WOSU News Archives For November 2011

Franklin County Agrees To Pay Inmates For Jailers Use Of Stun Guns

30, 2011

Franklin County has agreed to pay a total of $40,000 to two inmates who said jailers went too far in shocking them with stun guns. The settlements come months after Franklin County agreed to dramatically reduce its use of stun guns.

Ohio Faces Federal Deadline To Set Up Health Insurance Exchange

Ohio Constitution
November 30, 2011

Ohio faces a hard deadline in the federal health insurance law – states need to take some steps by the end of next year, or the federal government will do it for them. Supporters of the law fear that deadline will be missed. But opponents say the state shouldn’t be trying to comply.

Embattled Candidate Cain Scheduled To Visit Columbus.

Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain is scheduled visit Ohio State University
30, 2011

With a new cloud over his presidential campaign, Republican Herman Cain plans a three-stop Ohio swing that could test the impact of the latest allegation of inappropriate behavior.

Are Candidates Personal Lives “Fair Game” In Campaigns?

30, 2011

Presidential candidate Herman Cain faces accusations he had a 13-year affair. His lawyer says Cain’s private life is none of the media’s business. Are candidates personal lives “fair game” in political campaigns?

Findlay Expected To Escape Flooding

Blanchard River
The Blanchard River near Findlay, Ohio
29, 2011

Earlier this week forecasters warned of major flooding in Findlay in northwest Ohio, which has seen repeated flooding on the Blanchard River. Now the forecast has been revised and residents and business owners are relieved.

Fans Camp Out For Good Seats At OSU-Duke B-ball Match-up

Ohio State freshman, Frankie Capaci of Granville takes shelter while waiting for OSU-Duke tip-off at Schottenstein Arena.
29, 2011

For only the second time, Duke University brings its basketball team to Columbus tonight. So, some student fans lined up early and pitched tents outside Schottenstein Arena in a bid to get front row seats.

Ohio’s Senate Candidates Outline Views On ‘Fracking’

marcellus utica shale
Shaded areas show extent of Ohio's deep shale fields where geologists say natural gas and oil is trapped.
November 29, 2011

The campaign for Senate has been underway quietly for some time, but the key statewide race on the ballot is starting to heat up. Two candidates are talking about their differences on an issue that’s likely to be huge – hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking.’

Trial Set In Alleged Attempt To Steal Zanesville Lion Carcass.

A Black Leopard is one of six exotic animals rescued from Zanesville area property last month.
29, 2011

Four Ohio men will face trial early next year on charges they tried to steal the carcass of a lion that was one of many exotic animals set free by a suicidal owner.

What Do You Think Of New OSU Football Coach Urban Meyer’s Salary?

29, 2011

What Do you think of new OSU football coach Urban Meyer’s $4.4 million salary?

Urban Meyer Introduced As New OSU Football Coach

Meyer at press conference
Meyer fields reporters questions on his arrival as OSU head football coach.
28, 2011

New Ohio State Head Football Coach Urban Meyer: I feel fantastic and I’m ready to go.