WOSU News Archives For: June 20, 2014

Man Gets 35 Years For Fatal Ohio Sleepover Fire

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A man convicted of killing a woman and eight children attending a sleepover Birthday party was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
20, 2014

A man convicted of killing a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover in Cleveland’s deadliest house fire has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Ohio Unemployment Falls Again In May

Ohio's May jobless rate of 5.5 percent is the state's lowest in seven years.
June 20, 2014

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate in May was 5.5 percent, the state’s lowest unemployment rate in seven years.

Report: Just Six Percent Of Columbus Could Be Uninsured By 2016

The survey says cities in states that opted to expand Medicaid programs will see the most progress in insuring residents.
20, 2014

The report says the Affordable Care Act will help reduce the number of uninsured in Columbus by about two-thirds over the next two years, down to about 35,000 people.

Columbus Woman Refuses To Let Autism Define Her

sondra williams
Sondra Williams hugs Gov. John Kasich after receiving the Courage Award in 2013. Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder applauds in the background.
20, 2014

More than 50,000 Ohioans are on the autism spectrum. They face many hurdles. One Columbus woman with autism continues to break down barriers along life’s path, inspiring others along the way. WOSU sat down with Ohio Courage Award recipient Sondra Williams and has this profile.