WOSU News Archives For: May 3, 2012

Texting Ban, Teen Restrictions Clear Ohio Senate

The Ohio Statehouse
The Ohio Senate has passed a bill to ban teens from using electronic devices while driving,
3, 2012

The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that aims to keep cellphones, iPads or other electronic devices out of the hands of teen drivers when they are behind the wheel.

5 Indicted In Alleged Plot To Bomb Ohio Bridge

Five men have been indicted on charges connected to a plot to blow up a Cleveland area bridge.
May 3, 2012

Five men suspected of plotting to blow up a Cleveland-area bridge have been indicted on three counts each, including a new charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction to destroy property in interstate commerce.

Ohio Officials Find Scam Suspect’s Cash

Mike DeWine
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine whose office along with U.S. Marshals Service found more than $980,000 in cash and birth certificates belonging to fugitive Bobby Thompson.
May 3, 2012

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the U.S. Marshals Service and investigators from his office found more than $981,650 in cash and birth certificates belonging to the fugitive known as Bobby Thompson.

Cleveland Won’t Renew Occupy Group’s Permit

Occupy Cleveland
Occupy Protesters in Cleveland last year.
3, 2012

A Cleveland city official says a decision not to renew an Occupy protesters’ permit was already in the works when five members were charged in a bridge bombing plot.

Suspect In Ohio School Shooting Competent

Community members tied red ribbons around the small northeast Ohio city to honor the victims of the shooting.
3, 2012

A judge in northeast Ohio says a teenage boy charged in a school shooting is mentally competent to stand trial in the deaths of three students.

Poll Indicates Obama, Romney Nearly Even In Ohio

The Quinnipiac University poll finds President Obama virtually tied in Ohio.
3, 2012

A new poll shows President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are nearly even in Ohio six months before the presidential election.