WOSU News Archives For: July 8, 2014

Fed. Railroad Officer: Clear Need For Rail Systems Investment

Columbus Castings
A Columbus Castings worker preps an undercarriage piece for an Amtrak order. The steel foundry is expected to hire 50 more workers after rail car manufacturer Nippon Sharyo placed an order through 2015.
8, 2014

A federal railroad administrator touted the boost rail investment has on the economy during a tour of Columbus Castings Tuesday morning.

Plans To Demolish Vets Memorial Move Forward

The east facade of Veterans Memorial faces the Scioto River and downtown Columbus
8, 2014

The Franklin County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to hire a firm that will draw up plans to raze the 60 year old building.

West Nile Virus Found In Columbus Mosquitoes

Columbus health officials say the West Nile Virus has been found in mosquitoes on south side.
8, 2014

Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Teresa Long has confirmed that two pools of mosquitoes collected by health officials have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Ohio Court: Bond Cash Deposits Unconstitutional

The Ohio Supreme Court rules that requiring cash-only bonds for criminal defendants is unconstitutional.
8, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that requiring criminal defendants to pay a cash-only deposit when posting bond violates the state Constitution.

RNC Panel Chooses Cleveland For 2016 Convention

The Republican National Committee has announced Cleveland as the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
July 8, 2014

A Republican National Committee panel chooses Cleveland to host the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential convention.

New Driving Park Branch Library Equipped For 21st Century

Driving Park Library
The new Driving Park branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library opens this week.
July 8, 2014

The Columbus Metropolitan Library will hold a grand opening this week for its new Driving Park branch on the east side.

Columbus Man Faces Death Penalty In Stabbing Death

George Dumas, Jr. faces a death penalty indictment in the April stabbing death of Anna Eblen, 89, in her East Side home.
8, 2014

A Franklin County grand jury has returned a death penalty indictment against a man accused of killing an elderly East Side woman.

Maggots Found In Food At Prisons In Marysville, Trumbull County

Aramark Correctional Services is a private company with the contract to feed Ohio prison inmates.
8, 2014

The private company charged with feeding Ohio prison inmates says maggots were found in food and serving equipment at two Ohio prisons.

Concealed Carry Group Sues OSU Over Gun Ban

The lawsuit says the OSU policy violates state law because it bans students from keeping guns locked in their cars, which is permitted at universities under state law.
July 8, 2014

A pro concealed carry group has filed suit against Ohio State University, saying the school’s gun ban is too broad and violates state law.