WOSU News Archives For: July 21, 2014

Port Columbus TSA Agents Seize Weapons

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Loaded .22 caliber Taurus confiscated from passenger at Port Columbus on Sunday.
2:51PM
July
21, 2014

Federal agents confiscated a loaded handgun at a Port Columbus checkpoint on Sunday. Its the eleventh time this year a passenger was caught with a firearm inside a carry-on bag. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mark Howell says agents are also confiscating a smaller less noticeable weapon.

NASA Renames Building For Ohio Born Astronaut Neil Armstrong

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Ohio Astronaut Neil Armstrong was honored MOnday by the NASA Space Center.
2:45PM
July
21, 2014

NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Man Wanted In Hocking Hills Killing Shoots Self During Standoff

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12:16PM
July
21, 2014

Authorities in southern Ohio say a suspect accused of his shooting his ex-wife and killing a man she was with has shot himself and is hospitalized.

Online Sales Tax Collection At All-Time High

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Still, Ohio doesn't have legal authority to collect from online retailers who don't operate in a physical location in the state, such as Amazon.
8:00AM
July 21, 2014

The state has collected $45 million from out-of-state retailers in the 2014 budget year. That’s a 68 percent increase over the past five years.

Ohio Near The Top For Energy And Environmentally Efficient Homes

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LEED homeowner advocates for more green homes like this one on North 21st Street in Columbus.
5:00AM
July
21, 2014

Energy efficient home building is on the rise in Ohio. The group that certifies green building says Ohio ranks number 6 in the country in the number green homes. Over the last four years, the number of so-called LEED certified has increased 8 and a half times. But some builders and state lawmakers question whether LEED should be the standard.