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Innocent Man Will be Released from Prison Friday After Serving 39 Years

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 5:49 PM

A Cleveland man will be released from prison after serving 39 years for a murder he didn’t commit. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports Ricky Jackson will walk out of the Cuyahoga County jail a free man Friday.

Ohio School Superintendents Hear Hi-tech Pep Talk at White House

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Two Ohio school superintendents were among 100 others from around the country who visited the White House today (Wed). They were invited by President Obama for their efforts to introduce technology in the classroom. The president asked them to spread the word of online learning.

Non-Doctor Confirmed To Lead Ohio Department Of Health

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 4:52 PM

The controversy over the nomination of the head of the Ohio Turnpike Commission to lead the state Department of Health carried over into his confirmation vote in the state Senate today. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Legislation To Expand Awareness And Prevention Of Sudden Infant And Child Deaths

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 4:03 PM

An effort to better understand -- and prevent -- sudden infant deaths got a boost in Congress today with passage by a Senate committee of new legislation. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports.

Ohio Lawmakers To Review Controversial “Heartbeat” Bill Tomorrow

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 2:48 PM

An Ohio House committee is poised to debate a controversial abortion bill tomorrow. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has details.

Sherrod Brown Explains Opposition To Keystone XL

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Ohio senator Sherrod Brown is defending his “NO” vote against the Keystone XL pipeline last night. ideastream's Brian Bull reports.

Public Health Experts: Cost of Ohio’s Ebola Preparations Was Worth It

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Slowly, the costs of last month’s Ebola scare in Northeast Ohio are being tallied. For the Summit County Health Department alone, the cost of tracking down and monitoring people who had contact with Amber Vinson ran about $85,000. But a panel of public health and law experts told the Akron Press Club on Monday that the cost was likely worth it. That’s because it gave Northeast Ohio a true measure of its preparedness, leadership and humanity in the event of public health crises yet to come. For Ohio Publid Radio, WKSU’s M.L.Schultze has more.

Ohio Lawmakers to Consider Bills Advocating Vaccines for Preschool-Age Children

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:19 AM

A pair of bills to requires nearly all kids in day care centers to be fully immunized are expected to move quickly in the lame duck session of the legislature. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Bill Would Grant Anonymity to Execution Drug Makers, Secrecy for Drug Ingredients

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:37 PM

A new bill in the Ohio legislature would hide information about pharmacists, doctors, drug companies and drug ingredients from the public. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, backers of this legislation say it’s necessary to pass this bill so executions can continue in Ohio.

Ohio House Committee Passes Bill Addressing Algae Blooms

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:27 PM

It’s been three months since toxic algae left thousands of people in Toledo without water. And a bill that hopes to deal with algal blooms has now moved a step closer to law. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler has more.

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