WOSU News Archives For: July 16, 2013

Schools Levy Must Go Forward Despite State Data Investigation

Columbus City Schools
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signs House Bill 167, or the Columbus Education Plan, which supporters say will improve the struggling Columbus City Schools. Opponents say it takes funnels taxpayer money to unproven charter schools.
16, 2013

Columbus City School board members, Tuesday evening, will begin to discuss the specifics of a November levy. The levy will move forward regardless of an investigation into alleged data and grade rigging in the district.

Ohio State Presidential Search Panel To Begin Work

A committee made up of Ohio State University trustees, faculty members and students will begin its search this week for a replacement for Gordon Gee. Gee resigned as president of the university July 1st.
16, 2013

The search for Ohio State University’s next president will formally begin Friday with the first meeting of a search committee that includes trustees, faculty and students.

Board Rejects Clemency For Condemned Ohio Killer

Billy Slagle
The Ohio Parole Board voted 6-4 to deny clemency for Ohio Death Row inmate Billy Slagle who is scheduled to be executed in August.
July 16, 2013

Ohio’s parole board has rejected clemency for a condemned Cleveland killer despite a prosecutor’s rare plea to commute his sentence to life without parole.

Teen Killed In Southeast Columbus Shooting

File photo
16, 2013

Police say a 16-year-old boy has died after he was shot during a fight involving a group of teenagers in southeast Columbus.

Sequester Cuts Sting Local Agencies

Meals on Wheels kitchen
Meals on Wheels in Franklin County could serve fewer meals if sequester cuts are not restored this year.
16, 2013

The first round of budget cuts known as sequester has tightened the coffers of many federal agencies, but may not be as devastating as first thought. As the new federal fiscal year approaches in October, some city officials work to maintain what they provide citizens; as businesses, universities and social service agencies brace for more changes.