WOSU News Archives For: October 22, 2013

New Plan For Vets Memorial: Renovate And Expand?

Artist's rendering of the redesigned veteran's memorial
October 22, 2013

The board that oversees the Franklin County Veterans Memorial is proposing a major renovation and expansion of the property. Board members have presented their plan to Franklin County Commissioners.

Analysis: Tough Times For Ohio Prison System

Without a fix, State Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Director Gary Mohr warns, the state could need another prison starting in 2017.
22, 2013

Ohio’s prison system has faced a glut of bad news in recent months, from inmate suicides to four homicides in a single prison in about a year, but long-term population growth trends are causing officials the most headaches.

Ohio Safety Head Tells High School Distracted Driving Takes Lives

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Ohio Highway Patrol Troopers says reckless and distracted driving is leading cause of death among 16 to 20 year olds.
October 22, 2013

Police and Safety agencies Tuesday took their distracted driving message to a Franklin County High School.
At Hamilton Township High School. State Public Safety Director John Born says during the last two years, teen drivers were involved in 144,000 traffic crashes resulting in 299 fatalities.

Boy Charged With Fatally Stabbing Jogger In Westerville Park

55-year-old Jane Juergens was killed Sunday night on a trail at Ridgewood Park.
22, 2013

Police say 55-year-old Jane Juergens was killed Sunday night on a trail at Ridgewood Park. She had been stabbed multiple times.

Kasich Bypass Of Lawmakers Nets Medicaid Expansion

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Members of the State Controlling Board today approved Governor John Kasich's request to expand Medicaid.
22, 2013

Officials are clearing the way for thousands more Ohioans to receive health coverage under an expansion of Medicaid.