Jennifer Smola, The Columbus Dispatch

Jennifer Smola

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Jennifer:

Former 10TV meteorologist Mike Davis sentenced on child porn charges

Former WBNS-10TV meteorologist Mike Davis was sentenced Thursday to four to six years in prison.Davis, 60, was sentenced on four charges related to possession of child pornography. Davis had entered guilty pleas to the charges on Jan. 30. His sentencing had been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and its response.In motions filed prior to Thursday’s hearing, Terry Sherman, Davis’… → Read More

Rebuilding America: What will it take to reopen Ohio’s colleges?

The shuttering of college campuses marked some of the first major responses to the coronavirus pandemic in Ohio. → Read More

What will it take to reopen Ohio’s colleges?

The shuttering of college campuses marked some of the first major responses to the coronavirus pandemic in Ohio. Universities made swift decisions in → Read More

FAFSA completions decrease in Ohio, nationwide amid coronavirus and virtual schooling

Experts who follow the numbers call the declines noteworthy, and say the coronavirus pandemic has led to fewer FAFSA completions. → Read More

Outdoor activities welcome adventurers back after Ohio coronavirus closures

The coronavirus pandemic, subsequent shutdowns and phased reopenings of businesses across the state meant Hocking Hills Canopy Tours closed almost as soon → Read More

One dead in South Side shooting

One person is dead after a Monday afternoon shooting on the South Side.Columbus police responded just before 1 p.m. Monday to the 1100 block of Smith → Read More

Off-campus Miami U gatherings investigated as Ohio’s COVID-19 cases rise

Coronavirus cases continue to edge up around Ohio, the state Department of Health reported Monday, including a number of potential cases connected to college student parties and gatherings earlier this month near Miami University.As of Monday afternoon, the Ohio Department of Health reported 32,477 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in the state, up 566 from the 31,911 reported Sunday.There… → Read More

Central Ohio colleges want students to study locally amid COVID-19

Amid uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, leaders of seven local colleges and universities are encouraging prospective students to stay in the → Read More

Ohio Wesleyan announces $10 million in cuts

The liberal arts university in Delaware had already been forecasting a $7.5 million deficit for next school year and was reviewing ways to cut costs even → Read More

More Ohio colleges reopening in fall

A growing number of Ohio colleges and universities intend to reopen their campuses this fall, after the coronavirus pandemic turned spring semesters upside → Read More

Several Ohio colleges reopening their campuses in fall

A small but growing number of Ohio colleges have announced plans to return to campus in fall and resume in-person learning. Others, such as Ohio State, → Read More

Ohio University eliminates another 200 employees, announces furloughs and salary cuts

The Athens college announced additional personnel cuts late Friday. Dozens more are taking voluntary buyout options, and those who remain will be subject → Read More

Ohio University cuts another 200 employees, announces furloughs

The Athens college announced additional personnel cuts late Friday. Dozens more are taking voluntary buyout options, and those who remain will be subject → Read More

Ohio University to open in fall

ATHENS, Ohio — Ohio University is planning to reopen its campus this fall, school leaders announced Thursday.The Athens college joins a growing numbe → Read More

Ohio University planning to reopen this fall

The Athens college joins a growing number of Ohio schools planning for a return to campus this fall, after unprecedented spring semesters in which → Read More

Ohio bar exam postponed until September due to COVID-19

The Ohio bar exam scheduled for July will be postponed to September, the Ohio Supreme Court announced Wednesday. → Read More

Coronavirus pandemic costing Ohio colleges millions

As uncertainty over fall semesters looms, the coronavirus pandemic already has cost Ohio colleges hundreds of millions of dollars, sparking conversations a → Read More

COVID-19 pandemic costing Ohio colleges millions

The coronavirus pandemic has cost Ohio’s colleges hundreds of millions of dollars already. As uncertainty about fall semesters loom, many are → Read More

Coronavirus: Will extended school closures make learning even harder for students lacking food and technology?

As K-12 schools continue with remote learning for the remainder of the academic year, districts and advocates fear what this could mean for students who → Read More

Coronavirus: Will extended school closures make learning even harder for students lacking food and technology?

Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday that K-12 school buildings are closed for the remainder of the academic year. Though most say that was the right move, → Read More