WOSU News Archives For: February 27, 2013
For more than a decade, backers of a plan to legalize medical marijuana have tried unsuccessfully to convince Ohio legislators to okay the idea. Meanwhile, for more than a year, two different groups have tried unsuccessfully to collect enough petition signatures to force a statewide vote on the idea. Despite those failures by the pro-pot sideâ€¦opponents of medical marijuana are feeling a need to speak out.
The sponsor of an Ohio measure aimed at curbing the collective bargaining rights of public workers has been named to a panel that oversees the health of the state’s public pension funds.
Ohio’s latest ratings of public school performance will land with more of a thud than a bang this year.
Repaving Columbus streets, installing more security cameras and renovating the outdated Maryland Swimming Pool are just some of the projects that would be paid for under Mayor Michael Coleman’s proposed capital budget for the next fiscal year.
John Freshwater was fired in 2011 after years of legal battles following his refusal to removal a Bible from his desk at Mt. Vernon High School.
The Columbus Board of Education says it wants to hire a permanent superintendent before the end of June despite some outside pressure to name an interim leader.
One of the countryâ€™s biggest destination shopping draws will open its first Ohio store next week. The outdoors retailer Cabelaâ€™s will open its huge store near Polaris. WOSU got a sneak peek inside the mega-store, and reports on its possible impact on Central Ohio retail.