WOSU News Archives For: February 3, 2014

Ohio To Give Month’s Notice For Execution Changes

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The State Prisons' System says it will give a death row inmate 30 days notice of any changes to it's lethal injection policy.
2:57PM
February 3, 2014

The state plans to notify a condemned killer a month in advance of his execution if changes are made to Ohio’s lethal injection policy.

CDC Report: Nearly A Quarter Of Ohioans Smoked In 2012

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Anti-smoking advocates in Ohio say the state's ranking remains among the lowest in the nation because adequate funds aren't invested in programs to help people quit smoking and prevent children from starting.
9:46AM
February
3, 2014

The National Health Interview Surveys, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, say 23.3 percent of Ohio residents still smoked in 2012, a rate that was just 5.4 percent lower than it was in 1984, the first year Ohio tracked smoking numbers.

United To Close Cleveland Hub, Cut Nearly 500 Jobs

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7:48AM
February 3, 2014

The United Airlines hub that’s leaving Cleveland Hopkins will cost the airport at least 470 jobs. But the move might be a boon to passengers in the long run.

Columbus Library’s No. 1 Project: Third Grade Reading Preparedness

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Hilltop librarian Linda Vanvickle guides a third grader through a reading passage
6:16AM
February
3, 2014

Many Central Ohio 3rd Graders are at risk of repeating, if they cannot pass the state’s new reading test. About a third of Columbus City School students might not meet the requirements of the so called Third Grade Reading Guarantee. So the Columbus Metropolitan Library is going all out to help