WOSU News Archives For: August 11, 2014

OSU Researcher Studies Farm Runoff

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The grasses planted to the right of the tree line help curb fertilizer, such as phosphorus, that could get into the stream that runs through Bret Davis' farm in Delaware. Ohio State scientists are studying runoff at 30 farms in the state.
11, 2014

Scientists believe that farm fertilizer containing the chemical phosphorus recently caused unsafe levels of toxic algae in drinking water in Toledo. One of the main sources of phosphorus is farm runoff. But phosphorus is essential to crops. Ohio State University scientists are looking for a solution.

Ohio’s Moratorium On Executions Extended Through End Of Year

A federal judge has extended the moratorium on executions in Ohio until January 15. The moratorium was scheduled to end this week.
11, 2014

The one-page order by Columbus federal judge Gregory Frost issued Friday affects the state’s latest death penalty policy change, which was announced in late April and increases the amount of the sedative and painkiller Ohio uses.

Early Voting Changes Go Before Federal Judge

Republican backers of the measures say Ohioans still have plenty of time to vote.
11, 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and other civil rights groups are challenging a directive from the state’s elections chief that sets uniform voting times. They’re also seeking to overturn a law that eliminated days when residents can both register to vote and cast an early ballot.

Columbus Twin Once Accused Of His Twin’s Murder Graduates From OSU

Derris Lewis celebrates with family members in August 2009 after murder charges against him were dropped. Police say they're still looking for his brother Dennis' killer.
August 11, 2014

Five years after charges were dismissed against a Columbus man for killing his twin brother, he graduated from Ohio State University. 24 year old Derris Lewis received his Bachelor’s Degree yesterday.