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Irish Visitors: Situation An ‘Innocuous Incident’

By | August 1, 2014

The Democratic candidate for Ohio governor has released a statement from members of an Irish delegation calling a situation with a female delegate and the candidate an ‘innocuous incident.’ The statement from the campaign of Ed FitzGerald says FitzGerald was driving delegate Joanne Grehan back to her hotel in 2012 at the delegation’s request when [...]


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.


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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This Week: Ed FitzGerald Faces Uncomfortable Questions, OSU Band Scandal


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.


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.

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Fired OSU Band Director Details Changes In Report

By | July 31, 2014

From the beginning, fired Ohio State band director Jon Waters has vowed to clear his name. Waters claims he was in the process of making changes to the OSU band culture before the investigation that cost him his job. Those changes are detailed in a report Waters gave investigators last month.

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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.


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.


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.