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Critics Target Former State Speaker For Job At Lobbying Firm

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:25 PM

Former state lawmaker and Speaker Bill Batchelder left office in December, but he's seeing fresh criticism. Batchelder is now working for a lobbying firm that's representing ECOT, the state's largest - and poorest performing - charter school. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Gov. Kasich Returns To Ohio After Stops In South Carolina, West Virginia

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:21 PM

Gov. John Kasich is back in Ohio, preparing for tomorrow's State of the State speech, after spending a few days in South Carolina and West Virginia. From our Statehouse Bureau Karen Kasler reports Kasich still isn't saying if he's running for president, but his national profile may be growing.

Frigid Temperatures Profiting Plumbers

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Some folks do good winter business when the rest of us are suffering through the cold: think salt distributors and snow plow operators. With the recent stretch of extreme low temperatures well below historical averages, another group of Northeast Ohioans is profiting, as ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Area Vaccination Rates Too Low To Prevent Measles

Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 7:58 PM

Cuyahoga County's vaccine supervisor warns that low vaccination rates could lead to a measles outbreak. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble reports nearly a quarter of kindergartners in Cuyahoga County's public schools aren't fully vaccinated, according to the latest state data.

The Players Who Broke Football’s Racial Barriers

Friday, February 20, 2015 at 4:45 PM

Browns diehards likely know the names of Marion Motley and Bill Willis: two of the first African-American football players in the modern era. They were both incredible players, Pro Hall of Famers, who faced incredible discrimination on and off the field. Marion Motley's grandson, Tony, spoke to ideastream's Tony Ganzer.

“Sense Of Urgency” To Complete Federal Consent Decree

Friday, February 20, 2015 at 4:30 PM

U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach said Friday that there is a sense of urgency in completing a federal consent decree to address Cleveland's police department's use of force. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble reports ...

When Warming Up The Car Might Be Illegal…

Friday, February 20, 2015 at 2:25 PM

On these cold winter days, many Ohioans might be doing something illegal and not even know it. From our Statehouse Bureau Jo Ingles reports.

Cleveland-Akron Gay Games Break Revenue Record

Friday, February 20, 2015 at 1:11 AM

Last Summer's Gay Games brought thousands of visitors to Northeast Ohio for an Olympic-styled athletic competition. Last night, the City Club of Cleveland hosted a panel discussion about the lessons and legacies of the Games, which included funding to promote a cultural acceptance of LGBT people and issues. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports.

Putting the Technology Behind Ohio’s New Standardized Exams to The Test

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Ohio's students are taking a new batch of standardized testing aligned to the Common Core, the math and English standards adopted by the majority of the country. This year, state officials initially planned for the test to be delivered strictly on a computer, but as StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen explains, only about 60 percent of students will take a portion of the test that way.

‘Eagles on Their Buttons’: Ohio’s African-American Soldiers In The Civil War, WWI

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Saturday in Columbus, the Ohio History Connection will look back at Ohio’s African American soldiers, from the 5th United States Colored Troops of the Civil War to the 9th Battalion of the Ohio National Guard in World War I. Ideastream's Tony Ganzer spoke with military historian John Haas.

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