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Ohio to Appeal Ruling that Affects Planned Parenthood Funds

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Republican attorney general says a court ruling blocking a state law that diverts public money from Planned Parenthood will be appealed to the full federal appeals court in Cincinnati. Planned Parenthood says the law violates the organization’s constitutional rights by denying it public funds “in retaliation for” providing abortions. A… Read More

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Athens High Students Join National Walkout

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About 80 Athens High School students walked out of class Friday to remember the lives lost on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. Memorial Demonstration The demonstration, held at the high school football stadium, also recognized the February 14th shooting at Majory Stone Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left seventeen… Read More

Whistleblower: School Used Software to Get More State Money

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Education regulators are reviewing a whistleblower’s claims that Ohio’s then-largest online charter school used new software that it installed in 2016 to intentionally inflate attendance figures. The individual who brought the Ohio Department of Education the information is a former employee of the now-shuttered Electronic Classroom for Tomorrow. He spoke to… Read More

Robot Designed For Faster, Safer Uranium Plant Pipe Cleanup

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio crews cleaning up a massive former Cold War-era plant in Ohio plan to send a high-tech helper into pipes where uranium was processed for use in nuclear reactors and weapons. An autonomous, radiation-measuring robot will identify potentially hazardous uranium deposits to determine which pipes require special remediation at the Portsmouth… Read More

Ohio State University Launches Database For Salary Data

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State University says all nonstudent employee salary information is now searchable through an online database. The school announced Thursday that the database will promote transparency among public universities in Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports users can search salary data by name, departments, title and by salary range. Users are also… Read More

Most West Virginia Community Colleges To Hike Fees

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – All but one of West Virginia’s public community and technical colleges are planning to increase tuition and fees for associate’s degrees. West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission official Matt Turner tells The Charleston Gazette-Mail that the Community and Technical College System presumes the colleges have already approved the average increase of… Read More