WOSU News Archives For: June 25, 2013

Ex-lawmakers: JobsOhio Foes Lack Standing To Sue

Two former Ohio lawmakers who helped design JobsOhio tell the Ohio Supreme Court a lawsuit against the quasi-private jobs agency should not move forward.
25, 2013

Two former state lawmakers who helped craft Gov. John Kasich’s ‘s privatized nonprofit job-creation entity tell the state’s high court that a lawsuit against JobsOhio shouldn’t be allowed to proceed.

Columbus School Plan Headed To Ohio Governor

A bill headed to Governor Kasich's desk could increase Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's role in the Public School District.
June 25, 2013

Columbus’ mayor could play a bigger role in education under a bill headed to Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Ohioans Living With HIV Up Nearly 30 Percent

The number of Ohioans living with HIV has increased by 29 percent since 2007. Better medicine and more testing can account for some of the increase, as more people are living longer.
25, 2013

The prevalence of HIV in Ohio has increased by nearly 30 percent since 2007.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

Field Director Charles White of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) speaks at a podium outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
25, 2013

While the decision does not do away with the landmark law entirely, it rendered an enforcement mechanism moot unless Congress acts.

Police Search For Suspect In Deadly Hit-And-Run Crash

The accident happened in a rural area near Waverly in Pike County.
June 25, 2013

State Highway Patrol troopers are looking for the driver of a car who fled a Pike County crash that left two people dead and a 14-year-old boy injured.

Kasich’s Approval Rating Highest Since Taking Office

John Kasich
The poll taken over last weekend also finds that 49 percent of Ohioans say Kasich deserves to be re-elected.
25, 2013

A new poll finds Gov. John Kasich’s job approval has hit its highest rating since he took office in 2011.

Left-Leaning Think Tank: Proposed Budget Hurts Public Schools

The report from Innovation Ohio says if the current version of the budget passes, most of the state's public school districts would see funding fall below 2010-2011 levels, and a quarter of all public schools would see funding below current levels.
25, 2013

A left leaning think tank says the proposed two year state budget would help private and charter schools, but would hurt public schools.

Activists Hope To Raze Vacant Homes With Foreclosure Fund

If Sen. Portman’s bill doesn’t move, it may be up to Gov. John Kasich to decide if the money in the Hardest Hit Fund can be diverted from assistance to delinquent homeowners to tearing down abandoned properties, and if so, how much.
June 25, 2013

A fund set up to help people facing foreclosure is being eyed by others who’ve been working on the housing crisis who want to use it for something else.