WOSU News Archives For: July 28, 2014

Columbus Mayor: City Prepared To Discuss Immigration Crisis

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said, Monday, the city is prepared to consider a collaborative plan to take in unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border illegally.
1:19PM
July
28, 2014

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said he is willing to work with other cities to assist with the immigration crisis at the U.S. southern border. His spokesman Dan Williamson warns, though, the city’s social service agencies do not have the capacity to take in large numbers of immigrant children. “If our social services agencies were to [...]

OSU Alumni Band Members Protest Band Director’s Firing

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Approximately 20 former OSU Marching Band members walked from Ohio Stadium to Bricker Hall on Monday to voice their concerns with the universities actions regarding the Marching Band.
12:59PM
July
28, 2014

Alumni members of Ohio State’s Marching band protested the actions of Ohio State University today by marching from Ohio Stadium to the Office of OSU President Michael Drake in Bricker Hall.

Kasich Joins Push To Give Fracking Ingredients To First Responders

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Companies are already required to provide a list of the chemicals used at the site. The only chemicals not on the list are those protected by trade rights, which are reported to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
9:23AM
July 28, 2014

Big changes could be coming to Ohio’s fracking regulations in terms of chemical disclosure. It’s a transparency issue environmental groups have been pushing to advance for years, and it appears another step is in the works following a major chemical spill.

Ohio Gas Prices Down To Start Work Week

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The lowest average in the state was $3.22 in Toledo. The highest was $3.41 in Akron.
9:06AM
July
28, 2014

Ohio gas prices have fallen more than a dime compared to last Monday amid plentiful supplies that have cut wholesale prices.

Bumper Crop Drives Down Corn Prices

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The $4.37-per-bushel price last week was the lowest in five years.
8:18AM
July
28, 2014

The high corn yields from this year and last year are forcing a drop in prices not seen in the past five years.

Ohio CEO Among Two Killed In Findlay Plane Crash

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Media reports said plane was traveling from Holland, Michigan, to Bluffton, Ohio.
7:24AM
July 28, 2014

Hancock County deputies say Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, was piloting the single-engine Lancair IV-P plane that crashed early Sunday morning into a ditch along a county road just northeast of the city of Findlay.

Casino Tax Revenue Falls Short Of Projections

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Casino taxes are falling short of projections
5:59AM
July 28, 2014

When voters went to the polls to approve or reject casino gambling four years ago, they did so with the expectation of a rich new source of revenue for the state. Projections said casinos would earn nearly $2 billion a year. Now that the four casinos are operating tax revenues have not lived up to expectations.