WOSU News Archives For: February 18, 2013

Redistricting Surfaces Again Among Ohio Lawmakers

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3:21PM
February
18, 2013

The budget may top the agenda for state lawmakers. But there’s still talk about changing the way the maps that create boundaries for state and federal lawmakers are drawn – especially after the latest maps sparked widespread criticism, legal action and a failed ballot issue.

Governor Slated To Give Major Speech Tomorrow In Lima

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Governor Kasich plans to deliver his state of the state speech Tuesday in Lima.
12:28PM
February 18, 2013

Governor Kasich’s annual state of the state speech is scheduled for delivery tomorrow in Lima.

Exhibits Honors Lima Company At Statehouse

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Marines from 2nd Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine and Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Six stack weapons found by an interpreter.
11:41AM
February
18, 2013

The exhibit honoring the Columbus-based Marine unit that saw heavy casualties in Iraq includes boots and dog tags of the fallen Marines and paintings by a Columbus artist.

Fire At Brewery District Warehouse Gnarls Downtown Traffic

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Police say the fire started around 4 a.m. in an abandoned warehouse in the 700 block of Front Street in the Brewery District.
9:08AM
February
18, 2013

Fire officials say arson is suspected in the fire at an abandoned Brewery District warehouse scheduled for demolition.

Budget Bill Would Bring “Parent Trigger” Law To All Ohio Schools

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If a school is consistently at the bottom of the performance scale, parents of children at that school could petition the school district to make major changes, including becoming a charter school.
7:55AM
February
18, 2013

A provision in the two-year budget proposed by Gov. John Kasich would give parents to power to petition for major changes in all Ohio school districts.

Cleveland Market Reopens Three Weeks After Fire

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Dozens of shop owners were busily prepping their booths over the weekend, scrubbing surfaces, arranging shelves and fixtures and receiving fresh orders of meat and cheese.
7:49AM
February 18, 2013

Many merchants at the West Side market thought the re-opening would take months, and say their selection and variety might take time to get back to normal.

Unique Dog Training and Play Facility Thrives in Short North

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David Roberts coaxes his 10 month old Labrador Retriever on some agility equipment at Zoom Room in the Short North.
5:00AM
February
18, 2013

One Central Ohio woman turned the loss of her job into an opportunity to do what she loves and bring balance to her job and family.