WOSU News Archives For: December 11, 2012

Poll: Kasich Deserves More Credit Than Pres. For Improving Economy

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The survey from Quinnipiac University says among Ohioans who see the economy as improving, 88 percent think Kasich should receive at least some credit. 72 percent give at least some credit to President Obama.
10:41AM
December 11, 2012

The survey from Quinnipiac University says among Ohioans who see the economy as improving, 88 percent think Gov. John Kasich should receive at least some credit. 72 percent give at least some credit to President Obama.

Hopes, Worries Abound For Free Online College Courses

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Students in Matthew Stoltzfus' class watch video lectures at home via iTunes and work on problems in class. This "flipped classroom" model is one way MOOC's are already being used in college classrooms.
8:58AM
December
11, 2012

An increasing number of Ohio colleges and universities are offering Massive Open Online Courses: internet-based classes that are free and open to anyone.

Kasich: Expect Turnpike Announcement This Week

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A toll plaza along the Ohio Turnpike in northern Ohio.
8:53AM
December
11, 2012

Gov. John Kasich has been talking about his turnpike plans for months, but not releasing many hints, other than to say that he considers the toll road an undervalued asset.

Beetle Threatens Ohio Walnut Trees

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Walnut tree products have been quarantined in southwest Ohio after the discovery of Walnut Twig Beetles.
8:31AM
December
11, 2012

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the small insect carries an incurable fungus that kills walnut trees.

State Budget Cuts Would Force Closure Of Four Prisons

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File photo
8:01AM
December
11, 2012

State prisons director Gary Mohr says the propsed 10 percent cuts would force him to close three large state prisons and a smaller facility in Hocking County.