A resolution honoring Ohioan and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens has been approved by the U.S. Senate.
Ohio high schools and voting officials are teaming up to train 17 and 18-year-olds to work at the polls on election day.
Columbus Public Schools resumed classes today after having to close due to a lack of bus drivers. A contract company the system uses to drive buses discovered it had not completed background checks on its drivers. Now union workers are speaking out about the problem with contract employees.
52 million state dollars went to Ohio students attending in-state private colleges last year. The Ohio Board of Regents distributed the college aid in nine-hundred-dollar chunks by way of the Ohio Student Choice Grant. The Board requires that every grant recipient be an Ohio resident attending one of the state’s 63 private colleges but does not require review of a family’s income.
Hundreds of Americans are still waiting to be evacuated from Lebanon while the French and Britains left last week. WOSU’s Mandie Trimble spoke with Ohio State University student, Jennifer Wallace, who is in Beirut waiting to leave. Wallace has been studying Arabic and volunteering in Beirut for four weeks at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary. Click on the listen icon to hear the interview.
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees meets Friday to consider the next round of tuition increases. Several other state colleges and universities have already raised tuition and related costs, prompting students and their families to sharpen their pencils and determine how to pay the bills.
The cost of a college education is rising faster than inflation and faster than the median income for families likely to have college-aged children. To pay the bills, an increasing number of students and families are turning to loans, and the cost of those loans is about to take a big jump.
State colleges and universities in Ohio are in the process of raising tuition and related costs for the coming school year. Meanwhile, Students and their families are sharpening their pencils and trying to figure out how to pay the higher education bills.
College students are a young and generally healthy bunch, but each year students are forced to drop out of school because of massive medical bills. On some campuses as many as 30-percent of students are uninsured.
Young people and college students aren’t traditionally a very powerful voting block. But with the intense focus on Ohio this presidential election season, student leaders at Ohio state are trying to mobilize their peers.