WOSU News Archives For: January 8, 2014

Burst Pipes Soak Columbus Police Headquarters

Cols Police HQ Entrance
Columbus Police Headquarter at Marconi Boulevard and Front street sustained 'major' water damage from three burst pipes on the building's west side.
8, 2014

Columbus Police headquarters has suffered “major” water damage. Three pipes burst overnight. City crews had to punch holes through inside walls to locate the water leaks.

Economist Predicts Good, Not Great 2014 For Central Ohio Economy

Economist Bill Lafayette predicts 18,000 net new jobs for Central Ohio in 2014
8, 2014

Long-time Central Ohio Economist Bill Lafayette says 2014 certainly won’t be a boom year for the Columbus area economy, but it will definitely feel better. He predicts decent economic and job growth in Central Ohio in the coming year.

Charges Dropped Against Ohio School Principal

Lady Justice sits atop the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Steubenville.
January 8, 2014

The case of an eastern Ohio elementary school official charged following an investigation into the rape of a 16-year-old girl in 2012 has been resolved without a trial.

Deal Made In Ohio Lawsuit Over Mugshot Websites

Numerous websites charge people money to have their mugshots removed from the sites, regardless of their innocence or guilt.
January 8, 2014

A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit in Ohio against two Internet sites that make money by posting mug shots of people who’ve been arrested.

Judge Blocks Minor Party Rules From Affecting 2014 Ballot

File photo
January 8, 2014

A federal judge has blocked enforcement of a law that made it harder for minor party candidates to get on the ballot.

Police: Man Arrested On I-70 Had 48 Bombs, Four Guns In Car

Investigators are trying to determine why the man had the arsenal. He faces a court hearing Friday in Madison County.
January 8, 2014

Andrew Scott Boguslawski, 43, was arrested late New Year’s Day on Interstate 70 west of Columbus. Investigators found two pistols, two rifles, 48 explosive devices and tools and materials to make additional explosives

Good Gets Extension, “Interim” Tag Removed

Good was named interim superintendent last year after Gene Harris left the office.
January 8, 2014

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good is no longer considered an interim employee after getting a one-year contract extension Tuesday night.