WOSU News Archives For: July 29, 2014

TV Ads Supporting Same-Sex Marriage To Air On Ohio Stations

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29, 2014

A television ad that supports same-sex marriage will begin running on stations across the state Wednesday. It’s the first marriage equality ad to be broadcast since Ohioans enacted a gay marriage ban ten years ago.

Ohio Base Pressured To Fill More Hospital Beds

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The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hospital needs to boost occupancy rates or face potential changes.
29, 2014

Ohio’s largest military base is under pressure to fill more beds in its hospital.

Reynoldsburg Teachers Look To Federal Moderator For Help

Reynoldsburg teacher contracts expire this month. A federal mediator is expected to help hash out concerns over proposed changes which has prompted push back from educators.
29, 2014

The Reynoldsburg City Schools district has received push back from teachers over its proposed contract. A federal mediator is expected to meet with both sides in August.

Columbus Teacher Gets Grant For Free Books

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Columbus City Schools teacher Courtney Johnson is one of 10 teachers chosen from across the country for a 500 free book grant.
29, 2014

A Columbus City Schools teacher receives 500 free books for her classroom.

Ohio Medicaid Enrollment Up, Number Of Uninsured Is Down

A study by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation looked at the impact of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion on Columbus and 13 other cities. Among the seven where Medicaid expanded, it estimates the rate of people with no health insurance will be cut more than in half by 2016.
July 29, 2014

When Ohio expanded Medicaid last fall, Governor John Kasich estimated up to 330-thousand more people would get health coverage. A new survey says the numbers may not be far off.

Ohio Republicans Renew Push To Repeal Common Core

The bill from Republican State Rep. Andy Thompson would repeal the standards and replace them with new provisions based on educational benchmarks used in Massachusetts.
29, 2014

School districts have spent years preparing to implement the education standards known as Common Core — which are set to start this coming school year. Now House Republicans are renewing their efforts to repeal the standards.

Dayton Mayor Gets Pushback For Offer To House Immigrant Children

Democratic Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says the numbers of young children coming into the U.S. alone from central America constitute a humanitarian crisis.
July 29, 2014

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is facing off against Congressman Mike Turner and local politicians over her offer to help house some of the immigrant children who recently crossed into the U.S.

Summer Camp At Ohio State Targets Girls For Engineering Jobs

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Women in Engineering camp 2013
29, 2014

A summer camp at Ohio State focuses on attracting girls to science, technology, engineering and math careers. Women make up only 26% of all STEM jobs in the country.