WOSU News Archives For: May 7, 2014

Despite Rhode Island Incident, Columbus Show Must Go On

The Barnum and Bailey Circus is in Columbus.
May 7, 2014

Despite a serious accident last weekend in Rhode Island in which nine circus performers were injured, the show must go on.

Ohio’s 4 Casinos See Revenue Decrease During April

Revenues at Ohio four voter-approved gambling casinos dropped in April after substantial jumps in March.
7, 2014

Revenue figures show profits at Ohio’s four casinos took a dip in April.

Columbus Schools To Cut $22 Million With Attrition, No Layoffs

93 percent of the cuts will come from salaries and benefits of some of the nearly 6,700 full-time equivalent positions in the district.
7, 2014

Columbus City Schools plans to cut about 200 positions under nearly $23 million in planned budget cuts.

Voters Approve Issue One, Most Local School Levies

Unofficial results showed Issue 1 passed 65% to 35% - that’s the best the bond program has performed with voters since it was first approved in 1987.
7, 2014

Issue One and most Central Ohio school levies fared well at the ballot box on Tuesday.

Voters Emphatically Reject Columbus Zoo Levy

Jack Hanna
Columbus Zoo Emeritus Director, Jack Hanna, addresses zoo levy supporters as early results showed the proposed tax levy was headed for defeat
7, 2014

For the first time, Franklin County voters overwhelmingly rejected a tax levy request from the Columbus Zoo levy. The high-profile campaign featured Jack Hanna, popular zoo animals and for the first time, organized opposition. As WOSU reports, the zoo levy request turned on pocket-book issues.