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Does Ohio Have Enough Oversight Of Booster Clubs?

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state has increased oversight of booster clubs, including making a club file a report with the attorney general's office if the club has more than $25,000 in assets
May 27, 2014

Two Mansfield boosters are headed to prison after pleading guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars. With that case in mind, WOSU’s sports podcast After the Score asked Ohio Attorney General MIke DeWine if the state has enough oversight of booster clubs.

Ohio Schools Chief Accused Of Destroying Evidence

Lady Justice sits atop the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Steubenville.
May 23, 2014

A newly released court document accuses an Ohio school superintendent of destroying emails and computer data and lying to investigators about his knowledge of rape allegations involving members of the high school’s football team.

Heart of Africa Opens At Columbus Zoo

A giraffe gets up close with visitors to the new Heart of Africa exhibit at the Columbus Zoo. After years of planning, the zoo opened the $30 million exhibition to the public Thursday morning.
22, 2014

The Columbus Zoo opened its Heart of Africa exhibit to the public, Thursday morning, after years of planning.

Ohio State Presidential Search Tops $600,000

A presidential search committee at The Ohio State University spent more than 600-thousand dollars to find a new president.
20, 2014

Newly released documents show Ohio State University spent more than $600,000 on the search for its new president.

Ohio’s Ban On College-Player Unions To Get Vote

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An Ohio Senate committee is expected to vote on whether to consider college athletes as employees.
20, 2014

An Ohio legislative panel is nearing a vote on a budget proposal saying college athletes aren’t employees under state law.

Unique Senior Project Gets Graduates Ready For Life

Willie Marks won "Best in Show" for his futon made out of trees he cut down.
20, 2014

These are the final days of the school year, and for most students, that means final exams and big papers. But one tiny rural school district goes beyond testing and written reports in helping students get ready for life after high school.

Six Students Charged In Tree-Cutting Senior Prank

Students and administrators arriving at school last Thursday found the 25 trees chopped off at their bases.
13, 2014

Prosecutors in Marion County have charged six students with vandalism for allegedly taking a chain saw to two dozen trees outside the school as a senior prank.

Cleveland, Cincinnati Archdioceses Defend Contract Changes

The Cleveland contract changes include language that refers to teachers as “teacher-ministers.”
13, 2014

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland has joined its counterpart in Cincinnati in requiring its elementary school teachers to sign contracts with expanded morality clauses. The changes come about a year after a Columbus Catholic high school teacher was fired after disclosing her same-sex relationship.

Tressel Signs On At YSU, Gets $300K Annual Salary

Tressel had been an administrator at the University of Akron the past two years and was a finalist for its presidency.
May 13, 2014

Former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel has officially signed on to be the ninth president of Youngstown State University.

Course Requires Students Map Out Own Business Plan

Members of Patrick O'Brien's business class, which instructs students to map out their life.
12, 2014

Some Miami students are going to leave with more than words. A special business class requires students to map out their career paths before they leave campus.