WOSU News Archives For January 2013

Ohio Business Leaders Urge Education Reform

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The Ohio Business Roundtable calls for education reforms.
January 28, 2013

A group of major Ohio business leaders is urging Gov. John Kasich to push hard on educational changes.

Victim Of Columbus College Stabbing Seeks Mental Health Records

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A detective investigates the scene of the alleged stabbing at 150 E. Gay St.
January 28, 2013

A man who was repeatedly stabbed during an attack in the lobby of a downtown Columbus college is seeking copies of the suspect’s mental health records.

Final Inman Trial Underway In Chillicothe

From left, William Inman, Sandra Inman, and William Inman II.
28, 2013

Testimony is under way in the trial of the third family member charged in the murder of a young Hocking County woman nearly two years ago.

State Closing Rest Stop Information Centers

A rest area on the Ohio Turnpike in northern Ohio.
28, 2013

The state is eliminating 34 jobs staffing 11 information centers along Ohio’s interstate highways and one on at the Statehouse in Columbus.

New Dispatch Hits Newsstands

Monday's Dispatch (left) compared to last Friday's. The new paper is 30 percent shorter, but slightly thicker.
28, 2013

After four months of delays, The Columbus Dispatch rolls out its new format today. WOSU spoke with the paper’s editor-in-chief about the new paper, and about what took so long.

Columbus Museum Of Art Expanding

The Columbus Museum of Art expects to break ground this spring for a $37.6 million expansion project.
January 26, 2013

The Columbus Museum of Art expects to break ground this spring for a $37.6 million expansion project.

Ohio School Audit Release Set For Feb. 11

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State auditor set to release results of attendance rigging investigation Feb. 11th
January 26, 2013

A statewide audit following evidence of manipulation of attendance reporting in some Ohio school districts is set for release Feb. 11.

Birders Worry About Wind Turbines Near Lake Erie

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Environmentalists worry about the impact a proposed wind turbine would have on migratory birds on Lake Erie
January 26, 2013

A plan to build a wind turbine along Lake Erie near a well-known spot for migrating birds is worrying environmentalists.

Court Ruling Throws Cordray Recess Appointment Into Question

Former Ohio Attorney General and Grove City native Richard Cordray now serves as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
January 25, 2013

A federal appeals court has ruled that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel. The ruling also threw into question Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray is a former Ohio attorney general.

Flu Hospitalizations Level Off In Ohio

Hospital admissions for Influenza in Ohio have leveled off during the past week
January 25, 2013

The number of Ohioans being hospitalized due to influenza has leveled off over the past week. That’s the word from the state health department. Tess Pollock gave the latest numbers on Friday.