WOSU News Archives For: October 8, 2013

Stiffer Penalties On The Way For Unemployment Fraud

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
8, 2013

New penalties are set to take effect in Ohio later this month designed to discourage unemployment compensation fraud. The state believes that about $30 million was paid out to people in 2012 who were ineligible for benefits.

Obama: Let’s Stop The Excuses And End The Shutdown

President Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt limit on Tuesday at the White House in Washington.
8, 2013

Obama is expected to take questions about a monumental Washington standoff, which has already caused a partial government shutdown and has now transitioned into a fight over raising the debt ceiling.

Third Party Ballot Access Bill Clears Ohio Senate

Despite objections by minor party candidates and the American Civil Liberties Union, the Ohio senate cleared a bill to set new requirements for third parties to appear on ballots.
8, 2013

Ohio senators have cleared a bill that would set new requirements for third parties to appear on ballots in the swing state.

Steubenville Schools Tech Director Indicted In Latest Probe

William Rhinaman, IT director for Steubenville schools, was booked into Jefferson County Jail.
October 8, 2013

A grand jury investigation stemming from the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two Ohio high school football players has led to an indictment against a school information technology employee.

Plant Closure Adds To Economic Woes Of Ohio River Community

Ormet Corp. struggled in recent years because of down aluminum prices and increasing utility costs.
8, 2013

The closure of a large aluminum plant will mean the loss of 700 jobs for a small, southeast Ohio community already struggling through hard economic times.