Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio Business Leaders Urge Education Reform
A group of major Ohio business leaders is urging Gov. John Kasich to push hard on educational changes.
The Ohio Business Roundtable wrote to Kasich as he prepares to unveil plans for school funding and a state budget blueprint. The group includes executives of some 80 companies, including the Procter & Gamble Co., J.M. Smucker Co., and Bob Evans Farms, and other large employers.
The group says Ohio is making progress, but that there are many good jobs that go unfilled because young people lack basic education qualifications.
The business leaders praise Kasich initiatives such as the third-grade reading guarantee, and encourage him to keep his foot “on the gas pedal.”
Educators also anxiously await Kasich’s plans, especially on funding. Many schools have had budget struggles in recent years.