WOSU News Archives For: July 15, 2013

Gov. Kasich Signs Columbus Education Plan

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Ohio Governor John Kasich elicits the help of Columbus City School students as he signs House Bill 167, the Columbus Education Plan.
5:48PM
July
15, 2013

It has been several months since Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s education commission submitted recommendations on how to improve the city’s struggling school district. Monday Governor John Kasich, signed House Bill 167 dubbed the Columbus Education Plan, sparked from the education commission. Significant changes are in store for the district.

Columbus Uses Incentives To Lure Jobs From Madison County

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1:34PM
July 15, 2013

Columbus city leaders say they’re bringing more jobs to the capital city with two incentive-laden deals. But one deal seems to go against a pact to not poach jobs from neighboring communities.

Divisions Mark Ohio Death Penalty Panel

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The Ohio Supreme Court committee report looking at changes in the death penalty is likely to be divided.
1:25PM
July
15, 2013

An Ohio Supreme Court committee studying changes to the state’s death penalty law is almost guaranteed to produce majority and minority reports on their findings when its work is finished later this year.

Mansfield To Host “Shawshank Reunion” Weekend

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The celebration will include site tours showcasing locations used in the film, including the Ohio State Reformatory.
9:28AM
July
15, 2013

The city that served as backdrop to the 1994 prison drama “The Shawshank Redemption” plans a 20th anniversary celebration of the filming.

Portage County Leads State In Drilling Waste Storage

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The early stages of a waste water well being drilled in Mahoning County.
8:04AM
July
15, 2013

Booming energy production in shale formations has made a northeast Ohio county the top location in the state for underground injection of drilling wastes.

Audits Show Concerns About New State Prison Vendor

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Audits in Kentucky, Florida and Ohio found Aramark charged states for meals not served, substituted cheaper ingredients into recipes or served inadequate portions.
7:58AM
July 15, 2013

Audits in Kentucky, Florida and Ohio found Aramark charged states for meals not served, substituted cheaper ingredients into recipes or served inadequate portions.

Ohio School Districts Can Now Seek “Safety Only” Tax Levies

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Chardon High School sits in a mostly-resident neighborhood of the city about 30 miles east of Cleveland. It was the scene last year of fatal violence against students
5:00AM
July 15, 2013

Since deadly school shootings in Chardon, Ohio and Newtown, Connecticut, Ohio educators and lawmakers looked for more effective ways to prevent violence in schools. Tucked into the new state budget is a measure that allows Ohio school districts to ask voters for tax money specifically earmarked for school safety or security.