WOSU News Archives For: February 13, 2014

Southwest Ohio Legislator Faces More Charges

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A southwest Ohio lawmaker faces 53 new criminal charges including an alleged pattern of corruption.
13, 2014

A southwest Ohio grand jury has brought 53 new charges including an alleged pattern of corruption against a state legislator already facing trial on felony charges of security fraud, theft and other counts.

Trial Set For Coach Charged After Steubenville Rape Case

A trial date has been set in the case of a former volunteer Steubenville High School football coach accused of serving alcohol to minors and trying to impede an investigation.
February 13, 2014

A former volunteer coach whose home was allegedly the scene of a drinking party that preceded the rape by two Steubenville High School football players is set for trial in the spring.

Republicans Skeptical Of Bill To Save Aluminum Plant

Ormet Corp. struggled in recent years because of down aluminum prices and increasing utility costs.
13, 2014

The bill would let Gov. John Kasich overrule state utility regulators, who recently ruled against an electric rate appeal by Ormet Corp. Some Statehouse Republicans say they’re worried about the bill’s possible long-term implications.

Tanker Crash Sends Fuel Into Stream, Closes State Route 104

The accident happened Wednesday afternoon near the village of South Bloomfield.
13, 2014

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says part of State Route 104 will remain closed through Thursday after a tanker crash sent about 2,000 gallons of ethanol into a nearby stream.

Central Ohio Builders Stay Bullish On City’s Rental Housing

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Columbus Commons apartments recently opened on South High Street adding to available rental units in the downtown area. Apartment brokers and builders keep watch for any signs of an "apartment bubble" in Columbus.
13, 2014

A new report on Columbus’ residential real estate shows builders are bullish on the city’s apartment market. Nearly two-thirds of residential building permits during the last quarter of 2013 were issued for apartments or condominiums. So far few signs of an apartment bubble.