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Port Columbus TSA Agents Seize Weapons07/21/14
Federal agents confiscated a loaded handgun at a Port Columbus checkpoint on Sunday. Its the eleventh time this year a passenger was caught with a firearm inside a carry-on bag. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mark Howell says agents...
Ohio Near The Top For Energy And Environmentally Efficient Homes
Energy efficient home building is on the rise in Ohio. The group that certifies green building says Ohio ranks number 6 in the country in the number green homes. Over the last four years, the number of so-called LEED certified has increased 8 and a...
Delaware Co. Township Eyes License Renewal Tax To Increase Revenue
As officials in Washington try to find fixes for the nearly depleted federal highway trust fund, a Delaware County township has its own infrastructure worries. Officials in Liberty Township – which encompasses Powell – might implement a new license...
Columbus Gets State Help To Expand Early Learning
Columbus will soon get financial help from the state to expand its early learning program. The new funds will be used to get more of the city's four year-olds into pre-Kindergarten programs. The post Columbus Gets State Help To Expand Early Learning...
Central Ohio Mumps Cases Now Surpass Last Year’s National Figure
The number of Central Ohio mumps cases has now surpassed the entire number of cases reported in the United States last year. The post Central Ohio Mumps Cases Now Surpass Last Year’s National Figure appeared first on WOSU News.
New Driving Park Branch Library Equipped For 21st Century
The Columbus Metropolitan Library will hold a grand opening this week for its new Driving Park branch on the east side. The post New Driving Park Branch Library Equipped For 21st Century appeared first on WOSU News.
Former First Lady’s Diamond Tiara Back Home In Ohio
A tiara that once belonged to President William McKinley's wife has gone on display at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton. The post Former First Lady’s Diamond Tiara Back Home In Ohio appeared first on WOSU News.
Democratic Candidate For Governor Ed FitzGerald Appears On WOSU
The democratic candidate for governor is facing sharp criticism from the camp of incumbent Republican Governor John Kasich. Candidate Ed FitzGerald appeared on WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher Wednesday. The post Democratic Candidate For Governor Ed...
Drake Aims To Meet Budget Challenges As New Ohio State President
Ohio State’s new president Michael Drake started his job Monday. Drake becomes the 15th president of the university. He first met with faculty and staff. The post Drake Aims To Meet Budget Challenges As New Ohio State President appeared first on WOSU...
Home Renovation Popular Alternative To “Trading Up”
Home renovation is a billion dollar business nationwide. Some real estate experts predict homeowners will invest more in their current property in the coming years, rather than buy a new one. WOSU takes a look at what’s driving the remodeling trend....
Youth Remain Under-Screened For HIV
Columbus Public Health and Walgreens offer free HIV testing at two locations through Saturday. The post Youth Remain Under-Screened For HIV appeared first on WOSU News.
Ohio Supreme Court Asked To Weigh ‘Speculative’ Terrorist Threat
Threats in the workplace, in schools, and in public places are taken very seriously, and those who make them face serious criminal penalties. But one man in prison is appealing to the Ohio Supreme Court, saying he was unfairly convicted of violating...
Columbus City Schools Kicks Off Summer Third Grade Reading Blitz
Columbus City Schools officials say they’re launching a summer Third Grade Reading Blitz. The school system wants third graders who have so far failed the Ohio Achievement Assessment to attend summer classes or receive some other type of assistance....
Ohio Gets B+ For Manufacturing
Ohio gets an above-average grade in a study that grades the health of each state’s manufacturing industry by looking at the tax climate, productivity, and other factors. The post Ohio Gets B+ For Manufacturing appeared first on WOSU News.
Columbus Recycle Program Hires Ex-Cons
There is one a fledgling operation in Columbus that helps ex-offenders find work that often changes their lives and helps them stay out of prison. The post Columbus Recycle Program Hires Ex-Cons appeared first on WOSU News.
Columbus Woman Refuses To Let Autism Define Her
More than 50,000 Ohioans are on the autism spectrum. They face many hurdles. One Columbus woman with autism continues to break down barriers along life’s path, inspiring others along the way. WOSU sat down with Ohio Courage Award recipient Sondra...
Columbus Launches Energy Saving Program
The new program hopes to cut energy usage in commercial buildings by as much as 20 percent, with an extra emphasis on downtown buildings. The post Columbus Launches Energy Saving Program appeared first on WOSU News.
Ohio Begins Training School Staff On Active Shooter Situations
Schools are already required to file emergency response plans with the Ohio Attorney General, and the additional training is designed to prevent violent deaths. The post Ohio Begins Training School Staff On Active Shooter Situations appeared first on...
Juneteenth Ohio Celebrating End Of Slavery Kicks Off Friday
The Juneteenth Ohio Festival kicks off Friday at its new downtown location. The event celebrates what happened 149 years ago today when the last slaves were freed in this country. The post Juneteenth Ohio Celebrating End Of Slavery Kicks Off Friday...
Ohio Students Travel South For 50th Anniversary Of Freedom Summer
A group of Ohio students will be travelling to Mississippi to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic Mississippi Freedom Summer. The Ohio Student Association will join other organizations next week as they work to preserve and strengthen...
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