WOSU News Archives For: August 7, 2012

Toxicology Tests Underway In Crew Player’s Death

Columbus Crew stadium
Columbus Crew Stadium
7, 2012

The Franklin County Coroner says it’s still not clear what caused the death of Columbus Crew rookie Kirk Urso over the weekend.

First Bath Salts Indictments In Franklin County

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7, 2012

Prosecutors say the owners of The Joint, The Chamber, and The Garden in Columbus’ Short North neighborhood were selling bath salts and synthetic marijuana out of the stores.

Marion County Village Suffers Through Peat Bog Fire

The earth smolders at the site of an underground peat fire near Kirkpatrick, Ohio.
7, 2012

In Columbus, an occasional hazy summer day is something residents have come to live with. That’s not the case in the tiny village of Kirkpatrick in northeast Marion County, where smoke from a months-long fire continues to blanket the area. Fire officials are at a loss to know what to do, and residents are praying for rain.

Harris: Principals May Have Received Bonuses For Changing Records

A Columbus City Schools internal auditor recently told the school board that she's found evidence of school attendance data being changed outside of the normal window for adjustments.
August 7, 2012

Columbus City Schools superintendent Gene Harris says some principals might have received financial bonuses by changing student attendance records to boost their state report card numbers.

Redistricting Overhaul Qualifies For Fall Ballot On Second Attempt

Members of "Voters First" gathered in July to submit a second round of petition signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office.
7, 2012

The proposal to take legislative and congressional redistricting power away from state lawmakers and give it to a new citizen commission has garnered enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

Locked Away: The “Mainstreaming” Of Ohio Schools

Brandy Spencer wanted a normal education for her son Brendon, who suffers from ADHD, Asperger's, and mood disorders.
7, 2012

On Monday, we told you about the unregulated use of seclusion rooms in Ohio schools. The use of the special rooms to isolate students for behavioral problems is in some ways an outgrowth of a longstanding movement to integrate special needs students into “regular” school.