WOSU News Archives For May 2014

Ohio Man Seeks Execution Delay For Kidney Donation

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Death row inmate Ronald Phillips has once again requested officials delay his execution so that he can donate his kidney to his mother before he dies.
2:47PM
May 30, 2014

A condemned inmate seeking to donate a kidney to his mother before his execution is requesting another reprieve after Ohio rejected his first organ donation request.

Drug Addicted Pregnant Women In Columbus Get More State Aid

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A Columbus non-profit aims to double the number of drug addicted pregnant women it can help through a new state grant.
10:44AM
May 30, 2014

A Columbus non-profit agency operates one of 4 programs in Ohio helping pregnant women addicted to drugs that will receive a share of more than $4 million in grant money.

Ohio Supreme Court Reschedules Executions of Two Condemned Killers

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8:50AM
May 30, 2014

A Columbus federal judge had postponed the execution of Ronald Phillips and William Montgomery to allowe debate over the state’s new lethal injection procedures.

Christian Group Wants Ohio Voters to Show ID

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8:31AM
May 30, 2014

The Ohio Christian Alliance says it will begin collecting petition signatures for a ballot effort if state lawmakers balk at a bill to require a state-issued photo ID at the polls.

Delayed Renewable Energy Mandates Could Hurt Investment

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Jereme Kent, CEO of One Energy, says delaying changes to Ohio's renewable energy mandates will create a "lobbying frenzy" in the state.
7:50AM
May
30, 2014

Jereme Kent, the general manager of Findlay-based wind energy company One Energy, says delaying incoming renewable energy mandates will create a “lobbying frenzy” and scare away renewable energy investors.

Ohio Extends Deadline For Counties to Use $75M of Demolition Funds

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There are several thousand vacant homes in Columbus alone.
10:35AM
May 29, 2014

Ohio counties will have extra time to demolish and clean up thousands of vacant and nuisance properties.

Teen Girl Stabbed To Death, Other Teen Charged With Murder

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8:19AM
May
29, 2014

Columbus Police say one teen girl is dead and another has been charged with murder after a stabbing in east Columbus on Wednesday.

Ohio’s Black Infant Mortality Rate Second Worst In U.S.

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Dr. Patricia Gabbe (right) founded Moms2B, a support group that connects disadvantaged pregnant women with social services. Amber Broadus was one of the first women in the program.
5:00AM
May
29, 2014

Ohio’s African American mortality rate is the second worst in the country. And in some of Columbus’ poor, black communities, the numbers are the same as rates in third world countries.

Ohio Lawmakers OK Pause In Green Energy Targets

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A bill to delay Ohio's alternative energy standards is now in the hands of Governor Kasich
4:47PM
May
28, 2014

A contentious bill delaying phase-in of Ohio’s renewable energy targets for two years has cleared the Republican-led state Legislature and is headed to GOP Gov. John Kasich.

Columbus Veteran Lobbies To Expedite Veterans Affairs Claims

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Ex Navy corpsman Michael Fairman helped develop an online reporting method for veterans who suffered possible brain injuries. He's traveling the state with Democratic US Senator Sherrod Brown to build legislative support for adoption by the VA.
4:30PM
May
28, 2014

A Columbus veteran says he’s found a way to more accurately document brain injuries in combat service. The new way of tracking invisible injuries could speed claims for medical help and compensation at Veterans Affairs.