WOSU News Archives For: January 15, 2014

Ohio Treasurer Sells Campaign SUV After Crash

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel
15, 2014

Records show Ohio treasurer Josh Mandel’s failed Senate campaign sold a vehicle totaled in a March wreck shortly after questions arose over the continued use of the vehicle, averting an insurance review that might have clarified it was properly used and insured.

Columbus Board Weighs Changes To ‘Policy Governance’

Columbus City schools will review its management policies as it enters a new year.
January 15, 2014

As state auditors wrap up their investigation into alleged data rigging in the Columbus City Schools, the district is set to make big changes on how it’s run. The new president of the Columbus school board promises to shake things up and increase scrutiny of the district’s budget and academic performance.

Perkins Announces Resignation Day Before Auditor Briefing

Columbus City Schools Audit
Columbus City Schools Audit and Accountability Committee met in July of 212 to discuss the on-going investigation into attendance data tampering. District Internal Auditor Carolyn Smith (right) accused then-board-president Carol Perkins (left) with pressuring her to wrap up the probe.
15, 2014

As Columbus school board members prepare to see the results of a year-and-a-half long investigation into alleged attendance and data rigging in the district, the board’s former president says she’s resigning.

Columbus Businessman Struggles To Be Citizen Keep Family Together

Mariachi's Restaurant
Columbus business owner fights to get citizenship, maintain family business.
15, 2014

Ohioans living here without permanent documents wait to see if Congress will pass immigration reform in 2014. It’s estimated about 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States.