WOSU News Archives For: June 12, 2014

Bus Driver Alleges Gambling On School Property

A CCS bus driver accuses some co-workers of intimidation and running a gambling operation.
June 12, 2014

Columbus City Schools is looking into allegations that some transportation department workers were involved in gambling on district property.The investigation comes after a worker called the district’s tip line.

US Senator Rob Portman Touts Senate VA Bill

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Chalmers P. Wylie Columbus Veterans Affairs Hospital
12, 2014

U-S Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says a senate VA reform bill passed late Wednesday will make the cabinet agency more accountable. Portman called internal audit findings at the VA outrageous. It showed the agency manipulated medical appointment times causing long wait times for veterans.

Woman Held By Columbus Police Jumps To Her Death

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12, 2014

Police in Columbus say a 27-year-old woman being questioned in a prostitution and drug investigation jumped to her death from a third-floor hotel window.

Ohio’s Economy Matching Growth Of The Nation

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Newly released numbers show Ohio matched the growth of the national economy last year.wmaker wants to hike the state's minimum wage by two dollars an hour.
12, 2014

Newly released numbers show Ohio matched the growth of the national economy last year.

Columbus, Other Ohio Cities Await Decision On Red Light Cameras

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A case before the Ohio Supreme Court could determine future use of red light cameras
12, 2014

A case that tests how cities can use automated cameras to catch and fine those who speed and run red lights went before the Ohio Supreme Court today.

Local Lettuce Company Employs, Trains Young People With Autism

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Noah prepares the Lettuce Work greenhouse for seedlings. Lettuce Work, in New Albany, hires and trains adults with autism spectrum disorder.
12, 2014

The face of autism is children. The bulk of services and research – at least until very recently – has focused on children. But children eventually become adults. And they’ll need services tailored to their grown-up needs. WOSU takes a look at the jobs picture for adults with autism.