WOSU News Archives For: February 5, 2014

5 Exotic Animals That Survived Ohio Release Moved

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The widow of a man who released dozens of lions, tigers and other animals shortly before committing suicide is moving the surviving animals to another Ohio farm.
1:51PM
February
5, 2014

The widow of an exotic animal owner who released dozens of creatures from their eastern Ohio farm before killing himself has told state officials she relocated the surviving animals to another farm in the state.

Kasich-Taylor Campaign Files For Republican Primary Spot

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The Kasich-Taylor campaign files its paperwork to get on the Republican primary ballot in May.
12:13PM
February 5, 2014

The Kasich-Taylor for Ohio campaign filed its petitions today for its official spot in the Republican primary for governor.

Slow Execution With Two-Drug Cocktail Not A Concern

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53-year-old Dennis McGuire was executed in January with a two-drug cocktail.
10:34AM
February 5, 2014

An Ohio prison official says the new execution process in the state first used in January worked “very well.”

Ohio Schools May Get More Time For Tests

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As Ohio school districts cancel classes again discussion is underway to possibly delay state mandated tests.
10:14AM
February
5, 2014

As many schools canceled classes again today, Ohio education officials say they are considering giving schools more time to administer state achievement tests this spring because students have missed so many days to bad weather.

Snow, Ice Force Another Round of School Closings and Delays

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The National Weather Service reports nearly 7 inches of snow fell overnight in Columbubs
4:10AM
February
5, 2014

Port Columbus measures about 7 inches of new snow this morning. National Weather Service forecasters say most of the precipitation, some freezing rain and sleet, have moved to the east. Colder temperatures will enter the region later today.