WOSU News Archives For: August 23, 2013

Ousted Ohio EPA Watchdog Will Fight To Keep Job

An OHIO EPA watchdog rescinds his resignation.
August 23, 2013

A veteran Ohio environmental regulator who said the administration of Republican Gov. John Kasich is forcing him to resign after pressure from the coal industry is fighting to keep his job.

Ohio State Students Prepped For Study Abroad

About 2,000 Ohio State students travel abroad annually to study or conduct research, and sometimes that takes them to places with political unrest.
23, 2013

Each year, about 2,000 Ohio State students travel abroad to study or conduct research, and sometimes new discoveries means a journey to a place of unrest. Hear how OSU prepares its students for international travel.

Mayor Coleman, Supt. Good React To Failing City School Grades

Mayor Coleman speaks to a crowd at Hamilton STEM School in Columbus. Interim schools superintendent Dan Good stands to the mayor's left.
23, 2013

So many people tried to log onto the Ohio Department of Education website Thursday that the system crashed. The site contains the new “A” through “F” rankings for the state’s public school districts. Not surprisingly, perhaps, Columbus City Schools were ranked rather poorly. The district earned 4 “F’s,” 3 “D’s” and 2 “C’s.”

Lawmakers, Immigrant Advocates Spar Over Tuition Bill

The bill would ban the state from offering in-state tuition prices to young immigrant living under temporary legal status in the U.S.
August 23, 2013

Many immigration activists are denouncing an effort to repeal a state policy that grants in-state tuition prices to some young immigrants.

Supreme Court Schedules Arguments In JobsOhio Suit

File photo
August 23, 2013

Ohio’s high court has set oral arguments in a case over whether opponents of the private economic development entity created by Republican Gov. John Kasich have the standing to sue.

Police Identify Woman Found On I-71

The body of 22-year-old Jessica Lynn Nichols was found on Interstate 71 early Wednesday. Police have not said how it ended up there.
August 23, 2013

Columbus Police have identified the body that led to an hours-long closure of Interstate 71 this week.

Shale Drilling Creates Tax Revenue, Few Jobs

One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
23, 2013

A new report out of Cleveland State University shows shale drilling has provided an economic boost for several counties around Ohio this year. But it says the drilling boom has not yet had a big impact on jobs.