WOSU News Archives For April 2014

OH Commission To Hear False-Statements Claim Against Zoo Opponent

Columbus Zoo Gate
The State Elections Commission is set to hear a false-statements complaint against a Columbus Zoo levy opposition group Monday.
30, 2014

The Ohio Elections Commission is expected to hear a complaint filed against a Columbus Zoo levy opposition group. A panel made the recommendation this afternoon.

Taft Conviction To Be Included In Ohio IG’s Report

Bob Taft
April 30, 2014

Ohio’s government watchdog is revising his report on a 2005 rare-coin investment scandal after learning then-Gov. Bob Taft’s historic conviction connected to the matter was omitted in error.

Ruling Clears Upper Arlington In Discrimination Claim

Tree of Life Christian Schools has been trying since 2009 to consolidate its schools in an office complex in Upper Arlington.
30, 2014

A federal judge has ruled that Upper Arlington didn’t discriminate in blocking a Christian school that is trying to move to a large office complex in the city.

Parole Board Votes Unanimously For Clemency For Convicted Killer

Arthur Tyler was convicted in the 1983 killing of a Cleveland produce vendor.
April 30, 2014

A panel is recommending that Gov. John Kasich grant clemency for a death row inmate who’s scheduled to be executed next month.

Poll: Voters Skeptical Of Proposed Zoo Levy

The proposed levy on the May 6 ballot would increase Franklin County property taxes to about $44 a year for every $100,000 of home value.
April 30, 2014

The poll from Survey USA commissioned by WCMH says 56 percent of likely Franklin County voters are against the levy, while 36 percent say they support it.

Officials Stress Schools’ Role In Fighting Heroin

State leaders call on parents, educators to help fight heroin abuse in Ohio.
April 29, 2014

Ohio’s governor and attorney general are stressing the role schools and educators can play in fighting the state’s epidemic of heroin abuse.

Ohio Girl Diagnosed With Rare Case Of Diphtheria

Ohio Department of Health symbol
An Ohio girl is diagnosed with diphtheria at a Dayton hospital.
April 29, 2014

Health officials say a girl in southwest Ohio has been diagnosed with a case of diphtheria – an illness that has been extremely rare in the US since children started being vaccinated against it in the 1920s.

2 Men Killed In Columbus Shooting

Columbus police are investigating a shooting that left 2 men dead.
29, 2014

Police in Columbus say two men were killed in a shooting at an apartment that appears to be drug-related.

Church Sues North Carolina Over Gay Marriage Ban

Rev. Bernard Wilson spoke at a Monday news conference where he said North Carolina's laws against gay marriage "criminalize a minister who performs a religious ceremony, even if the ceremony is not intended to be a legal marriage under state law."
April 29, 2014

A mainline Protestant denomination headquarters in Northeast Ohio has sued the state of North Carolina over its ban on same-sex marriages.

Jackets Out Of Playoffs After Failed Comeback Attempt

Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky covers up a wrap-around attempt by Chris Kunitz during the first period of Game Six of their first round playoff series Monday night. Pittsburgh won 4-3 to advance to the second round.
29, 2014

The Columbus Blue Jackets were down 4-0 in the third period before scoring three goals in five minutes to make the game close. But it wasn’t enough.