WOSU News Archives For: March 4, 2014

Columbus Board Votes To Close Schools

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Columbus School Board president Gary Baker and three other members listen to comments at board meeting before voting to close five schools
11:41PM
March
4, 2014

The Columbus School Board voted to close five schools at the end of the current school year. The decision will save the district money, but it was made after some tearful pleas to spare two of the schools.

Libertarian Governor Candidate Challenged In Ohio

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Charlie Earls is running for Ohio governor on the Libertarian Party ticket.
2:24PM
March 4, 2014

Lawyers sparred Tuesday in Ohio over whether a Libertarian gubernatorial candidate was qualified for the May ballot, a dispute whose outcome could affect Republican Gov. John Kasich’s re-election bid.

JobsOhio Touts Job Creation Numbers In Annual Report

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The report from JobsOhio says it helped create 17,857 jobs in 2013. That's down from 21,099 in 2012.
12:47PM
March
4, 2014

The state’s private job creation corporation says it helped created nearly 18,000 jobs last year.

Ohio’s Exotic Animal Law Survives Federal Lawsuit

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The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upholds Ohio's law restricting exotic animals.
11:39AM
March 4, 2014

A federal appeals court has upheld Ohio’s new restrictions on exotic animals, rejecting a challenge by owners who claimed the law is too stringent and forces them to join in associations with which they disagree.

One Year In, Have Casinos Increased Problem Gambling?

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The number of people calling the state’s problem gambling helpline went from 348 in February, 2013 to a high of 1,522 by July, 2013.
9:01AM
March 4, 2014

It’s been a year since Horseshoe Cincinnati, the last of Ohio’s casinos to open, began taking bets. So are concerns about problem gambling coming true?

New Fuel Standards Could Be Boon For OSU Researchers

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OSU's Center for Automotive Research offers several programs, including a Graduate degree in Automotive Systems Engineering.
8:28AM
March 4, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has laid out new standards that could mean a big boost for some Ohio State University researchers.