As Ohioans prepare to set their clocks up one hour this weekend, Ohio’s Secretary of State says they should do something else. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has details.
The rate at which ex-convicts go back to prison has reached an all-time low in Ohio and top officials say many factors are playing a role. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, prison officials credit several factors, including a strong program that helps them once they’re out.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 5:01 PM
The Ohio Supreme court has thrown out Ohio’s child enticement law, saying it’s criminalizes innocent behavior. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on today’s decision, which puts the responsibility to rewrite the law on Ohio legislators.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson gave his annual update on the state of the city today at Cleveland Public Auditorium. For the second straight year at the City Club event, Jackson was interviewed onstage – this time by WKYC’s Russ Mitchell. ideastream’s Nick Castele was there, and has this report.
Ohio ranks high for recent economic development, according to a corporate real estate magazine. The editors of “Site Selection” say the Buckeye State ranked second only to Texas for 2013. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:
Federal job data can paint very different pictures of the Greater Cleveland region. Followers of the monthly labor report see a region that’s been hemorrhaging jobs, while detractors see fault with just how those numbers are crunched. That split made headlines recently, as both Team NEO and Cleveland State paired up to challenge the sour labor outlook. ideastream’s Brian Bull has the story:
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson delivers his ninth state of the city talk tomorrow, in an event put on by the City Club. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports Jackson is doing away with a traditional speech for the second year running.
Libertarians filed for the five statewide executive offices this year – but only two had enough valid signatures. And protests have been filed against both of them that could get them tossed off the ballot entirely. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler sat in on a hearing on one of those protests.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 5:40 PM
Students and education groups are renewing the call for state lawmakers to increase funding for the Ohio College Opportunity Grant. They say that state money for college is not available to many students who attend two year colleges.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 4:47 PM
Hundreds of thousands of oil and gas wells have been drilled in Ohio since the Civil War, and many were never properly closed off Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports a state agency is stepping up efforts to plug these wells.
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