WOSU News Archives For: May 18, 2012

Fracking Operations Drawing Closer To Columbus

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The "Road to Riches" at the entrance of the Knox County drilling site. This is the closest fracking well to Columbus.
18, 2012

Now, a few oil and gas companies are moving their fracking operations west, closer to Columbus to look for potential riches. The latest well is being drilled in an area less than an hour from Columbus.

Ohio Unemployment Rate Continues Downward Slide

Ohio's unemployment went down a tenth of a percent in April, even though employers reported having 3,400 fewer employees.
18, 2012

The jobless rate slid from 7.5 to 7.4 percent in April, even though businesses reported 3,400 fewer workers.

Parole Board: No Clemency For Courthouse Killer

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The parole board voted 8-to-1 against clemency for Abdul Awkal, citing the brutality of his murders and that they were clearly planned.
May 18, 2012

The parole board voted 8-to-1 against clemency for Abdul Awkal, citing the brutality of the murders of his wife and brother-in-law as they were starting divorce proceedings in a Cleveland courthouse in 1992.

U.S. Senate Race Getting Ugly Earler Than Usual

Negative ads funded by both the campaigns and unaffiliated "super PACs" have inundated Ohio airwaves.
18, 2012

Both candidates are doing their best to promote their positive ads and downplay negative ads from their campaigns and unaffiliated Super PACs.

Road Trip: Akron And The Ohio Canal

Lock 2 of the Ohio Canal in downtown Akron.
May 18, 2012

This travel season we’re taking you on a series of road trips, all part of The New Ohio Guide. This week we’re headed to Akron for a look at how the city was a perfect match for the Ohio Canal.