WOSU News Archives For: July 26, 2012

Ohio Auditor: Attendance Probe To Expand Statewide

Did school officials manipulate attendance numbers?
26, 2012

The state auditor in Ohio says he is expanding an investigation into changes made to student attendance data in several districts to statewide.

Storms Knock Out Power For 50,000 Ohio Customers

AEP-Ohio reported more than 52,000 customers were without power late Thursday.
July 26, 2012

American Electric Power said about 14,000 customers were still without power early Friday.

Officials Still Investigating Possible Data Scrubbing In Columbus

Ohio Superintendent of Schools Stan Heffner says the investigation of changes made to student attendance data in several districts could lead to criminal charges for any educators who commit fraud.
July 26, 2012

The investigation into the possible altering of student attendance records to boost district report card ratings continues as state education officials say the Lockland school district in suburban Cincinnati filed false attendance data to improve its state report card.

Ohio Schools Move To Blended Learning

Blended learning combines traditional classroom schooling with distance learning.
26, 2012

Combining traditional classroom experience under the guidance of a teacher with online or distance learning via computers and broadband has been catching on in Ohio. It’s likely to increase even more after recent changes to state law.

Food Trucks Face Same Health Codes As Brick and Mortar Cousins

Food Truck
Ajumama, owned by Laura Lee, offers Korean food in a mobile setting. Food trucks are popping up all over Central Ohio. They must meet the same health code standards as traditional restaurants.
26, 2012

Food trucks have become a lot more sophisticated since the first hot dog and pretzel carts. Today’s mobile food trucks offer anything from comfort foods such as grilled cheese sandwiches to more exotic vittles. But do these on-the-go restaurants face the same regulations as their brick and mortar cousins?