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Candidate For Ohio House Takes Issue With OSU’s...10/23/14
Usually when candidates target college students they focus on issues like rising tuition or jobs after graduation. But one candidate for the Ohio House is trying to win votes with a unique issue: OSU's upcoming rule that all sophomores live in dorms....
Group Targets Gov Kasich For ‘Privatization’ Efforts
A national anti-privatization group has targeted Republican incumbent Gov. John Kasich over his signature policy decision, his public-private entity that replaced the state Department of Development. The post Group Targets Gov Kasich For...
Autistic Adults Receive Medical Care At Center Designed For Them
Adults with autism struggle to find medical professionals who understand their needs. And the demand will continue to grow. That's why some in the Central Ohio health care community direct their expertise to helping autistic adults. The post Autistic...
City-County Agency Fails To Make Nationwide Arena Loan Payments
The complicated plan to use tax money to buy Nationwide Arena has hit a snag. There is not enough money to make loan payments. The post City-County Agency Fails To Make Nationwide Arena Loan Payments appeared first on WOSU News.
COTA To Consider Bus Fare Increases
Riders could soon be paying higher bus fares if increases are approved by the Central Ohio Transit Authority. The post COTA To Consider Bus Fare Increases appeared first on WOSU News.
Franklinton Exhibition Showcases ADD Artist’s ‘Fantastic World’
Living with Attention Deficit Disorder often has challenges. But Columbus artist Michael Siculan says ADD can also be a springboard to creativity. The post Franklinton Exhibition Showcases ADD Artist’s ‘Fantastic World’ appeared first on WOSU News.
Former Trombone Player Recalls OSU Marching Band During ’80s
Former Ohio State University Marching Band members have come to the defense of its fired director and the organization’s reputation. We recently reported a university official made efforts to stop questionable band “traditions” in the early 80s...
Governor Unsure Of Future Of Ohio’s Gay Marriage Ban
Gov. John Kasich says he continues to support the state’s ban on same sex marriage, even as similar prohibitions are being struck down by the courts. The post Governor Unsure Of Future Of Ohio’s Gay Marriage Ban appeared first on WOSU News.
OSU Aware Of, Ordered End Of Marching Band Hazing Rituals in 1982
As the controversy over the firing of OSU’s marching band director continues, records indicate the university knew about hazing and questionable initiations as far back as 32 years. The post OSU Aware Of, Ordered End Of Marching Band Hazing Rituals in...
Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike Puts Focus On Computer-Based Learning
During the strike, Reynoldsburg administrators have relied more on computers in classrooms to keep students learning. The district scrambled to purchase enough computer tablets to supply each high school student. The post Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike...
The “Golden Voice” Returns To His Radio Roots In Central Ohio
The Columbus man with the golden voice says he's learned from his mistakes since becoming famous, and he's taking on new challenges. The post The “Golden Voice” Returns To His Radio Roots In Central Ohio appeared first on WOSU News.
Researcher: Tax Phosphorous To Reduce Algae Threat In Lake Erie
When a toxic algae bloom forced Toledo to shutdown its water supply for several days, state and local officials vowed a quick response. A state task force recommends cutting phosphorous run-off from fields and lawns by 40 percent. Among possible...
African Community Groups Raise Money In Columbus To Fight Ebola
Several African community organizations in Columbus are uniting to raise $30,000 to fight the Ebola outbreak in western Africa. The post African Community Groups Raise Money In Columbus To Fight Ebola appeared first on WOSU News.
Asphyxiation Likely Led To Traficant Tractor Death
A forensic pathologist says U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.’s death appears to be linked to positional asphyxiation – his inability to breathe after a vintage tractor tipped over on him a week ago at his family farm. The post Asphyxiation Likely Led...
Ohio Officials Earmark Money To Reduce Lake Erie Algae Threat
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has a plan to improve water quality in Lake Erie and other Great Lakes. The announcement comes in the wake of a crisis in Toledo where water supply was turned off temporarily for a half-million...
OSU Band Director Sues, Alleges Discrimination
Fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters has filed a lawsuit against "individuals and the university." The post OSU Band Director Sues, Alleges Discrimination appeared first on WOSU News.
OSU’s Mirror Lake Well On Its Way To Sustainability
For 9 months a chain-link fence surrounded Mirror Lake as crews made repairs – part of an on-going project to ensure future students get to enjoy Mirror Lake. The post OSU’s Mirror Lake Well On Its Way To Sustainability appeared first on WOSU News.
Drones Forecast To Be Economic Boost to Springfield
Springfield economic leaders see drones providing an economic boost to the city's future. The post Drones Forecast To Be Economic Boost to Springfield appeared first on WOSU News.
Community ‘Shocked’ By Immigrant Businessman’s Arrest
Tuesday’s police raids of several Mexican groceries and indictment of 13 people on drug charges has shocked the central Ohio community. Among those charged is the owner of the chain of stores. The immigrant businessman was known for his work in the...
Contract Talks Scheduled To Resume Sunday In Reynoldsburg
Negotiations in the four-day old Reynoldsburg teacher's strike are scheduled to resume this week-end. Both the board and teacher union representatives have agreed to meet again with a federal mediator on Sunday to try to reach a contract agreement....
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