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Fired Teacher Asks Ohio Court To Reconsider Ruling

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A former Mount Vernon science teacher wants the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to uphold his dismissal.
26, 2013

A public school science instructor who refused to remove religious materials from his classroom is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision upholding his dismissal.

Fired Mt. Vernon Teacher Makes Case To Ohio Supreme Court

John Freshwater was fired in 2011 after years of legal battles following his refusal to removal a Bible from his desk at Mt. Vernon High School.
February 27, 2013

John Freshwater was fired in 2011 after years of legal battles following his refusal to removal a Bible from his desk at Mt. Vernon High School.

Should Colleges Charge Higher Tuition For Tougher Majors?

Posted: April 26, 2012

More and more colleges are considering charging different tuition rates for different majors, arguing that science and math majors cost more to teach. Should colleges charge different tuition rates for different fields of study?

Ohio Farmers Prepare For More Volatility For Crops.

15, 2009

The federal Department of Agriculture predicts that farm income will fall 20 percent this year. But such a decline comes after big gains in 2008. And Farm income has been a bright spot during the past six to nine months while other sectors of the economy faltered. In Madison County, west of Columbus, farmers, equipment dealers and bankers prepare for economic uncertainty.

Ohio Citizen Scientists Seek ‘Ultimate Insect.’

8, 2008

Ohio Citizens are helping to study a family of creatures that make up a big part of a baby bird’s diet spiders. In the second of WOSU’s series on citizen science, Jonathan Hickman reports on the Ohio Spider Survey.

Ohioans Help NASA Find “Space Dust.”

8, 2008

People from across Ohio and around the globe have been helping NASA find tiny specks of interstellar dust. In the final installment of our series on citizen science, WOSU’s Jonathan Hickman reports on how Ohioans are sifting through high-tech NASA instruments on the screens of their home computers.

Scientists And Engineers Face Tougher Job Market.

21, 2008

In recent years Ohio and other states have allocated more money for science and math curricula in elementary and secondary schools. At the college level, Ohio State University competes aggressively for research grants. While some politicians and authors say the emphasis is warranted because of a looming shortage of highly-trained engineers and scientists, the Chronicle of Higher Education recently published articles that warn of a possible glut of scientists in United States.

Mt. Vernon School Board Fires Science Teacher.

20, 2008

The Mount Vernon school board voted 5-0 today to pass a resolution of intent to terminate the contract of middle school teacher John Freshwater.

Corn Harvest Going Well In Fayette Co., OH

September 24, 2007

Driving the back roads of Ohio may take a little longer this time of year. Farm machinery is headed to and from the field as trucks haul the harvest into town. The wind is whipping up dried corn leaves too, another sign that the corn harvest is underway. In Fayette County, southwest of Columbus, farmers might have a good crop year in spite of a shortage of rainfall.

Gov. Strickland Promotes Ohio Agriculture, Industry

Gov. Strickland Tuesday at the Farm Science Review
September 18, 2007

Governor Strickland had agriculture and industry on his mind Tuesday. Strickland spoke at the opening luncheon for the Farm Science Review near London.