WOSU News Archives For: April 17, 2014

New Port Columbus Statue Honors Jerrie Mock

3:29PM
April
17, 2014

A statue of Jerrie Mock was dedicated at Port Columbus Airport to commemorate the 50th anniversary of becoming the first woman to complete a solo flight around the world.

Central Ohio Man Jailed In Stabbing Murder Of His Mother

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Madison Township Police arrested a 32 year old man for the stabbing murder of his mother.
11:56AM
April
17, 2014

A Central Ohio man remains in the Franklin County jail for allegedly murdering his mother.

Space Added As Columbus Homeless Families Increase

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The Community Shelter Board plans to increase space for homeless families at the YWCA family center.
10:44AM
April 17, 2014

Central Ohio’s homeless agency is expanding space for displaced families as the number of parents and children with no place to live increases.

Columbus Schools To Make Up Snow Days Via Homework

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Columbus City Schools will assign extra homework for students to make up snow days.
10:26AM
April 17, 2014

Ohio’s largest school district says students will have to do work at home to make up for classes canceled during harsh winter weather.

Mumps Cases Spread To Columbus State Community College

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Columbus State Community College's Davidson Hall in downtown Columbus.
9:58AM
April 17, 2014

Columbus health officials say they’ve confirmed 2 cases of mumps at Columbus State Community College as an outbreak of the illness continues.

Jackets Blow Lead, Drop Playoff Opener Against Pittsburgh

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Brandon Dubinsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets moves the puck up ice in front of Paul Martin of the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. Columbus lost game one 4-3.
7:56AM
April 17, 2014

The team at one point was ahead 3-1, but let Pittsburgh chip away and the Penguins took the lead for good with 8:18 left in the game.

Student Drivers Learn To Co-Exist With Cyclists

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Anthony Thomas teaches a "share the road" class at the Columbus Driving Academy in Reynoldsburg. The state, in recent years, has included more information about bicyclists in the curriculum guidelines.
5:00AM
April
17, 2014

With more bicyclists on the road, drivers have to learn to share. While fewer cyclists were hurt on Ohio roads last year, fatalities ticked up slightly. Ohio driver’s ed instruction has been slow to keep up with the rising number of bicycle commuters. But student drivers are learning more than ever about how to co-exist with cyclists.