WOSU News Archives For: June 19, 2013

OSU Band Gets Sizable Budget Increase

Ohio State Band
The OSU marching band's annual budget will increase to $1 million from $220,000. Two university departments now will contribute to the funds in addition to the athletic department.
19, 2013

The band commonly referred to as The Best Damn Band In The Land is getting a huge budget increase that will allow for more away game travel.

Columbus Schools Bill Goes Before Lawmakers

Some Columbus leaders, including Mayor Michael Coleman, are backing a House bill to allow the Columbus City Schools to share voter approved levy money with charter schools.
June 19, 2013

A bill that would install recommendations from a new Columbus education commission is getting first Statehouse hearing this afternoon.

Budget Director, Lawmakers Butt Heads Over How To Use Surplus

Ohio budget director Tim Keen says the revenue forecast hinges on how businesses and individuals may have reacted to the uncertainty surrounding the so-called “fiscal cliff” at the end of 2012, when some made moves to avoid what they feared might be higher taxes.
19, 2013

The committee working out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the state budget now has updated estimates on tax revenues and Medicaid. Tax receipts are up and Medicaid costs are down, but those numbers come with a caution.

Three Charged After Woman, Child Reportedly Held For Two Years

Daniel Brown (left), Jordie Callahan (middle), and Jessica Hunt of Ashland have been charged with forced labor. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
19, 2013

Authorities in northern Ohio have arrested three people on charges of enslaving a mentally disabled young mother and her daughter over a two-year period.

Experts Anticipate Mental Health, Primary Care Integration

Ohio mental health experts look for psychiatrists and other mental health care professionals to collaborate with primary care doctors in the future.
19, 2013

In recent years, new attitudes, new treatments and even mass marketing have more people seeking help for depression and other conditions. And in the coming years, more people are expected to have access to treatment.