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Ohio Redistricting Bills Met with Criticism

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:25 AM

For about a year, a panel of lawmakers and other constitutional experts has been working on a new plan for redrawing the lines for legislators' districts, but it has gone nowhere. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, now that plan may be getting scrapped entirely, to be replaced with a new one.

Measure Opening Door to Teacher Merit Pay Passes Ohio House Committee

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:14 AM

The state is one step closer towards repealing the law that mandates a minimum salary schedule for teachers -- opening the door to a merit-based pay system. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow was at the committee meeting for the vote.

Be Well: Transforming MetroHealth

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Earlier this year, MetroHealth leaders announced plans to transform the campus and the way it serves patients. MetroHealth hired Walter Jones as its senior vice president of campus transformation to lead the project. Jones comes from Dallas' public hospital Parkland, which is near the completion of its own new hospital campus. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble sat down with Jones recently. He begins the interview by describing the kind of transformation the public can expect.

Cleveland OKs Protections for Transgender Employees of City Contractors

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Cleveland City Council on Monday night unanimously approved employment protections for transgender individuals. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

Cleveland Agrees to Pay $3 Million to Settle Fatal Police Shooting Suit

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8:22 PM

The City of Cleveland has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the families of two people killed by police after a long car chase. ideastream’s Nick Castele has more.

Dreaded Polar Vortex Reaps Unexpected Benefit

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 2:54 PM

The recent snowfall has rekindled people’s fears over the possibility of another extreme winter. But for shipping anyway, there’s a silver lining to last year’s bitterly frigid polar vortex. ideastream’s Brian Bull explains:

Those Eager for Health Coverage Sign Up as Federal Marketplace Opens Saturday

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act health insurance coverage started Saturday, and to publicize it, local officials had gathered at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week to dub the local kickoff "Rock Enroll." The Rock Hall would be one of many locations throughout the city where in-person help would be available for insurance shoppers.

Several Democrats in Mix to Take Party Chairmanship

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8:42 AM

The list of people who want to head the Ohio Democratic Party is getting longer. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler runs down some of the new names on it.

Ohio Lawmakers to Consider Pay Raises for Judges, County Officials—and Themselves

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Lawmakers may soon be voting on a bill to raise the pay of judges, county officials and other elected officeholders – including themselves. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

For Thousands In Ohio, Nursing Homes Are No Longer The Only Option

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:30 AM

There is a quiet but significant shift happening in America. Across the country, the way we care for the elderly is changing. States are tapping into federal dollars that allow older and disabled residents to move out of nursing homes and back into the community. And it's happening in record numbers here in Ohio. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble has the story.

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