WOSU News Archives For: August 8, 2012

State Ruling: Some AEP Customers Will Pay More For Energy

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August 8, 2012

Some American Electric Power customers can expect to see single digit rate increases in their power bills. That’s as a result of a ruling today by the state Public Utilities Commission.

Campaign Begins For And Against Redistricting Changes

Advocates for redistricting reform say the state's latest congressional maps shows the system is broken.
8, 2012

Supporters and opponents of a plan to take the power to redraw legislative and congressional districts away from state lawmakers and give it to a new citizen commission are already ramping up their fights for and against the constitutional amendment.

Groveport Madison Levy Passes; Other Districts Not As Lucky

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August 8, 2012

The southeast Columbus suburb was one of just 10 Ohio districts able to pass a levy in Tuesday’s special election.

The Fight For Corn

Ohio State University Agricultural Economist Matt Roberts says the expected drop in corn yields will increase debate over how corn should be used.
8, 2012

Experts say this year’s down corn crop is expected to intensify the debate over whether corn should be used for food or ethanol.

Columbus City Schools Superintendent: Did Not Order Data Rigging

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris would not say whether she will resign if a state investigation reveals attendance data fraud.
August 8, 2012

The investigation continues into whether Columbus City School administrators changed attendance data. The district’s superintendent maintains she knew nothing of the alleged rigging. WOSU sat down with Harris prior to last night’s school board meeting to discuss the district’s – and the superintendent’s – future.