Columbus City Schools Kicks Off Summer Third Grade Reading Blitz

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Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good flanked by schools personnel and volunteers. Staff will go door to door to deliver tote bags filled with reading materials. They'll also encourage parents to enroll their children who have so far failed the third grade reading test.
5:34PM
June
24, 2014

Columbus City Schools officials say they’re launching a summer Third Grade Reading Blitz. The school system wants third graders who have so far failed the Ohio Achievement Assessment to attend summer classes or receive some other type of assistance.

Columbus City Schools Launches Third Grade Reading Blitz

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Columbus City Schools launching Summer Reading Blitz
1:01PM
June
24, 2014

Columbus City Schools officials are going door-to-door this week. They’re urging the families of third graders who still have not passed the state’s third grade reading assessment test to enroll their students in summer school or other help sessions.

Study Says Federal Food Aid Also Feeds Local Economy And Jobs

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Economist Bill LaFayette
2:20PM
June
19, 2014

A local economist says federal money allocated to feeding Franklin County’s poor has a significant impact on the regional economy.

Ohio Fights To Contain Measles Outbreak Among Amish

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Nurse Jacqueline Fletcher prepares an Amish boy to be vaccinated against Measles
5:00AM
June
16, 2014

In a handful of counties northeast of Columbus public health officials are traveling back roads and setting up clinics in churches and town halls. They’re trying to contain a measles outbreak among the mostly unvaccinated Amish community.

2015 Nationwide Arena Budget Approved; Venue Barely In The Black

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Nationwide Arena
9:52AM
June
11, 2014

The board that oversees Nationwide Arena has approved the facility’s 2015 budget. Recent media reports say the arena is struggling financially but the facility’s chief operating officer disagrees.

In-State Ohio State University Students Spared Tuition Increase

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Ohio State freezes in-state tuition for the coming academic year
12:10PM
June 6, 2014

Ohio residents attending Ohio State University won’t see an increase in tuition this fall from the previous year. The university’s board of trustees voted unanimously Friday to freeze tuition at current levels for in-state students. Non-resident students will see a 5 percent increase in tuition. All students will pay slightly higher room and board fees [...]

Organic Lawn Care A Growing Trend In Central Ohio

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Many homeowners are switching to organic lawn care.
5:30AM
June
5, 2014

Once only used by a select few environmentally-conscious homeowners, organic lawn care is becoming mainstream. Organic signs are popping up on people’s lawns all over Central Ohio. Even name brand fertilizer companies are embracing the trend.

Ohioans Clash With Soaring Canada Goose Population

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Fred Buxton and Mickey
5:00AM
May
22, 2014

An estimated 85,000 Canada Geese live in Ohio. They don’t pose much of a problem in rural areas. But in urban areas Canada Geese make themselves right at home on landscaping and golf courses. Occasionally they’ll attack if provoked.

Beulah Park Shuts Down After 91 Years Of Horseracing

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In the winner's circle at Beulah Park
5:30AM
May
2, 2014

After 91 years of thoroughbred horseracing, Grove City’s Beulah Park shuts its gates.