WOSU News Archives For: June 16, 2014

Third-Graders Improve On State Reading Exam

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CCS third-graders make great improvement on state reading tests.
8:35PM
June
16, 2014

Columbus City Schools reported Monday results show 74 percent of its third-graders scored high enough on the state reading exam to be promoted to fourth grade. It’s a significant improvement from last fall’s scores.

U.S. Supreme Court Says Challenge To Ohio Law Must Be Heard

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A billboard campaign against Democratic former U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus was abandoned before any ads went up.
12:19PM
June
16, 2014

The case was brought by the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List, which wrongly claimed former Congressman Steve Driehaus’ vote from the Affordable Care Act was tantamount to supporting taxpayer-funded abortion.

Gossip Site Wins Appeal Of Cheerleader’s Lawsuit

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The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati today overturned a lower court decision allowing a former Bengal's cheerleader to sue a gossip website.
12:16PM
June
16, 2014

An appeals court has found that an Arizona-based gossip website should have been immune from being sued by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader over online posts that she was promiscuous and had sexually transmitted diseases.

Columbus Boy’s Condition Upgraded After Drive-By Shooting

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9:00AM
June
16, 2014

A 2-year-old boy in Columbus has been upgraded from critical to stable condition as he recovers from a gunshot wound to the back.

Ohio Seeing Fewer Deadly Motorcycle Crashes

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Statistics show 133 motorcycle fatalities last year; 163 in 2012; 166 in 2011; and 168 in 2010. So far this year there have been just 28.
8:19AM
June
16, 2014

Statistics show 133 motorcycle fatalities last year; 163 in 2012; 166 in 2011; and 168 in 2010. So far this year there have been just 28.

Ohio Fights To Contain Measles Outbreak Among Amish

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Nurse Jacqueline Fletcher prepares an Amish boy to be vaccinated against Measles
5:00AM
June
16, 2014

In a handful of counties northeast of Columbus public health officials are traveling back roads and setting up clinics in churches and town halls. They’re trying to contain a measles outbreak among the mostly unvaccinated Amish community.