WOSU News Archives For: June 27, 2014

Columbus’ ComFest Kicks Off At Goodale Park

4:43PM
June
27, 2014

Thousands will descend on Columbus’ Goodale Park June 27 through June 29 for the annual Comfest celebration.

Zanesville Nursing Home Owner Faces 39 Charges

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12:28PM
June
27, 2014

A grand jury has indicted the owner of a Zanesville nursing home on 39 charges, including forgery, tampering with evidence, and Medicaid fraud.

Youth Remain Under-Screened For HIV

HIV Testing Day
Columbus Public Health and Walgreens will offer free HIV testing through Saturday.
12:00PM
June
27, 2014

Columbus Public Health and Walgreens offer free HIV testing at two locations through Saturday.

Court: Harris Can’t Be Sued In Attendance-Rigging Scandal

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The court agrees that Harris can't be held liable in civil court for administrators changing attendance numbers to manipulate the schools' performance ratings.
11:48AM
June 27, 2014

A state appeals court says the former Columbus city schools superintendent can’t be sued in the recent attendance data-scrubbing scandal. A state appeals court on Thursday sided with former superintendent Gene Harris. The court agrees that Harris can’t be held liable in civil court for administrators changing attendance numbers to manipulate the schools’ performance ratings. [...]

Columbus Earns Soccer Reputation During World Cup

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World Cup viewing parties have been popping up all over Columbus, which ranked second in total viewership in the U.S. during Sunday’s match against Portugal.
7:53AM
June 27, 2014

The avid soccer fans credit the city’s Major League Soccer team and a series of U.S. matches for building the local fan base.

Libertarian National Convention Comes To Columbus This Weekend

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Libertarians expects 600 delegates and 30 speakers at the convention that runs through Sunday at the downtown Hyatt Regency.
7:32AM
June
27, 2014

Democrats and Republicans get most of the attention for their national conventions, but Libertarians are hoping to get a jump-start on both parties with their convention in downtown Columbus.