WOSU News Archives For November 2011

Ohio Craigslist Suspect’s Mom Says He’s Innocent

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A Noble County Sheriff's Office patrol car
12:50PM
November 28, 2011

The mother of a 16-year-old Ohio boy charged with attempted murder in a Craigslist ad investigation says he’s innocent and is cooperating with authorities.

Demand Rises At Central Ohio Food Pantries

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Demand rises at local food pantries as supplies tighten.
5:00AM
November 28, 2011

Central Ohio food banks are preparing to serve more hungry people during the holiday season.

Body In Akron Shallow Grave Identified

10:30AM
November
27, 2011

A body found in a shallow grave near a mall in Ohio is that of a missing man whose father said answered a Craigslist ad similar to one police say was used in a deadly robbery scheme.

Turnpike Boss Welcomes Lease Study

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Along the Ohio Turnpike
12:32PM
November 25, 2011

The new boss of the Ohio Turnpike sees a proposal to lease the toll road as part of the bigger issue of state government efficiency amid limited resources.

Ohio To Get More Disposal Wells For Drilling Waste

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Ohio regulators have given a Texas company a permit to create and operate two wells in Mansfield to dispose of salty water that's a byproduct of the gas drilling procedure known as fracking.
9:46AM
November
25, 2011

Ohio regulators have given a Texas company a permit to create and operate two wells in Mansfield to dispose of salty water that’s a byproduct of the gas drilling procedure known as fracking.

Ohio Ends Plan To Collect Old Welfare Overpayments

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State will not go after decades-old welfare overpayments.
9:26AM
November
25, 2011

Ohio has decided to kill its plan to collect welfare overpayments dating back to as far as 1985.

Ohioans Abusing Free Cell Phone Program

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Some Ohioans are abusing a free cell phone program for low-income households.
9:21AM
November
25, 2011

A newspaper investigation has found that tens of thousands of Ohioans are abusing a federal program that gives free cell phones to low-income households.

Young Entrepreneurs Do Not Waste Recycling Opportunity

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Two, young entrepreneurs saw a business opportunity after their own trash and recycling began to pile up last winter.
5:00AM
November
25, 2011

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman hopes to begin rolling out his city-wide curbside recycling service in the spring. But there’s a group of people who will be left out of that: those who rent apartments. WOSU talked with two young entrepreneurs whose business caters to the very ones the city excludes.

Black Friday Spending Expected To Be Up This Year

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This year's Black Friday sales are expected to be up compared to last year, but not enough to boost total holiday spending which is expected to be flat.
5:00AM
November
25, 2011

Some people have been in the stores for Black Friday since early this morning. But others got a jump start last night, as a few national chain stores opened before midnight. WOSU talked with an Ohio State University marketing professor on what holiday spending looks like this season and this weekend’s best deals.

Ohio Man On Leave After Records Found In Trash

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Personal information compromised at Ohio agency.
9:21AM
November
24, 2011

A longtime counselor at a job agency for Ohioans with disabilities has been placed on paid leave after documents with personal client information were found in an outdoor trash bin. The items from the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission were found outside an agency office in Portsmouth. The state’s top watchdog has said his office is [...]