WOSU News Archives For: September 18, 2013

FirstEnergy Faces Foes, Regulators Over Renewables

The Sierra Club launched a campaign Wednesday designed to discourage Ohio's from buying energy from Akron-based FirstEnergy's retail division.
18, 2013

The Sierra Club has launched a campaign to discourage Ohioans from buying electricity from the retail arm of Akron-based FirstEnergy.

Rappers Donate To Ohio Mom Who Lost 5 Kids In Fire

Rappers Drake and The Game
Rappers Drake (left) and The Game have donated $20,000 to pay for the funerals of five children who died in mobile home fire in Tiffin, Ohio
September 18, 2013

Rappers The Game and Drake are planning to donate $22,500 to an Ohio woman who lost her five children and boyfriend in a mobile home fire.

Former Energy Secretary Calls For Natural Gas and Wind Energy

Former head of the U.S. Energy Dept, Steven Chu talks about energy sources like natural gas and windmills.
18, 2013

A large group of energy insiders gathered in Columbus to learn more about the advances in natural gas. The keynote speaker was former U.S. energy secretary Steven Chu.

Matthew Cordle Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Vehicular Homicide

Matthew Corlde
Matthew Cordle, (center), of Powell
18, 2013

A Powell, Ohio man who confessed in an online video to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of heavy drinking has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide.

Man Who Confessed To DUI Expected To Plead Guilty

Matthew Cordle, 22, (on the right) is expected to plead guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide.
18, 2013

An Ohio man who confessed in an online video to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of heavy drinking is expected to plead guilty.

Drone Flies Over Madison County Crop Fields

Aerial Drone
Two visitors to Farm Science Review examine aerial drone used to remotely monitor crop field conditions.
18, 2013

Oftentimes crop farmers keep their heads down while walking a field. But at this year’s Farm Science Review their eyes are on the sky. Ohio State aerospace engineer, Matthew McCrink is demonstrating unmanned aeriel vehicles or drones. The drones are equipped with high-resolution cameras to give literally a bird’s eye view of field conditions.

Columbus Rehires School Bus Company For Substitute Drivers

Columbus City Schools rehires a school bus company to staff enough substitute drivers for the district.
18, 2013

Ohio’s largest school district is trying to solve a shortage of bus drivers by getting substitutes from the private busing company it fired last year.