WOSU News Archives For July 2014

TBDBITL Director Out Of Job Over “Serious Cultural Issues”

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The Ohio State University Marching Band director Jon Waters has been fired after an investigation revealed a sexually-charged culture in the band.
7:02PM
July
24, 2014

In his two years as director of the OSU Marching Band, Jonathan Waters was praised for using technology to develop complex routines that went viral on the web. Now Jon Waters is out of a job. OSU fired him after an investigation found what officials call “serious cultural issues.” Waters intends to clear his name.

Ohio State Fires TBDBITL Director Over ‘Sexualized Culture’

Ohio State has announced the firing of OSU Marching Band director Jon Waters.
Ohio State has announced the firing of OSU Marching Band director Jon Waters.
1:22PM
July
24, 2014

Ohio State has announced Ohio State Marching Band Director Jon Waters has been terminated after claims, and evidence, of a sexualized culture within the marching band.

Biden Urges Infrastructure, Job Training In Ohio

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Vice President Joe Biden.
11:49AM
July 24, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden says investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the nation’s cities.

Natural Gas Pipeline Planned For Eastern Ohio

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8:55AM
July
24, 2014

Plans are shaping up for a major pipeline to move natural gas liquids from eastern Ohio to the Gulf Coast.

State, Businesses Reach Deal Over Workers’ Comp Overcharges

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Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation administrator Steve Buehrer says the state has made major changes to its system.
7:52AM
July 24, 2014

A settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit charging that Ohio’s state insurance fund for injured workers overcharged employers hundreds of millions of dollars over several years.

YWCA Getting $20 Million Makeover With New Apartments

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Depiction of a new YWCA apartment that will be part of a $20 million makeover at 65 S. Fourth St.
7:12AM
July
24, 2014

The YWCA Columbus will be getting a $20 million makeover for its downtown facility using private dollars and tax incentives.

Ohio Democrats Introduce Birth Control Bill

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8:23AM
July
23, 2014

Democrats in the Ohio Legislature are introducing a bill that they say would require employer-provided health care plans that cover prescription drugs to cover contraceptives under the same terms without charging a co-pay.

Secretary Of State Orders Training For All Poll Workers

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says in a statement that about 40,000 poll workers are needed on Election Day, and his directive will ensure that all poll workers are ready for the Nov. 4 election.
8:19AM
July
23, 2014

The directive issued Tuesday by Secretary of State Jon Husted would require training for every poll worker this year, regardless of previous experience. That’s a change from current state law.

Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Port Columbus

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8:13AM
July
23, 2014

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport because a fire-indicator light came on.

Reynoldsburg Wage Benefit Proposal Draws Wide Interest

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A federal mediator has been called in to help settle a contract dispute between Reynoldsburg schools and its teacher union.
5:58AM
July 23, 2014

Reynoldsburg’s latest offer to its teachers is getting a lot of attention. The city’s school board would replace automatic teacher raises with merit pay and bonuses. And it would replace the district’s health insurance plan with individual cash payments. The plan has caught the attention of labor experts, school administrators and teachers unions.