WOSU News Archives For January 2013

Governor Kasich Unveils Education Overhaul

Gov. John Kasich releasing details about his education plan on Thursday.
January 31, 2013

Ohio’s governor is proposing a school-funding overhaul he says will help poor districts compete more evenly while introducing changes to promote innovation and performance.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman Awaits Testimony On Defense Nominee

Rob Portman
U.S. Senator Rob Portman.
31, 2013

U-S Senator from Ohio, Rob Portman says there should always be a presumption in favor of a presidential nominee. But, he says he’s not decided yet whether to vote in favor of Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel.

Ohio Supreme Court: No Appeals To Drilling Permits

One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
31, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that after state regulators issue a permit to drill for oil or natural gas, there’s no place for critics to appeal.

Final Issue Of ‘The Other Paper’ Hits Newsstands

The Other Paper's final issue.
The Other Paper's last issue.
31, 2013

After 23 years of snark, sarcasm and serious news stories, The Other Paper releases its final issue today.

Ohio Legislature Oks Moving State Of The State Speech

30, 2013

The Ohio legislature has agreed to the governor’s plans to move the State of the State speech out of the capital for the second year in a row.

New Study Takes Aim At State Education Cuts

File photos
30, 2013

As Republican Gov. John Kasich prepares to release a new proposal for funding Ohio’s school, a liberal policy group is touting a new study they say shows the current state budget has been a disaster for schools.

New Ohio Law Aims To Mitigate Youth Sports Concussions

File photo
30, 2013

Last month Governor John Kasich signed into law a bill designed to mitigate the effects of concussions that occur at youth sporting events.

Ohio EPA: Scioto River Water Quality Shows Marked Improvement

Water quality is better in the Scioto River as it flows through downtown Columbus.
29, 2013

A new report from the Ohio EPA shows improved water quality in the Scioto River. The Agency sampled Scioto river water in Delaware, Union, Franklin and Pickaway counties. It found 90% of the river meets federal clean water standards for aqautic life for fish and insects.

Kasich Expected To Unveil Ed. Plan In Online Town Hall Meeting

Gov. John Kasich is hosting an online town hall meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. at www.kasichforohio.com.
29, 2013

The Republican governor is expected this week to lay out his proposals for Ohio’s school funding and other education changes.

Franklin County Acts To Attract 500 Middle Class Jobs

Christopher  Jones
Impact Community Action Financial Services Manager, Christopher Jones says most people who come through his agency have two or three jobs.
29, 2013

Franklin County commissioners today are expected to greenlight a $300,000 grant to help IBM find qualified workers for 30 dollar an hour jobs. That’s a solid middle class wage at a time when economists and community activists say such good-paying jobs have been in short supply.