A handful of charter schools managed by the Chicago-based Concept Schools are already under examination by both the Ohio Department of Education and federal authorities. And now, as StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen tells us, all of the charter chain’s Ohio schools will be facing scrutiny from another state-level office.
The recession may be over, but the state of Ohio still owes the federal government $1.4 billion for the money it borrowed to pay jobless benefits to unemployed Ohioans. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports that debt is looming large over Ohio employers – and could affect people who might get jobless benefits in the future.
Chances are that if you’ve nailed a college degree to your wall recently, you’re also nailed with debt. But some new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland says degree earners are still better off in the long-term than those without a diploma. ideastream’s Brian Bull explains:
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A national conservative-leaning think tank says a majority of Ohioans are against a proposed federal internet sales tax law. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow explains, business groups say something has to change.
New money is coming into the state department of transportation – from corporate sponsors. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has more.
Cleveland City Council voted unanimously late Wednesday to expand a 2011 ordinance against tobacco smoking in public places to e-cigarettes. Ideastream health reporter Sarah Jane Tribble says this isn't surprising...
In an effort to curb gun violence, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson wants to overhaul the city's firearm laws. As ideastream's Nick Castele reports, the mayor has asked city council to review a list of new ordinances.
East Ninth street in downtown Cleveland was laid to waste thanks to some fake movie mayhem during the Avengers film shoot, a few years ago. Now, that well-traveled corridor is due to get an artsy spruce-up thanks to some real money from Washington. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports.
The Democrat who wants to be Ohio's next Governor has launched his first television ad, three months after Republican Governor John Kasich started airing ads statewide. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles takes a look at Ed FitzGerald's new ad….and the GOP's response.
The city has reached a settlement with the families of two people pursued and killed by Cleveland police in 2012. But as ideastream’s Nick Castele reports, the case is not quite finished yet.
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