WOSU News Archives For: June 20, 2008

Mt. Vernon School Board Fires Science Teacher.

12:00AM
June
20, 2008

The Mount Vernon school board voted 5-0 today to pass a resolution of intent to terminate the contract of middle school teacher John Freshwater.

Report says Ohio Teacher Burned “Crosses” on Students’ Arms

12:00AM
June
20, 2008

An outside investigation concludes that a popular Mount Vernon public school teacher taught creationism in his science class and was insubordinate for failing to remove a Bible from his classroom. The report about Mount Vernon Middle School teacher John Freshwater was discussed Friday during a special meeting of the local board of education.

High Fuel Prices Stir Interest in Travel by Rail

12:00AM
June
20, 2008

The high price of gasoline is bad news for drivers but good news for public transportation.

Historic Lincoln Theatre improvements coming along nicely

Construction workers outside the historic Lincoln Theatre on East Long Street. The theatre, in the process of being renovated, is set to reopen April 2009.
12:00AM
June 20, 2008

The revitalization of the Lincoln Theatre on East Long Street is moving ahead as planned. The 80 year-old-theatre is set to re-open in April next year. The Lincoln will combine 21st Century amenities with its old-time style.

State Jobless Rate up Sharply in May

12:00AM
June
20, 2008

The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate was 6.3% in May, up from 5.6% in April.