WOSU News Archives For: March 13, 2014

OH Board Clears Voter Rights Proposal As One Issue

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Backers of a proposal to protect voter rights can proceed to collect signatures to get the measure on the November ballot.
2:17PM
March 13, 2014

Supporters of a voting rights proposal in Ohio can now gather the needed signatures in their campaign to get it on the fall ballot.

Ohio Turnpike Pile-ups Will Take Days To Clean Up

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The Ohio Turnpike re-opened today after fatal multi-car pile-ups during a Wednesday snowstorm.
1:57PM
March 13, 2014

Traffic on the Ohio Turnpike is moving again where a massive traffic pileup left three people dead near the Fremont exit between Toledo and Cleveland. Toll road officials say it will take days to clean up the tractor-trailers and debris left behind on a two-mile stretch of the eastbound lanes southwest of Sandusky.

DOJ To Ohio Youth Services: Stop “Rampant Use” Of Seclusion

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11:44AM
March
13, 2014

A motion filed Wednesday in federal court in Ohio seeks a temporary restraining order to limit the punishment of mentally ill boys through solitary confinement at four facilities.

Budget Bill Draws Praise, Criticism For Low-Income Measures

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8:32AM
March
13, 2014

Republican Gov. John Kasich’s budget update includes a tax cut aimed at the top income earners in Ohio. But it also includes some measures designed to help the state’s poorest people, and those items are getting blasted as well as praised.

Republicans Target Minority Voters In Outreach Effort

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Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo details the efforts of a group to attract more minority voters to the Republican Party.
5:00AM
March 13, 2014

Three Ohioans will be part of advisory councils for the Republican National Committee as it reaches out to underrepresented communities.