WOSU News Archives For: April 10, 2013

Board Vote Likely to Keep Commission Recommendations Off Shelf

Columbus Education Commission
Columbus Education Commission director Eric Fingerhut says Mayor Coleman's involvment in superintendent search helps chances of commission's recommendations being enacted
2:30PM
April
10, 2013

For months, Mayor Coleman and the Columbus school board have been at loggerheads about whether to hire a new superintendent while the mayor’s education commission finishes its work. The school board was scheduled to begin interviewing candidates this week. Instead, the board voted to suspend its search.

Parole Board Rejects Clemency Request From Mansfield Man

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The attack happened Sept. 29, 1998, in the Mansfield apartment of the girl's mother, Kaysha Frye, whom Smith had been dating about six months.
7:49AM
April 10, 2013

The Ohio Parole Board has recommended against mercy for a condemned killer who says he intended to rape his girlfriend’s 6-month-old daughter but not to kill her.

Board Reverses Course, Follows Mayor’s Recommendations

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The board had been heavily criticized by Mayor Michael Coleman, who wanted the board to hire a temporary replacement for the retiring Gene Harris and make a final decision after getting input from a new city education commission.
7:31AM
April 10, 2013

In a sharp about-face, the Columbus School Board last night voted to put off hiring a permanent superintendent. The board has also named Mayor Michael Coleman as co-chair of the search committee.