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WOSU News Archives For January 2009
About 56,000 utility customers in Ohio remain without power in the wake of this week’s winter storm. Residents of the Hocking Hills are among the hardest hit by the outages.
Lawmakers, education experts and others are still studying Governor Ted Strickland’s school reform plan. But even though the governor wants to pour an additional $925,000,000 into schools in his new budget, some don’t like what they’re learning when it comes to funding.
As many as 6,000 Fairfield County residents remain without electricity after this week’s snow and ice storm. The Red Cross has opened a shelter. And the sheriff’s department and emergency management officials are checking on people who ask for assistance.
There are millions of dollars Franklin County officials wish they could get their hands on, especially in these tough economic times. The money is from unpaid personal property taxes. WOSU reports, a change in tax policies and the recession may make it even more difficult to collect the delinquent funds.
Icy sidewalks and side streets have forced delays and closures of many school districts for a second day this week.
Governor Ted Strickland says he won’t raise taxes but he warns that Ohio will have to make sacrifices.
Gov. Ted Strickland is proposing a dramatic reinvention of Ohio’s public schools, from classroom learning to teacher preparation to the way districts are funded.
South-central and south-eastern Ohio have been hard hit by ice from this week’s snowstorm which has caused widespread power outages.
While the snow and ice kept many people inside Wednesday some people were determined to get to work.
More winter weather with additional snow and ice accumulations is in store for Ohio today. The storm has forced closure of Ohio State University Columbus, Marion and Mansfield campuses, North Central State College, and the Med Central College of Nursing are all closed.