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Columbus Superintendent: District ‘Supportive’ Of Data Inquiry

By | August 1, 2014

Columbus City Schools superintendent, Dan Good, says the district will further cooperate with investigators of data rigging. Top administrator, Steven Tankovich was found guilty of tampering with evidence on Thursday. But, Good says he’s uncertain when the investigation will finish.

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Latest Common Core Repeal Effort To Bypass Supporter

By | August 1, 2014

A new bill that seeks to repeal the Common Core education standards in Ohio will try a new path through the legislature, after a previous repeal attempt stalled in committee. That committee chair isn’t happy about this new move.

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Fewer Police Have Access To Facial Recognition Software

By | August 1, 2014

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office says fewer than 6,000 law-enforcement officers statewide now have access to facial-recognition technology that was kept from the public for months.

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Former Columbus School Data Czar Guilty of Attempted Data Rigging

By | August 1, 2014

In court documents, prosecutors say Tankovich, from 2010 to 2011 devised a scheme to alter both attendance and grade records. They say he then supervised and instructed building principals and other administrators how to work the scheme.

Ohio State has announced the firing of OSU Marching Band director Jon Waters.

Fired Band Director Says He Attempted To Fix Vulgar Culture

By | July 31, 2014

The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members when he was dismissed.

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Ohio State Fair ‘Midway Mood’ Reflects Brighter Consumer Surveys

By | July 31, 2014

New surveys indicate consumers are feeling better. Consumer confidence is the highest in more than 5 years. The highest since the Great Recession. The brighter outlook is also evident this year along the Midway at the Ohio State Fair.

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Obama’s Approval Rating Falling In Ohio

By | July 31, 2014

A new poll by Quinnipiac University says Obama’s approval rating in Ohio has slipped to 36 percent. The same survey in May gave him a 39-percent approval rating.

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Prison Guards Blame Food Vendor For Maggots, Security Problems

By | July 31, 2014

There are problems with maggots, food shortages and contraband in state prisons, and the committee that inspects those facilities is blaming a private vendor hired by the prison system.

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Columbus Police Keep Focus On Summertime Crime

By | July 30, 2014

For the past 10 summers the Columbus Police have changed tactics to reduce violent crime and gang activity. It’s called the Community Safety Initiative. Special groups of police officers patrol high crime neighborhoods.

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Kasich Maintains Double-Digit Lead Over FitzGerald

By | July 30, 2014

The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent. The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin.