WOSU News Archives For: August 25, 2014

Metro Parks Director To Retire In November

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American Bison at Battelle Darby Metro Park
2:38PM
August
25, 2014

Franklin County Metro Parks executive director John O’Meara announced, Monday, he will retire in November 30.

Home Health Workers Report Lag In Getting Paid

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12:32PM
August 25, 2014

Some home-health workers say there’s been a lag in getting paid under an Ohio plan to coordinate care for the state’s sickest and most expensive residents.

Section Of Route 33 May Be Sagging Because Of Underground Mine

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There are concerns that the sagging eventually could lead to a sinkhole on Route 33 near Nelsonville in Athens County, specifically on a mile-long stretch just north of the Wayne National Forest headquarters.
9:02AM
August
25, 2014

State transportation officials believe a section of U.S. Route 33 in southeast Ohio is sagging because of abandoned coal mine space beneath the road, and they’re trying to pinpoint the problem areas.

New Book Says “Soft Money” Is Changing American Democracy

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8:32AM
August
25, 2014

In his new book, Daniel Tokaji details what he calls one of the most important recent developments in American democracy: the explosion of independent campaign spending, or “soft money.” Tokaji is an elections law professor at Ohio State University who’s new book is titled “The New Soft Money: Outside Spending in Congressional Elections.”

Business Groups To Defend Common Core In House Hearings

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The Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Business Roundtable, and the Association of School Business Officials also support the Common Core.
7:29AM
August
25, 2014

Business and education groups will be in Columbus this week to defend the state’s Common Core curriculum in House hearings.