WOSU News Archives For: May 28, 2013

Columbus School Board Nears Decision On Interim Superintendent

Bd awaits gavel
Columbus school board president Carol Perkins (right) and members Gary Smith and Hanifah Kambon review notes prior to interviewing OSU Provost Joseph Alutto for the position of interim superintendent.
28, 2013

Columbus Schools superintendent Gene Harris leaves her post next month and the school board is trying to fill her post on a temporary basis. The decision on an interim schools chief could come as early as next week.

Ohio Senate Removes Income-Tax Cut From Budget, Keeps Biz Tax Cut

The state Senate is preparing to release its changes to Ohio's sweeping two-year budget.
28, 2013

The state Senate is preparing to release its changes to Ohio’s sweeping two-year budget.

Senators on a budget-writing committee planned to meet Tuesday afternoon to introduce an overhaul of the spending plan.

5 Indicted On Cheating Charges At Cincy Casino

Five people indicted for cheating at Cincinnati casino.
28, 2013

Five people in the Cincinnati area have been indicted and are expected to be arrested after prosecutors say they cheated at Ohio’s fourth and newest casino.

Columbus School And City Leaders Await Legislative Action

Some Columbus leaders are backing a House bill to allow the Columbus City Schools to share voter approved levy money with charter schools.
May 28, 2013

It’s been a rough school year for Columbus City Schools. The district is under investigation by the State Auditor’s office and the FBI for tampering with student attendance data and grades. And the struggling district has a history of less-than-stellar academic results.

Hocking Hills Increasing Patrols, Citations After Recent Deaths

Signs like this one warn visitors to stay on park trails. Park rangers say the overwhelming majority of accidents happen when people break park rules and leave marked trails.
28, 2013

Three deaths in the last month have rangers and state natural resources officials increasing safety procedures at Hocking Hills State Park.