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August 2011

Cleveland Schools Rank Drops Despite Some Gains

Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Unofficial report card results show Cleveland Schools rated in Academic Watch despite their bump to Continuous Improvement last year.

With Applications In, School Voucher Expansion Gets Mixed Reviews

Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 4:32 PM

The state greatly increased the number of taxpayer-paid vouchers available for students in failing schools.

Ohio BMV Cracking Down on Fake ID Trade

Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Fake IDs have long been a problem on college campuses. But these days, the fake IDs are becoming more and more like the real thing.

The Rising Cost of Public School

Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 5:00 AM

As schools deal with budget cuts and failed levies, some costs are passed on the parents.

GOP Leaders Propose Talks To Head Off Collective Bargaining Referendum

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Republican leaders are now asking the group that organized the effort to toss out Ohio's collective bargaining reform law to compromise.

Two Dozen Indicted in Counterfeit Check Scheme

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Two dozen people have been charged with conspiracy in connection with a counterfeit business check scheme.

Survival Skills of an Ice Cream Company

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Pierre's Ice Cream balances family tradition with openness to change

Critics of Health Care Reform Opt-Out Say It Could Affect Other Existing Laws

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Supporters say the measure would allow Ohio to opt out of the federal health care law mandating that individuals buy health insurance.

State Government Workforce Continues to Shrink

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 3:58 PM

The downsizing of state government in Ohio is continuing, and it's showing up in the latest numbers of state employees.

Lake Erie Watersnake off the Federal “Threatened” Species List

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 3:44 PM

The reptile lives on islands in the lake and feeds on round goby fish, an invasive species.

First AIDS Research Boosted By Cleveland Colloboration

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 6:35 AM

Two Cleveland doctors make inroads into aids research as first awareness is known - still making strides.

Few New Families Apply for School Vouchers After Limit Expansion

Monday, August 15, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Ohio doubled the number of vouchers to help people afford private school tuition for their kids, but not many new families are using them.

Ohio Commerce Dept. Urges Caution When Selling Gold for Cash

Monday, August 15, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Many Ohioans have been selling their old gold jewelry. Some, though, have been ripped off.

Ohio Faces Fines for Low Work Rates Among Welfare Recipients

Monday, August 15, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Only a quarter of Ohio’s welfare recipients are involved in work participation programs.

Former Congressman Robert Shamansky Dies

Monday, August 15, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Shamansky won a seat in Congress in 1980, but served just one term before losing to current Governor John Kasich.

Ohio Supreme Court Won’t Block Health Care Exemption from Ballot

Friday, August 12, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Ohioans will indeed vote in November on a tea party plan that aims to exempt Ohio from a key part of the new national health care law.

Development Chief Defends Dismantling Foreign Trade Offices

Friday, August 12, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Ohio is moving toward closing its 11 foreign trade offices. A total staff of 19 had run the offices across the globe.

No Compromise on Collective Bargaining Referendum, Say Law’s Critics

Friday, August 12, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Unions and their allies say they plan to move ahead with their referendum that could wipe out the entire law.

Cleveland Serial Killer Anthony Sowell Sentenced to Death

Friday, August 12, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Anthony Sowell is scheduled to die Oct. 29 next year for killing 11 women.

State Offers Universities More Autonomy

Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor rolled out a plan to make the state’s public universities more autonomous and become more innovative.

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