WOSU News Archives For: April 9, 2014

Ohio Energy Group Opposes Lifting Ohio Targets

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6:31PM
April 9, 2014

Ohio alternative energy producers are fighting a new Senate proposal to halt the phase-in of Ohio’s clean- and advanced-energy targets.

Committee: 56 Proposals For Ohio Death Penalty

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5:56PM
April 9, 2014

A committee that spent more than two years studying changes to Ohio’s death penalty law is recommending 56 updates to the law, including restrictions on the use of capital punishment charges.

High-End, On-Demand Car Service Company Gets Sued

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Last month, Uber began to offer UberX in Columbus, a less expensive option than its black car service. But city officials have sued UberX, citing unlicensed drivers and vehicles.
4:19PM
April
9, 2014

The city of Columbus has filed a lawsuit suit against an upscale car service that recently began to operate in the area. WOSU reports the city wants a judge to grant a temporary restraining order against a branch of Uber to keep it from operating in the city.

Franklin County Prosecutor To Appeal GPS Ruling

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Common Pleas Judge Michael J. Holbrook ruled in February 2013 that some evidence against 22-year-old burglary suspect Montie Sullivan was illegal because his constitutional right against illegal searches had been violated.
9:38AM
April
9, 2014

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says he will request an appeal of last week’s ruling by a county appeals court to throw out evidence in a burglary case because a detective placed a GPS device on a suspect’s car without getting a warrant.

Counties, College Athletes See Changes In Budget Update

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The budget update approved by the Ohio House Finance Committee approved several changes, including language on college athletes and whether counties that mail out unsolicited absentee ballot applications should see cuts to funding. Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald led a push to approve mailing unsolicited applications.
8:02AM
April
9, 2014

An Ohio House committee on Tuesday made several changes to the next state budget, including language on college athletes and punishing counties for mailing out unsolicited absentee ballot applications.