WOSU News Archives For: October 24, 2013

Ohio Senators Split On Reaction To Health Overhaul

Ohio Senators. Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman disagree on how to best proceed with the Affordable Health Care Act.
October 24, 2013

Ohio’s U.S. senators disagree on how to respond to problems with the federal website for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Former Ohio Doctor Guilty In Expectant Mom’s Death

Dr. Ali Salim Thursday pleads guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Deanna Ballman and her unborn baby last summer.
October 24, 2013

A former Ohio doctor has pleaded guilty in the heroin death of an expectant mother who died after answering a Craigslist ad.

Trend Shows Fewer Ohioans In Large Counties Sent To Prison

Outside of Courthouse
Fewer Ohioans face prison sentences in the state's largest counties.
October 24, 2013

Ohio’s largest counties are sending fewer people to prison than a decade ago.

Bill Proposes Drug Testing Of Ohio Lawmakers

A bill introduced this week would require state lawmakers get drug tests.
24, 2013

A bill introduced in the state Senate this week would require drug-testing of Ohio’s lawmakers.

The bill would have the same goals as another bill that would require testing of welfare recipients.

Ohio Board Recommends No Mercy For Girl’s Killer

Ohio deathrow inmate Ronald Phillips
October 24, 2013

The Ohio Parole Board has recommended against mercy for a condemned killer facing execution next month under the state’s new, untested lethal injection process.

Columbus City Schools Adopts New Attendance, Withdrawal Policies

Columbus City School board members approve new policies officials say will lessen the chances of another data scandal.
October 24, 2013

Opponents to the Columbus City Schools levy have called for reform before they agree to a tax increase. So two weeks before Election Day, WOSU reports school board members approved policy changes, last night, which officials say could make another data-scrubbing scandal less likely.

Pets Could Be Included In Domestic Violence Protection Orders

The bill's sponsor says people have emotional attachments to their pets and sometimes remain in dangerous situations because they don't want to leave them behind.
24, 2013

The sponsor of a bill in the Ohio Senate says people sometimes remain in dangerous situations because they don’t want to leave their pets behind.