Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli was scheduled to be in Columbus Tuesday as the keynote speaker at an Ohio conference on opiates and other drugs. He was also scheduled to participate in a roundtable discussion with health care leaders on the impact of opioids on infants and expectant mothers.
Speculation that Bob Knight will soon coach the OSU basketball team may wane. The Texas Tech coach has agreed in principle to a three-year contract extension that will keep him in West Texas until 2009, athletic director Gerald Myers said Wednesday.
The Hip Hop Summit Action Network will host a statewide voter registration effort at Ohio State University on Thursday. The stop at the Schottenstein will be the network’s 22nd summit that brings hip hop artists to cities across the nation in hopes of encouraging people to vote.
Franklin County elections officials Wednesday met with represenatives from the voter registration group, ACORN. Officials say some registration cards submitted by ACORN workers were fraudulent. Both sides say they are taking steps to ensure it does not happen again.
Ohio State University and Ohio University are remembering a fire near OSU that killed five students. The fire happened nearly one year ago.
OPEC’s production cutback goes into effect today, and additional increases in the cost of fuel are expected. Long-haul truckers and small businesses that make deliveries are among those expected to be particularly hard-hit by any additional sticker shock at the fuel pump.
The N-C-A-A basketball tournament comes to Columbus today, but most people still will have to watch it on television. Games at Nationwide Arena sold out long before the schedule was announced. When regional teams Cincinnati and Kentucky were sent to the city, tickets became even tougher to find.
Recycling is not a game, until now. The King Arts Complex and the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio have teamed up to fund the creation of a video game that teaches children to recycle. “The Amazing Recyclotron” is a video game that teaches kids the fundamentals of recycling.
Thousands of Ohio educators and policy makers are shopping for equipment and educational supplies at the annual Ohio School Boards Association conference. Educators walked from booth to booth at the convention looking for new technology ideas for the classroom. Vendors showcased products that they say will help students learn and achieve.
Athens police had their hands full late Saturday night and early yesterday when the annual Halloween party on downtown streets got out of hand.City and Ohio University campus police arrested or ticketed nearly 100 people and responded to nearly 20 fights and at least five fires.