A North Canton business owner has been found not guilty of seven counts of violating federal election laws. Benjamin Suarez, the 72-year-old owner of Suarez Corporation Industries, in North Canton, was accused of influencing $190,000 in contributions to Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci. However, as reporter Mark Urycki explains, Suarez was found guilty of one charge.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case was a win for those who objected to the federal health care law’s requirement that the company offer insurance that covers contraceptives for women – and that includes Ohio’s Attorney General. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
Monday, June 30, 2014 at 5:40 PM
Ohio State’s new president Michael Drake started his job today. Drake becomes the 15th president of the university. He met with faculty and staff this morning. Debbie Holmes of member station WOSU reports from Columbus.
U.S. Bank has agreed to pay a $200 million settlement, to resolve allegations of mortgage lending violations by federal investigators.
A Cleveland native turned airline co-founder has died. Rollin King – who helped Southwest Airlines get off the ground more than 40 years ago – was 83. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:
Music fans around the world are mourning the passing of Cleveland singer-songwriter Bobby Womack. Though the cause of death has yet to be revealed, the 70-year-old Womack was in failing health in recent years. ideastream's David C. Barnett has this appreciation of a soul sensation.
Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 3:10 PM
Ohio's Republican Sen. Rob Portman says he's posing a fix to the country's dwindling Highway Trust Fund that he calls "a little controversial."
Friday, June 27, 2014 at 4:52 PM
The Holden Arboretum could merge with the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The garden has faced financial woes over the last decade, complicated by a significant blow to its endowment by the Great Recession. Plain Dealer reporter Michelle Jarboe McFee explains the situation to ideastream's Tony Ganzer.
Long-time Cleveland political power broker George Forbes is taking on a different role, this weekend, as the Grand Marshall of the Cleveland Gay Pride parade. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports that Forbes' path to being an advocate for gay rights has personal roots
Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2:36 PM
The Ohio Supreme Court often decides cases that are unusual. And the justices recently heard one that falls into that category. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports the case revolves around the specific definitions of two critical words.
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