WOSU News Archives For: August 20, 2012

National Firm To Lead Hunt For Ohio Education Boss

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Stan Heffner, soon after being named Ohio Schools Superintendent in 2011.
3:46PM
August
20, 2012

The state school board was meeting in closed-door executive session to decide an interim successor for former Ohio Superintendent Stan Heffner and set a process for selecting his permanent replacement.

School Levy Hot Button Issue In Westerville

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Voters in Westerville will decide in November whether to reduce a 2009 school tax levy. Some people fear it will hurt the school system and be a detriment to the overall community. But the group leading the issue says the district needs to be more fiscally prudent.
10:27AM
August
20, 2012

Tension over school funding is brewing in the quiet, picturesque city of Westerville. The board of education staved off a strike after teachers and board members agreed after a protracted battle over a new contract. Now a local non-profit group is waging a campaign to reduce a school tax levy.

New Columbus Casino Offers Preview

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An artist's rendering of the Hollywood Casino now under construction on Columbus' West side. The Ohio Casino Control Commission says the casino can open as early as October 8th.
7:54AM
August
20, 2012

Developers are ready to provide a peek on Monday at the new Hollywood Casino Columbus, which will offer gambling in the state capital as the third and largest of four casinos approved by voters.

Road Trip: The Neil Armstrong Air And Space Museum

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The Gemini 8 capsule floating in space.
5:00AM
August
20, 2012

Every week this travel season we’re taking you to an interesting but often-overlooked part of Ohio. This week we’re heading down the state’s Aviation Trail for a tour of the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum.