WOSU News Archives For: March 25, 2014

Fired Columbus Principals’ Pre-Trial Hearing Set For June

Tiffany Chavers, principal at Linden-McKinley STEM Academy, and Pamela Diggs, principal at Marion Franklin High School, filed a lawsuit against Columbus City Schools. An attorney for the women says it could be next year before the case goes to trial.
March 25, 2014

It could be next year before a lawsuit filed, last week, by two fired Columbus City Schools principals goes to trial.

Preservationists Want To Protect Cultural Sites From Drilling

The map from GAPP shows where underground gas deposits sought by drilling companies overlap with historical cultural sites.
25, 2014

We’ve heard environmentalists’ concerns about increased oil and gas drilling. And some landowners say drilling companies are violating leases. Now some preservationists are speaking out against drilling because of potential harm to ancient cultural sites.

Columbus And State Make More Investments In Winter

snow plow
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25, 2014

City and state leaders are spending a combined $5 million on new snow plows and road salt.

Lake Erie Proposal Dredges Up Controversy

some residents, environmental groups, and politicians oppose this idea to put Cuyahoga River dredgings in Lake Erie. They say it’s an ill-advised cost-cutting measure.
25, 2014

The Cuyahoga River in northeast Ohio — known for catching fire in the 1960s — relies on frequent dredging to keep the shipping channels open. Now a controversial new proposal to dump the dredged material into Lake Erie has residents worried about contamination of the public water supply.

Trooper Fired After Latest Drunk Driving Charge

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March 25, 2014

The State Highway Patrol has fired a trooper accused of driving drunk and hitting two parked cars outside a Short North bar.