Pilot Program Lets Districts Craft Own Standardized Tests

The pilot program comes amid heavy criticism of new tests based on Common Core education standards.
7, 2015

The Ohio Department of Education says it may allow some alternative standardized tests in some high-performing schools.

Olentangy Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Abuse Charges

Rausenberg, 39, was arrested two weeks ago in Columbus and booked in the Delaware County Jail.
March 30, 2015

Matthew Rausenberg faces up to life in prison if convicted on 32 charges, including gross sexual imposition and kidnapping involving several students.

OSU Looking Into Braxton Miller Photo

Miller quickly deleted the photo of him marketing Advocare products.
26, 2015

Ohio State University is looking into a potential NCAA rules violation by quarterback Braxton Miller after he posted a photo of himself promoting health supplements on Instagram.

Delaware County Had Ohio’s Lowest Jobless Rate In February

State labor officials say Delaware County had a jobless rate of 3.6 percent in February
March 25, 2015

State labor officials say the county had a February jobless rate of 3.6 percent, just below northwest Ohio’s Mercer County.

OSU Chief Financial Officer to Leave In May

Geoffrey Chatas says he will leave Ohio to pursue another opportunity.
March 18, 2015

Ohio State University announced today its senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will be leaving in May.

Mount Carmel Health Systems Will Expand In Grove City

File photo
13, 2015

Mount Carmel announced it will move its main hospital operations out of Franklinton to a new facility in Grove City.

Former Gov. Strickland, Councilman Sittenfeld In Primary Challenge

Ted Stickland and P.G. Sittenfeld
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and former Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld will face each other in the Democratic primary for a U.S. Senate seat.
March 10, 2015

Former governor Ted Strickland plans to challenge Republican Senator Rob Portman. Strickland will likely face an opponent in the primary, P.G. Sittenfeld, a Cincinnati City Councilman.

I-70 Westbound On East Side Open Following Accident

Semi trailer accident leaves green powder on roadway and shuts down I-70 Westbound between I-270 and Miller-Kelton exit.
March 3, 2015

A semi-truck hauling lawn fertilizer caused westbound lanes of I-70 on the city’s east side to close for several hours this morning.

Cold Front Tracks Behind Weekend Snow

Many school districts north of Columbus delayed class or canceled classes Monday, while Columbus City Schools and districts south of the city were mostly running on time.
February 23, 2015

Forecasts call for a Monday high near 10 degrees in Columbus, with temperatures sinking to -5 Monday night and Tuesday morning.