WOSU News Archives For: November 21, 2013

Report: Ohio Failed To Return Tax Overpayments

Ohio Inspector General Randy Meyer.
November 21, 2013

A report by the state watchdog says Ohio has failed to return more than $30 million in business tax refunds to companies that properly requested the money.

Westerville Business Learns How To Defend Against Active Shooter

Emerson buildling
Emerson Network Power in Westerville held active shooter police training for its employees.
21, 2013

This fall active shooters have struck the Washington D.C. Navy yard and the Los Angeles International Airport.The rash of shootings has prompted some businesses in Central Ohio to train employees how to respond if an active shooter terrorizes their workplace.

Upper Arlington’s Historic Hutchinson House Reduced To Rubble

Before and after the demolition
21, 2013

A day after the demolition of the historic Hutchinson house in Upper Arlington, the director of the city’s historical society says stones from the home will be saved

Scioto Juvenile Detention Facility Set To Close

Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility
Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility set to close.
21, 2013

Ohio is closing another juvenile correctional facility as the number of youths sentenced to time in the state detention system continues to fall.

Columbus Schools Poised To Hire More Auditors

The Columbus Board of Education is weighing increase in internal audit staff.
November 21, 2013

Columbus schools are poised to increase staff and money for the office of internal auditor. The proposal is expected to be considered as early as next month.

JobsOhio Audit Scolds Governor, Finds No Business Conflicts

State Auditor Dave Yost (bottom left) fought to gain access to the books of JobsOhio, which was created by Gov. John Kasich shortly after taking office.
21, 2013

Ohio’s state auditor has scolded Gov. John Kasich’s signature job-creation effort for sloppy handling of ethics and conflict-of-interest procedures in its first year, but says no business conflicts exist among its executives.

“Stand Your Ground” Passes House Despite Debate And Protests

Protesters chanted and hung a banner that was quickly torn down by security.
21, 2013

A measure that’s called Ohio’s version of “stand your ground” has passed the Ohio House, after two hours of passionate arguments and a mid-debate protest.