Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
Urban living has revitalized some Columbus neighborhoods. Condos, restaurants and shops attract new residents and visitors. But there’s a downside: parking. It’s becoming more and more of a headache for the downtown area’s thriving neighborhoods. WOSU takes a look at the parking crunch and a possible solution.
Two local towing companies have settled a class action lawsuit which claimed they charged unlawful fees. As many as 50,000 people could get partial refunds.
Grand jury proceedings have come under intense scrutiny recently after two panels failed to indict police officers who killed unarmed African American men. WOSU examines how the Franklin County’s grand jury process for police-involved cases is handled differently from other cases.
Childhood innocence and generosity are apparent in a Dublin boy who mailed his allowance money to the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s football team. The financially-struggling program will end this season. Sitting down with WOSU, Bennett Williams expresses interest in continuing his mission to help.
It comes as little surprise Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has endorsed City Council president Andrew Ginther in his bid for the city’s top job. As WOSU reports, the two elected leaders have worked closely during the years.
Treatment options for people who suffer from major depression recently have broadened. As WOSU reports, a new therapy that uses magnetic energy is giving some patients relief – and hope – after years of struggling with mental illness.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said he will consider enlisting a special prosecutor for some grand juries looking into fatal police-involved incidents. WOSU reports that move comes after a student organization made the request.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says he’s received multiple calls about a potential run for the office. He says he hasn’t made a decision yet.
Former Columbus City Schools data czar Stephen B. Tankovich has received jail time for his role in the data scrubbing scandal.