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Timeline: Legionnaires’ Disease Hits Retirement Community

6, 2013

An interactive timeline of tragic events that has lead to several deaths at a Reynoldsburg retirement community after an outbreak of Legionnaires disease was discovered.

Ohio Public Safety Chief Leaves Office

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Ohio Safety Department Director Thomas Charles retired as of July 31, 2013.
July 31, 2013

The man who leads Ohio’s public safety forces and served for years as state watchdog has left his post.

Retired OSU President Gee Claims Retirement Compensation Fair

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Former OSU President E. Gordon Gee.
31, 2013

The former president of Ohio State University who retired earlier this month amidst controversial comments, remains at OSU under a new agreement. Details released this week show Gordon Gee will receive a large one time payout and annual compensation that totals several million dollars.

Ohio State Reaches $5.8M Deal With Retired President

Retired OSU President Gordon Gee reaches an agreement on a retirement package.
30, 2013

Ohio State University has announced a $5.8 million retirement package for former president Gordon Gee following his departure from the university after comments jabbing Roman Catholics and Southeastern Conference schools.

More Legionnaires Cases Confirmed At Eastside Retirement Home

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More cases of Legionnaires disease confirmed at Reynoldsburg retirement home.
July 19, 2013

More cases of Legionnaires disease have been identified at an eastside retirement home in Franklin County, where two people have died. The Centers for Disease Control is investigating.

Director Of OH Veterans Services Agency Retiring

After more than two years as the Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans' Services Thomas Moe says he'll leave the post July 22nd.
July 3, 2013

The director of Ohio’s veterans services agency who was imprisoned in a cell next to John McCain during the Vietnam War is retiring.

The Race To Replenish Retirement

Bob Scherry had to delay retirement in order to catch-up with his savings.
24, 2013

After the economy took a downturn in 2008, many people near retirement had to raid their life savings. They need to make up for their losses in a hurry.

Columbus Schools Superintendent Gene Harris To Retire

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris says she'll retire.
September 20, 2012

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris will retire at the end of the current school year.

State Lawmakers Approve Pension Changes

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13, 2012

Beginning in January, some Ohio teachers, police officers, firefighters, and other government workers who retire will face higher costs and lower benefits than they’ve been expecting.

Teacher Retirement Changes Include Higher Payments, Smaller Raises

The plan, which still needs approval from state lawmakers, would increase teacher payments into their retirement accounts and decrease cost-of-living raises.
24, 2012

The plan aimed at saving $13 billion in accrued liabilities is the fourth package of its kind sent to lawmakers since 2009.