WOSU News Archives For: May 8, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence Of Ohio Double Killer

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The Ohio Supreme Court rules 5-2 to uphold a truck driver's death sentence.
11:13AM
May
8, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence of a truck driver sentenced to die for killing his boss and another man.

Ohio Lawmakers Work To Freeze State’s Energy Efficiency Standards

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Ohio House gets its turn on whether to overhaul Ohio’s energy policies.
10:56AM
May
8, 2014

A measure to overhaul Ohio’s energy policies is on its way to the House after the Senate held an early morning vote Thursday.

Statehouse Holocaust Memorial Takes Shape

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The $2.3 million project, paid for with private funds and constructed with $300,000 worth of taxpayer funded work on the site, is set to be dedicated in what’s planned to be a large and elaborate ceremony on June 2.
10:14AM
May
8, 2014

The first new memorial in decades on the Statehouse grounds is just a few weeks away from being completed.

Oil Well Spills Into Southeast Ohio Creek

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The leak occurred in Morgan County near the small town of McConnellsville.
9:56AM
May 8, 2014

State and federal teams are still cleaning up after a shale well being drilled for fracking in southeast Ohio began leaking and the oily fluid ran into a nearby creek.

Eight Car Fires Reported On Northwest Side

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Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Tracy Smith says the fires involved at least eight vehicles and two houses.
8:02AM
May
8, 2014

Columbus fire officials are investigating a series of car fires on the northwest side early this morning.