COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State University is opening a storefront center to link researchers, students and entrepreneurs in an effort to turn ideas into marketable products and jobs.
The Columbus Dispatch reports the $2 million Office of Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer opens tomorrow.
The office sits in a busy area off campus that includes restaurants, a book store, a movie theater and other businesses. Video kiosks at the site show discoveries in various fields, such as medicine, agriculture and bioengineering.
The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing whether to require juvenile offenders facing the possibility of detention to consult with an attorney before deciding to waive their right to a lawyer.
Current court rules don't require such a meeting. The proposal is pitting youth advocates against some judges who say the requirement hinders the rights of parents and juveniles to make the decision themselves.
Kim Tandy, executive director of the Children's Law Center in Covington, Ky., says too many children are going through the juvenile court system without legal representation.
The head of the agency overseeing the Ohio Capitol grounds says a Holocaust memorial approved by the governor may not be appropriate for the site. Former state Senator Richard Finn of Cincinnati is president of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board. According to The Columbus Dispatch, Richard Finan the memorial may not fit outside the Statehouse. He also has concerns other groups may request other memorials. A bill signed Friday by Governor John Kasich calls for the memorial. The state is funding preliminary site work and private money will fund the rest of the project.
Supporters of a measure that would allow gay marriage in Ohio have been cleared to continue their ballot effort. The Freedom to Marry coalition wants to repeal and replace a 2004 state constitutional amendment that says Ohio only recognizes a marriage between a man and a woman. The group's proposal would allow two consenting adults to enter into marriage regardless of gender. Religious institutions could decide who to marry.
A federal lawsuit has been filed in Cincinnati on behalf of a gay student who says his high school is violating his freedom of expression rights by prohibiting him from wearing a T-shirt urging tolerance of gay students. Maverick Couch's mother filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Wayne Local School District and its high school principal. The lawsuit says Couch, a junior, was threatened with suspension if he wears the shirt bearing the message "Jesus Is Not a Homophobe." The lawsuit says school officials told him the shirt is sexual in nature and inappropriate at school.