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September 2013

Be Well: Taking hospitals to task for noise? That’s Obamacare

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Customer satisfaction is one of the keys to the long-term health of any business. That's true for hospitals more than ever now.

Ohio Food Banks Say State Has Supported Them

Monday, September 23, 2013 at 4:42 PM

The fight over funding for food stamps is raging in congress but here in Ohio, food banks are getting needed dollars from the state.

Ire of Lucy: Can The World’s Researchers Cooperate On Studying History’s Famed Biped?

Monday, September 23, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Nearly 40 years after her discovery, scientists may be opening up to studying Lucy more collaboratively.

State Lawmaker Wants Lobbyist Salaries Made Public

Monday, September 23, 2013 at 2:50 PM

A Democratic lawmaker in the Ohio House wants to require lobbyists to disclose their annual salaries.

Lawmakers Plan Tax Credits for Cars Fueled by Natural Gas

Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Two state representatives say the idea has worked in other states and will allow Ohioans to benefit from the state's growing supply.

At City Club, Olympia Snowe Calls for Bipartisanship in Congress

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 6:23 PM

During a lunch-hour speech in downtown Cleveland today, former Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe called for a return to bipartisanship in Washington.

Ohio Jobless Rate Increased in August to Match National Average

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Ohio saw the biggest job losses in hospitality, education and health services.

Obama’s Call for Carbon Emissions Limits Welcomed by Environmental Groups, Opposed by Coal Industry

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Ohio groups are sounding off in reaction to President Barack Obama’s call for reduced carbon emissions from new power plants.

Attorney General Candidate David Pepper Asks Incumbent Mike DeWine to Recuse Self from Scam Case

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Pepper says DeWine should recuse himself from a case that involves a man accused of bilking millions of dollars meant to help veterans.

Food Stamp Work Requirement to Return for Many Ohio Counties

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Work requirements will go into effect Oct. 1 for 134,000 Ohioans who depend on food stamps.

Medicaid Expansion Opponents Say the Benefit Could Deter Able-Bodied Men from Working

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Activists on both sides of the Medicaid debate weigh in on which Ohioans would actually benefit from expanding the program.

The New Lucy Revealed

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Australopithecus afarensis 2.0 made her debut at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Fed President Kicks Off 2-Day Summit On Housing, Human Capital and Inequality

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 3:18 AM

Sandra Pianalto says she's optimistic that a consensus will emerge to put the nation's financial system back on a sustainable track.

Celebrity Ancestor “Lucy” Gets Makeover In Time For Scientific Consortium

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 12:01 AM

More than two dozen human evolution researchers are in Cleveland to honor one of the field's most famous finds.

Portman Backs Defunding Obamacare in Budget Resolution, But Says It Won’t Pass Senate

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Portman says he'll back a push to defund the Affordable Care Act. But he says he's not -- in his words -- "naive" about its chances.

Former Ohio Lawmaker Charlie Earl Plans Run for Governor

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Charlie Earl served in the Ohio House in the 1980s as a Republican, and is now running for governor as a libertarian.

Common Cause Follows Fracking Lobbying Dollars

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 5:35 PM

The left leaning group released a study that shows the top 25 state legislators who received contributions from oil and gas lobbyists.

Medicaid Expansion Advocates Cleared To Begin Ballot Petition

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Healthy Ohioans Work wants lawmakers to expand Medicaid this fall, but may begin a ballot petition as a back-up.

Internet Cafe Petition Drive Short on Signatures

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 3:11 PM

The group trying to reverse the ban on internet cafes only has 10 days left to collect signatures to put the issue before voters next year.

92 Indicted in Massive Heroin Drug Bust

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Lengthy federal indictment indicates that the local heroin trade is so prevalent and lucrative, that drug dealers are robbing each other.

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