effort to keep families in the area to improve the school district.
September 16, 2013

Tonight WOSU-TV presents the latest in the Columbus Neighborhoods documentary series with a look at the South Side. Once a booming manufacturing center, the South Side later fell on hard times. People moved away to the suburbs. Last year a group of residents got together to try and reverse the population decline.

Trailer Fire In Tiffin Kills Six, Including Five Children

Map of Tiffin, Ohio mobile home fire.
A fire at the Highland Park Estates Mobile Home Park claimed the lives of one adult and five children.
September 16, 2013

A friend says the mother of five young children killed in a mobile home fire identified them and kissed them goodbye. The fire Sunday morning in Tiffin killed the woman’s boyfriend and the children. The oldest child was six.