WOSU News Archives For: September 2, 2014

Franklin County Property Owners Contest Updated Valuations

Franklin County appraiser Eric Ebert (center) speaks with a property owner challenging his updated valuation.
2, 2014

Franklin County property owners recently received updated appraisal values. And a number of homeowners already have begun to contest the changes.

GOP Lawmakers In Ohio Seek Vote On Photo ID Bill

Several Republican state lawmakers want to force a vote on a bill that would require Ohio voters to show a picture ID at the polls.
September 2, 2014

Several Republican state lawmakers want to force the Ohio House to vote on a bill requiring voters in the swing state to show photo identification at the polls.

NTSB: Pilot In Ohio Crash Was Trying To Turn Back

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2, 2014

National Transportation Safety Board report says the pilot of a small plane was trying to return to a suburban Cleveland airport last week when the aircraft plummeted to the ground, killing all four college students aboard.

Court Upholds Death Sentence For Cleveland Killer

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The Ohio Supreme court upholds the death sentence for a convicted killer of a woman at a Cleveland laundry mat.
September 2, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man condemned to die for shooting a woman at a Cleveland laundry mat.

South High School Students Back In Classrooms After Bomb Threat

A school spokesman says the threat was phoned in around 8:10 am Tuesday. Columbus police searched the building and did not find anything suspicious.
September 2, 2014

South High School students returned to classes about 10:30 Tuesday morning after a bomb threat forced them to leave the building.

Repairs Start On State Park Dam In Southwest Ohio

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Repairs are underway on a dam at Hueston Wood State Park in southwestern Ohio.
2, 2014

A $15 million renovation is underway on a dam at a state park in southwestern Ohio.

Dueling Think Tanks See Different Realities In Labor Day Report

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2, 2014

This Labor Day, there are a record low number of Ohioans in the labor force – fewer than there have been since October 1978. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler talked to two economic experts who see that number – and others – in very different ways.

End of An Era: Clintonville’s Olympic Swim Club Closes For Good

The Dive Well at Clintonville's Olympic Swim Club
2, 2014

For 76 years neighbors have cooled off at the Olympic Swim Club. But now it’s closed for good. And generations of Clintonville residents are saddened by the shutdown.