WOSU News Archives For: December 11, 2013

Many Ohio Third Graders Not Ready For Fourth Grade Says Test

School Books with Globes
School books with globes
11, 2013

The state’s education superintendent says a substantial number of third graders have failed Ohio’s reading test and are in jeopardy of being held back because they don’t meet state standards.

Democrat Reassures Backers In Race For OH Governor

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Despite a setback this week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald wants to reassure supporters his campaign is on track to take on Governor Kasich next year.
December 11, 2013

Ohio Democrats’ presumptive 2014 gubernatorial nominee, Ed FitzGerald, is seeking to reassure supporters that his campaign is focused and moving forward after his running mate left the race in a flap over unpaid tax debts.

Workers At Lima Tank Plant Keep Hopeful Eye On Congress

The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima is the only facility in the world that builds M-1 Abrams battle tanks.
December 11, 2013

The defense bill now before federal lawmakers would send $90 million to maintain production at the Joint Systems manufacturing Center, formerly known as the Lima Tank Plant.

Nearly 5,700 Ohioans Get Insurance Using Fed. Exchange

When the website wasn't working properly in October, just 1,150 Ohioans had managed to select a plan.
11, 2013

Nearly 5,700 Ohio residents have successfully picked health insurance plans through the new online marketplace created by President Barack Obama’s law.

JobsOhio To Release Monthly Reports On Job Creation Aid

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December 11, 2013

The job creation program has been criticized as being too secretive about how it doles out job creation money.

Ohio In Running To Become Drone Testing Site

The above photo, provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, shows one of many possibilities for pilot-less aircraft.
11, 2013

Ohio officials and aviation industry leaders are hoping the region is among those chosen by the FAA for the testing of commercial drone aircraft.