WOSU News Archives For March 2014

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Grows To 111 Cases

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Four fifths of the 111 cases of mumps in Ohio are linked to the original outbreak at the Ohio State University campus in Columbus.
2:50PM
March
31, 2014

Public health officials tracking a growing outbreak of mumps in central Ohio say four-fifths of the cases confirmed so far are linked to Ohio State University.

Ohio Group Holds Out Hope For Thorium Energy

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This schematic from 1969 represents the state of the art Thorium molten salt reactor design. Engineers at Oak Ridge Labs developed the technology then abandoned it in favor of the more familiar Uranium fueled light water reactors.
12:24PM
March
31, 2014

A group in Northeast Ohio is promoting an alternative form of atomic power that they say promises safer and cheaper nuclear reactors: Thorium. But critics say its time as a viable energy source has passed.

Advocates Make Final Push For Healthcare Sign-ups

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The federal data shows that many Ohio residents obtaining coverage in the marketplace are older. Eighty-five percent of enrollees are getting financial help to pay their monthly premiums.
9:28AM
March 31, 2014

Health care advocates are holding their final enrollment events around Ohio as a key deadline under the federal law approaches.

Columbus Street Performer Program To Begin In April

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Singer Ruvane Kurland performs in his Reynoldsburg studio.
5:00AM
March
31, 2014

Beginning this spring, the Greater Columbus Arts Council kicks off its Street Performer program in Columbus. Venues around the city will showcase the talents of singers, mimes, jugglers and performers of all sorts through the end of the year and beyond if the program takes hold.

Ohio Furniture Maker To Add Jobs For Ikea Line

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Furniture maker Sauder is based in Archbold, Ohio near Toledo
6:01PM
March
29, 2014

A northwestern Ohio furniture maker plans to hire more workers after signing a new deal with Swedish furniture retailer Ikea.

Sentences Upheld For Ohio Bridge Bomb Plotters

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An Appeals Court upholds a judges ruling to add extra time to sentences of plotters to bomb a Cuyahoga Country bridge.
3:13PM
March 28, 2014

A federal appeals court has upheld the sentences of four defendants in a failed anti-Wall Street plot to bomb a highway bridge near Cleveland.

OSU Mumps Outbreak Spreads To Neighboring Counties

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Those infected range in age from 4 to 58. The cases span from January to this week.
10:48AM
March
28, 2014

Individual cases were reported involving people from Fairfield, Hamilton, Licking and Union counties. Delaware County says it is investigating six suspected cases of mumps.

Ford To Add 300 Jobs At Lima Engine Plant

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Ford's Ecoboost V-6 engine has been gaining in popularity in recent years. The company says it offers the power of a V-8 with the gas mileage of a V-6.
10:44AM
March
28, 2014

Ford executives say the new workers will build a V6 engine for the 2015 F-150 truck.

Sentencing Set In Ohio Doctor’s Child Porn Case

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Judge Algenon Marbley set May 2nd as the sentencing date for OSU Pediatrician Christopher Pelloski who is charged with accessing child pornography.
2:58PM
March
27, 2014

A sentencing date has been set for an Ohio pediatric doctor who has pleaded guilty to accessing child pornography.

Despite Dealer Concerns, Tesla Strikes Deal To Sell In Ohio

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Tesla Model S.
5:00AM
March
27, 2014

Car dealers in Ohio say they’ve reached a compromise with Silicone Valley-based Tesla, the electric automaker with a unique and controversial business model. The company sells directly to customers, not through a dealer. There’s no haggling; the price of each car is non-negotiable.