Candidate For Ohio House Takes Issue With OSU’s ‘Sophomore Rule’

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Yard sign for Ohio House candidate urges repeal of OSU's rule requiring all sophomores to live in campus dorms.
5:00AM
October 23, 2014

Usually when candidates target college students they focus on issues like rising tuition or jobs after graduation. But one candidate for the Ohio House is trying to win votes with a unique issue: OSU’s upcoming rule that all sophomores live in dorms.

Ohio Prepares For Ebola

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Doctors work in West Africa to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak.
7:55AM
October
15, 2014

As doctors in West Africa continue to fight the deadly virus, health officials in Ohio say they’re preparing for a potential Ebola threat.

Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike Puts Focus On Computer-Based Learning

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Blended learning combines traditional classroom schooling with distance learning.
6:26AM
October
8, 2014

During the strike, Reynoldsburg administrators have relied more on computers in classrooms to keep students learning. The district scrambled to purchase enough computer tablets to supply each high school student.

Blue Jackets Sign Top Scorer In Time For Season Opener

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The Columbus Blue Jackets Monday signed their top scorer from last year to a 3-year contract
3:23PM
October
6, 2014

Three days before its season opener, the Columbus Blue Jackets today signed Ryan Johansen to a three year contract. Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekelainen says the deal came after he told Johansen it was decision time.

Researcher: Tax Phosphorous To Reduce Algae Threat In Lake Erie

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Algae-saturated water at Grand Lake St. Marys in northwest Ohio
10:55AM
October
6, 2014

When a toxic algae bloom forced Toledo to shutdown its water supply for several days, state and local officials vowed a quick response. A state task force recommends cutting phosphorous run-off from fields and lawns by 40 percent. Among possible options, a new tax. Phosphorous and nitrogen are key ingredients for growing corn and other [...]

OSHA Moves To Fine Columbus Castings

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The South Side foundry recently announced plans to nearly double its work force.
7:45AM
October
2, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the company has exposed workers to machine hazards at the South Parsons Avenue plant.

Steady Oil Prices Prompt More Fracking Activity In Ohio

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it has permitted 17 more horizontally-fracked wells in five eastern counties.
3:57PM
September
30, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it has permitted 17 more horizontally-fracked wells in five eastern counties. The state permits allow for more oil and gas development in an area known as the Utica shale.

Reported Sexual Assaults Prompt OSU Safety Notice

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Pearl Street near 15th Avenue. Columbus Police say two week-end sexual assaults occurred about three blocks apart on Pearl
3:21PM
September
29, 2014

After three reported week-end sexual assaults, Ohio State University campus police issued a safety alert for students and staff. Campus and Columbus police say none of the three assaults appears to be linked to a single suspect.

Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike Enters Its Second Full Week

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A teacher's strike in Reynoldsburg enters its second full week after negotiators failed to reach agreement Sunday
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September
28, 2014

A teacher’s strike in Reynoldsburg enters its second full week Monday. Negotiators for the Reynoldsburg Board of Education and Reynoldsburg Education Association met Sunday with a federal mediator. But, little progress was reported. The meeting ended without agreement.