WOSU News Archives For: June 3, 2014

Ohio Senate OKs Rerouted Teacher Evaluation Bill

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The Ohio Senate cleared legislation that would reduce the number of state-mandated evaluations for well-rated teachers.
3:32PM
June
3, 2014

Legislation reducing the number of state-mandated evaluations required for well-rated public school teachers has again cleared the Ohio Senate.

Bill Targeting Youth Drug Abuse Clears Legislature

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Governor Kasich is expected to sign a bill that requires parental consent before children can be prescribed painkillers.
12:09PM
June
3, 2014

Ohio lawmakers have passed a bipartisan measure aimed at preventing youth drug abuse by requiring a guardian’s consent before a minor is prescribed painkillers.

Ohio Supreme Court To Hear Appeal From Botched Execution Survivor

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The 57-year-old Broom is only the second inmate to survive an execution in U.S. history and the only via lethal injection.
10:30AM
June 3, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments from a condemned killer who survived a botched execution almost five years ago that a second attempt to put him to death amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

Former Mansfield Cop Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

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The 69-year-old Anderson was arrested Feb. 7 during a larger child porn sting.
10:23AM
June
3, 2014

A former Mansfield police officer has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he produced and received child pornography, and tried to prevent his computer from being seized.

Ohio Teacher Charged With Child Endangerment After Viral Video

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School superintendent Eric Hoffman has said he apologized to the parents and called the incident unfortunate.
7:49AM
June
3, 2014

A kindergarten teacher in the Findlay area has been charged with child endangerment after a surveillance camera appeared to show her pushing one of her students up against a wall and grabbing his face and shirt.

Ohio Honey Bee Industry Struggles After Long Winter

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David Crawford examines a hive of his bees in Circleville, Ohio.
5:00AM
June
3, 2014

This past winter’s polar vortex did a number on agriculture. Crops and trees suffered damage. Hit hard were bees, which were already struggling with other problems. Some Ohio beekeepers lost nearly all of their stock, and the loss reaches far beyond the bee hive.