WOSU News Archives For July 2010

School Board Approves Harris’ Pay Hike

12:00AM
July
22, 2010

Columbus School Board Members approved a new contract Thursday calling for pay raises for Schools Superintendent Gene Harris that would make her the third highest paid Ohio schools superintendent. One board member though disagreed with the decision.

Teen Violence Spurs Calls For Gun Control

12:00AM
July
22, 2010

A rash of teen versus teen shootings in Columbus this year raises concern among some city leaders about how to stop the violence.

Tea Party Follower Defends Movement

12:00AM
July
22, 2010

A Columbus follower of the Tea Party is defending the movement from charges that the group tolerates racist behavior. The NAACP’s charge against the Tea Party comes as the civil rights organization is taking heat of its own for supporting the resignation of a federal official for alleged racial comments.

Ohio Supreme Court Candidates Take “Clean Campaign” Pledge

12:00AM
July
21, 2010

Candidates for Ohio Supreme Court on this fall’s ballot vow to run clean campaigns.

Legislative Panel Appears Flummoxed By Budget Deficit

12:00AM
July
20, 2010

Ohio legislators on a special panel studying the projected $4 to $8 billion hole in the next state budget heard more testimony Tuesday about how huge the dilemma is. The lawmakers, though, don’t appear any closer to coming up with actual proposals for filling that hole.

“Y” Are We Shortening?

12:00AM
July
20, 2010

Everything seems to be getting shorter- our days, hairstyles, attention spans. Even our speech is getting shorter. WOSU Commentator Stacia Kock wonders why?

ODOT Proposes Eco-Friendly Highway Noise Barrier

12:00AM
July
19, 2010

Ohio plans to build a sound barrier made out of soil and plants in the state’s first eco-friendly attempt at muffling highway noise. State transportation department spokesman Scott Varner says the wall will be about 12 feet high.

Foreclosure Crisis: No End In Sight

12:00AM
July
19, 2010

The mortgage crisis isn’t going anywhere. New figures indicate more foreclosures than reported a year ago. WOSU reports Columbus’s has been unable to escape the economic downturn.

Senator Proposal Could Save Coal Industry

12:00AM
July
15, 2010

The future of energy in the United States is moving toward clean and renewable sources. The federal government is tossing around many ideas for what that will be, but retiring Republican Senator George Voinovich says he has the most viable solution.

Hit-And-Run Driver Kills Construction Worker

12:00AM
July
14, 2010

Columbus Police continue their search of a hit and run driver who killed a road crew worker on I-70 Westbound early Wednesday morning. Some are raising safety questions about highway workers.