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State Farm Analysts Say Drivers More Likely to Hit Deer This Year

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Fall is mating season for deer, and prime time for car-deer collisions. State Farm Insurance forecasts Ohio motorists are 6 percent more likely to hit a deer this year than last. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Northeast Ohio’s Top Health Executives Talk Costs

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 4:33 PM

It's not often that the leaders of Northeast Ohio's largest health care systems all take to the same stage during an event, but that's exactly what happened Thursday) morning at the annual Crain's Health Care Summit. The discussion ranged from health care reform to consumer choices. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble was there.

Anti-Abortion Activists Hope to Bring Back ‘Heartbeat Bill’

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Backers of a bill that would ban abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected are not giving up their fight to get the legislation passed. About 75 people showed up today for a rally supporting the bill. From our Statehouse Bureau Jo Ingles reports.

Federal Judge: Ohio Voters Jailed Before Election Day Must Be Able to Cast Ballot

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Boards of elections are getting ready for early voting a week earlier than they expected, after a federal judge moved back the start date. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports there's another ruling affecting elections workers and a very small number of would-be voters -- people who are locked up.

Despite Fracking Tie, Ohioans Largely Pass On Earthquake Insurance

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Despite a number of recent cases where earthquakes have been linked to fracking activity, Ohioans so far mostly have passed on earthquake insurance. Ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

Oaths, Smiles, Tears, And Hopes: America Gains 40 New Citizens

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Today is Constitution Day…the day America’s Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution. It gets nowhere near the fanfare as the 4th of July….unless you’re a newly naturalized citizen. ideastream’s Brian Bull explains….

The View Of Scotland’s Independence Referendum From Ohio

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:29 PM

The United Kingdom is just hours from the referendum for Scottish independence--the vote is Thursday. The rhetoric has been heated on both sides: with Yes campaigners rallying Scottish patriotism, and No campaigners listing the many complications a separation would cause. To get a local perspective ideastream's Tony Ganzer called Frances Acar, a Scottish expat and Gaelic teacher in Kent.

Charter School Supporters Rally as State Investigation Widens

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11:47 AM

The state education department is looking further into complaints of testing irregularities at two charter schools, the Horizon Science Academies in Cincinnati and Columbus. This scope is added to the ongoing scrutiny into Horizon’s Dayton academy. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow was in downtown Columbus as hundreds of people gathered to support the Horizon schools.

27-Year-Old Businessman Indicted, Accused of Defrauding Cleveland Investors

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:49 AM

A 27-year-old businessman from Mexico who once lived in Gates Mills has been indicted on federal charges. Prosecutors accuse him of defrauding investors in Ohio and elsewhere. ideastream's Nick Castele reports.

Venture Capitalists and Social Safety Net Advocate Weigh in on Ohio Economy

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Big election years have always been about the state of the Ohio economy, and as usual, those with different political perspectives have different views on how the state’s economic recovery is going. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler talked to experts who’ve been examining the extreme ends of the economic scale.

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