Two of ideastream’s staff have won 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald has gone another step in confronting Republicans over the county's new voting measure.
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.
General Electric is bringing 1400 jobs to Southwest Ohio. WVXU's Tana Weingartner has details.
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.
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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