WOSU News Archives For: July 23, 2013

Columbus District Voters Will Decide Fate Of School’s Plan

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Columbus school board president Carol Perkins, Superintendent Dan Good and board member Gary Baker prepare for meeting to place tax issue on November ballot.
23, 2013

The Columbus Board of Education is asking district voters to make a hard choice. It wants residents to dig deeper into their pockets beginning in January. The promised return on investment? Better academic performance, public funds to some charter schools, more technology, and a reduction of the district’s operating budget.

Ohio State Fair Unveils Butter Sculptures

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This year's Ohio State Fair celebrates the 50th anniversary of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir.
July 23, 2013

The Ohio State Fair has opened the curtain on this year’s butter sculptures.

New OSU Security Chief Mum On Cyber Attacks

OSU has been the victim of several high-profile attacks, including a 2010 incident that compromise the personal data of more than three-quarters of a million students, staff, alumni and applicants.
23, 2013

The new chief of information security at Ohio State University says the university doesn’t report many of the thousands of cyber attacks against the school.

Judge Rules In Favor Of Same-Sex Couple Claim

The couple wanted the ruling for purposes including being able to be buried next to each other in a family plot that allows only descendants and spouses.
23, 2013

A federal judge has ruled in favor of two Ohio men who want their out-of-state marriage recognized as one of them nears death.

Women’s College Rebuilds From Tornado

winds that ripped through the Pepper Pike campus early Saturday morning tore off the gym walls, as well as a roof, leaving a cutaway that shows an American flag, a basketball backboard and hoop – and a lot of debris.
23, 2013

Ursuline College plans to reopen for classes Tuesday, three days after a 110-mph tornado ripped through the Northeast Ohio campus.

Suspected Serial Killer Charged

Michael Madison remains in police custody after being charged with three counts of aggravated murder.
July 23, 2013

The man suspected of murdering at least three women and disposing of their bodies in an impoverished suburb of Cleveland has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder.