WOSU News Archives For: March 21, 2013

Columbus Police Officers Cleared Of Wrong-Doing In 2012 Shootings

Three Columbus police officers cleared of wrong-doing in suspects' shootings
21, 2013

Three Columbus police officers have been cleared of any wrong-doing more than a year after they participated in the shooting of suspects.

Ohio Home Sales Jumped Ten Percent In February

A survey from the Ohio Association of Realtors found 93 percent of realtors described the current housing market as moderate to strong; that's a 15 percent increase over last year.
21, 2013

Ohio home sales are up more than ten percent over last year. But the jump in sales has also depleted inventories.

Kasich Continues Push For Budget

Gov. John Kasich (left) and Ohio House Speaker Bill Catchelder have publicly argued over Kasich's proposal to apply sales tax to several previously-untaxed services.
March 21, 2013

In an exclusive interview, Ohio Gov. John Kasich defended many of the budget proposals that have drawn the ire of fellow Republicans.

Red-Light Cameras Become Big Money Maker For Columbus

The city says the red-light cameras are not about making money, but about improving safety at some of the most dangerous intersections.
21, 2013

A record number of citations issued to red-light runners brought in $2.1 million last year – more than the previous two years combined. Red-light fines totaled about $1.1 million in 2011.

Jury Recommends Death For ‘Craigslist Killer’

The self-styled street preacher was convicted of teaming up with a teenager in 2011 to lure men with offers of farmhand jobs in southeast Ohio and to rob them. Three men were killed, and a fourth was wounded.
March 21, 2013

An Akron jury has recommended the death penalty for a triple killer who lured victims with bogus Craigslist job offers.

Judge Awards Ohio Employers $860M For Overcharges

A Northeast Ohio judge rules Ohio employers are collectively owed millions after being overcharged for nearly a decade by Ohio's insurance fund for injured workers.
21, 2013

A Cleveland judge has ruled Ohio employers are collectively owed $860 million after being overcharged for nearly a decade by Ohio’s insurance fund for injured workers.