WOSU News Archives For: August 25, 2009

Many Central Ohio Schools Do Well in State Education Department Ratings

12:00AM
August
25, 2009

New rankings show more Ohio school districts are rated effective or higher. However, the annual grade cards released Tuesday also show the statewide graduation rate fell to 84.6 percent. Many Central Ohio school districts fared well in the ratings.

Could Casinos Shield Revenues From Taxes?

12:00AM
August
25, 2009

Critics of that Ohio ballot issue that would authorize casinos in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Toledo are warning it’s written in a way that would let casino operators shield their revenue from taxes. Backers of the proposal say that’s totally untrue.

In Appeals Court, Lake Erie Landowners Win, Environmentalists Lose

12:00AM
August
25, 2009

Lake Erie landowners have won another round in court, in a long battle they’ve been having with environmental groups.

Panel Approves City Center Mall Demolition

12:00AM
August
25, 2009

The City Center Mall’s days are officially numbered. The panel that oversees all downtown construction and renovation projects has approved the demolition of the vacant shopping center. The move is the next step in converting the City Center site to a park.