Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike Puts Focus On Computer-Based Learning

blended_learning
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

blue_jackets_logo
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

Algae at Grand Lake St. Marys
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

columbus_castings
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

harlemrig
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

Pearl Street
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

Teacher strike
A teacher's strike in Reynoldsburg enters its second full week after negotiators failed to reach agreement Sunday
9:08PM
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.

Ohio Officials Earmark Money To Reduce Lake Erie Algae Threat

lake_erie
Ohio agriculture officials and Ohio State University say they'll fund methods to clean up Lake Erie and protect water supplies from toxic algae..
8:32PM
September
28, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has a plan to improve water quality in Lake Erie and other Great Lakes. The announcement comes in the wake of a crisis in Toledo where water supply was turned off temporarily for a half-million residents when toxic algae bloomed. The crisis has galvanized calls for a clean-up among consumers, farmers, and researchers.

Contract Talks Scheduled To Resume Sunday In Reynoldsburg

Teacher strike
Members of the Reynoldsburg Education Association walk picket lines in front of Reynoldsburg High School on Livingston Avenue.
6:32PM
September
23, 2014

Negotiations in the four-day old Reynoldsburg teacher’s strike are scheduled to resume this week-end. Both the board and teacher union representatives have agreed to meet again with a federal mediator on Sunday to try to reach a contract agreement. The resumption of talks occurs against the backdrop of strong community pressure.