WOSU News Archives For: January 22, 2014

Former Prisons Head Opposes Death Penalty

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Terry Collins has spoken out several times against the death penalty citing its traumatic effect on staff members.
January 22, 2014

A former state prisons chief spoke out against the death penalty today. Retired director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Terry Collins says the state of Ohio needs to get out of the execution business.

41 Years After Roe v. Wade, Abortion Debate Continues In Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health has ordered the Women’s Med Center near Cincinnati to close down, because the facility doesn’t have a transfer agreement with a hospital in case of complications with patients.
22, 2014

State health officials have ordered the closure of a Cincinnati abortion clinic because it doesn’t comply with a new state law requiring agreements with hospitals.

Carol Perkins Says She Leaves Columbus Schools On Her Own Terms

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Carol Perkins, (left) says the Columbus school board has 'been to hell and back' during the last two years. The board accepted Perkins' resignation Tuesday night.
22, 2014

The Columbus Board of Education has a vacancy today. At last night’s meeting, the board accepted the resignation of former president, Carol Perkins. Perkins took the opportunity to address questions swirling around her decision to leave public service.

School Closings and Delays

Many local school districts have delayed morning classes.
22, 2014

Several local school districts are delays morning classes because of snow of bitter cold temperatures.