Statewide News
10:16 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Companies Unprepared to Replace Retiring Workers

Demographic shifts have left Ohio with one of the oldest work-forces in the country and too few younger workers to replace aging baby boomers as they retire.

As part of series examining baby boomers by Ohio's newspapers and The Associated Press, the Dayton Daily News reports the situation has led analysts to predict labor shortages and lost productivity.

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9:11 am
Mon March 26, 2012

4 in 10 Ohio High School Grads Not College-Ready

The latest state data show four in 10 Ohio high school graduates need at least one remedial English, math or science course when they get to college. Gov. John Kasich wants to shrink that number, so state higher education
officials are working to set new statewide college readiness standards.

The budget Kasich signed last year gave institutions until the end of 2012 to identify the knowledge students need to be prepared for college-level coursework. It requires trustees to adopt the new standards by Dec. 31 and develop tests to go with them.

9:05 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Ohio Gas Drilling Raises Concern Over Water Supply

Drillers hoping to retrieve gas through Utica shale wells in eastern Ohio are drawing water for their operations from ponds and streams or purchasing it from public reservoirs, raising concerns about water availability.

The drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, injects millions of gallons of chemical-laced water into the earth at high pressure to free gas.

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Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Sun March 25, 2012

Changing Landscapes Brings Chinese Fiber Art to Dayton

Balminess by Bai Xin
courtesy of the Dayton Art Institute

When you enter the first gallery of the Changing Landscapes exhibit, you see classic tapestries depicting Chinese landscapes. But the exhibit quickly unfolds to display both traditional and modern uses of embroidery, printing and sculpture that tackle the idea of landscape literally and figuratively.

Changing Landscapes is the first exhibition of contemporary Chinese fiber art to travel to the United States. This weekend marks the opening of the exhibition tour's only Midwestern stop - at the Dayton Art Institute.

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9:30 am
Sat March 24, 2012

Louisiana Primary Results

Results from the Primaries being held in Louisiana on March 24, 2012 - updated throughout the day as results come in.