WOSU News Archives For: November 14, 2013

Ohio Child Killer’s Organ Donation Wish Perplexes

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Gov. John Kasich has postponed Ronald Phillips' execution to allow the state to consider whether to allow him to donate some of his organs to sick relatives.
3:37PM
November 14, 2013

The stay of execution for a convicted Ohio child killer seeking to donate his organs is posing perplexing ethical and medical questions that pit demand for life-saving transplants against the goals of incarceration.

Obama Says Administration “Fumbled” Healthcare Rollout

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President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that his administration "fumbled" the rollout of his new health care law. Still, speaking at a Cleveland steel plant, he vowed to keep fighting attempts to scrap the whole program.
3:34PM
November
14, 2013

President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that his administration “fumbled” the rollout of his new health care law. Still, speaking at a Cleveland steel plant, he vowed to keep fighting attempts to scrap the whole program.

Kidnapping Charges Outlined In Brutal Police Report

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11:35AM
November 14, 2013

Columbus Police have arrested two people after an alleged kidnapping incident that police say included sexual assault and pulling out teeth with pliers.

Police Denounce Bill To Ban Traffic Cameras In Ohio

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Supporters of the cameras say they make roadways safer and save lives. Critics often call them invasive and money-making tools for municipalities.
7:57AM
November
14, 2013

Columbus, Newark, Lancaster, and several other Ohio cities are waiting to find out what could happen to their red-light cameras as lawmakers debate the future of the devices.

1,150 Ohioans Get Coverage Using Federal Exchange

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More than 24,000 Ohio residents submitted paper or electronic applications for health coverage for more than 45,000 people, such as themselves, their spouses and children, the report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows.
7:27AM
November 14, 2013

Federal officials said Wednesday that just 1,150 Ohio residents successfully picked health insurance plans last month through the new online marketplace created by President Barack Obama’s law.

New Abortion Law Forces Some Women To Seek Clinics Hours Away

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The Center for Choice, one of two Toledo abortion clinics, closed this spring. Four other clinics currently face closure due to a new state law which requires the facilities to contract patient transfers to private hospitals instead of public hospitals.
5:00AM
November
14, 2013

Ohio is feeling the effect of the latest fight in the abortion debate. Having failed to overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion opponents have pushed for increased regulations on clinics, forcing some to close. Several in Ohio have closed this year. WOSU has a more on the impact of a new state law which has made it difficult for some clinics to remain open.