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Authorities seize records at 20 Columbus schools
Other noon headlines: Technical flaw delays school prayer amendment proposal; Obama to speak at OSU


 
  • Authorities seize records at 20 Columbus schools
  • Technical flaw delays school prayer amendment proposal
  • Obama to speak at OSU
  • Authorities seize records at 20 Columbus schools
    Authorities looking into alleged fraud executed warrants at 20 schools in the Columbus City School District yesterday. It's part of Ohio Auditor Dave Yost's investigation into allegations that employees improperly altered grade and attendance records to improve performance ratings.
    A school spokesman said the district was surprised by the searches since they have been cooperating. Three key individuals connected to the Columbus controversy have left their jobs at the district's urging since the investigation began last June.


    Technical flaw delays school prayer amendment proposal
    A technical flaw in a petition is delaying efforts to try to give Ohio students the right to pray in school.

    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected a petition Thursday to put a proposed constitutional amendment on prayer before voters statewide.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports that the petitions did not include the language of the proposed amendment, and did not contain the signature of a circulator who must attest to witnessing signatures.

    DeWine's office did not review the 1,646 individual signatures submitted to his office last month for certification.

    The amendment is being pushed by a group called the Coalition to Return Prayer to Our Public Schools.

    Lawmakers look at Medicaid
    Ohio lawmakers will hold a hearing next week looking at ways to help people move off Medicaid and into private health care plans. The hearing will feature briefings on the status of Medicaid in Ohio from directors of Gov. Kasich's offices of Health Transformation and Medicaid. Republican lawmakers have rejected Kasich's proposal to use federal dollars to expand Medicaid in Ohio, but promised to keep attention focused on the issue.


    Obama to speak at OSU
    Ohio State University officials say security at Sunday's graduation ceremony will be tighter than usual thanks to the commencement speaker — President Obama.

    OSU says the 10,000 graduating seniors and their families can expect long security lines and metal detectors to get into the stadium.

    The university is advising guests to arrive at 7:30 a.m. Sunday for the noon commencement. Admission tickets are required for anyone over the age of 2, and there are restrictions on what people can bring in.

    The university says this is the third time a sitting president has delivered the commencement address – the others were George W. Bush and Gerald Ford.
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