WOSU News Archives For: August 29, 2014

Duke Halting Coal Burning At Ohio Plant

Duke Energy
Duke Energy announced it will stop burning coal at a southwest Ohio power plant. The company cites federal standards for the decision.
2:22PM
August
29, 2014

A utility says it will stop burning coal at a southwest Ohio power plant that was the site of a recent oil spill into the Ohio River.

Toledo Ups Spending On Chemicals To Treat Water

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The blue-green algae inundating Lake Erie and some other Ohio lakes is fueled by fertilizer runoff from farm fields and lawns.
2:14PM
August
29, 2014

Making sure drinking water is safe in Toledo will cost nearly $2 million more than the city expected.

Alumni Band Members Push Trustees To Rehire Waters

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Former band members play outside the OSU Board of Trustees meeting Friday morning.
10:43AM
August
29, 2014

About 100 former members of the Ohio State University Marching Band protested and played outside the OSU Board of Trustees’ meeting Friday.

Ohio Private Universities Use Incentives To Fill Classrooms

Capital University
Capital University in Bexley put a freeze on tuition this year to help increase freshman enrollment. The private liberal arts school has boosted enrollment for four years while other similar universities saw enrollment drops
8:53AM
August
29, 2014

Ohio’s 24 liberal arts colleges and universities face a challenging future.The private, non-profit, schools highlight academic reputation and low professor-student ratios. But the competition for new students is intense. Some are turning to more tangible incentives to keep classrooms filled.

OSU Kicks Off Season Full Of Questions, New Players

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Braxton Miller is a two-time Big Ten Player of the Year. He'll miss the entire 2014 season after re-injuring his surgically-repaired shoulder.
8:46AM
August
29, 2014

For the first time since 2011, the OSU football team will open a season without Braxton Miller as its starting quarterback.