WOSU News Archives For: May 7, 2012

Ohio Legislative Panel OKs New Drilling Rules

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Shaded areas show the extent of Ohio's deep shale fields where geologists say natural gas and oil is trapped.
May 7, 2012

A state legislative panel in Ohio has approved new rules for horizontal oil and gas drilling amid a shale exploration boom in the state.

Ohio Processes Hundreds Of Youth In Adult Court

Child Advocacy group says youth placed in adult prisons more likely to commit more serious crimes later.
7, 2012

A new report from an advocacy group says Ohio processes more than 300 youth in adult courts or places them in adult jails and prisons each year because of changes in state law.

OH College Grad Found Health Care Law Beneficial, Hopes It Stands

Many young adults await the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the health care law.
7, 2012

Many young adults eagerly await the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama’s healthcare law. Over the past couple years, the law has allowed thousands of young adults have been able to remain on their parents’ health care insurance plans. WOSU talked with one man who saved thousands of dollars because of the provision.

Cincinnati Man Pleads Guilty To 1975 Murder Of Whitehall Girl

Robert Meyer was arrested last September and pleaded guilty Monday to the 1975 slaying of 17-year-old Karen Adams.
May 7, 2012

17-year-old Karen Adamswent missing in 1975 while walking to a friend’s house. Her body was found in a ditch the next day in Blacklick.

Former Delaware Humane Society Dir. Sentenced For Theft

Prosecutors say Hadley did not tell the Humane Society about a previous conviction on charges of stealing $750,000 from his former employer in Wayne County.
7, 2012

William Hadley will spend more than three years in prison for stealing from the shelter.

Prison System To Resume Jail Inspections

The corrections department stopped doing the inspections after the number of inspectors dropped from four to one because of budget cuts.
7, 2012

The corrections department stopped doing the inspections in 2008 after the number of inspectors dropped from four to one because of budget cuts.

Suspects in Bridge Bombing Plot To Appear In Court

Five men have been indicted on charges connected to a plot to blow up a Cleveland-area bridge.
May 7, 2012

A federal magistrate judge in Cleveland has scheduled a preliminary hearing today for the five men described by the government as self-proclaimed anarchists.

Providers Prep For Possible Health Care Changes

The Affordable Care Act encourages providers to move to electronic medical records and "bundle" payments.
7, 2012

The United States Supreme Court will announce in June whether it decided to uphold the Affordable Care Act. With hospitals facing possible funding cuts and other changes, WOSU reports on what Central Ohio’s two largest healthcare systems are doing while they wait for the Supreme Court decision.