WOSU News Archives For: February 19, 2014

For 2nd Year, Education Tops Coleman State Of The City Address

Michael Coleman
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman announced a pre-kindergarten program the city will help fund. The program is set to begin this coming school year.
11:00PM
February
19, 2014

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman delivered his 15th State of the City address, last night, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. And education headlined the speech.

Ohio House OKs 4 More Calamity Days Due To Weather

Snow covered street in Hilliard, Ohio.
The Ohio House today approved a plan to allow school districts to take four additional calamity days because of cold, snowy weather.
3:49PM
February
19, 2014

The Ohio House has approved a plan to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the winter season’s extreme weather.

Ohio Authorities Seek Help Solving 15 Homicides

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Kenneth Crawford was murdered on April 25, 2007 in Columbus' Weinland Park neighborhoods.
2:17PM
February 19, 2014

Ohio authorities are asking the public’s help in solving 15 mostly drug-related homicides that police say share common threads.

Ohio Bill Increases Access To Overdose Antidote

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Members of the Ohio House plan to vote this week on a bill to provide a drug overdose antidote to friends or family members of addicts with no threat of prosecution.
1:53PM
February
19, 2014

The Ohio Senate has approved a bill to provide a drug overdose antidote to friends or family members of addicts without the risk of prosecution.

Governor Kasich Calls For Early Vocational Training

John Kasich
Ohio Governor John Kasich wants children to begin thinking about careers as early as first grade.
1:41PM
February
19, 2014

Ohio’s governor wants schoolchildren to start thinking early, as soon as first grade, about what they want to do for careers.

Dems Named In Drilling Memo Call It “Insulting”

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Dem. Representative Bob Hagan says he's never seen such a "campaign", while Antonio calls the memo "insulting."
8:51AM
February 19, 2014

The two Democratic state lawmakers listed as adversaries to a state agency’s plan to promote drilling in state parks are speaking out.

Kasich’s Lead Tightening

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FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga county executive, delivers his State of the County address at noon Wednesday. It comes as the new Quinnipiac University poll shows Kasich leading FitzGerald 43 percent to 38 percent.
7:53AM
February 19, 2014

The latest independent poll in the race for governor shows John Kasich’s lead over Democratic challenger Ed Fitzgerald is shrinking.