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December 2012

Ohio Lawmakers Call On Politicians to Tone Down Bitter Rhetoric

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM

A bi-partisan group of legislators held a seminar to train politicians to argue more politely.

Ohio House OKs Crackdown on Sweepstakes

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 5:49 PM

An estimated 800 Ohio storefronts that advertise themselves as sweepstakes or internet cafes could soon shut down, if the Senate approves.

Renacci Charges President With “Failing To Lead” On Debt And Fiscal Cliff

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Renacci says President Obama's proposal to raise the tax rate on the wealthy was a joke to many.

Kasich Blasts Out-Of-State Oil Drillers, But Drillers Push Back

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Kasich says oil and gas companies should hire Ohioans. Drillers say the specialized work sometimes requires skills from out of state.

Kasich Invited to Speak at World Economic Forum in Davos

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Governor Kasich discloses that he has been invited to the elitist annual world economic forum in Davos but he is still contemplating going.

Ohio Senate Passes Young Athlete Head Injury Bill

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 4:27 PM

The bill would require coaches to remove young athletes with concussions or head injuries from a game or practice.

Brown Defends President’s Proposal For Debt Reduction

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown defends what Republican House Speaker John Boehner flatly rejects - raising the tax rate on the wealthy.

Nearly 60 Jobs Due To Be Cut at the Plain Dealer

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Labor contract talks continue.

Democrats Say Secretary of State Isn’t Following Civil Rights Act of 1964

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Democrats say Ohio’s top elections official isn’t complying with the law in counting provisional ballots. He says their claims are baseless.

Kasich Meets with Sheldon Adelson

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Gov. John Kasich and two other governors have met privately with Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate and former Romney backer.

Ohio Advocates Worry About Medicaid in Fiscal Cliff Talks

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Governors from both major political parties met with President Obama today to talk about the impact the “fiscal cliff” could have on states.

Fight For Dominance In Middleburg Heights-Berea-Strongsville Region Healthy And Robust

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 3:24 PM

A number of factors make this three-city region a prized arena for health care competition.

Prepping Your Home For Older Houseguests

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:35 AM

PD Reporter Ellen Jan Kleinerman shares tips.

After Nationwide Search, Clevelander Tapped to Head Rock Hall

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Gregory Harris has been a museum curator...a fundraiser...and record store owner.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson: City Will Review Deadly Chase and Shooting

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Jackson said today that the city will examine whether police offers followed procedure last week after a high speed chase left two dead.

Growing List of Cities Enact Bans on Drilling, Injection Wells

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Cities try to skirt a law that gives the state sole authority to regulate drilling, but may not be able to enforce a ban.

Heartbeat Bill Is Dead, Governor Says He Won’t Move To Bring It Back

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Backers say they won’t give up, and are still hoping for a last-minute maneuver to get it to the Senate floor before the end of the year.

Problems with Perfectionism

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Striving for "perfect" can lead to great achievement, but perfectionism also has a downside.

Northeast Ohio Syrians Treat the Wounds of War

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 3:04 AM

Area doctors join an international humanitarian effort.

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