WOSU News Archives For: October 9, 2013

Ohio Business Coalition Leader Defends Common Core

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An Ohio business group wants the Ohio House education chairman to kill a proposal to block implementation of education curricula known as the Common Core.
9, 2013

An influential business group is asking the Ohio House education chairman to kill or sideline a proposal to block implementation of multi-state learning standards known as the Common Core.

ACLU Sues Over Abortion Limits In Ohio Budget

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The ACLU of Ohio filed a lawsuit in Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court that challenges three contentious abortion-related provisions of Ohio's two-year budget.
9, 2013

A new lawsuit challenges three contentious abortion-related provisions of Ohio’s two-year budget on grounds that they violate a constitutional rule holding bills to a single subject.

Senate Takes Up Red Light Camera Ban

Traffic cameras brought in $16 million in just over a dozen Ohio cities last year.
9, 2013

The Ohio Senate has begun considering a measure that would ban authorities from using cameras to determine whether drivers run red lights or violate speed limits.

Supreme Court Considers Sixth Trial For Same Murder

Christopher Anderson was locked up on Aug. 22, 2002, charged with strangling Amber Zurcher to death. Since then, he’s been put on trial five times. Twice, the case ended in mistrials, twice in hung juries and once, his conviction was overturned on appeal.
9, 2013

Justices heard arguments from the state and attorneys for a man who’s seen two mistrials, two hung juries, and one overturned conviction over the last 11 years.

Some Ex-Felons Beat Odds In Search For Jobs

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2013 graduates of Columbus' Restoration Academy (front row) await their diplomas during ceremony at City Hall.
9, 2013

Job searches are hard enough in a slowly recovering economy. For former prison inmates, rejection is common and quick. But, a two year old city of Columbus experiment aims to change the odds for ex-felons searching for work.

Voter Frustration Fuels Partisan Cycle

Advocates for redistricting reform say the state's latest congressional maps shows the system is broken.
October 9, 2013

Many activists and politicians say Ohio’s process for drawing congressional and legislative districts fuels the partisan fire. But they says it’s hard to get the public’s interest.