WOSU News Archives For: May 13, 2009

Ohio Public Colleges Will Soon Be Free For Vets

12:00AM
May
13, 2009

Thousands of military veterans will be able to attend Ohio’s public colleges and universities for free when the federal GI Bill takes effect this summer. But state officials are promoting that now. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports.

Charter School Supporters Rally At Statehouse

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12:00AM
May 13, 2009

About 3,300 supporters of charter schools rallied at the Ohio Statehouse today. The group wants lawmakers to give charter schools more money. But how much more is the question. And as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, the ultimate answer could lead to a court battle.

Will City Center Demolition Spur Residential, Retail Growth?

12:00AM
May
13, 2009

The CEO of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation is defending the demolition of the City Center Mall as the best option for the site. Guy Worley spoke Wednesday to the Columbus Metropolitan Club

Activists, Builders Debate Tougher Building Standards

12:00AM
May
13, 2009

Environmental activists are pushing Ohio to toughen building standards for new houses, so they’d be required to use the most energy-efficient insulation, doors, windows, and furnaces. Companies that build houses are warning – that kind of mandate could kill jobs and drag Ohio’s economy down even further. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has both sides of the story.

Second OSU Swine Flu Case Confirmed

12:00AM
May
13, 2009

Health officials confirm a second Ohio State University student has swine flu and a third student is a probable case of the H1N1 virus.