WOSU News Archives For: June 9, 2014

Ohioans Advised To Call Ahead On Measles Vaccine

Ohio Governor John Kasich issued an executive order to allow pharmacists to vaccinate people during the state's mumps and measles outbreak.
9, 2014

Ohio’s governor has issued an executive order to let pharmacists administer vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella as two outbreaks continue to grow.

Columbus Mayor And Superintendent Announce Pre-K Expansion

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman (right) gets help from two 4 year olds as he prepares remarks at Gladden Community House for expansion of pre-kindergarten programs in city. Superintendent Dan Good is on the left.
9, 2014

Columbus city leaders say they’ll spend millions of dollars on a starter education program. The funds will be used to expand pre-school programs for 4-year olds. The pre-K expansion makes good on a recommendation made last year by Mayor Michael Coleman’s Education Commission.

Ohio Auditor Offers Guidance For Phoned Town Halls

State Auditor Dave Yost says it's okay for politicians to conduct telephone-based town hall meetings as long as the focus remains on government business and avoids politics.
9, 2014

Ohio’s auditor is offering guidance to public officials who want to conduct telephone town halls using taxpayer money.

Ohio Amusement Park Opens After Water Main Break

Officials say Cedar Park in Sandusky has reopened after a water main break during the weekend.
9, 2014

Ohio’s most popular amusement park reopened Monday morning after a water main break caused the park to shut down for the weekend.

New Research In Ohio Labs Brings Star Trek Technology To Life

UC Davis researchers work on their project, "Terahertz Interconnect, the Last Centimeter Data Link"
9, 2014

Ohio is emerging as a global center of research in a branch of physics that’s stymied scientists for decades. It’s called Terahertz radiation, a band of light waves with potential uses that range from detecting cancer to uncovering art forgeries.

Education Officials Want To Stop The Summer Slide In Learning

As many school years wind down, StateImpact Ohio's explains the impact of the "summer slide", or the regression of students' skills during their scholastic breaks.
9, 2014

As many school years wind down this week, education officials are worried about the impact of the “summer slide, or the regression of students’ skills during their scholastic breaks.

Ohio State And 2 Other Ohio Universities Get Bomb Dogs

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Ohio State and 3 other state universities will get bomb-sniffing dogs through a pilot program.
9, 2014

Three universities are getting bomb-sniffing dogs through a pilot program that officials eventually hope to expand throughout Ohio’s state universities.

Ohio Supreme Court To Hear Traffic Cameras Case

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The Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments this week about traffic cameras.
9, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments this week about traffic cameras, though that doesn’t signal a stop yet to the growing legal challenges to their use in ticketing motorists for running red lights or speeding.

Ohio Kidnapping Suspect Arrested After Chase

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9, 2014

Authorities in northern Ohio say they a high-speed chase ended in the arrest of a 25-year-old man accused of kidnapping a 2-year-old boy and demanding ransom from his family.

Ohio State Campaigns to Make Consent “Sexy”

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Ohio State launches a "Consent is Sexy" campaign to inform students about sexual assault.
9, 2014

OSU recently launched a campaign aimed at preventing sexual violence and its raising eyebrows. A campaign at Ohio State called “Consent is Sexy” has a goal of preventing sexual assaults. The university has posted signs on restroom doors, on campus buses, in dormitories, and in sorority and frat houses.