WOSU News Archives For December 2013

Ohio’s Economic Forecast In 2014 Shows Strength For Some Jobs

Housing sales in Ohio could improve as more construction gets underway in 2014.
30, 2013

One Ohio economist says there will be growth in some job sectors in the coming new year.

Ohio AG Urges Tamper-Resistant Generic Painkillers

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine wants tamper-resistant features incorporated into generic prescription painkillers
28, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure that generic drugs, like their branded counterparts, have abuse-deterrent properties.

State Officials Say Flu Cases On The Rise In Ohio

Influenza hospitalizations are on the rise in Ohio
December 28, 2013

Ohio health officials say influenza activity is on the rise in Ohio and residents should get vaccinated.

Four People Rescued From Apartment Fire

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Columbus firefighters rescued four people from an apartment complex fire they say started with candles.
December 27, 2013

An early morning apartment building fire on Columbus’ east side forced several families out of their homes.

Ohio Supreme Court Decides Two Major Cases In 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court in 2013 ruled on cases involving Medicaid and education.
December 27, 2013

Ohio Supreme Court justices decided two major cases in 2013. The cases highlight the year in the judicial branch of Ohio government.
One of the biggest rulings came two and a half weeks before the end of the year – the decision that upheld Medicaid expansion.

Ohio Father Runs Over, Kills Son Who Fell From Van

26, 2013

Authorities in Union County, Ohio say a 4-year-old child fell out of a van and died after he was run over by his father who was driving the vehicle.

Circleville Inmate Jailed On Drug Charges Commits Suicide

Raymond Tackett Jr. hanged himself with a bed sheet at the Pickaway County Jail in Circleville
26, 2013

Authorities say a man jailed on drug charges has committed suicide in a county jail in central Ohio.

Ohio Amish Argue Against Guradian In Chemo Case

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Medical guardianship case argued in Ohio court
December 26, 2013

An Ohio Amish couple who fled with their 11-year-old daughter so she wouldn’t be forced to get chemotherapy say a court was wrong to appoint a guardian to make medical decisions for her.

Cold Spell Boosts Prices For Natural Gas

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Shaded areas show the extent of Ohio's deep shale fields where geologists say natural gas and oil is trapped.
December 26, 2013

Natural gas prices rose this week as temperatures remain below freezing in much of the Great Lakes and Northeast United States. The demand for natural gas is positive news for shale drillers in eastern Ohio. Higher prices for the fuel generally helps energy companies recover more quickly the costs of production.

Scioto Dredging Reveals Junk, Rare Mussels

With Main Street Dam demolition, dredging of the Scioto River continues. Lower water levels will create a more environmentally sound river plus add acres of park space along its banks.
24, 2013

Dredging of the Scioto River started in downtown Columbus last week. It’s part of the Scioto Greenways project that began with demolition of the Main Street dam. Workers have found a lot of man-made debris as the river level falls; and they’re saving some valuable aquatic species.