A Report Outlines Changes To Improve Ohio Charter Schools

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16, 2014

A report released this morning on Ohio’s charter schools finds that many continue to struggle with performance, despite their growing number.

City Official Approves Of More Police-Community Relations

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Head of Columbus' Community Relations Commission supports the Governor's proposal for a task force to improve police/community relationships.
9, 2014

Governor John Kasich’s call for a new task force on community-police relations gets support from a Columbus office already working to bridge gaps between law enforcement officers and citizens.

Fines For Parking Violations In Columbus Could Climb In 2015

Parking violations in Columbus could cost more next year.
4, 2014

Parking fines in Columbus will increase next year, if some city officials get their way. A public hearing will be held tonight at city hall on the proposal to raise fines.

A Grove City Soldier Dies in Aghanistan

Army soldier Joseph W. Riley died in an attack in Afghanistan.
November 25, 2014

Grove City police confirm that a local Army soldier has died in Kabul in eastern Afghanistan. Joseph W. Riley was one of two soldiers who died in the attack when a bomb attached to a bicycle exploded near a military convoy in the capital of Kabul.

Columbus College Student Grateful For Some Immigration Changes

ICE officers search cars at a border checkpoint.
25, 2014

Some immigrant families in Central Ohio are celebrating the President’s executive order, but hoping Congress will do more in the New Year.

Ohio State’s Tobacco Ban Making Some Progress

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Ohio State officials measure some progress in the nearly year long campus-wide smoking ban.
17, 2014

More universities in Ohio seek to implement a campus-wide tobacco ban. Akron and Kent State want to join Ohio State which started its tobacco ban nearly a year ago. University officials monitor progress in several ways according to Dr. Peter Shields with the James Cancer Hospital.

Two Westside Columbus Schools Close After Power Outage

Two west side school close due to a power outage.
November 10, 2014

Hilltonia Middle School and West Mound Elementary School will be closed today due to a power outage.

Ohio State Greenhouse Garden Grows Vegetables For Campus Dining

OSU Horticulture Professor James Metzger examines some of the green leafy lettuce students are growing at the greenhouse.
30, 2014

Ohio State University students and other volunteers have launched a greenhouse garden that will provide some fresh produce for student dining halls when it’s most needed.

Autistic Adults Receive Medical Care At Center Designed For Them

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Dr. Christopher Hanks examines autistic patient Bryan Gaunt.
20, 2014

Adults with autism struggle to find medical professionals who understand their needs. And the demand will continue to grow. That’s why some in the Central Ohio health care community direct their expertise to helping autistic adults.