WOSU News Archives For November 2013

Commissioners OK Contract To Raze Vets Memorial

An exterier view of Veteran's Memorial. Inside these walls is a room with names of  local men and women who perished in wartime.
Franklin County Commissioners support a redevelopment contract that would demolish Veterans Memorial to make way for a new one that would include a museum.
26, 2013

Franklin County Commissioners announced Tuesday they will support a contract that would lead to the demolition of Vets Memorial. The issue has been hotly contested by veterans.

Fired Teacher Asks Ohio Court To Reconsider Ruling

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A former Mount Vernon science teacher wants the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to uphold his dismissal.
26, 2013

A public school science instructor who refused to remove religious materials from his classroom is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision upholding his dismissal.

Kasich Continues Lead In Latest Poll

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November 26, 2013

A new independent poll says Governor John Kasich continues to hold a lead over Democratic challenger Ed Fitzgerald in next year’s election.

Ohio GOP Leaders Push For Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

The resolution passed in Ohio, which is similar to ones passed in 19 other states, calls for Congress to come up with an amendment requiring a balanced federal budget, or to allow the states to convene a Constitutional convention.
26, 2013

Ohio leaders left the Statehouse Monday to travel west to Lima to to sign a resolution calling for a federal balanced budget amendment.

Ohio Retailers Expect Boost In Holiday Sales

Easton Town Center street at night
Ohio retailers ready for holiday shoppers
25, 2013

Retail researchers expect sales to be up this holiday shopping season for Ohio businesses. The highly competitive holiday shopping season that heats up this Thanksgiving week usually produces a significant chunk of the annual revenues for many retailers.

Superintendent, 3 Others Charged In Steubenville Probe

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25, 2013

A school superintendent and three more people have been charged by a grand jury that investigated whether other laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two Steubenville high school football players.

First Black Professional Football Player Celebrated In New Play

Charles Follis was signed to the Shelby Blues in 1902.
25, 2013

The new play “The Black Cyclone” tells the story of Ohio’s forgotten sports legend Charles Follis. Follis, from Wooster, is credited with being the first black professional football player.

Ohio Welfare Caseload Grows

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November 25, 2013

Statistics show that the Ohio welfare rolls increased in October for the first time since the state started cracking down on job and work-training requirements. Joel Potts, executive director of the Ohio Job and Family Services Directors’ Association, says it’s now “a true temporary-assistance program.”

Grove City Boy Dies Two Days After Being Shot

Jaiden Dixon, 9, died after being shot in the face by Danny Thorton, his mother's ex-boyfriend.
November 25, 2013

A 9-year-old boy who police say was the first targeted in a string of shootings by his mother’s ex-boyfriend has died from his injuries.

Composting Becomes Big Business in Central Ohio

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Steam rises from piles of rotting food scraps at Ohio Mulch in Delaware County as it's turned into reusable fertilizer or top soil
25, 2013

Composting has long been practiced by homeowners in Central Ohio and elsewhere as a way to recycle kitchen waste and create fertilizer for the family garden. But now composting has become big business.