WOSU News Archives For: May 7, 2014

Despite Rhode Island Incident, Columbus Show Must Go On

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The Barnum and Bailey Circus is in Columbus.
4:54PM
May 7, 2014

Despite a serious accident last weekend in Rhode Island in which nine circus performers were injured, the show must go on.

Ohio’s 4 Casinos See Revenue Decrease During April

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Revenues at Ohio four voter-approved gambling casinos dropped in April after substantial jumps in March.
3:15PM
May
7, 2014

Revenue figures show profits at Ohio’s four casinos took a dip in April.

Columbus Schools To Cut $22 Million With Attrition, No Layoffs

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93 percent of the cuts will come from salaries and benefits of some of the nearly 6,700 full-time equivalent positions in the district.
11:51AM
May
7, 2014

Columbus City Schools plans to cut about 200 positions under nearly $23 million in planned budget cuts.

Voters Approve Issue One, Most Local School Levies

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Unofficial results showed Issue 1 passed 65% to 35% - that’s the best the bond program has performed with voters since it was first approved in 1987.
8:45AM
May
7, 2014

Issue One and most Central Ohio school levies fared well at the ballot box on Tuesday.

Voters Emphatically Reject Columbus Zoo Levy

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Columbus Zoo Emeritus Director, Jack Hanna, addresses zoo levy supporters as early results showed the proposed tax levy was headed for defeat
1:30AM
May
7, 2014

For the first time, Franklin County voters overwhelmingly rejected a tax levy request from the Columbus Zoo levy. The high-profile campaign featured Jack Hanna, popular zoo animals and for the first time, organized opposition. As WOSU reports, the zoo levy request turned on pocket-book issues.