WOSU News Archives For August 2014

Rally Planned Over Beavercreek Wal-Mart Police Shooting

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John Crawford III was fatally shot by police inside a Beavercreek Walmart store earlier this month. His family has called the shooting unjustified.
8:54AM
August
30, 2014

A rally is planned outside an suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store where a man was fatally shot by police. The rally Saturday is the latest effort by people wanting to shed more light on the Aug. 5 shooting of 21-year-old John Crawford III inside the store in  Beavercreek. Police responded after a caller said a man [...]

Duke Halting Coal Burning At Ohio Plant

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Duke Energy announced it will stop burning coal at a southwest Ohio power plant. The company cites federal standards for the decision.
2:22PM
August
29, 2014

A utility says it will stop burning coal at a southwest Ohio power plant that was the site of a recent oil spill into the Ohio River.

Toledo Ups Spending On Chemicals To Treat Water

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The blue-green algae inundating Lake Erie and some other Ohio lakes is fueled by fertilizer runoff from farm fields and lawns.
2:14PM
August
29, 2014

Making sure drinking water is safe in Toledo will cost nearly $2 million more than the city expected.

Alumni Band Members Push Trustees To Rehire Waters

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Former band members play outside the OSU Board of Trustees meeting Friday morning.
10:43AM
August
29, 2014

About 100 former members of the Ohio State University Marching Band protested and played outside the OSU Board of Trustees’ meeting Friday.

Ohio Private Universities Use Incentives To Fill Classrooms

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Capital University in Bexley put a freeze on tuition this year to help increase freshman enrollment. The private liberal arts school has boosted enrollment for four years while other similar universities saw enrollment drops
8:53AM
August
29, 2014

Ohio’s 24 liberal arts colleges and universities face a challenging future.The private, non-profit, schools highlight academic reputation and low professor-student ratios. But the competition for new students is intense. Some are turning to more tangible incentives to keep classrooms filled.

OSU Kicks Off Season Full Of Questions, New Players

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Braxton Miller is a two-time Big Ten Player of the Year. He'll miss the entire 2014 season after re-injuring his surgically-repaired shoulder.
8:46AM
August
29, 2014

For the first time since 2011, the OSU football team will open a season without Braxton Miller as its starting quarterback.

Central Ohio Shooting Range Owner Reacts To Arizona Death

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Owner of Black Wing Shooting Center says his business does not allow children under 10 to fire weapons.
1:47PM
August 28, 2014

The owner of a Delaware shooting range says he is shocked by the shooting death of an instructor by a 9 year old girl with an Uzi.

OSU Band Taskforce Surveying Current, Former Members

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Ohio State University Marching Band
12:17PM
August
28, 2014

Some former and current Ohio State University band members are being asked what they think about the band’s culture.

Drone Near An Ohio Hospital Delays ER Helicopter Landing

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File photo
10:44AM
August 28, 2014

Officials at a southwest Ohio hospital say a drone flying near the building delayed the landing of an emergency medical helicopter for nine minutes.

Fired OSU Band Director Denied Appeal By University

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Jonathan Waters was fired last month after an investigation that OSU officials say revealed "a culture conducive to sexual harassment."
10:33AM
August 28, 2014

Ohio State has rejected the latest appeal for reconsideration by fired marching band director Jonathan Waters.