WOSU News Archives For: May 19, 2014

Ohio Jobs Agency Responds To Furloughs At Lancaster Glass Plant

Anchor Hocking Glass
May 19, 2014

A Central Ohio glassware manufacturer has stopped production. Anchor-Hocking in Lancaster abruptly halted operations with little notice to the company’s 1,100 workers.

Executive Pleads Guilty In Ohio Campaign Probe

Scales of Justice
The chief Financial officer of Suarez Corporation Industries says he'll cooperate with a probe into illegal campaign contributions.
19, 2014

The chief financial officer of Suarez Corporation Industries has agreed to cooperate in a case involving allegations that the company funneled illegal campaign contributions to two candidates.

Can Employers Force Workers To Support Political Causes?

A number of groups, including ProgressOhio, filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission against Murray Energy, who critics say made an illegal contribution to the Romney campaign by coercing the miners to attend the Romney event without pay. More recently, a Cleveland Indians usher said he was fired for refusing to wear a button supporting a "sin tax" on the May 6 ballot.
19, 2014

The recent firing of an usher for the Cleveland Indians has brought back a question: Can employers fire a worker for refusing to support a political candidate or cause?

Concerns About E. Coli Prompt Ground Beef Recall

E. coli can cause severe cramps, nausea and diarrhea, as well as other complications.
19, 2014

Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in Ohio and three other states.

Police Say Man Killed During Home Invasion

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19, 2014

Police now say a man fatally shot in northeast Columbus over the weekend was killed during an apparent home invasion.

State Wining Fight Against Tree-Killing Pest In Hocking Hills

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid attacks and eventually kills trees.
May 19, 2014

State officials say they are winning the fight to get rid of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the southern Ohio state park.

Ohio Craft Brewers Face Possible Hops Shortage

Columbus Brewing Company workers bottle IPA. Craft brewers face a shortage of hops which stems, in part, from the industry's own success.
19, 2014

Ohio’s craft beer business is hopping, and so is the demand for hops. However, some brewers are concerned that they could soon be tough to get. Anticipating a shortage, some Ohio farmers have begun to grow hops. This could be a solution for local brewers as larger companies could soon be increasing their hops usage.