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 January 2010
In the debate over healthcare reform, electronic medical records have been touted as as a key way to control costs. But converting millions of records and installing new computer systems is very expensive. All three of Central Ohio’s major hospital systems are in the middle of the process.
Ohio River traffic might start moving again Sunday southeast of Portsmouth where crews have been working to stabilize a 240-ton damaged lock gate.
Every year, thousands of low and moderate income Ohioans fail to take advantage of a federal tax break that’s worth thousands of dollars.
A lawsuit by some Columbus police officers to block a reassignment plan is on hold until a hearing next month.
15th District Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy Thursday talked job creation with a group of small business leaders at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Kilroy, a Democrat, says she wants to ensure that small businesses have the tools they need to be successful. But a spokesman for the Republican Party is skeptical.
Transportation officials say they’ll look for various ways to pay for a new passenger train system without increasing the tax burden for Ohioans.
Central Ohioans have joined millions of Americans in donating to the earthquake relief effort for Haiti. WOSU Commentator Michael Ivey says those dollars and much more will be needed to rebuild the nation from short and long-term damage.
In May, Ohio voters will indeed decide the fate of yet another gambling issue.
The spokeswoman for the Columbus City Schools says so far it’s business as usual even though several thousand non-teaching members of a local union might go out on strike.
Hocking College officials in southeast Ohio are taking action to safeguard students after a threat on campus last week targeted black students. Counselors are on hand to empower students.