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Guide to Ohio’s 2014 Elections

Guide to Ohio’s 2014 Elections Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Review our coverage of the major races on the ballot in Northeast Ohio this fall, from Congressional and statewide candidates to the race to succeed Ed FitzGerald as Cuyahoga County's chief executive. We'll be updating this page throughout the month.

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Ohio Senator Recalls Constance Harper’s Role In Journalism, Civil Rights, And Politics

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Constance Harper is being remembered by many Ohioans today, following her death in a Dayton-area hospital at the age of 81. ideastream's Brian Bull reports on Sherrod Brown's recollection of his friend.

Arne Duncan Defends Common Core

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 4:02 PM

43 states have adopted the Common Core education standards, and now Ohio is among the states discussing whether to scrap them. And as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- the U.S. Education Secretary addressed the recent debate over the Common Core.

Budish, Schron Spend Combined $1.2 Million in Final Months of County Exec Race

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM

The race for Cuyahoga County executive is entering its final week before Election Day. As ideastream's Nick Castele reports, the contest for campaign contributions has tightened.

Bullying Experts: Some Popular Measures Inflict Their Own Pain

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 9:00 PM

October being National Bullying Prevention Month, schools everywhere are chiming in on how students can avoid getting picked on. But as ideastream's Brian Bull reports, some efforts can make things worse.

Cuyahoga County To Add Second Drug Court

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:25 PM

The growing opiate addiction crisis in Cuyahoga County has prompted the court system to add a second drug court starting next year. ideastream's Bill Rice reports the new court will focus more on addicts with coexisting mental health issues.

Study: Aging Ohioans Will Draw On State’s Resources

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 3:59 PM

A big budget hole may be ahead for the state, due to Ohio’s aging population. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Alan Freed Coming Home to Cleveland

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:11 AM

The ashes of famed Cleveland broadcaster Alan Freed will be moved to a famous Northeast Ohio cemetery. That decision comes after the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame decided last summer it was no longer appropriate to display the disc jockey's remains in an exhibit case used since 2002. But Ideastream's David C. Barnett reports the Rock museum will still have a connection to the radio icon.

Local Foundations Can Make A Difference In Reinventing Schools

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 4:42 AM

Locally-focused philanthropic foundations can take a more significant role in turning around poor performing urban schools - that's the message offered up by two organizations that set out to do just that in Cleveland. StateImpact Ohio's Bill Rice has more.

LeBron James --- The Early Years

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 4:21 AM

Basketball fans in Northeast Ohio are counting down the days until local hoops hero LeBron James returns to the Cleveland hardwood next week, after a successful stint in Miami. But, before he turned pro, James got his start as a high school phenom. That history is the subject of a 2008 documentary airing on CNN, tonight. ideastream’s David C. Barnett has more on the story of a superstar in the making.

Collaboration Strong During Ebola Risk Response, But System Needs a Few Tweaks, Officials Say

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:51 PM

As anxieties begin to ease about a possible Ebola threat from nurse Amber Vinson’s visit to Northeast Ohio, health and elected officials are reflecting on the initial response to the incident. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports that while collaboration between agencies was strong, plans to sustain a response to a threat like Ebola still need tweaking.

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