WOSU News Archives For: May 28, 2014

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.

Federal Judge Orders Temporary Halt To Ohio Executions

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A federal judge has placed a two-and-a-half month moratorium on the death penalty in Ohio.
1:42PM
May
28, 2014

A federal judge has ordered a 2 1/2-month moratorium on executions in Ohio to allow time for arguments over the state’s new lethal injection procedures.

Ohio National Guard Unit Will Tear Down Military Posts In Afghanistan

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8:30AM
May 28, 2014

The deployment comes as President Obama says he wants to keep about 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through the end of this year, then remove nearly all of the troops by 2017.

Proposed Concealed Carry Changes Denounced By FOP

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The bill would lower the amount of training time required for a concealed weapons permit, and have Ohio recognize concealed carry permits from other states.
7:49AM
May 28, 2014

An Ohio Senate committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the bill to lower the amount of training time required for a concealed weapons permit. It would also have Ohio recognize concealed carry permits from other states.