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 July 2006
While republican leaders in the Ohio House and Senate are pushing a plan that would cut capital gains taxes for some Ohioans, democratic leaders are getting behind a plan that would make it possible for every school district in the state to offer full day, every day kindergarten.
Most everyone at one time or another has experienced stress at work. But there’s at least one central Ohio company hoping its pet policy will reduce workplace tension.
A heat wave that baked the Great Plains during the week-end moved into Ohio for the start of the workweek. The National Weather Service says dangerous heat and humidity will send the mercury into the mid-90s and heat indices above 100.
Central Ohio children will be going back to class in about a month. And that means they’ll need school supplies. The Junior League of Columbus gave away more than 2,500 backpacks filled with supplies to children in need. Forty of those chidlren received their new materials at Fedderson Recreation Center.
Researchers at Ohio State University have created a database of Columbus residents talking. Researchers say the recordings of people’s conversations will be a valuable resource for anyone who studies spoken communication. Eventually, it may even lead to computers that can understand human speech.
During the last two gubernatorial campaigns, both the republican and democratic candidates have released their tax returns to the public. But it doesn’t appear likely that will happen in this campaign. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has more on the story.
The development plan for Big Darby Creek Watershed is finalized. Now it’s time for officials from the 10 involved jurisdictions to take the agreement to their local districts. Columbus City Council held public hearings on the Big Darby plan.
Hundreds of law-abiding Ohioans say they’re ready to go to prison next month. It’s part of a week-long campaign with churches and volunteers vowing to mentor inmates, so they’re less likely to return to a life of crime, after they’re freed.
Two former Lacrosse coaches at Dublin Coffman High School today appeared before Franklin County Municipal Court judge Anne Taylor to answer criminal charges.
An 18-year-old man shot and killed his girlfriend and himself last week in rural Hocking County. The young man’s father says his son was treated for mental illness at 3 facilities in the last month, and had several run-ins with police. Now the father is accusing Ohio’s mental health care system and local law enforcement of failing his son.