WOSU News Archives For: May 21, 2014

Ohio Death Penalty Committee Releases Final Report

A task force that studied the death penalty in Ohio issued its final report Wednesday. The report includes 56 recommendations.
May 21, 2014

A committee that spent over two years studying Ohio’s capital punishment law has released its final report with recommendations aimed at reducing the influence of race and geography on death penalty cases.

Ohio Settles With D.O.J. Over Isolating Youth Inmates

Ohio's four youth prisons now house more than 400 boys and girls.
21, 2014

The state of Ohio has settled with the federal government in a dispute over the use of solitary confinement as discipline for juvenile inmates with mental health disorders.

Bucyrus Mayor Dies Shortly After Council Meeting

Moore was elected to the post in 2012 in the city of about 12,000 people, about 65 miles north of Columbus.
May 21, 2014

City officials say 50-year-old Roger Moore died unexpectedly Tuesday night shortly after a city council meeting.

State Approves Tax Breaks For Auto Glass Manufactuer

The state’s Tax Credit Authority on Tuesday approved a 15-year, 75 percent Job Creation Tax Credit for the company, which is setting up operations at the old GM plant in Moraine.
21, 2014

The state of Ohio has approved part of an incentive package for Fuyao, the Chinese auto-glass company coming to the former GM Moraine plant south of Dayton.

‘Glass City’ Awaits Decision On Future Of Anchor Hocking Plant

Anchor Entrance
Entrance to Anchor Hocking plant in Lancaster. Workforce was furloughed last week
21, 2014

Mass furloughs announced at a Lancaster glass plant have raised fears a longtime employer will close. Both civic leaders and city residents say the Anchor Hocking plant abruptly shutdown with little notice to the workers or the community.