Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
WOSU News Archives For February 2006
Members of several Columbus-area organizations met last night to express their concerns over the temporary relocation of East High School to the North Education Center in Clintonville. The move comes at the same time Columbus Police officials are planning to close a near-by police sub-station.
A federal jury Tuesday found 30-year-old Daryl Lawrence guilty in the shooting death of a Columbus police officer.
A psychology professor who opened Ohio State University’s primate research center 23 years ago vows to fight the university’s closing of the facility. Sally Boysen protested closing Monday by chaining herself to an access gate. She and a group of protestors delayed for several hours the transfer of nine chimpanzees to a primate sanctuary in Texas. The action came a week after the university announced that the facility would be closed. WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports.
Faced with a severe cut in federal funding, the state of Ohio is changing the way it will fight the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. Because of the federal funding cut and a lack of state funding, the infestations could spread.
In Delaware County, loggers continue to cut down ash trees. The huge ash tree clearing effort is aimed at stopping the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. The effort is drawing sharp criticism from land owners who claim they are being bullied by state officials and the contractor hired to cut the trees.
Hundreds of defendents in Ohio will likely have to be re-sentenced.
A survey of Franklin and 19 other counties shows a 44 percent increase in demand for food.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman made his seventh State of the City address Thursday night at TechColumbus’ Business Technology Center. The mayor focused on progress, opportunity and responsibility.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman will deliver his seventh State of the City address this evening. In it, the mayor will propose spending $25 million over the next six years to rehabilitate or remove about 1,000 abandoned houses around the city. Such housing, he says, drags neighborhoods down and serves as a catalyst for crime.
Testimony got underway today in the federal district jury trial of a man accused of killing a Columbus Police officer. 30 year old Daryl Lawrence faces a possible death penalty if convicted of the January 2005 murder of officer Bryan Hurst.