WOSU News Archives For March 2010

Why Ohio Lost “Race to Top” Funding

12:00AM
March
31, 2010

Ohio’s schools recently lost out on millions of federal dollars in the first round of Race to the Top funding awarded for educational programs.

U.S. Attorney Warns Against Misuse of Federal Stimulus Monday

12:00AM
March
31, 2010

Ohio’s U-S Attorney for the Southern District says a letter has been sent to all public entities in Ohio that are receiving stimulus funding.

Ohio Lawmakers Stalemate On Foreclosure Relief.

12:00AM
March
31, 2010

Over the past 4 years, Ohio has seen around 337-thousand home foreclosures, but state legislators have yet to approve any major bills to stem the tide.

Ohio State Hopes to Increase Awareness of Agriculture College

12:00AM
March
30, 2010

Governor Ted Strickland visited Ohio State yesterday to help introduce a plan he hopes will increase university enrollment and expand economic growth.

New Poll Suggests Ohio Democratic U.S. Senate Primary Up For Grabs

12:00AM
March
30, 2010

A new poll has Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher out in front of Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner but suggests Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary is still anybody’s guess.

Columbus City Schools To Apply for Improvement Grant

12:00AM
March
29, 2010

The Ohio Department of Education was awarded millions of dollars in School Improvement Grant funds to help struggling schools improve academic performance. Hundreds of the state’s lowest performing schools are eligible to apply for a share of more than $100 (M) million dollars in stimulus grants. WOSU reports 60 percent of Columbus City Schools qualify for the program.

Ohio Pushes Wind Power on Lake Erie

12:00AM
March
29, 2010

Ohio officials are pushing plans to get Lake Erie, the shallowest of the Great Lakes, at the forefront of offshore wind power development.

“Baby Blue Bandit” Held on Kidnapping Charge

12:00AM
March
29, 2010

38-year-old Anthony Sullivan of Columbus faces charges of kidnapping, aggravated robbery and burglary in connection with a hostage situation Sunrday in he 1100 block of South James Road.

OSU’s New Student Union: A Grand Opening For A “Magnificent” Building

12:00AM
March
29, 2010

A ribbon cutting formally opens the new Ohio Union building at Ohio State University. The 4-story building cost $118 million dollars and will be paid for, for the most part, by students.

Local Somali Leaders Fear Community Will Not Be Counted

12:00AM
March
26, 2010

Local Somali leaders fear many community members will not be counted in the 2010 Census. They blame the Columbus census bureau for not helping Somalis understand how the census works, and for not hiring them to work for the bureau. The Columbus census bureau says it’s a misunderstanding.