WOSU News Archives For: March 19, 2013

Ohio State Fires Women’s Basketball Coach Jim Foster

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Jim Foster coached OSU Women's Basketball for 11 seasons before being fired Tuesday.
19, 2013

Ohio State University has fired women’s basketball coach Jim Foster. Foster’s dismissal came after the team had a losing record in the Big Ten Conference and failed to qualify for the NCAA tournament.

Ousted Scout Mom Joins Ohio Same-Sex Marriage Effort

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An Ohio lesbian ousted as a Boy Scout den leader last year will join the effort to repeal the 2004 ban on gay marriage.
19, 2013

An eastern Ohio woman ousted as a Cub Scout den leader because she is a lesbian has joined the effort to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Chardon High School Shooter Will Spend Rest Of Life Behind Bars

Lane's guilty plea on Feb. 26 came on the eve of the anniversary of the attacks.
March 19, 2013

The teenager who killed three classmates in Northeast Ohio last year has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Former State Lawmaker Reports To Jail

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Clayton Luckie, left, appeared in court with his attorney earlier this year.
March 19, 2013

Former State Representative Clayton Luckie has reported to prison to begin serving a sentence for skimming more than $100,000 in campaign funds for personal use.

Lawmakers Ask Business Leaders For Alternatives To Sales Tax Plan

Calculating Taxes Up And Down
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19, 2013

State lawmakers are asking some of the state’s largest business groups for suggestions on how to cut the state income tax and also avoid the need to increase sales tax revenue.

JobsOhio Turns Over Finance Records And Refunds Public Money

Gov. John Kasich and Auditor Dave Yost have publicly disagreed over how much authority Yost has to audit the semi-private job creation program JobsOhio.
March 19, 2013

Ohio’s private nonprofit job creation agency says it has turned over its private financial records to the state auditor to comply with a subpoena.