WOSU News Archives For: July 23, 2014

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.

The 161st Ohio State Fair Opens

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The 161st Ohio State Fair opens.
5:00AM
July
23, 2014

The 161st Ohio State Fair opens this morning. Farm animals, homemade pies and the butter cows will of course be part of the fair. And vendors will also sell some new fair food featuring bacon and bugs.