WOSU News Archives For: October 8, 2013

Stiffer Penalties On The Way For Unemployment Fraud

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Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
4:20PM
October
8, 2013

New penalties are set to take effect in Ohio later this month designed to discourage unemployment compensation fraud. The state believes that about $30 million was paid out to people in 2012 who were ineligible for benefits.

Obama: Let’s Stop The Excuses And End The Shutdown

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President Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt limit on Tuesday at the White House in Washington.
2:22PM
October
8, 2013

Obama is expected to take questions about a monumental Washington standoff, which has already caused a partial government shutdown and has now transitioned into a fight over raising the debt ceiling.

Third Party Ballot Access Bill Clears Ohio Senate

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Despite objections by minor party candidates and the American Civil Liberties Union, the Ohio senate cleared a bill to set new requirements for third parties to appear on ballots.
1:27PM
October
8, 2013

Ohio senators have cleared a bill that would set new requirements for third parties to appear on ballots in the swing state.

Steubenville Schools Tech Director Indicted In Latest Probe

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William Rhinaman, IT director for Steubenville schools, was booked into Jefferson County Jail.
8:22AM
October 8, 2013

A grand jury investigation stemming from the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two Ohio high school football players has led to an indictment against a school information technology employee.

Plant Closure Adds To Economic Woes Of Ohio River Community

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Ormet Corp. struggled in recent years because of down aluminum prices and increasing utility costs.
7:51AM
October
8, 2013

The closure of a large aluminum plant will mean the loss of 700 jobs for a small, southeast Ohio community already struggling through hard economic times.