Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) http://wyso.org en State Finds One In Three Dayton Students Fails Third Grade Reading Test http://wyso.org/post/state-finds-one-three-dayton-students-fails-third-grade-reading-test <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.4401441097259522;">Nearly nine out of ten Ohio third graders have passed the state’s third grade reading test, which allows them to move on to fourth grade—but Dayton scored among the worst in the state.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:07:04 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 51520 at http://wyso.org State Finds One In Three Dayton Students Fails Third Grade Reading Test "Hang On Sloopy" Soon To Be State Rock Song—By Law http://wyso.org/post/hang-sloopy-soon-be-state-rock-song-law <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.201921463012695px;">The state of Ohio is closer to having an<em> official</em> official rock song. Just</span><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.201921463012695px;"> after the Ohio State University marching band deliberately stomped into and out of the House chamber Wednesday, representatives passed legislation making “Hang On Sloopy” the state’s official rock song. </span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 11:26:34 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 49634 at http://wyso.org "Hang On Sloopy" Soon To Be State Rock Song—By Law New Language For Same-Sex Marriage Amendment http://wyso.org/post/new-language-same-sex-marriage-amendment <p>The group that’s pushing a same-sex marriage amendment in Ohio says it’s retooling the language because of concerns about religious institutions.</p><p>Ian James of Freedom Ohio says language about recognition of same-sex marriages by religious institutions has been taken out, and that the group will start circulating the new petitions as soon as possible. But he says they still have the signatures they need to put the original issue on the ballot with a filing deadline of July 2.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:04:00 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 48163 at http://wyso.org Governor’s Budget Update Bill Includes Tax Cut, Cigarette And Driller Hike http://wyso.org/post/governor-s-budget-update-bill-includes-tax-cut-cigarette-and-driller-hike <p>The governor’s budget update bill includes another state income tax cut – paid for by increases in two existing taxes.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:26:15 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 46967 at http://wyso.org Libertarians Say They’ll Go To Federal Court To Get Back On Ballot http://wyso.org/post/libertarians-say-they-ll-go-federal-court-get-back-ballot <p>Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Friday that Libertarians Charlie Earl and Steven Linnabary won’t be on the May ballot in the races for governor and attorney general, respectively. The decision comes after hearings last week to protest the signatures that got them there. The ruling was a main topic of the Libertarians’ convention this weekend in Columbus, where Charlie Earl was one of the headline speakers.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:35:00 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 46842 at http://wyso.org