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

WOSU Archive
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

Police at Kent State University say a suspect is in custody after gunfire was reported on campus Wednesday night
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

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

WOSU Archive
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

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.
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.
26, 2014

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

Delaware County Ranked Ohio’s Healthiest

Delaware has a pedestrian- and bike-friendly downtown, and is home to Ohio Wesleyan University.
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

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.
March 25, 2014

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

Dancer Teaches The Trapeze As Art Form

Mikey Thomas and students on the trapeze at Movement Activities
24, 2014

Trapeze. The word conjures up images of high-flying acrobats doing daring feats of skill at the circus. But a Columbus man is exploring the art of the trapeze. And for the past two years he’s been teaching others about its beauty.

Franklin County Wants More Than Tornado Sirens To Warn Of Threats

Franklin County Emergency Management Employees monitor man-made and natural threats to residents. (pictured front to back) Steven Smith, Brian Shang, Randy Carver, and Matthew Caudill
21, 2014

Spring brings the threat of tornadoes and floods. Franklin County officials want to move beyond sirens to notify residents of emergencies. They want to use mobile phones to warn residents of emergencies .