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Ohio Ends Fiscal Year with $800 Million Surplus, State Budget Director Says

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 5:19 PM

The state ended the first half of the two-year budget in the black – in a big way. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Cuyahoga County Council Weighs Making It Harder for Executive to Fire Sheriff

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 4:26 PM

A proposed change to Cuyahoga County government would make it harder for the executive to fire the sheriff. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports Cuyahoga County Council gave the issue a short hearing today, but didn’t make any final decisions.

Ohio’s gas biz booming; regulators trying to ease process for industry

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 4:15 PM

2013 was a huge year for oil and gas development in Ohio. The state released data today showing just how huge. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Brennan Family Addresses Community

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 5:17 AM

The family of the restaurant owner killed in Cleveland Heights Monday acknowledged the outpouring of sympathy in a statement late Tuesday. Jim Brennan was shot while fending off apparent robbers in his Lee Road business.

State House Speaker Hopeful Cliff Rosenberger Gains Support

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 5:52 PM

There’s a major development in the race to become the next Speaker of the Ohio House. The two frontrunners have reached an agreement, putting one of the men one step closer to the seat. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, some legislators are not happy with the latest turn of events.

Still No Arrests in Cleveland Heights Shooting

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 4:52 PM

The shooting death Monday of a well-regarded restaurant owner in Cleveland Heights remains under investigation, with no arrests made. ideastream's Bill Rice reports the incident has stunned the community and raised questions about safety.

Ohio’s Wilberforce University Faces Losing Its Accreditation

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 4:12 PM

As the oldest private historically black college in the nation, Southwestern Ohio's Wilberforce University has an extensive history. But as StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen reports, the school's future may be in danger as it faces the possibility of losing its accreditation.

Proposed Voters Rights Amendment Won’t Be on Ohio’s Ballot This Year

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Ohio voters won’t get the chance to vote this fall on a proposed constitutional amendment that would give voters a bill of rights. From the Ohio Statehouse New Bureau in Columbus, Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Prosecutors Announce Largest Federal Murder Indictment in Ohio History

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 2:57 PM

A Columbus-based drug gang is accused of 12 unsolved murders and 23 attempted murders. From the Ohio Statehouse New Bureau in Columbus, Karen Kasler reports.

New Funding Model Starts for Community Colleges

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Starting today, the way community colleges in Ohio earn the money they get from the state has changed. While the shake-up might sound challenging, Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports that school leaders are on board.

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