DNC Calls Columbus Visit “Helpful”, Still No Decision On 2016

Delegates from the Democratic National Party arrive Wednesday at Nationwide Arena.
Delegates from the Democratic National Party arrive Wednesday at Nationwide Arena.
1:03PM
August
8, 2014

Columbus awaits a decision on a political plum. A team from the Democratic National Committee wrapped up a two day visit to get a close up look for a possible 2016 national convention.

Columbus Makes Bid For 2016 Democratic National Convention

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Delegates from the Democratic National Convention selection committee arrive at Arena District pep rally. Columbus is among five cities competing for the 2016 national convention.
11:54AM
August
6, 2014

A ten member delegation from the Democratic National Committee arrived Wednesday by pedi-cab at an Arena District pep rally. Columbus is among five cities vying for the party’s 2016 nominating convention.

Columbus City Schools Expand Free Lunch, Free Breakfast Program

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Columbus school and city leaders announce expansion of free breakfast and lunch program for the new school year at Woodcrest Elementary School on East Livingston Avenue
1:55PM
August
1, 2014

Columbus City Schools Friday announced expansion of its food service for students. Superintendent Dan Good says student eligibility for free meals is expanding for the new school year to all enrolled students..

Columbus Superintendent: District ‘Supportive’ Of Data Inquiry

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Columbus Superintendent Dan Good
12:35PM
August
1, 2014

Columbus City Schools superintendent, Dan Good, says the district will further cooperate with investigators of data rigging. Top administrator, Steven Tankovich was found guilty of tampering with evidence on Thursday. But, Good says he’s uncertain when the investigation will finish.

Former Columbus School Data Czar Guilty of Attempted Data Rigging

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Former Columbus City Schools data czar Steven Tankovich (right) pleads no contest to a fourth degree felony charge in Franklin County Common Pleas court Thursday morning.
7:20AM
August 1, 2014

In court documents, prosecutors say Tankovich, from 2010 to 2011 devised a scheme to alter both attendance and grade records. They say he then supervised and instructed building principals and other administrators how to work the scheme.

Ohio State Fair ‘Midway Mood’ Reflects Brighter Consumer Surveys

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The Ohio Gate welcomes state fair visitors on 11th Avenue. The 2014 fair runs through Sunday, August 3rd.
8:00AM
July
31, 2014

New surveys indicate consumers are feeling better. Consumer confidence is the highest in more than 5 years. The highest since the Great Recession. The brighter outlook is also evident this year along the Midway at the Ohio State Fair.

OSU Alumni Band Members Protest Band Director’s Firing

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Approximately 20 former OSU Marching Band members walked from Ohio Stadium to Bricker Hall on Monday to voice their concerns with the universities actions regarding the Marching Band.
12:59PM
July
28, 2014

Alumni members of Ohio State’s Marching band protested the actions of Ohio State University today by marching from Ohio Stadium to the Office of OSU President Michael Drake in Bricker Hall.

Ohio State Band Marches On After Director’s Firing

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The OSUMB is scheduled to play this weekend at Picnic with the Pops.
2:06PM
July
25, 2014

One day after its director was fired, Ohio State’s marching band is scheduled to perform with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in what’s often considered the band’s unofficial season kickoff.

Reynoldsburg Wage Benefit Proposal Draws Wide Interest

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A federal mediator has been called in to help settle a contract dispute between Reynoldsburg schools and its teacher union.
5:58AM
July 23, 2014

Reynoldsburg’s latest offer to its teachers is getting a lot of attention. The city’s school board would replace automatic teacher raises with merit pay and bonuses. And it would replace the district’s health insurance plan with individual cash payments. The plan has caught the attention of labor experts, school administrators and teachers unions.