WOSU News Archives For: January 18, 2013

Ohio Gov. To Give State Of The State Speech In Lima

Governor John Kasich
Governor Kasich wants to take this year's State of the State out of the capital city again.
2:00PM
January 18, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to hold this year’s State of the State away from the statehouse again.

Linden McKinley Mourns Freshman Student

Linden McKinley STEM Academy
Students and staff returned to Linden McKinley Stem Academy after shooting death of freshman student.
12:09PM
January
18, 2013

Students and staff at Linden McKinley STEM Academy are mourning the loss of 15 year old freshman Kaewaun Coleman. Coleman was fatally shot Thursday afternoon during a fight among a group of teens about a block away from the school.

Unemployment And Workforce Shrank In December

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Ohio's unemployment fell to 6.7 percent in November, the fourth straight drop after a summer of flat employment reports.
10:55AM
January 18, 2013

The latest unemployment data from the state shows a 6.7 percent unemployment rate in December, down slightly from 6 point 8 percent in November. But another survey of businesses shows the workforce shrank in December.

Teachers Learn To Stop Active Shooter, Identify Possible Attackers

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File photo
8:27AM
January
18, 2013

More than a hundred Ohio teachers and school principals got some special training Thursday: They gathered in Columbus to learn ways to possibly prevent and respond to violent attacks like the one that killed 26 last month at a school in Connecticut.

Economy Proved To Be Ally For Ohio Farmland Preservation Efforts

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Fairfield County farmer Joe Young (far right) talks to the group about the importance of saving the farmland. A small group of farmers and industry experts talk about farmland preservation at the 13th Annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit held at Ohio State University Thursday.
5:00AM
January
18, 2013

During the housing boom, subdivisions replaced soybeans and corn in many Central Ohio farm fields. Farmland preservation efforts grew as farmers fought against sprawl. Well, a lot has changed. Now agriculture is more profitable than housing. And as WOSU reports, farmers at the Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit have had to change course.