WOSU News Archives For: June 30, 2014

Ohio Businessman Convicted In GOP Donations Case

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A jury in Cleveland federal court today found millionaire telemarketer Ben Suarez guilty of witness tampering.
2:39PM
June
30, 2014

A jury has convicted a northeast Ohio telemarketing millionaire of witness tampering in a case involving campaign contributions to two prominent Republican politicians.

Columbus Firefighter Critical After Lightning Strike

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A Columbus firefighter struck by lightning during the weekend remains in critical condition..
2:19PM
June 30, 2014

Authorities say a central Ohio firefighter remained in critical condition two days after he went into cardiac arrest when lightning struck outside a soccer stadium before an MLS game.

Drake Aims To Meet Budget Challenges As New Ohio State President

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New Ohio State University President Michael Drake arrives at campus on his first day on the job.
1:18PM
June
30, 2014

Ohio State’s new president Michael Drake started his job Monday. Drake becomes the 15th president of the university. He first met with faculty and staff.

Closely Held Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

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Customers enter a Hobby Lobby store in Antioch, Calif., this past spring. The Supreme Court is ruling on the crafts store chain's resistance to portions of the Affordable Care Act. The store's owners cite their religious freedom.
11:13AM
June
30, 2014

The case, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, is perhaps the most important decision of the term. It centers on the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of no-cost prescription contraception.

Ohio Ranks Near Top In Hazardous Chemical Spills

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A 2012 train derailment in Columbus caused at least three cars each carrying 30,000 gallons of ethanol to explode.
8:22AM
June 30, 2014

Since 2005, Ohio has had 256 serious incidents involving hazardous material releases during transport. That puts the state third in the nation behind only California and Texas.

Drake Takes Over At OSU

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Drake, the university's first black president, begins work today.
7:49AM
June 30, 2014

Michael Drake becomes the first African-American president at Ohio State University when he assumes the school’s top post today.

Home Renovation Popular Alternative To “Trading Up”

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Real estate experts say some homeowners are choosing to renovate rather than buy their "dream home."
6:00AM
June
30, 2014

Home renovation is a billion dollar business nationwide. Some real estate experts predict homeowners will invest more in their current property in the coming years, rather than buy a new one. WOSU takes a look at what’s driving the remodeling trend.