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6:37 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Mayor of Cleveland Pushing for Teacher Evaluation Rules

Cleveland's mayor is continuing to push for changes to teacher evaluation rules that would allow the city to more easily fire educators who perform poorly. The state Senate stripped some parts of rules that would have allowed that from the state budget. The Plain Dealer reports Governor John Kasich is open to discussing the issue with Frank Jackson and lawmakers.

Statewide News
6:35 am
Mon July 18, 2011

AAA: Ohio Gas Edges Up 2 Cents to Average $3.60

Gasoline costs slightly more this week at Ohio gas pumps, though it's still much cheaper than the highs seen during the spring.

A survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express shows Ohio's average price for regular-grade gasoline is $3.60 a gallon, up 2 cents from last Monday's $3.58.

Ohio prices soared to a record $4.16 for regular on May 4 following a spike in oil prices as an anti-government uprising in
Libya caused shortages of crude from that country.

SOCHE Talks
10:30 am
Sun July 17, 2011

DiversAbility – from the campus to the workplace

The July 2011 installment of SOCHE TALKS featuring Tykiah Wright, from Wright State University on The Untapped Workforce of Disabled Graduates.

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.

PoliticsOhio
5:28 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

State Budget Sends Mixed News For Ohio Arts Council

In PoliticsOhio this week, Emily McCord spoke to Karen Kasler from Ohio Public Radio's Statehouse News Bureau. Kasler reported on a story this week on how the state budget is impacting the Ohio Arts Council. It received more money but there are strings attached to how that money can be used, and according to the OAC, that's unique in the state. Kasler breaks down what happened and the implications.

Business & Technology
12:56 pm
Thu July 14, 2011

GE to Build Facility on UD Property

General Electric and the University of Dayton have agreed to a leasing deal.

Dayton City leaders hope that a GE plant will help to attract other new high-tech businesses. Officials have estimated as many as 200 jobs could be created. City Commissioners are said to have unanimously approved the deal.

GE's new facility will be in an existing building on land that UD purchased from NCR. Officials said GE will not have to pay property tax for the first 15 years of their lease.

Construction is expected to begin in a month and to open in 2013

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