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Supreme Court Considers School Bus Driver Liability

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 5:15 PM

The Ohio Supreme Court heard oral arguments today (Wed) on whether school bus drivers are liable for injuries suffered by students who did not go straight home after leaving the vehicle. State Impact Ohio’s Mark Urycki reports . .

Ohio House Passes ‘Heartbeat Bill’ After Emotional Debate

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 5:01 PM

The controversial bill that would ban abortion after the first detectable fetal heartbeat passed the Ohio House, largely on a party line vote. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports the emotion was no surprise, but one revelation was.

Proposed Bill Fights High Infant Mortality Rates

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:18 PM

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, a democrat from Cleveland, introduced a bill Wednesday that he says may help combat Ohio's high infant mortality rates. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble explains how the proposed bill could make it easier to protect babies before they are born.

Charter Change Catches Some Flatfooted

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 12:44 PM

The House Education committee made more changes to the bill geared towards increasing accountability for charter schools. From our Statehouse Bureau, Andy Chow reports that one revision caught some groups off-guard.

NEXUS Pipeline Rerouting Plan

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Federal regulators have received a new routing plan for the NEXUS pipeline across northern Ohio. The City of Green formally submitted an alternative idea for where to put the proposed natural gas transmission line. Tim Rudell of member station WKSU reports.

Viral Therapies For Cancer

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Viruses are bad. Colds, the flu, measles…these are things you don't want to get. Now, scientists are tinkering with how to put viruses to work in a good way. As part of our continuing Be Well series on cancer, ideastream’s Anne Glausser has the story of a bad virus, turned good.

A Kinder Gentler Approach to “Stressed” School Pupils

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2:59 AM

Earlier this year [January] month an analysis of federal data found that for the first time in at least 50 years more than half of the public school children in America are living in poverty. In Ohio, the number is only 39% but it still concerns school officials here who know that poor kids come to school carrying extra burdens. In recent years education officials have been looking to brain research for answers. State Impact Ohio’s Mark Urycki reports..

Cleveland Area Leads Nation in Loss of Jobs Within Commuting Distance of Residents

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:23 PM

The Cleveland metro area landed at the bottom of the list in a national report on the proximity of people to jobs. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports on the findings of a study by the nonprofit Brookings Institution.

Balanced Budget Amendment Debate Continues

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 3:52 PM

Gov. John Kasich is back on tour today - in the key presidential primary state of New Hampshire. And he's once again promoting a balanced budget amendment. Statehouse Correspondent Karen Kasler reports that the concept is so complex that his critics and supporters can't agree whether a balanced budget amendment is a good or bad idea.

Ohio Bill To Combat Lake Erie Algae Moves Forward

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 3:07 PM

After one more round of negotiations a panel of lawmakers approved a bill meant to cut down on toxic algae growth. Statehouse reporter Andy Chow has more.

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