Teachers Strike, No New Talks Scheduled In Reynoldsburg

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Teachers picket in front of Reynoldsburg High School on the first day of the teachers' strike.
7:25AM
September
19, 2014

Teachers in Reynoldsburg are greeting students from the picket line after going on strike Thursday night.

Ohio Agriculture Leaders Say No Quick Fix To Toxic Algae Blooms

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Fertilizer and manure runoff from field crops like this Madison County soybean field are major cause of algae blooms in Ohio lakes. Ohio ag interests say they're taking steps to reduce the threat.
3:33PM
September
18, 2014

Ohio’s agricultural interests are recovering from a black eye caused by toxic algae this summer. Now farm groups, academia, and environmental agencies say they’ll spend millions of dollars to keep commercial fertilizer and manure nutrients on the field and out Northwest Ohio streams that feed western Lake Erie.

Athens County ‘Micro-Grid’ Promises Energy Independence

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27 year old Randall Gabriel points out slope on his Athens County farm where he wants to install solar panels. The panels would generate electricity for Gabriel and several other nearby homes
5:36AM
September
4, 2014

Powerful storms, deregulation, and tougher environmental standards, have all made the cost of electricity more volatile for consumers in recent years. Now, a small micro-grid project in Athens County would allow homeowners to generate their own power.

Ohio Private Universities Use Incentives To Fill Classrooms

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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.

Saunders Park Area Residents Await Columbus Clean Up Decision

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A portion of Saunders Park on Columbus' near east side is fenced off after reports of contaminants in soil.
3:31PM
August
22, 2014

Columbus residents adjacent to Saunders Park on the near east side await a decision on park clean-up. But, it appears they’ll have a long wait.

Reynoldsburg School Negotiators Return To Bargaining

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Reynoldsburg High School
9:02AM
August 22, 2014

Negotiators for Reynoldsburg teachers and the board of education will resume contract talks next month.

Ohio Employers Seek First Time Job Candidates

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Collage of photos greets visitors to the Administrative offices of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in the Rhodes Tower, Columbus
8:39PM
August
17, 2014

State and national jobless numbers are closely watched as economic indicators. The unemployment figures can also give useful clues for those seeking their first full-time job.

Ohio Jobless Rate Increases In July

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Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports the state's jobless rate increased in July
12:17PM
August
15, 2014

Ohio’s unemployment rate for July ticked up slightly after job reports for the last two months showed the rate at its lowest level since before the Great Recession.

Reynoldsburg Students Return To School Ahead Of Possible Strike

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Reynoldsburg High School
7:55AM
August 13, 2014

School starts today for some suburban Columbus districts, including Reynoldsburg, where the local teacher’s union has given their leaders the right to call a strike.