WOSU News Archives For: July 16, 2014

Central Ohio Mumps Cases Now Surpass Last Year’s National Figure

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A child with mumps with the characteristic swollen jaw
5:21PM
July 16, 2014

The number of Central Ohio mumps cases has now surpassed the entire number of cases reported in the United States last year.

Solar panel array to help heat, power Ohio prison

2:40PM
July
16, 2014

Ohio has unveiled a large solar project at a prison aimed at saving $245,000 in annual energy costs while training inmates to install and maintain the panels as a route to future jobs.

Ohio Governor’s Race Ads Pitched At Working Class

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Ohio Governor John Kasich and challenger Ed Fitzgerald appeal to working Ohioans in their early TV campaign ads
1:15PM
July 16, 2014

Working-class Ohioans: The candidates for Ohio governor want you.

Crowds Protest Proposed Teacher Pact In Reynoldsburg

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Reynoldsburg High School
12:22PM
July 16, 2014

About 500 people attended a Reynoldsburg school board meeting Tuesday night to protest the latest contract proposal that ties raises to teachers’ ratings in the state’s new evaluation system. The crowd included teachers’ union members from around central Ohio and as far away as Dayton.

Ohio Lamakers Want Decision On Delphi Pensions

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A closed Delphi plant. The auto parts manufacturer also closed a west side Columbus plant but workers await word on pension benefits.
11:46AM
July
16, 2014

Ohio lawmakers are pushing U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to speed up the timetable for determining whether to restore the full pensions of about 20,000 Delphi salaried retirees.

Solar Panel Array To Help Heat, Power Ohio Prison

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The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction holds tours Wednesday at the prison, 50 miles south of Columbus.
9:40AM
July
16, 2014

Ohio has unveiled a large solar project at a prison aimed at saving $245,000 in annual energy costs while training inmates to install and maintain the panels as a route to future jobs.

Claims Of Racism, Sexual Misconduct In Charter School Testimony

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A request for comment from the Horizon Science Academy in Dayton was forwarded to Concept Schools in Chicago. The group offered a written statement. It did not address the allegations, but did say they prioritize ensuring a “safe” and “professional” school environment.
7:41AM
July
16, 2014

The state board of education is launching an investigation into at least one charter school after hearing disturbing testimony from a group of former teachers.