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Lawmakers Take Aim at Ohio’s $1.4 Billion Unemployment Debt to Feds

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 4:49 PM

The recession may be over, but the state of Ohio still owes the federal government $1.4 billion for the money it borrowed to pay jobless benefits to unemployed Ohioans. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports that debt is looming large over Ohio employers – and could affect people who might get jobless benefits in the future.

College Degrees May Bring Debt, But Can Also Bring Higher Wages, Advancement

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Chances are that if you’ve nailed a college degree to your wall recently, you’re also nailed with debt. But some new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland says degree earners are still better off in the long-term than those without a diploma. ideastream’s Brian Bull explains:

Poll Suggests Majority of Ohioans Oppose Internet Sales Tax, Group Says

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 3:18 PM

A national conservative-leaning think tank says a majority of Ohioans are against a proposed federal internet sales tax law. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow explains, business groups say something has to change.

Hoping to Close Budget Gap, ODOT Turns to Corporate Sponsorship

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 3:11 PM

New money is coming into the state department of transportation – from corporate sponsors. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has more.

Cleveland Bans E-Cigarette Smoking

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Cleveland City Council voted unanimously late Wednesday to expand a 2011 ordinance against tobacco smoking in public places to e-cigarettes. Ideastream health reporter Sarah Jane Tribble says this isn't surprising...

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Hopes to Pass New City Gun Laws

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 9:43 AM

In an effort to curb gun violence, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson wants to overhaul the city's firearm laws. As ideastream's Nick Castele reports, the mayor has asked city council to review a list of new ordinances.

Cleveland’s East 9th Street Gets an Artistic Makeover Thanks to a $100,000 Federal Grant

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:00 PM

East Ninth street in downtown Cleveland was laid to waste thanks to some fake movie mayhem during the Avengers film shoot, a few years ago. Now, that well-traveled corridor is due to get an artsy spruce-up thanks to some real money from Washington. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports.

FitzGerald Reveals First Campaign TV Ad, GOP Launches Quasi-FitzGerald Website

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 5:48 PM

The Democrat who wants to be Ohio's next Governor has launched his first television ad, three months after Republican Governor John Kasich started airing ads statewide. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles takes a look at Ed FitzGerald's new ad….and the GOP's response.

Cleveland Settles Lawsuit over November 2012 Police Chase and Fatal Shooting

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 4:40 PM

The city has reached a settlement with the families of two people pursued and killed by Cleveland police in 2012. But as ideastream’s Nick Castele reports, the case is not quite finished yet.

Politics heat up around opiate crisis

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Politics are ramping up over the region’s heroin crisis. Two Democratic candidates for statewide office are attacking temporary but significant cuts in funding for addiction treatment. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

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