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Columbus Officials Turn On Charm To Attract NCAA Final...09/10/14
Members of the NCAA site selection committee are checking out Columbus this week as the possible location for a Women's Final Four sometime in the future. The post Columbus Officials Turn On Charm To Attract NCAA Final Four appeared first on WOSU News.
Reynoldsburg Schools Expected To Hire Substitute Teachers As Strike...
With a strike looming September 19, city schools spokeswoman Tricia Moore says the board will streamline the hiring for substitute teachers at its meeting today. The post Reynoldsburg Schools Expected To Hire Substitute Teachers As Strike Looms...
Dublin Lures Amazon With Free Land
The City of Dublin proposes to give away land to a web-based data company. The post Dublin Lures Amazon With Free Land appeared first on WOSU News.
Ohio AG Candidates Debate Heroin, Rape and Fraud
Republican incumbent Mike DeWine and Democratic challenger David Pepper have similar answers to the question of what is the most important mission of the Attorney General, whose office oversees law enforcement and consumer protection. The post Ohio AG...
Reynoldsburg Teachers’ Union Issues Strike Notice
Following a breakdown in contract negotiations, Reynoldsburg school teachers say they will strike. The post Reynoldsburg Teachers’ Union Issues Strike Notice appeared first on WOSU News.
Franklin County Child Poverty Rates Up
The economy may be improving, but the number of local children living in poverty continues to increase. The post Franklin County Child Poverty Rates Up appeared first on WOSU News.
Civil Rights Exhibit at Ohio State Recognizes Columbus Activists
50 years after the Civil Rights Act passed, a new exhibit at Ohio State’s Thompson Library, highlights the role Ohioans played in the civil rights movement. The post Civil Rights Exhibit at Ohio State Recognizes Columbus Activists appeared first on...
Athens County ‘Micro-Grid’ Promises Energy Independence
Powerful storms, deregulation, and tougher environmental standards, have all made the cost of electricity more volatile for consumers in recent years. Now, a small micro-grid project in Athens County would allow homeowners to generate their own power....
Columbus Castings On South Side To Hire 550 Workers
The struggling South Side of Columbus is getting a major boost. After several down years, the neighborhood’s long time major employer has announced it plans to nearly double its workforce. The post Columbus Castings On South Side To Hire 550 Workers...
Franklin County Property Owners Contest Updated Valuations
Franklin County property owners recently received updated appraisal values. And a number of homeowners already have begun to contest the changes. The post Franklin County Property Owners Contest Updated Valuations appeared first on WOSU News.
End of An Era: Clintonville’s Olympic Swim Club Closes For Good
For 76 years neighbors have cooled off at the Olympic Swim Club. But now it’s closed for good. And generations of Clintonville residents are saddened by the shutdown. The post End of An Era: Clintonville’s Olympic Swim Club Closes For Good appeared...
OSU Band Taskforce Surveying Current, Former Members
All former and current Ohio State University band members are being asked what they think about the band’s culture. The post OSU Band Taskforce Surveying Current, Former Members appeared first on WOSU News.
Retirement Community Reflects On Legionella Outbreak 1 Year Later
Leaders of a Central Ohio retirement community where six residents died last year from Legionnaires' disease work to prevent any new outbreak. The post Retirement Community Reflects On Legionella Outbreak 1 Year Later appeared first on WOSU News.
Some Local Agencies Do Not Use Acquired Military Surplus
The heavily-armored police response to Ferguson, Missouri protesters ignited a debate about the militarization of local agencies. Since 1997, local departments have been able to get free military surplus like M16s. The Afghanistan and Iraq Wars have...
Saunders Park Area Residents Await Columbus Clean Up Decision
Columbus residents adjacent to Saunders Park on the near east side await a decision on park clean-up. But, it appears they'll have a long wait. The post Saunders Park Area Residents Await Columbus Clean Up Decision appeared first on WOSU News.
Ohio Supreme Court Takes Up Mineral Rights Cases
Big money is at stake in two cases argued this week before the Ohio Supreme Court. The decisions could change who profits from the boom in oil and gas drilling. The post Ohio Supreme Court Takes Up Mineral Rights Cases appeared first on WOSU News.
Ohio Employers Seek First Time Job Candidates
State and national jobless numbers are closely watched as economic indicators. The unemployment figures can also give useful clues for those seeking their first full-time job. The post Ohio Employers Seek First Time Job Candidates appeared first on...
Fired OSUMB Director Asks Board Of Trustees For Reinstatement
The Ohio State University Marching Band has a new roster for the 2014 season. And Thursday afternoon, some of those members, along with their interim directors, shareed their thoughts about moving forward amid a scandal that cost them their director,...
Ohio Farm Group, Environmental Group, Point To Algae Law Loophole
Ohio farmers caught in the headlights of the recent Toledo water crisis are defending their voluntary efforts to reduce phosphorus run-off to Lake Erie. That runoff is the primary source of toxic algae blooms. But an Ohio farm group and...
Lawmakers Look At Solutions to Ohio’s Algae Bloom Crisis
After the recent water crisis in Toledo, finding a solution to Ohio’s harmful algal bloom crisis is moving up the priority list for lawmakers. The post Lawmakers Look At Solutions to Ohio’s Algae Bloom Crisis appeared first on WOSU News.
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