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August 2013

New Bill Could Make Repeat Rapists Eligible for Death Penalty

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Inspired by the Ariel Castro case in Cleveland, state Rep. John Becker wants to see stiffer penalties for repeat, violent sex offenders.

Ohio Parole Board Denies Clemency for Man who Killed Cleveland Area Officer

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 5:20 PM

The clemency review case for convicted murderer Harry Mitts Junior now goes to Governor Kasich to decide.

Facial Recognition Draws Ugly Reactions

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Critics are concerned about how they learned of a statewide facial recognition program.

Former Ohio Gov. John Gilligan Dies at 92

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Flags are at half staff today to honor former Gov. John Gilligan.

County Land Bank Demolishes Houses Near Ariel Castro’s Former Property

Monday, August 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM

At the beginning of this week, work crews demolished two houses near where Ariel Castro’s once stood.

Cleveland Police Union Endorses Ken Lanci for Mayor, Bob Reid for County Executive

Monday, August 26, 2013 at 7:17 PM

The Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association voted to back Lanci, who is challenging incumbent mayor Frank Jackson this November.

Be Well: Want to Be Healthy? There’s An App For That

Monday, August 26, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Healthy living apps have been around awhile, but does anyone really use them? ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble asks experts and tries a few.

Democrats Call For Inspector General Investigation into JobsOhio

Monday, August 26, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Several state agencies have said they don't have the power to review JobsOhio, Democrats say the state inspector general should step in.

Cleveland State’s Ban on Smoking, Tobbacco Use Effective Today

Monday, August 26, 2013 at 5:32 PM

No smoking or use of any tobacco products is allowed on CSU's campus, including cars parked on university property.

GOP Accuses Former Treasurer of Lying About Kickback Scheme

Monday, August 26, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Republican party leaders say Kevin Boyce knew about deputy treasurer Amer Ahmad's abuse of power back in 2010.

Ohio Parents Unsure Whether Local Schools Make the Grade

Monday, August 26, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Some parents say the nine different letter grades on the new report cards leave them unsure how to evaluate school quality.

AG Wants New Law to Crack Down on Synthetic Drugs

Monday, August 26, 2013 at 5:17 PM

DeWine wants to all synthetic drugs to be labeled illegal once they're deemed to be harmful to public health.

Ohio’s Rape Kit Testing Find Matches A Third of the Time

Monday, August 26, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Attorney General Mike DeWine says of the more than 1400 rape kits tested, 30 percent are finding matches in a national database.

Infrastructure Projects Expand for Ohio’s Growing Shale Industry

Monday, August 26, 2013 at 6:00 AM

The COO of Columbia Pipeline Group gives an update about Ohio's need for more pipelines to carry all the natural gas being produced.

Ohio Former Inmates Look to Entrepreneurship as Path to Reentry

Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 12:05 PM

One of the toughest issues facing people leaving prison is finding meaningful employment that helps them establish new lives.

Akron Hospital Sues to Continue Chemo Treatments for 10-year-old Girl

Friday, August 23, 2013 at 6:19 PM

An Ohio hospital wants a guardian appointed to decide if a 10-year-old Amish girl should receive chemotherapy against her parents’ wishes.

Ohio Lawmaker Wants to Cut Medicaid Eligibility to Federal Minimum

Friday, August 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM

State Rep. John Becker says it's time for Ohio to reduce the participants in what he calls a corrupt system.

New Bill Would Eliminate Early Voting Weekend Before Election

Friday, August 23, 2013 at 4:33 PM

State Representative John Becker says boards of elections need all the time they can get to run elections smoothly.

Equality Ohio Holds Back on Gay Marriage Amendment for 2014

Friday, August 23, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Executive Director Elyzabeth Holford says the group will only push for a ballot issue when polls show the issue could likely pass.

Treasury Approves Millions For Continued Home Demolitions Across Ohio

Friday, August 23, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Ohio has been approved for $60 million to further demolish abandoned and vacant homes.

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