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Columbus City Schools Reach Deal To Renew Officer Patrols

Columbus City Schools officials say a new deal was reached to allow police officers to continue patrols at every high school in Ohio's capital city.
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Columbus Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman last month.

Cameras On Cleveland Bus Lead To Drop In Crime

15 hours ago
Cleveland RTA bus
Kevin Niedermier / WKSU

The installation of video surveillance cameras is credited with a drop in crime on Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority trains, buses and at passenger stations

Excavation of an embankment at Buckeye Lake for a new house
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The state has asked hundreds of homeowners on the deteriorated dam at Ohio's Buckeye Lake to remove their docks and other structures, such as decks, in preparation for construction of a replacement barrier.

Residents in three Ohio counties where Secretary of State Jon Husted  invalidated anti-fracking ballot issues this fall are arguing that voters, not the elections chief, should decide the substance of such issues.

Effort Underway To Allow Voters To Keep and Strengthen Term Limits

Sep 1, 2015
Ohio Statehouse Legislative Chamber
Bob Hall / Flickr

A group has submitted signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office to start the effort to allow voters to vote for a proposal that would put stronger term limits in the state’s constitution.

Missing Denison University Student Found Dead

Sep 1, 2015
Denison University Wendell Jackson
Denison University

A Dension University student who had been missing since Sunday night has been found dead.

Not Everyone In Ohio Is Upset About Mount McKinley's New Name

Sep 1, 2015
ormer Mount McKinley in Denali National Park
Christoph Strassler / Flickr Creative Commons

President Obama’s announcement that Mount McKinley in Alaska will now be called Denali piqued a lot of interest in Ohio – the home state of the president for whom the summit was named nearly a century ago.

Mark Shapiro Leaving Cleveland Indians For Toronto

Sep 1, 2015
Former Cleveland Indians President Mark Shapiro (center) talks to reporters with team owner Paul Dolan nearby. Shapiro announced he accepted a simular position with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Brian Bull / WCPN

The Cleveland Indians’ president is leaving to take on a similar position with the Toronto Blue Jays. Mark Shapiro’s move caps off nearly a quarter century’s work with The Tribe.

Ohio Firefighters Sent To Help Battle California, Oregon Wildfires

Sep 1, 2015
A firefighter watches a helicopter fight a wildfire in Califonia.
Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza/U.S. Army National Guard / Flickr Creative Commons

Experts are calling this one of the worst wildfire seasons in history in northern California and Oregon – and Ohio is doing its part to help.

 After three decades of serving the listeners of WOSU, veteran newsman Tom Borgerding has signed off the air for the final time.   Tom retired from 89-7 NPR News on Monday after a long career in radio journalism which he filled with a passion for news, a friendly on-air style and a Bob Dylan quote for every occasion. 


Listen to the second hour of On Point with Tom Ashbrook at 7pm weeknights on 89.7 NPR News.

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