WOSU News Archives For: August 8, 2014

DNC Calls Columbus Visit “Helpful”, Still No Decision On 2016

Delegates from the Democratic National Party arrive Wednesday at Nationwide Arena.
Delegates from the Democratic National Party arrive Wednesday at Nationwide Arena.
1:03PM
August
8, 2014

Columbus awaits a decision on a political plum. A team from the Democratic National Committee wrapped up a two day visit to get a close up look for a possible 2016 national convention.

Knox County Man Practices The Fine Art Of Flintknapping

Ed Moreland, Flintknapper
Flintknapper Ed Moreland displays a stone he's turning into an arrowhead
11:05AM
August
8, 2014

It might not be the world’s oldest profession, but it’s one of the oldest. It’s flintknapping.

State Senator Wants Cleveland Indians To Drop Name, Chief Wahoo

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The Cleveland Indians have used several versions of the Chief Wahoo logo since 1947.
8:56AM
August
8, 2014

An Ohio state senator says it’s time for the Cleveland Indians to drop their nickname and Chief Wahoo mascot.

Panels Considers Big Changes To Education Language In Constitution

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The 1851 version of the Ohio Constitution set up the state’s public school system by directing state lawmakers to use taxes to secure a “thorough and efficient system of common schools”. Those words “thorough and efficient” have gotten a lot of attention over time.
8:55AM
August
8, 2014

For 160 years, Ohio has had a public school system. Now, an appointed panel of lawmakers, former public officials and well-connected experts are examining how the Ohio constitution can resolve the debate over how to pay for it.

Prisons Director Blames Private Vendor, State For Maggots

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File photo
6:15AM
August
8, 2014

Ohio’s prisons director says his department and the private vendor that feeds inmates share responsibility for conditions that led to maggots at the women’s prison in Marysville.