WOSU News Archives For: December 26, 2013

Ohio Father Runs Over, Kills Son Who Fell From Van

26, 2013

Authorities in Union County, Ohio say a 4-year-old child fell out of a van and died after he was run over by his father who was driving the vehicle.

Circleville Inmate Jailed On Drug Charges Commits Suicide

Raymond Tackett Jr. hanged himself with a bed sheet at the Pickaway County Jail in Circleville
26, 2013

Authorities say a man jailed on drug charges has committed suicide in a county jail in central Ohio.

Ohio Amish Argue Against Guradian In Chemo Case

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Medical guardianship case argued in Ohio court
December 26, 2013

An Ohio Amish couple who fled with their 11-year-old daughter so she wouldn’t be forced to get chemotherapy say a court was wrong to appoint a guardian to make medical decisions for her.

Cold Spell Boosts Prices For Natural Gas

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Shaded areas show the extent of Ohio's deep shale fields where geologists say natural gas and oil is trapped.
December 26, 2013

Natural gas prices rose this week as temperatures remain below freezing in much of the Great Lakes and Northeast United States. The demand for natural gas is positive news for shale drillers in eastern Ohio. Higher prices for the fuel generally helps energy companies recover more quickly the costs of production.