WOSU News Archives For: February 26, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Considers Oil Drilling Case

Justice Paul Pfeifer asked pointed questions in oil drilling dispute.
February 26, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court is considering a case that could affect oil and natural gas drilling in Ohio and other states. An Akron suburb is trying to stop drilling on private property by a state-permitted well.

Former Ohio School Worker Pleads Guilty To Theft

Hannah Rhinaman
Hannah Rhinaman was deemed eligible for a diversion program because of drug dependency.
26, 2014

A former school worker has pleaded guilty to stealing computer equipment in a case that arose from an investigation into an eastern Ohio rape.

Ohio Senate Puts Own Mark On Calamity-Day Measure

Snow covered street in Hilliard, Ohio.
The Ohio Senate may tweak a House-passed plan to allow school districts to take four additional calamity days because of cold, snowy weather.
26, 2014

The Ohio Senate is expected to consider a proposal to let schools take up to four additional calamity days this year, if they first use their five contingency days.

Obama: OSU, EWI To Help Research Lightweight Metals Creation

EWI, a technology research organization founded in Columbus in 1984
February 26, 2014

President Obama said Tuesday that his administration is creating two new hubs that will link manufacturers with several research universities; one of them Ohio State. The OSU founded technology research organization EWI will also participate.

Feds Try To Get “Young Invincibles” To Sign Up For Healthcare

Medical students at Case Western Reserve University learn about signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
26, 2014

With just weeks left to sign up for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace, federal officials have stepped up efforts to recruit younger enrollees between the ages of 18 and 34.

Energy Company Argues State Law Supersedes Local Drilling Rules

Pro- and anti-drilling forces believe the case could set a national legal precedent on local laws restricting drilling, particularly hydraulic fracturing.
26, 2014

Beck Energy Corp. is accused of violating 11 local ordinances when it drilled a well near Akron. But the company says they stayed within state law, which should trump any local ordinances.

Many Ohio Schools Dropping Drug Resistance Program

D.A.R.E. Decline Photo
Westerville Police Officer Carrie O'Neil conducts a D.A.R.E. class at Emerson Elementary.
26, 2014

Many Ohio schools have cut their Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., programs due to budget cuts and studies that show the program doesn’t work.