WOSU News Archives For: May 29, 2012

Obama To Award Medal Of Freedom To John Glenn

Former Ohio Senator and astronaut John Glenn to receive Medal of Honor.
May 29, 2012

President Barack Obama is presenting the nation’s highest civilian honor to a diverse cross-section of political and cultural icons, including astronaut John Glenn of Ohio.

Ohio Gets Second Casino

An artist' rendering of the Hollywood Casino Toledo that opens to the public on Tuesday.
29, 2012

The Hollywood Casino in Toledo opens Tuesday, just two weeks after the state’s first casino opened to big crowds in downtown Cleveland.

Recovering Sex Trade Victims Get Job Skills At Food Cart Business

Freedom a la Cart
Lara Yazvac and Jennifer Evans prepare food for Freedom a la Cart. Area non-profit Doma International opened the business to help victims of sex trafficking learn job and social skills.
29, 2012

A local non-profit opened a food cart to help recovering victims of Columbus’ sex trade develop life and job skills as they transition from court-ordered probation into their new lives.

Horse Tracks Betting on VLTs; Scioto Downs To Open First “Racino”

Inside Scioto Downs' Video Lottery Casino
29, 2012

The first casino at an Ohio horse racing track is scheduled to open this Friday. The video slots at Columbus’s Scioto Downs will open to gamblers at 2 p.m. unless a court intervenes.

Knox County Toddler Shot In The Head

The boy's grandfather, parents and two younger siblings were reportedly at the home when the shooting occurred.
29, 2012

Family members say the gun was sitting on top of a television just before the shooting happened.