WOSU News Archives For: October 28, 2013

A Hefty Levy Proposal

28, 2013

Columbus school leaders want your help. How do they want it? In the form of a 9.01 mill levy. A look at the numbers to see exactly what this levy request means.

Child Killer To Get Untried 2-Drug Injection

Condemned Ohio killer, Ronald Phillips, seeks lethal drug challenge.
October 28, 2013

Ohio said it will use a never-tried dose of two drugs injected intravenously to put to death an inmate who raped and killed his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter.

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Unjustified Force By Columbus Police

In a lawsuit filed Friday, 21-year-old Joseph Hines of Jackson, Mich., accuses officers of a "brutal, unjustified physical attack" that led to a three-day hospitalization and permanent scars.
October 28, 2013

An Ohio State University student has filed a federal lawsuit against Columbus Police, claiming officers used brutal and unjustified force in an arrest last year.

Founder Of Holy Family Soup Kitchen Remembered

holy family hallway
Individuals line the hallway leading to the Holy Family soup kitchen on Grubb Street. The kitchen serves a hot lunch daily to hundreds of the city's poor or homeless.
28, 2013

A funeral mass is scheduled this morning for a 93 year old Catholic priest who spent his life serving Columbus’ poor. For decades, Father Francis Schweitzer welcomed the downtrodden and homeless who still come to to the Franklinton area soup kitchen he founded.

Columbus’ Kathy Ransier Overcame To Build An Extraordinary Life

Columbus attorney Kathy Ransier
28, 2013

Columbus attorney Kathy Ransier grew up in Huntington, West Virginia. Challenged there by racism and prejudice, Ransier overcame to build an extraordinary life.

Many State Grant Recipients Failed To Deliver Promised Jobs

About half the companies receiving grants failed to create the jobs to which they committed, the Toledo Blade reports.
October 28, 2013

A newspaper investigation of Ohio’s public job-creation efforts has found companies receiving state money failed to bring thousands of promised positions.

Highway Patrol Writing Fewer Tickets Under Higher Speed Limit

The patrol says it issued about 19,000 speeding tickets in July, August and September on the 12 sections of rural interstate where the speed limit was increased on July 1. That's fewer than troopers wrote during the same period in the past two years
October 28, 2013

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says its troopers have written fewer tickets on some stretches of highway where the speed limit was bumped to 70 mph earlier this year.

Kasich Says ACA Rollout Has Shaken Confidence In Government

Gov. John Kasich (right) appeared opposite Kentucky's Democratic Governor Steve Beshear.
October 28, 2013

Gov. John Kasich appeared opposite Kentucky’s Democratic governor on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to talk about the Affordable Care Act’s effects on states.