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Ohio Labor Group Blasts College-Athlete Amendment

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The Ohio Statehouse
5:56PM
April
8, 2014

A labor organization in Ohio is questioning a change made to a state budget bill that clarifies that college athletes are not employees under state law.

Riot Police Break Up Cincinnati Party

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Campus police responded to a call of nearly 500 unruly students close to campus shortly after midnight Sunday.
9:18AM
April 7, 2014

Nearly two dozen police officers in riot gear dispersed an off-campus party involving University of Cincinnati students.

Bond Set At $2 Million In Columbus Bus Stop Rape Case

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WOSU Archive
5:47PM
April
4, 2014

A judge has set a $2 million bond for a man accused of raping a 13-year-old Columbus girl while she waited for a school bus.

Suspect In Shooting At Kent State In Custody

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Police at Kent State University say a suspect is in custody after gunfire was reported on campus Wednesday night
9:06AM
April
3, 2014

Kent State University says a person suspected of firing a gun on campus has been apprehended, and there’s no longer a threat to anyone at the school.

Report Ranks Ohio Near Bottom In Ethnic Achievement Gaps

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9:03AM
April
2, 2014

The “Race for Results” report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation used an index based on 12 factors including math and English scores, teen pregnancy rates, and employment prospects.

Sen. Brown Pushes Bill To Reform Student Loans

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WOSU Archive
4:25PM
April
1, 2014

Student loan debt in the U.S. now surpasses $1 trillion. Ohio’s senior U.S. senator Sherrod Brown blames the private loan industry for intentionally making loan terms difficult to understand. He’s pushing legislation that would make loan terms more clear. The bill is called the Know Before You Owe Private Student Loan Act.

Columbus Schools Get Rare Clean State Audit

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The annual state audit of Columbus City Schools from Ohio Auditor Dave Yost's office comes as two principals are suing the district to keep their jobs after being fired for their purported role in an attendance rigging scandal.
9:00AM
April
1, 2014

An annual state audit of Columbus City Schools shows the district does not have to repay any money to anyone.

Governor Kasich OKs 4 Extra ‘Snow Days’ For Schools

Snow covered street in Hilliard, Ohio.
Governor Kasich Wednesday signed a bill giving Ohio schools four additional snow days.
12:40PM
March
26, 2014

Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill giving Ohio schools four extra calamity days.

Delaware County Ranked Ohio’s Healthiest

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Delaware has a pedestrian- and bike-friendly downtown, and is home to Ohio Wesleyan University.
10:58AM
March
26, 2014

The annual rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says Delaware County is the healthiest county to live in in Ohio.

Fired Columbus Principals’ Pre-Trial Hearing Set For June

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Tiffany Chavers, principal at Linden-McKinley STEM Academy, and Pamela Diggs, principal at Marion Franklin High School, filed a lawsuit against Columbus City Schools. An attorney for the women says it could be next year before the case goes to trial.
2:08PM
March 25, 2014

It could be next year before a lawsuit filed, last week, by two fired Columbus City Schools principals goes to trial.