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10:15 am
Mon December 10, 2012

WYSO Weekend: December 9, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for December 9, 2012 including the following episodes:

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Murray Horwitz about his role in Hanukkah Lights, a special program airing on Sunday, December 9th at 6 and 11pm.

- An excerpt of Juliet Fromholt's interview with members of the production of Nativity the Pop Opera.

- Poor Will's Almanack: December 4 - 10, 2012

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Education
8:35 am
Mon December 10, 2012

School Seclusion Policy Delayed

The Ohio state Board of Education has postponed its decision on regulating seclusion rooms and restraint in schools. Seclusion rooms are supposed to be safe places for children who are acting violently. But an investigation this year by The Columbus Dispatch and StateImpact Ohio found the rooms are often misused.

Ohio does not currently regulate the use of seclusion rooms in schools.

But more than 100 parents, educators and other commenters weighed in on the Ohio state Board of Education’s plan to start doing so.

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Statewide News
8:04 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Ohio Supreme Court Says State Can’t Continue to Collect CAT on Fuel

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the state cannot continue to a certain kind of tax money for non highway projects.

The state is spending about 140 million dollars each year that it gets from the commercial activities tax on fuel purchases for things that don’t involve highway maintenance and construction.  A couple of county engineers and some businesses thought that was a violation of the state constitution because, under it, tax money collected on fuel is to go for highway purposes. 

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Health, Science & The Environment
7:04 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Ohio Looks at rules on Youth Sports Head Injuries

Ohio is just one step away from new rules that will require youth sports coaches to sit players who show concussion-like symptoms.

State lawmakers approved the proposal that's aimed at protecting young athletes with head injuries.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich agreed to sign it into law.

The new rules apply to youth sports organizations outside of the Ohio High School Athletic Association schools that already have their own guidelines.

It requires players to sit out games and practice if they have symptoms of a concussion or head injury.

Politics
3:53 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Kasich Faces Off With Oil And Gas Drillers

Oil and gas drilling companies in Ohio have been in the spotlight this week. Governor Kasich raised concerns that these companies are bringing out of state workers to fill these jobs. Statehouse Bureau Chief Karen Kasler joins Emily McCord to discuss the relationship between the Governor and the Oil and Gas Industry in Ohio.

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