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OU Taking Donations for Students Displaced by Fire

Athens Union St Fire
Firefighters douse remnants of fire in downtown Athens.
18, 2014

Ohio University is accepting donations to assist students displaced by a weekend fire that heavily damaged a city block near campus.

Ohio State’s Tobacco Ban Making Some Progress

Sign for Smoking Ban
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.

Coleman Asks City Council’s Approval Of Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

Breakdown of Mayor Coleman's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget
14, 2014

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman on Friday proposed an $813 million operating budget to the city council for Fiscal Year 2015.

Senate Panel Approves Kasich’s Pick To Lead Health Department

Rick Hodges is a Republican former state lawmaker and the former head of the Ohio Turnpike Commission.
November 13, 2014

The nomination of Rick Hodges, who’s not a doctor, moves on to the full Senate after clearing a committee on Wednesday.

Columbus Unveils Plan To Reduce Infant Deaths

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Columbus Council president Andrew Ginther looks on as a logo is unveiled for the city's effort to reduce infant mortality. The program was announced at St. Stephens in South Linden.
12, 2014

Columbus lags other major cities in what is considered a key measure of community health. More infants die before their first birthday in Columbus. Wednesday city leaders unveiled a plan to reduce infant deaths.

State School Board Considers Lifting Specialist Requirement

A board committee has been trying to find ways of revising the language, and this proposed change comes out of that process.
12, 2014

A proposal to change how many guidance counselors, nurses, and other specialists are required in Ohio elementary schools is drawing the ire of many of the state’s teachers.

School Takes Precautions After Social App Threats

Washington Court House school officials banned cell phones and backpacks following online threats against district schools.
11, 2014

A high school in southwest Ohio has banned backpacks and cellphones after a string of threats against the school were made on an anonymous social media application.

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.

Vote Possible On Ohio Common Core Repeal Proposal

Common Core 7th Hearing (1)
Several teacher attended a recent hearing on a bill to repeal Common Core education standards in Ohio. A House panel could vote soon to repeal the standards.
5, 2014

A day after Republicans won resounding election victories, an Ohio House panel plans a possible vote on a GOP proposal to repeal Common Core learning standards in the state.

State Lawmaker Wants Year-Round School Year

The bill from outgoing Dem. State Sen. Eric Kearney would add 38 to the current school calendar.
4, 2014

We’re a long way from summer, but one lawmaker is already thinking about it. He’s pushing a bill that would have students skipping summer break altogether.