WOSU News Archives For: October 3, 2013

Government Shutdown Detours DC School Trips

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The federal government shutdown in Washington has forced thousands of school children from Ohio and around the country to find non-government monuments and museums to visit.
10:39AM
October 3, 2013

Thousands of school age children from Ohio and across the country might experience last minute itinerary changes in traditional trips to the nation’s capitol because of the government shutdown.

At Present, Whitehall’s Federal Workers Remain On The Job

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Part of the giant Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) in Whitehall
10:32AM
October
3, 2013

Thousands of federal employees continue to pass through the gates of the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC). While many federal employees across the U.S. have been furloughed, it has not happened yet at the DSCC in Whitehall.

Wright-Patt Aviation Classes Fall Victim To Shutdown

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Among those furloughed were most of 89 civilian instructors and about three dozen students.
10:13AM
October
3, 2013

Aviation-related classes have been canceled at Ohio’s largest military base as a result of furloughs triggered by the federal government shutdown.

Protesters Denounce Ohio’s “Stand Your Ground” Bill

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Protesters holding signs denouncing the "Stand Your Ground" bill were met by counter-protests by gun rights advocates.
8:25AM
October
3, 2013

There’s a push to implement a “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law in Ohio. It’s a lethal self-defense provision discussed at length after the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida. But some leaders fear the proposal would only increase violence in Ohio.

House Signs Off On Needle Exchange Bill

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File photo
7:57AM
October
3, 2013

Lawmakers in the Ohio House have passed a bill that will take down some of the barriers local communities face in developing needle exchange programs for intravenous drug users. But the bipartisan bill had plenty of opposition.

Doctors, Women’s Groups Lead Protest Against Abortion Laws

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Doctors were among the hundreds of people who rallied outside the Statehouse Wednesday against new Ohio abortion laws.
7:32AM
October
3, 2013

Opponents of new laws restricting abortion in Ohio took their message back to the Ohio Statehouse Wednesday. But supporters of those new laws say they’re here to stay.

Presidents Cup Golf Tourney Tees Off At Muirfield

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Dublin hosts President's Cup Golf Tournament this week-end at Muirfield village.
5:13AM
October
3, 2013

Central Ohio today turns its attention to professional golf. The international competition, known as the Presidents Cup Golf Tournament tees off at Muirfield Village in Dublin.