Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Columbus School Plan Headed To Ohio Governor
Columbus’ mayor could play a bigger role in education under a bill headed to Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
The Ohio House agreed Tuesday to Senate changes to the measure, calling it an effort to improve accountability in the Columbus City Schools.
The bill comes on the heels of attendance-tampering allegations leveled against the school district that Republican Ohio Auditor Dave Yost is investigating.
The bill would authorize a November ballot issue creating an independent auditor for the district. That person could review district reports and data and initiate probes into suspected fraud, abuse or illegal activity.
The bill also would permit levy proceeds to be shared with charter schools that partnered with the district, and would allow Democratic Mayor Michael Coleman to sponsor such schools with city council approval.