WOSU News Archives For: April 1, 2014

Sen. Brown Pushes Bill To Reform Student Loans

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1, 2014

Student loan debt in the U.S. now surpasses $1 trillion. Ohio’s senior U.S. senator Sherrod Brown blames the private loan industry for intentionally making loan terms difficult to understand. He’s pushing legislation that would make loan terms more clear. The bill is called the Know Before You Owe Private Student Loan Act.

Ohio Senate OKs Deal Allowing Tesla To Sell Cars

Tesla Model S.
1, 2014

The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that would let electric car maker Tesla Motors operate three dealerships in the state.

$2.4 Billion Capital Bill Clears Ohio Legislature

The Ohio Senate Tuesday passed a 2.4 billion dollar construction budget.
1, 2014

A nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget that funds an array of community, school and park projects has cleared the Ohio Legislature.

Columbus Public Health Opens Mumps Vaccine Clinic

Columbus Public Health has opened a weekday clinic to provide the Mumps vaccine.
1, 2014

Columbus Public Health now offers special clinics for the mumps vaccine.

Indiana Guardsman Pleads Guilty In Ohio Bomb Case

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Indiana Guardsman Andrew Boguslawski pleads guilty to having bomb equipment when he was stopped on I-70 west of Columbus.
April 1, 2014

An Indiana Guardsman has pleaded guilty to having homemade explosive devices in his vehicle when he was stopped in Ohio.

State Releases Annual Death Penalty Report

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1, 2014

The annual report covers every execution in Ohio since 1981 when the state reinstated the death penalty. Four people joined that list in 2013.

Ohioans Can Start Voting For Contenders In May 6 Primary

Ohio voters can cast early ballots for the May primary.
1, 2014

Early voting begins Tuesday in the state. In-person voting hours are mostly from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in all 88 counties. Voters also get the Saturday before Election Day to cast a ballot.

Judges: Franklin County Sheriff Can’t Run For Committee Post

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Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott will not be on the primary ballot as a candidate for a county Democratic Party post.
April 1, 2014

A central Ohio sheriff has lost his bid to get on the primary ballot as a candidate for a county Democratic Party post.

Columbus Schools Get Rare Clean State Audit

The annual state audit of Columbus City Schools from Ohio Auditor Dave Yost's office comes as two principals are suing the district to keep their jobs after being fired for their purported role in an attendance rigging scandal.
1, 2014

An annual state audit of Columbus City Schools shows the district does not have to repay any money to anyone.