WOSU News Archives For January 2014

UC-Irvine Chancellor, Michael Drake, To Be Named OSU President

New Ohio State University Michael V. Drake address the university's board of trustees.
New Ohio State University Michael V. Drake address the university's board of trustees.
10:05PM
January 29, 2014

University of California Irvine Chancellor, Michael Drake, will be named president of the Ohio State University Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m., WOSU has confirmed.

More Than 54,000 Ohioans Apply Online For Medicaid

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Fifty-four thousand Ohioans have signed up for Medicaid since the program was expanded late last year.
3:35PM
January
29, 2014

Ohio officials say they’ve received more than 54,000 applications from people seeking Medicaid health coverage through a new state website.

Columbus School Audit Finalized, Case Heads To Prosecutors

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Columbus Superintendent Dan Good says the district has already made some response to Auditor Dave Yost's findings.
9:56AM
January
29, 2014

The investigation into data rigging at the Columbus City Schools is now in the hands of criminal investigators. State Auditor Dave Yost, in wrapping up his probe, said school administrators played “fast and loose” with attendance figures along with students’ grades and other data.

Subzero Temps Don’t Stop Homeless Count

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Last year's homeless count found more than 12,000 people living outside or in shelters across the state.
8:56AM
January
29, 2014

Teams of volunteers were braving subzero temperatures across the state early Wednesday for the annual statewide census of homelessness.

Storify: “Generation” Of Columbus School Students Left Behind

5:28PM
January
28, 2014

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost presented the findings of an 18-month investigation into a student record scrubbing scandal within Columbus City Schools. The results of the investigation could lead to possible criminal charges.

Columbus Superintendent Responds To Audit With 17-Step Plan

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Columbus Superintendent Dan Good
3:33PM
January
28, 2014

Following the release of the audit of Columbus City Schools, superintendent Dan Good wrote a letter to Auditor Dave Yost, outlining 17 steps the district would be taking to prevent another data-rigging scandal.

Auditor’s Report Slams Record Keeping Practices, Former Data Czar

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State Auditor Dave Yost began his Tuesday presentation with a graphic of a rotten apple, an apparent play on the Columbus City Schools logo.
10:45AM
January 28, 2014

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost says he’s sending the results of his investigation into Columbus City Schools to county, state and federal prosecutors for possible criminal charges.

Proposal Would Let Ohio Hunters Use Silencers

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Silencers, or noise suppressors, are best known for being fixed to pistols, but they're also made for shotguns and rifles.
7:49AM
January
28, 2014

It’s legal for Ohioans to own suppressors, commonly known as silencers, for their firearms. But it’s illegal to use one while hunting in Ohio. Now there’s a bill to change that.

Gov: Ohio Should Allow More School Calamity Days

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As many Ohio school districts near or exceed their calamity days, Governor John Kasich says the number needs to be expanded this year.
2:00PM
January 27, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says school districts around the state need their number of weather-related days off increased to accommodate this year’s unusually severe weather.

Cold Puts Many Utility Customers In A Bind

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The National Weather Service put nearly all of Ohio under a wind chill warning Monday as temperatures slipped and forecasters predicted wind chills well below zero into Tuesday.
6:57AM
January
27, 2014

The prolonged cold snap is putting many utility customers in a bind with inflated heating bills.