WOSU News Archives For December 2013

Ohio Killer To Get Lethal 2-Drug Shot Untried In The U.S.

4:22PM
December
31, 2013

Ohio says it will use a never-tried dose of two drugs injected intravenously to put to death an inmate who raped and killed a pregnant woman.

No Permits Issued Yet for Ohio Exotic Animal Owners in 2014

COLUMBUS ZOO EXOTIC RESCUE
File photo of one of three panthers rescued by the Columbus Zoo from Terry Thompson's farm near Zanesville.
11:16AM
December 31, 2013

Ohio officials have issued no permits to owners of dangerous wild animals, though they are required to have them to keep their creatures starting Wednesday.

Court Rejects Condemned Ohio Inmate’s Appeal

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10:42AM
December
31, 2013

A federal appeals court has rejected arguments by a condemned Ohio killer facing a never-tried execution method that he received poor legal assistance before sentencing.

Lawyer Says Ohio Deputy Left Boy’s Dad After Accident

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10:35AM
December
31, 2013

A defense attorney says an Ohio man shouldn’t be prosecuted for leaving the scene of an accident that killed his 4-year-old son after the boy fell out of a van and was run over.

Columbus Police Warn Against New Year’s Eve Gunfire

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Displays at Columbus Police Training Academy show mock billboards and shaded map of city where New Year's Eve gunfire was reported last year.
8:34AM
December
31, 2013

Columbus police say in too many neighborhoods, too many people bring in the new year with “celebratory gunfire.” Last New Year’s Eve, police responded to more than 200 reports of shots being fired.

Pedestrian Hit, Killed On Brice Road

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8:24AM
December
31, 2013

Police say Marcus Allen Hughes was hit late Monday on Brice Road by a car that had just exited from Interstate 70.

Ohio Minimum Wage Going Up In 2014

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7:56AM
December
31, 2013

Ohio is one of a dozen states that ties increases in its minimum wages to increases in the costs of living.

2nd Democrat Plans To Enter Race For Ohio Governor

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Hamilton County commissioner Todd Portune, a Democrat, says he plans to run for governor.
5:13PM
December 30, 2013

A longtime Cincinnati-area officeholder says he plans to run for Ohio governor, setting up a Democratic primary with the county leader from Cleveland.

FAA Snubs Ohio As Drone Testing Site

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The above photo, provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, shows one of many possibilities for pilot-less aircraft.
12:34PM
December
30, 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration has rejected Ohio and Indiana’s joint bid to become one of the agency’s six drone test sites.

OSU Eyes New Arts District

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Plans call for Sullivant Hall, Wexner Center for the Arts and Mershon Auditorium to serve as the entrance to the district.
10:22AM
December
30, 2013

Ohio State University wants to spend as much as $200 million over the next decade to create an arts district at the center of campus.