Toxic Algae Found At Schiller Park Pond

The Columbus Parks and Recreation Department warns pet owners at Schiller Park to stay away from the pond. Recent tests of the water show it's contaminated with toxic algae.
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Columbus City Council president and mayoral candidate Andrew Ginther says he’s proposing tough new ethics laws. The Democrat announced the proposals Thursday morning at a city hall press conference.

Ginther says the proposal would require more specifics about candidates’ campaign finance contributions.  Elected officials would also face stronger financial disclosure.  And he would change who must register as a lobbyist and increase penalties for those who violate the city’s lobbyist rules. 

A comprehensive reform to the way charter schools are policed is on its way to the governor's desk for his final approval.  Ohio lawmakers passed what was heralded by supporters as a sweeping charter reform legislation.

A second-grade Ohio teacher accused of running over her husband while their two children were in the car has her job back after charges against her were dropped.

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Charges have been dropped against a Pickerington teacher charged with running over her husband while their two daughters were inside the car.

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Melissa Etheridge says a video of female inmates singing one of her songs led to her performing with them at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.

The Columbus Diocese reports it will review its personnel procedures. The move comes after a former Bishop Watterson teacher was arrested, last week, on child pornography charges linked to a Columbus student. 

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Sweeping new performance, accountability and transparency requirements for Ohio's embattled charter-school system have cleared the Ohio House.

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Policy groups on the right and left say Ohio lawmakers are undermining attempts to reduce the state's prison population by continuing to introduce tough-on-crime bills that have the opposite effect.

Pro-Pot Group Promises Research Center If Voters Approve Issue 3

Oct 7, 2015
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A non-profit research organization says it will build a state-of-the-art cannabis research center here in Ohio if Issue 3 passes. And the plan is getting mixed reactions.

Ohio environmental leaders are among those in Washington pushing Congress to renew the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a 50-year-old program that's sent hundreds of millions of dollars to national parks and forests in Ohio around the U.S.


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Myths and Realities of Foster Parenting

According to the annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services, there are currently 415,129 children in foster care. While many foster children are passed from one unstable home to the next, there do exist foster parents who deeply care for the kids in their care. This hour, a look at the myths and realities that surround foster parenting.
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