WOSU News Archives For: May 6, 2014

Columbus Zoo Levy Overwhelmingly Shot Down

PGAV Downtown exterior night
A rendering of what the downtown zoo experience would look like.
6, 2014

The WOSU Newsroom has called the race on Issue 6, a permanent levy for the Columbus Zoo, as a failed levy. With 360 precincts reporting and the Columbus zoo conceding defeat, the levy has failed.

Man charged in Ohio veterans hospital shooting

Dayton VA
Federal weapons charges filed against Neil Moore who allegedly shot a man in a struggle for a gun at the Veterans' Affairs Hospital in Dayton.
May 6, 2014

Authorities say a man charged in a shooting at an Ohio veterans hospital intended to intimidate former co-workers he believed were having inappropriate relationships with his wife and daughter.

Ohio Students Buckle Down For Key Standardized Tests

Districts around the state are preparing to administer the assessments completely online.
6, 2014

Through May 16, schools around the state will be testing their students using the Ohio Achievement Assessment, also known as the OAA’s.

Ringling Bros. Not Changing Columbus Show

Nine people were injured in Rhode Island on Sunday when a carabiner that holds rope broke.
6, 2014

Ringling Brothers says a Columbus show planned for this week will go on despite an accident that seriously injured nine people.

A Central Ohio Man Gets 3 Years For Injuring Officer, Woman

A 43 year old man is sentenced for hitting a police officer and a woman with his vehicle.
6, 2014

A central Ohio man who had been smoking marijuana before he hit a police officer and another person standing on a highway ramp at an accident scene has been sentenced to more than three years behind bars.

Independent Voters To Protest Today’s Primary

May 6, 2014

Cynthia Capathios heads a group called Independent Ohio. She says she got involved because she was tired of being left out says she isn’t willing to sign up and is tired of feeling left out.

Polls Open Around Ohio

Polls will remain open Tuesday until 7:30 p.m.
May 6, 2014

Voting is under way in Ohio’s primary election that will cull the field of candidates for state and U.S. House posts, and decide the fate of a levy request for the Columbus Zoo.

Columbus Weighs Disposition Of Closed Schools

Medary School
The former Medary school in Columbus' Old North neighborhood now houses a school and therapeutic center for autistic children. Columbus closed the building in 2007 and then leased it to Helping Hands organization.
6, 2014

Five more Columbus City schools will permanently close at the end of the school year. The closings continue a trend. In the past decade, Columbus has closed dozens of school buildings. some of schools have found new life, others have been renovated or slated for demolition.