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Governor Kasich Officially Initiates Ad Wars…But Avoids Name Of Presumptive Challenger

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Ohio’s gubernatorial contest is officially on. Incumbent Governor John Kasich has launched his first ad for major markets and online audiences. And as ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, the minute-long ad, titled “Deliver”, makes no mention of Kasich’s likely Democratic challenger.

Corps of Engineers Weighing Options After EPA Says No to Dredging Waste in Lake Erie

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM

The Army Corps of Engineers says it’s considering its options after the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency shot down its plan to dispose of dredging waste in Lake Erie. The two-sentence statement released this afternoon didn’t elaborate.

Ray Shepardson—Deemed By Many As Savior Of Playhouse Square—Has Died

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 3:19 PM

One of the people who was a spark in the revival of theatre in downtown Cleveland and helped save the buildings now known as “Playhouse Square,” has died at the age of 70. Ideastream’s Brian Bull reports on the legacy of preservationist and civic activist Ray Shepardson:

Ohio Democrats, Republicans Bringing Bill Clinton, Haley Barbour for Big Spring Fundraisers

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM

The annual big fundraising dinners for Ohio’s two major political parties are proving the state has a lot of influence, even in an off-year election. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Supporters, Skeptics of Fracking See Major Shift in Ohio’s Linking Drilling and Earthquakes

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Industry and environmental advocates are weighing-in on how a significant policy shift by the state of Ohio could impact oil and gas drilling nationwide. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports on the state’s historic announcement that there may be a link between drilling and earthquakes.

Ohio EPA Rules Army Corps of Engineers Can’t Dispose of Cuyahoga River Sediment in Lake Erie

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:22 PM

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has denied the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ request to dump sediment dredged from the Cleveland harbor into the open lake. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports the EPA says dredged material still may pose a threat to Lake Erie.

Ohio’s Ban on Recognizing Gay Marriages Ruled Unconstitutional, But Still in Place for the Moment

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:48 PM

A federal judge has ruled Ohio’s ban on recognizing gay marriages is unconstitutional. But that doesn’t mean the state must recognize those marriages immediately. And as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, this decision has people on both sides of the issue wondering what will happen in the coming days.

State’s Conditions On Fracking Near Places With Seismic History Irks Shale Advocates, Critics

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:24 PM

After state officials in Ohio issued stringent new rules on shale drilling anywhere near areas that have experienced earthquakes, it could be expected that the industry wouldn’t be singing the Department of Natural Resources praises. But as ideastream’s Brian Bull reports …neither are fracking critics.

Harsh Winter Destroys Most of State’s Wine Grapes

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:22 PM

With the harsh winter over, Ohio’s growers of wine grapes are taking stock of the damage. A state survey indicates it was one of the worst on record. Ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine: No Decision Yet on Stay in Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 1:05 PM

A federal judge has ruled Ohio’s ban on recognizing out-of-state gay marriages is unconstitutional. But as Jo Ingles reports, that doesn’t mean the state must recognize those marriages immediately.

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