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 July 2010
Some Columbus firefighters spent much of the afternoon removing damaged theatrical costumes from a restored building that houses several businesses. Firefighters earlier put out a two-alarm fire at Costume Specialists.
Shoppers at local grocery stores are saving money, but that may not be good for some stores. The continued downturn in the economy led to steep drops in grocery store earnings for the parent company of Save A Lot. Shoppers on the near East Side claim they have to shop smart.
The number of whooping cough – or pertussis – cases has increased 88 percent in Franklin County. And the big jump occurs as the lingering debate continues over vaccination safety. WOSU reports a new state law requires seventh graders to get a pertussis booster vaccine this school year. But some parents still balk.
For months now, Governor Ted Strickland has been hammering his Republican opponent, John Kasich, for his ties to Wall Street. Kasich was a former managing director for Lehman Brothers, the company widely blamed for starting the national financial meltdown in the fall of 2008. But the Ohio Republican Party is fighting back, saying Strickland himself has ties to Lehman Brothers.
The Ohio State Fair opens this morning for its 157th run. Participants of the 4H club are a long-standing tradition at the fair and but, today many new members are not from the farm.
The blue-green algae that has taken over Grand Lake St. Marys this summer was discovered on a Y campground in Bellefontaine. Summer campers have been banned from swimming in the camp’s lake.
We’ve heard the expression “don’t sweat the small stuff”. That’s hard to do especially during the late July heat. WOSU Commentator Andrew Miller reminds us that while we should not worry about trivial matters, we should pay attention to some little things.
Would you go to a fat personal trainer? A schizophrenic therapist? How about a speech pathologist who stutters? Earlier this month, hundreds of people who stutter were in Cleveland for the National Stuttering Association’s annual conference. And many believe that speech pathologists who stutter have empathy and a perspective that other therapists do not. But as Dan Bobkoff station WCPN found out, the path to success is full of doubt and discouragement.
Mid-July is peak paving season in Ohio. Most road crews are laying asphalt or pouring concrete. But in Coshocton County, on some roads less traveled, the county engineer allows some formerly paved roads to return to gravel.
Job seekers over 50 may be hurting more in this tough economy as Ohio’s unemployment rate stands at 10 point five percent. And some experts say the jobless rate is worse than reported. Some organizations designed to help seniors find jobs are stepping up to provide needed help.