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Those Eager for Health Coverage Sign Up as Federal Marketplace Opens Saturday

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act health insurance coverage started Saturday, and to publicize it, local officials had gathered at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week to dub the local kickoff "Rock Enroll." The Rock Hall would be one of many locations throughout the city where in-person help would be available for insurance shoppers.

Several Democrats in Mix to Take Party Chairmanship

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8:42 AM

The list of people who want to head the Ohio Democratic Party is getting longer. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler runs down some of the new names on it.

Ohio Lawmakers to Consider Pay Raises for Judges, County Officials—and Themselves

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Lawmakers may soon be voting on a bill to raise the pay of judges, county officials and other elected officeholders – including themselves. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

For Thousands In Ohio, Nursing Homes Are No Longer The Only Option

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:30 AM

There is a quiet but significant shift happening in America. Across the country, the way we care for the elderly is changing. States are tapping into federal dollars that allow older and disabled residents to move out of nursing homes and back into the community. And it's happening in record numbers here in Ohio. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble has the story.

A New Turn for the Euclid Beach Park Carousel

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

A piece of Northeast Ohio history was rebuilt over the weekend. The beloved Euclid Beach Park Carousel has been restored to its former glory in a new home at the Western Reserve Historical Society. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports that the carousel is just about ready for Clevelanders to ride for the first time in 45 years.

T.J. Lane Built Ladder Before Failed Escape, Prison Report Says

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Prison officials have released the results of an investigation into the escape of three inmates from the Allen Oakwood prison in Lima – among them, Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane and Columbus child killer Lindsey Bruce. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Canton Businessman Ben Suarez Sentenced to Prison

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

The Canton millionaire accused of sending illegal campaign donations state treasurer Josh Mandel and Congressman Jim Renacci will be going to prison. Ben Suarez has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for tampering with a witness. WCPN’s Mark Urycki reports

Prosecutors Ask for 8 Years in Benjamin Suarez Sentencing

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 11:01 AM

A federal judge is expected to sentence a Northeast Ohio businessman today on a charge of tampering with a witness. It’s the lone conviction remaining against direct-mail magnate Benjamin Suarez – accused of engineering $200,000 in illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Senate and congressional campaigns. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more.

Tea Party Activists Dispute Rosenberger’s Election as Ohio House Speaker

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Tea Party activists say they are disputing the secret vote that resulted in State Rep. Cliff Rosenberger’s election as incoming Speaker of the Ohio House. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Lakefront Pedestrian Bridge Design Decided

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:59 AM

Take a listen to this rundown with ideastream's Nick Castele and David C. Barnett.

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