WOSU News Archives For: June 6, 2014

Portman Says More Money Won’t Solve VA Problems

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Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman toured a Columbus VA clinic today where he says patients receive good care.
3:46PM
June 6, 2014

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says it would be a disservice to veterans to suggest that solving problems such as the waiting lists and fraudulent appointments simply requires pouring more money into the Veterans Affairs Office.

Columbus Submits 2016 Democratic Convention Bid

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The city of Columbus submitted its official bid Friday to host the 2016 Democratic Presidential Convention.
2:37PM
June 6, 2014

Columbus has submitted its bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

In-State Ohio State University Students Spared Tuition Increase

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Ohio State freezes in-state tuition for the coming academic year
12:10PM
June 6, 2014

Ohio residents attending Ohio State University won’t see an increase in tuition this fall from the previous year. The university’s board of trustees voted unanimously Friday to freeze tuition at current levels for in-state students. Non-resident students will see a 5 percent increase in tuition. All students will pay slightly higher room and board fees [...]

Bill Would Ban State Health Plans From Covering Some Birth Control

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Democratic State Representative John Carney says the proposal shows how "out of touch" some state lawmakers are.
9:01AM
June
6, 2014

There’s a bill under consideration in the Ohio legislature that would ban the health care plans for state employees from covering many birth control pills and inner-uterine devices.

Local World War II Veteran Remembers D-Day

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Wendell Ellenwood poses with his Army picture and several of his medals. They include, clockwise from top left: the French WWII Croix de Guerre, the Army Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the French WWII Croix de Guerre, the WWII Victory Medal,the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Euro-African-Middle East Campaign Medal.
5:29AM
June
6, 2014

Wendell Ellenwood grew up in southern Ohio and attended Ohio State University before enlisting in the Army. After returning from Europe he earned a Master’s degree, worked for the federal government, and returned home to run the OSU student union for 25 years.