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: November 20, 2006
Police officers from the Columbus area held a brief vigil yesterday afternoon outside a bank where an officer was killed almost two years ago. The gathering came in response to a federal judge’s decision last week to set aside the death sentence for the man convicted of murdering officer Bryan Hurst.
Groups looking to lessen the nation’s dependency on foreign fuels came together for the first Ohio Renewable Energy Summit. The initiative in consideration would reduce the nation’s foreign fuel dependency by a quarter in less than two decades.
The number of Ohioans who go hungry has increased for the past ten years. In 1996, there were 33 other states with numbers worse than Ohio. Today, only 12 states are worse off, but those are just numbers. WOSU puts a face and a voice to those numbers after speaking with some hungry people who eat at the Holy Family Soup Kitchen on the near west side. Click on the listen icon to hear their stories.
Nearly 106,000 fans packed Ohio Stadium to see the Ohio State Buckeyes defeat the Michigan Wolverines 42 to 39. Police say there were about 40 arrests and dozens of fires were reported afterward. But it was nothing like the post-game rioting that followed the OSU Michigan game in 2002.