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ideastream Journalists Recognized for Excellence, Win Murrow Awards

ideastream Journalists Recognized for Excellence, Win Murrow Awards Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Two of ideastream’s staff have won 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

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Budget Update Bill Has Changed—and Not for the Better, Some Lawmakers Say

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:37 PM

The spending update that Ohio governors put together halfway through the two-year budget cycle used to be called a “budget correction bill." Under Gov. John Kasich, it’s become known as the “mid-biennium review." And Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, the name is only one of several things that’s changed about it.

Nearly 200 Cases of Mumps Reported in Franklin and Delaware Counties

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:33 PM

There 199 cases of mumps reported in Central Ohio right now. And as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, most of those are related to the outbreak at Ohio State University.

Anti-Execution Group Says Task Force Recommendations are a Step Forward

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:22 PM

The state’s death penalty task force has delivered 56 recommendations on changes to the process in Ohio. Those include requiring biological or DNA evidence or a videotaped confession for the death penalty to apply.

ODNR: Probable Link Between ‘Fracking’ And Quakes

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 3:10 PM

State geologists in Ohio have linked earthquake activity in the Utica Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, for the first time. Drilling is being halted at the site of five small tremors in the Youngstown area last month, which prompted a state investigation into the link between drilling and quakes. ideastream's Tony Ganzer hears more from ODNR Spokesman Mark Bruce.

Last of 13 Cleveland Firefighters Pleads Guilty in Shift-Trading Scandal; Jail Sentence Suspended

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

A 13th and final Cleveland firefighter caught up in a shift-trading and payroll abuse scandal has pleaded guilty. ideastream's Joanna Richards reports Calvin Robinson made tens of thousands of dollars while doing little work for the city, but has avoided any fine or jail time.

Auditor Dave Yost, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald Clash Over Absentee Ballots

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald has gone another step in confronting Republicans over the county's new voting measure.

Statehouse Agency To Review Wedding Ceremony Policy

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM

The Ohio Statehouse’s managing agency will review its policy on wedding ceremonies, which could impact same-sex couples. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has more on what’s next in the process.

GE to Add 1,400 Jobs in Cincinnati Area

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:14 PM

General Electric is bringing 1400 jobs to Southwest Ohio. WVXU's Tana Weingartner has details.

Task Force Recommends Major Overhaul of Ohio’s Death Penalty

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:07 PM

A special task force studying the death penalty in Ohio is making dozens of recommendations it says would help ensure the state does not execute innocent people. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze talked with the head of the committee about some of its key provisions.

Ohio House Passes Kasich’s Appropriation Bill, But Not Without Debate

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:03 PM

The Ohio House has passed a budget update bill by pretty much a party-line vote. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, Democrats say they think the process is flawed.

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