Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
Environmental activists are pushing Ohio to toughen building standards for new houses, so they’d be required to use the most energy-efficient insulation, doors, windows, and furnaces. Companies that build houses are warning – that kind of mandate could kill jobs and drag Ohio’s economy down even further. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has both sides of the story.
Local recycling store provides service to customers and retailers while supporting low income housing.
The City of Columbus has donated eleven houses to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The homes lie in the way of a road widening project and will be demolished after the local Habitat chapter salvages useable items from the structures.