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Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike Enters Its Second Full Week

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A teacher's strike in Reynoldsburg enters its second full week after negotiators failed to reach agreement Sunday
9:08PM
September
28, 2014

A teacher’s strike in Reynoldsburg enters its second full week Monday. Negotiators for the Reynoldsburg Board of Education and Reynoldsburg Education Association met Sunday with a federal mediator. But, little progress was reported. The meeting ended without agreement.

OSU Band Director Sues, Alleges Discrimination

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Fired OSUMB director Jon Woods (L) announced he has filed a lawsuit against Ohio State University. Former OSUMB director Paul Droste lent Woods support at the announcement.
3:20PM
September
26, 2014

Fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters has filed a lawsuit against “individuals and the university.”

Westerville Football Coach Arrested After Alleged Slap Of Player

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Pentello was arrested and charged with assault and endangering children. He's scheduled to be arraigned October 7.
10:46AM
September 26, 2014

The head football coach at Westerville South High School was arrested and charged this week with assault and endangering children after a report that he shoved a player to the ground and slapped him across the face.

Reynoldsburg Parent Sues To Close Schools During Strike

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Teachers have picketed for a week after overwhelmingly rejecting a school board proposal for binding arbitration if teachers promised to not strike.
8:38AM
September
26, 2014

The parent of a student in Reynoldsburg is suing to try to close schools until a teacher strike is over. The lawsuit asks a judge to compel school officials to temporarily close the district.

OSU’s Mirror Lake Well On Its Way To Sustainability

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The fountain in the center or Mirror Lake might be removed at some point in the near future to make the water's surface more reflective
5:35AM
September
26, 2014

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.

Court Hears Dispute On Charter School Equipment

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Blended learning combines traditional classroom schooling with distance learning.
1:51PM
September
23, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has heard a case brought by charter schools contending they are entitled to equipment bought by their management company with taxpayer dollars without having to pay for the property.

No New Talks Scheduled in Reynoldsburg Teachers’ Strike

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Day two of the Reynoldsburg teachers' strike brings no new talks.
2:21PM
September
22, 2014

Attendance in Reynoldsburg schools took a hit as teachers went on strike. Members of the Reynoldsburg Education Association returned to picket lines Monday. No new talks are scheduled.

Local Anti-Abortion Group To Demonstrate At Area High Schools

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Anti-abortion group, Created Equal, demonstrated at Gahanna Lincoln High School last week. Some of the signs were of fetuses. Other photos were much more graphic. The group intends to hold rallies in every Columbus-area school district this school year.
5:00AM
September
22, 2014

Abortion clinics, hospitals and the statehouse are the most common locations for anti-abortion demonstrations. But a Columbus-based pro-life group is taking its message to area high schools. It’s an approach that has become increasingly common in recent years.

Student Fight Punctuates First Day Of Reynoldsburg Teachers Strike

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September
19, 2014

A fight among several students broke out at Livingston High School in Reynoldsburg late this morning with about a half-dozen police officers responding.

Teachers Strike, No New Talks Scheduled In Reynoldsburg

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Teachers picket in front of Reynoldsburg High School on the first day of the teachers' strike.
7:25AM
September
19, 2014

Teachers in Reynoldsburg are greeting students from the picket line after going on strike Thursday night.