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 December 2009
A string of Central Ohio hospital thefts appear to have been solved after 5 defibrillators were recovered from a Grandview Heights store.
On New Year’s Day, bowl games dominate the airwaves. But some of the drama this year will be on the sidelines. At the Sugar Bowl, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats will play without coach Brian Kelly who recently took the head coaching job at Notre Dame. And Florida coach Urban Meyer says his coaching future is clouded by health problems. The comings and goings of college coaches raise the question about the effectiveness of college coaches’ contracts.
Ohio State University president Gordon Gee says football players are closely monitored for head and other injuries.
Charges have been filed against a mother who allegedly helped her juvenile son escape from a county court last week.
The Florida preacher who allowed a central Ohio runaway to stay with his family said he did not know he was breaking the law by housing the girl.
The issue of gambling dominated much of the news in state government and politics this year in Ohio. There were actually TWO gambling issues — a plan for slot machines at race tracks AND a proposed ballot issue authorizing 4 full-scale CASINOS.
2009 was a tough year for Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, with a budget battle, rising unemployment rates, and falling poll numbers. But, Strickland gives himself a “B” for his work during the year.
In a tough economy, a segment that usually benefits is the vehicle repossession companies. While the repo-men and women still use old-fashioned methods to find cars more and more of them are turning to technology-including social media-to locate them.
One of Three Communities Built by the Federal Government to Create Jobs During the Depression Looks for ways to Survive the Worst Economy since the 1930′s
Seven decades ago, trying to create jobs during the Great Depression, the federal government briefly went into the business of building communities.
One recurring problem dominated the agenda of Ohio legislators in 2009 — huge holes in the state budget.