WOSU News Archives For: May 4, 2012

Columbus Zoo Returned Animals To Zanesville Woman

Zanesville Animals
Marian Thompson (pink shirt) leans into the crate that holds a brown bear that was released last fall by her deceased husband. The man freed 50 exotic animals before committing suicide. The zoo returned the animals to Thompson after a quarantine was lifted.
4, 2012

Workers at the Columbus Zoo transferred exotic animals to the widow of the Zanesville man who released them last fall.

Two Top Ohio Lawmakers Spar Over Timeline For Pension Reform

Ohio Senate Chamber
Ohio Senate Chambers
4, 2012

Changes to the state’s five pension funds were discussed at the Statehouse quite a while ago – but were never made. Now, a key lawmaker is promising legislation to make those alterations is on the fast track – over the objections of another critical legislator.

Road Trip: An Ohio Prairie’s Place In Aviation History

Huffman Prairie
4, 2012

During this travel season, we’ll be taking you on a series of road trips exploring Ohio history. This week we explore the state’s aviation trail and a quiet, unassuming place near Dayton called Huffman Prairie.