WOSU News Archives For: October 10, 2013

Ohio Senator Targets Medicaid Growth In Bill

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An senator Ohio senator wants a new oversight committee to review growth within the Medicaid system.
3:02PM
October
10, 2013

A state senator in Ohio wants to create a new oversight body to keep growth in check within the Medicaid system.

Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation Possible In Castro Death

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An ODRC report indicates Ariel Castro may not have intended to commit suicide.
2:57PM
October
10, 2013

Ohio officials suggest in a new report it’s possible Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died of auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide.

DSCC Employee Escape Furloughs Again

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The massive complex in Whitehall employees about 8,000 federal employees.
10:07AM
October 10, 2013

An official with the union that represents local federal government employees says more than 5,000 employees at the Defense Supply Center Columbus will not be furloughed as previously planned.

Analyst: Ohio Consumers Slowed By Federal Health Exchange

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Ohio Health Policy Institute president, Amy Rohling McGee, tells the Columbus Metropolitan Club uninsured Ohioans have to use the federal healthcare exchange website to sign up for coverage
9:30AM
October
10, 2013

Ohio is using the federal insurance marketplace to allow consumers to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But, the site has experienced technical hiccups and long waits. An analyst with the non-partisan Health Policy Institute of Ohio says its unclear whether Ohio would be better off with its own health insurance exchange.

Eastern Ohio Man Opens Fire On Courthouse, Killed In Shootout

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8:02AM
October
10, 2013

Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger identified the gunman as Thomas J. Piccard, 55, of Bridgeport, Ohio. He was a former Wheeling police officer.

Columbus Council Of PTAs Declines To Back Levy Campaign

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and interim superintendent Dan Good continue their campaign FOR the levy tonight with a Southside townhall meeting.
7:53AM
October 10, 2013

The group that represents Columbus parents voted this week to not take a position on a tax levy or a proposal to create a new auditor position.