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.
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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.
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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.

Port Columbus TSA Agents Seize Weapons

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Loaded .22 caliber Taurus confiscated from passenger at Port Columbus on Sunday.
2:51PM
July
21, 2014

Federal agents confiscated a loaded handgun at a Port Columbus checkpoint on Sunday. Its the eleventh time this year a passenger was caught with a firearm inside a carry-on bag. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mark Howell says agents are also confiscating a smaller less noticeable weapon.

Columbus Gets State Help To Expand Early Learning

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman (podium) and Governor John Kasich look on as 4 year old waves to crowd at Champion Learning Center. The democratic mayor and republican governor announced joint funding of early learning program
3:07PM
July
18, 2014

Columbus will soon get financial help from the state to expand its early learning program. The new funds will be used to get more of the city’s four year-olds into pre-Kindergarten programs.

Franklin County Voters Get Children Services Funding Request

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Franklin County voters will decide renewal property tax levy for Children Services
4:03PM
July 15, 2014

Franklin County voters will decide a renewal tax levy in November for Children Services. County Commissioners Tuesday placed the 1-point 9 mill levy on the fall ballot.

Study Seeks To Quantify Effects Of Stress Among Women

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An Ohio State laboratory
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July
14, 2014

Ohio State university researchers today published findings that seek to quantify combined effects of stress and high fat meals among women. Professor Jan Kiecolt Glaser is lead author of the study. She says day-to-day stress takes a physical toll.

Central Ohio Veterans Wary Of Iraq Involvment

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Secretary of State John Kerry talks about ISIS
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June
24, 2014

As US Secretary of State John Kerry works to defuse a violent crisis in Iraq, a new poll shows a large majority of Americans are wary of possible re-involvement of the US military. A spot sample of Central Ohio veterans reflects similar sentiments.