WOSU News Archives For: April 14, 2014

Increased Ohio Shale Fracking Drives Demand For Rail Improvements

Black Run Terminal
Enlink Midstream of Texas spent $6-million to re-activate this rail spur and loading terminal in Frazeysburg. The company says it will eventually haul 24,000 barrels per day of oil and natural gas liquids away from Ohio's shale region.
14, 2014

The number of hydraulically fractured wells drilled in Ohio has now topped 800. About half of those wells are producing natural gas and oil. While debates over safety and severance taxes continues, production is reaching critical mass. And that has created need for more railroad capacity. The rail improvements have rippled into Frazeysburg and Columbus.

Judge To Ohio: Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Marriage

gay flag
Federal Judge Timothy Black Monday orderedOhio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages.
14, 2014

A federal judge has ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states.

Former President Clinton To Speak In Ohio

Former President Bill Clinton plans to address a Democratic Party event in Columbus in June.
14, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton will headline an Ohio Democratic Party event this summer.

A.G. Certifies Gay Marriage Ballot Language

The ruling from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine comes on the same day a federal judge is expected to order the state to recognize out-of-state gay marriages.
14, 2014

A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize gay marriage in Ohio has cleared a big legal hurdle.

Tressel Applies For Another Presidential Post

Jim Tressel
While at OSU, Tressel admitted that he knew of allegations of players trading memorabilia for cash and tattoos at least eight months before the rules violations became public. He resigned months after the OSU scandal became public.
14, 2014

Former Ohio State football coach and current University of Akron vice president Jim Tressel has formally applied to be the next president of Youngstown State University.

Judge To Order Ohio To Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Marriages

Black is not expected to force Ohio to allow gay marriages to be performed in the state.
14, 2014

Judge Timothy Black has indicated that he expects to rule on Monday, ordering Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages.