WOSU News Archives For: February 27, 2014

Guilty Plea In $10 Million Ohio Fraud Case

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A former Central Ohio man pleads guilty to fraud charges related to a $10 million scheme.
12:15PM
February
27, 2014

A former Ohio man has pleaded guilty to fraud charges that include related allegations he cheated Miami Heat basketball players out of millions of dollars.

Columbus, Cleveland And Cincinnati Make RNC Convention Cut

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Columbus has been named a finalist to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
11:28AM
February 27, 2014

Ohio’s three flagship cities – Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati – have been named finalists in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

COTA To Begin Downtown Circulator Bus Service In May

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COTA's downtown circulator service will begin May 5.
10:22AM
February
27, 2014

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has purchased six new buses as it prepares to begin a circulator route in downtown Columbus. The CBUS service, scheduled to begin in May, will shuttle passengers to popular downtown and Short North destinations.

Ohio Agency Critical Of Group-Home Placements After Park Slaying

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A report from the Franklin County Children's Services blames child welfare workers for not knowing more about a group home resident charged with a jogger's slaying.
10:16AM
February 27, 2014

A new report said child welfare workers should have known more about the violent background of a group home resident who has been charged in the slaying of a jogger in a central Ohio park.

State Lawmakers Pull “Religious Freedom” Bill

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Ohio Reps. Bill Patmon (left) and Tim DIckerson recently held a press conference to announce the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. They now say they've pulled the bill from consideration.
8:22AM
February 27, 2014

The bill’s sponsors say their measure was intended to protect Ohioans’ ability to exercise their religious beliefs, but they’ve withdrawn it after comparisons to a hotly-debated bill in Arizona.