WOSU News Archives For: May 17, 2012

Judge Relents On Sept. 11 Trial In Ohio Bomb Plot

A judge has agreed to push back by a week the trial of five men connected to a plot to blow up a Cleveland-area bridge.
May 17, 2012

The trial for five men charged with plotting to bomb an Ohio bridge was pushed back a week from Sept. 11 after the defense complained the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks would highlight terrorism concerns and taint the jury. Judge David Dowd in Akron agreed Thursday to move the trial to Sept. 17. He also [...]

Former Charter School Treasurer Charged With Embezzlement

The U.S. Attorney's Office accused Carl Shye, Jr. of overpaying himself with hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds intended for use at several charter schools.
17, 2012

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged New Albany resident Carl Shye, Jr. with embezzling more than $470,000 between 2005 and 2011.

Welfare Drug Testing Plan Removed From Ohio Bill

The Oho Statehouse
Lawmakers have nixed a plan to test welfare recipients for illegal drugs.
17, 2012

A Senate committee has pulled a pilot program that would tie welfare benefits to clean drug tests from a swiftly moving budget bill.

Ohio To Cash In On Sketchers Settlement

The settlement resolves claims that Sketchers exaggerated the benefits of its Shape-ups and other "rocker bottom" shoes.
May 17, 2012

The $50 million settlement resolves resolve claims that the shoe company overstated weight-loss benefits in advertisements for its “tone-up” shoes.

Delaware County Gets New Sheriff

Delaware Police Chief Russell Martin began working in law enforcement in 1981 and in 2011 served as president of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police.
May 17, 2012

Delaware City Police Chief Russell Martin will fill out the term of Walter Davis, who resigned after accusations that he misused county money during a training trip to the FBI Academy last summer.