WOSU News Archives For: January 30, 2014

Michael Drake Named New Ohio State President

New Ohio State President Michael Drake addresses the university's board of trustees after he was named as the school's new leader.
New Ohio State President Michael Drake addresses the university's board of trustees after he was named as the school's new leader.
5:38PM
January 30, 2014

It took six months, but Ohio State University Board of Trustees narrowed the field of presidential candidates down to one man they say has all of the skills necessary to lead one of the nation’s largest public institutions. Trustees, Thursday, tapped University of California Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake as OSU’s 15th president.

Party Chairs Assess Ohio Gov Candidate Weaknesses

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Chairmen of the Ohio Democratic and Republican parties are quick to point out the weaknesses of the opposing candidates at the AP's Legislative Forum.
3:38PM
January 30, 2014

Ohio’s political party chairmen have jumped at the chance to highlight vulnerabilities of the gubernatorial contender running on the opposite ticket.

Ohio Governor Continues To Support Death Penalty

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Governor John Kasich told The Associated Press Legislative Forum he supports the death penalty despite the prolonged death of Dennis McGuire last week.
12:38PM
January 30, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich continues to support the death penalty following the prolonged execution of a condemned killer earlier this month that led to calls for a state moratorium on capital punishment.

Ohio Elections Chief Urges Online Registration

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted wants state lawmakers to approve online voter registration this year.
10:59AM
January
30, 2014

The state’s top elections official says online voter registration can be implemented in Ohio as soon as state lawmakers pass it.

Lackluster Results For Ohio’s Job Program

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Ohio's program to help welfare recipients get jobs shows dismal results.
10:18AM
January
30, 2014

A report shows that Ohio’s new effort to find jobs for welfare recipients has fallen short.

Columbus Man Sentenced For Twitter Threats Against President

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U.S. District judge George Smith has sentenced Columbus resident Daniel Temple for tweeting threats against President Obama.
7:45AM
January 30, 2014

A federal judge has sentenced a central Ohio man to 16 months in prison for making Twitter threats to kill President Barack Obama. 37 year-old Daniel Temple of Columbus had confessed to U.S. Secret Service agents to making the threats and pleaded guilty in May.