WOSU News Archives For: June 24, 2014

Long-Time Stivers’ Aide Resigns

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U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers' Chief of Staff Adam Kuhn resigns amid sexually explicit photo leak.
24, 2014

U.S. Congressman Steve Stivers’ office confirms Chief of Staff Adam Kuhn resigned Tuesday afternoon.

Columbus City Schools Kicks Off Summer Third Grade Reading Blitz

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Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good flanked by schools personnel and volunteers. Staff will go door to door to deliver tote bags filled with reading materials. They'll also encourage parents to enroll their children who have so far failed the third grade reading test.
24, 2014

Columbus City Schools officials say they’re launching a summer Third Grade Reading Blitz. The school system wants third graders who have so far failed the Ohio Achievement Assessment to attend summer classes or receive some other type of assistance.

Central Ohio Veterans Wary Of Iraq Involvment

Secretary of State John Kerry talks about ISIS
24, 2014

As US Secretary of State John Kerry works to defuse a violent crisis in Iraq, a new poll shows a large majority of Americans are wary of possible re-involvement of the US military. A spot sample of Central Ohio veterans reflects similar sentiments.

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Outnumbers Nation in 2013

Columbus Public Health officials say Central Ohio's mumps outbreak now outnumbers cases nationwide in 2013.
24, 2014

The number of mumps cases in Central Ohio now outnumbers all of the cases nationwide last year.

City Auditor Warns of Possible Financial Trouble

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Columbus City Auditor Hugh Dorrian says state cuts and the elimination of certain tax revenues could have a negative effect on city finances.
24, 2014

Columbus City Auditor Hugh Dorrian says a letter he sent to Mayor Coleman and City Council two weeks ago about city finances was a warning not a condemnation.

Columbus City Schools Launches Third Grade Reading Blitz

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Columbus City Schools launching Summer Reading Blitz
24, 2014

Columbus City Schools officials are going door-to-door this week. They’re urging the families of third graders who still have not passed the state’s third grade reading assessment test to enroll their students in summer school or other help sessions.

$3 Million To Aid Addictions Funding Shortfall

The midterm state budget would allocate more money for local agencies trying to combat drug addiction.
24, 2014

The recently approved midterm budget provides $3 million to help local agencies weather a one-time $20 million shortfall for addiction services in Ohio.

$29 Million Building Planned At Wright Patterson AFB

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Wright Patterson AFB near Dayton will get a $29 million federal investment for a new building to help study the capabilities of foreign armed forces.
24, 2014

The U.S. government plans to spend more than $29 million for a new building at Ohio’s largest military base to help study the capabilities of foreign armed forces.

Kasich Fights Subpoena In Campaign Contribution Case

The motion filed by the Ohio Attorney General's Office says Suarez is not allowed to subpoena Kasich to testify about abstract legal principles just because the testimony would be persuasive.
June 24, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is fighting a subpoena that would require him to testify for the defense at the federal court trial of a northeast Ohio businessman accused of using employees and others to funnel illegal campaign contributions to two prominent Republican politicians.

Sen. Brown Open To Gas Tax Increase To Improve Highway System

Senator Brown says he wants a plan that keeps road maintenance funded for at least six years.
24, 2014

The federal government is running low on cash to fund highway and bridge projects this year, and lawmakers in Washington have put together a set of competing fixes to the problem. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he’s open to increasing the federal gas tax.