WOSU News Archives For: January 11, 2013

Columbus Education Commission Discusses Ways To Save Money

The Columbus Education Commission will review the Columbus City Schools' "business functions" to look for ways to save money.
11, 2013

Members of the Columbus Education Commission met Friday to continue to look for ways to improve Columbus City Schools. WOSU reports a review of the school district’s non-academic business was ordered.

Josh Mandel Trims Staff Posts At Ohio Treasury

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Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel says he will restructure and cut ten percent of his staff to save money.
11, 2013

Republican Josh Mandel is restructuring his leadership team at the Ohio treasury and cutting 10 percent of the staff, in a move he says will trim his upcoming budget.

Ohio Supreme Court Allows Orange Township Levy Request On Ballot

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January 11, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the Delaware County Board of Elections to place an Orange Township fire levy proposal on the February 5th ballot. The board had earlier rejected the levy request because it said township officials failed to file the issue in a timely manner.

Kasich Says More Human Trafficking Changes To Come

Governor John Kasich
Governor Kasich says more needs to be done to combat human trafficking in Ohio.
January 11, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he’ll back further legislation this session bolstering the state’s legal crackdown on human trafficking.

Ohio Schools 12th In Nation In Latest Rankings

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11, 2013

Ohio’s public schools are 12th in the country in Education Week’s annual rankings.

Columbus Sees Sharp Spike In Shoplifting

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January 11, 2013

In 2012, city prosecutors reported a 400 percent increase in thefts where the value of goods exceeded $500.

Ohio Communities Move To Protect Water Supplies From Drilling

Communities in Carroll, Athens, and Mahoning County are also taking steps to set up programs to protect their water before drilling comes to their backyards.
11, 2013

Ohio has a long history of drilling in shallow oil and gas wells. But the expansion of horizontal, deep shale drilling has raised many questions about how well ground water resources are insulated from potential contamination from the drilling process.