WOSU News Archives For: January 13, 2014

Judge Won’t Stop Ohio Execution By Untried Drugs

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An Ohio Federal Judge has refused to stop the execution of a convicted killer set to die later this week by an untried lethal injection method.
1:42PM
January
13, 2014

A federal judge has refused to stop the execution of an Ohio man facing death by a never-tried execution method that the inmate’s attorneys allege will cause him agony and terror.

Ohio Gov. Moves State Of The State Speech To Medina

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For the third time, Gov. John Kasich will give his annual State of the State address away from the statehouse.
1:35PM
January
13, 2014

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he’ll deliver his annual State of the State speech in the northeast Ohio city of Medina.

Ohio Bill Protects Underage Drinkers Who Summon Help

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An Ohio lawmaker proposed to add some protections for underage drinkers who seek emergency assistance.
1:32PM
January
13, 2014

A bill proposed by an Ohio lawmaker would protect underage drinkers from criminal charges if they call 911 for help.

Aluminum Workers Picket In Columbus

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Idled workers at Ormet Aluminum in Hannibal, Ohio stage informational pickets in front of American Electric Power headquarters in Columbus.
9:14AM
January
13, 2014

Idled workers at Ormet Aluminum say they’ll continue to picket and petition in Columbus to regain their jobs. The eastern Ohio manufacturing plant laid off most of it’s workforce last October after the Public Utilities Commission ruled against it in a dispute with American Electric Power.

Ohio Will Market To Drone Industry Despite FAA Decision

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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.
8:23AM
January
13, 2014

Ohio may have lost its bid to become a federal testing site for drone aircraft, but the state will still try to increase drone-related business.

Honda To Use Wind Power At Logan County Plant

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Honda says the turbines will be owned and operated by an energy service company, ConEdison Solutions of Valhalla, N.Y.
8:00AM
January
13, 2014

Honda says the turbines are expected to provide about 10 percent of the plant’s electricity and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Senate Leaders Look Ahead For 2014

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File photo
7:55AM
January
13, 2014

Lawmakers are back for the second year of the legislature’s two year session. And while they passed nearly 60 bills last year, there are hundreds more bills that have been introduced.