WOSU News Archives For: August 14, 2014

Fired OSUMB Director Asks Board Of Trustees For Reinstatement

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OSUMB members prepare for a new season under new leadership.
4:01PM
August
14, 2014

The Ohio State University Marching Band has a new roster for the 2014 season. And Thursday afternoon, some of those members, along with their interim directors, shared their thoughts about moving forward amid a scandal that cost them their director, who has requested the board of trustees reinstate him.

Ohio Grain Bin Blast Injures 6, Closes Facility

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A grain bin explosion in Coshocton, east of Columbus, injured six.
1:45PM
August 14, 2014

Owners say a Coshocton grain company will be closed for weeks after a grain bin explosion destroyed silos and injured six people.

Ohio Farm Group, Environmental Group, Point To Algae Law Loophole

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Algae blooms on Lake Erie and other Ohio lakes have hit the tourism industry in regions that rely heavily on visitors spending money.
1:06PM
August
14, 2014

Ohio farmers caught in the headlights of the recent Toledo water crisis are defending their voluntary efforts to reduce phosphorus run-off to Lake Erie. That runoff is the primary source of toxic algae blooms. But an Ohio farm group and environmentalists say a new state law that will certify fertilizer use doesn’t go far – or fast – enough.

Lawmakers Look At Solutions to Ohio’s Algae Bloom Crisis

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Republican lawmakers call for a federal balanced budget amendment.
11:09AM
August
14, 2014

After the recent water crisis in Toledo, finding a solution to Ohio’s harmful algal bloom crisis is moving up the priority list for lawmakers.

More Workers Comp. Rebates Coming For Ohio Employers

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The rebates come a few weeks after the BWC settled a seven-year lawsuit with hundreds of thousands of Ohio businesses over its group rate system.
9:03AM
August 14, 2014

More than 185,000 public and private employers are expected to receive another round of rebates from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

West High Students Eligible For Vouchers After New Report Cards

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The state revised some district and school ratings after an investigation into "scrubbing" of attendance data.
8:03AM
August 14, 2014

The lowering of state report card scores for some Columbus schools could be good news for students in at least one Columbus school.