WOSU News Archives For: January 29, 2013

Ohio EPA: Scioto River Water Quality Shows Marked Improvement

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Water quality is better in the Scioto River as it flows through downtown Columbus.
2:50PM
January
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

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Gov. John Kasich is hosting an online town hall meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. at www.kasichforohio.com.
7:22AM
January
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

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Impact Community Action Financial Services Manager, Christopher Jones says most people who come through his agency have two or three jobs.
5:25AM
January
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.