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Most Ohioans Don’t Know Who’s in Charge of State Elections, Poll Finds

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Though changes to voting have made news for years, a new poll shows most voters don't know a lot about how elections are run in Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Lawmakers Hear From Anti-Common Core Teachers, Supporters Stress Misinformation Involved

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 9:40 AM

An Ohio House committee held a rare evening hearing to once again discuss a controversial bill that would repeal the state’s education standards -- known as the Common Core. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- lawmakers scheduled the meeting at night to get the perspective from a certain group of people.

Northeast Ohio’s Steris to Reform as British Company

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:54 PM

A major Northeast Ohio company is technically moving overseas, though only on paper. ideastream's Nick Castele reports Steris is keeping its operational headquarters in the Cleveland area, but will become a British company -- and pay British taxes.

Number of Ohioans Receiving Cash Assistance Cut in Half Since 2011

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:11 PM

The state’s cash welfare program has been sent out half as many checks to Ohio families than it did three and a half years ago. But Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports advocates have very different explanations for that.

Charter School Critics Want Property Costs Reined In

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Charter school critics are calling on the state to tighten its oversight on these operations when it comes to their property costs. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

Supporters, Opponents of Cleveland’s Traffic Cameras Ramp Up Ballot Issue Campaigns

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Opponents of traffic cameras in Cleveland are intensifying their campaign to scuttle them this fall. ideastream's Nick Castele reports activists say they will "occupy" a traffic camera later today.

Be Well: Obamacare’s Next Round and Enrolling Latinos

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:35 AM

ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble sat down with Max Rodas, the director of the Nueva Luz Resource Center on Cleveland's near west side to talk about Obamacare.The center has trained staff to help people in Medicaid as well as an exchange plan.

Candidates for Ohio’s 14th Congressional District Debate at the City Club

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce debated Democratic challenger Michael Wager and a third-party candidate at The City Club of Cleveland today. ideastream's Nick Castele reports.

Local Arts Support Becomes More Important As State and Federal Funding Continues to Diminish

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Arts institutions may become more dependent on local support as federal funding continues to decline. ideastream's David C. Barnett has more details from a new report that takes the pulse of the area arts sector.

Republican Jack Schron Points to Democratic Endorsements as Election Day Nears

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:56 AM

With just weeks before Election Day, Republican Cuyahoga County Executive candidate Jack Schron is hoping to highlight support he's gotten from a handful of Democrats -- including some who ran against his opponent in the primary. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

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