Ohio Public Radio http://wyso.org en Dem Candidate For Governor: Freeze Part Of Third Grade Reading Test http://wyso.org/post/dem-candidate-governor-freeze-part-third-grade-reading-test <p></p><p>Ohio’s Democratic Candidate for Governor is calling on Republican Governor John Kasich to halt the third grade guarantee. He also wants more money for public education.</p><p>Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald told members of the state’s largest teachers union that there are things state leaders need to do to help public education be successful in Ohio.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:46:46 +0000 Ohio Public Radio 49711 at http://wyso.org ODOT: This Winter Is 'Record Smashing' http://wyso.org/post/odot-winter-record-smashing <p>Polar vortexes, lengthy cold snaps, blasting windchills…essentially it’s been a winter wonderland turned arctic nightmare for many in Ohio, especially motorists.</p><p>ODOT spokesman Steve Faulkner says he’s been tracking his department’s efforts to keep highways and streets clear and safe since the first snow event in mid-October.&nbsp; Flash-forward to late March, and what do state road crews have to show for it?</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:13:49 +0000 Ohio Public Radio 47274 at http://wyso.org ODOT: This Winter Is 'Record Smashing' State Unveils "Apples To Apples" Energy Choice Website http://wyso.org/post/state-unveils-apples-apples-energy-choice-website <p>The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has created a new interactive tool that allows consumers to shop using side-by-side comparisons in an effort to help customers who want to pick electric and natural gas suppliers.</p><p>Todd Snitchler, PUCO chairman, says the new website will eliminate the confusion surrounding energy choice and equip consumers with the information needed to make the best decicion.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:28:04 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Andy Chow 46180 at http://wyso.org State Unveils "Apples To Apples" Energy Choice Website Democrats Want Probe Into ODNR And Fracking Controversy http://wyso.org/post/democrats-want-probe-odnr-and-fracking-controversy <p>An environmental group has discovered a controversial playbook that a state department drew up to tackle oil and gas drilling issues. The plan calls into question the relationship between a state agency and the industry it’s supposed to regulate. Now, two state lawmakers are asking for legislative hearings to further investigate hearings.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:31:05 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Andy Chow 46092 at http://wyso.org Democrats Want Probe Into ODNR And Fracking Controversy Flu Cases Widespread In Ohio, State Officials Say http://wyso.org/post/flu-cases-widespread-ohio-state-officials-say <p>State health officials say influenza activity is now widespread in Ohio, and they're encouraging residents to get vaccinated.</p><p>The Ohio Department of Health says it has received reports of flu-like illness in more than half the regions in the state.</p><p>Shannon Libby with the health department says the numbers are down compared to this time last year, but that’s no reason to put off vaccination.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio 44570 at http://wyso.org