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Charter School Supporters Rally as State Investigation Widens

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11:47 AM

The state education department is looking further into complaints of testing irregularities at two charter schools, the Horizon Science Academies in Cincinnati and Columbus. This scope is added to the ongoing scrutiny into Horizon’s Dayton academy. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow was in downtown Columbus as hundreds of people gathered to support the Horizon schools.

27-Year-Old Businessman Indicted, Accused of Defrauding Cleveland Investors

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:49 AM

A 27-year-old businessman from Mexico who once lived in Gates Mills has been indicted on federal charges. Prosecutors accuse him of defrauding investors in Ohio and elsewhere. ideastream's Nick Castele reports.

Venture Capitalists and Social Safety Net Advocate Weigh in on Ohio Economy

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Big election years have always been about the state of the Ohio economy, and as usual, those with different political perspectives have different views on how the state’s economic recovery is going. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler talked to experts who’ve been examining the extreme ends of the economic scale.

Ohio Attorney Tells Of ‘Breaking Point’ Working With Refugees

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Ohio attorney Alvaro DeCola tells ideastream's Tony Ganzer about the refugees held in a facility in Artesia, New Mexico. DeCola offered legal aid to some refugees, and heard about and saw their hardships.

Ohio Attorney Recounts Time At New Mexico Refugee Center

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM

In August, civil rights groups sued the federal government over refugees held in Artesia, New Mexico. The groups claim the Obama Administration is holding asylum seekers to near insurmountable standards to prove asylum claims. Alvaro DeCola is an attorney in Akron who offered pro-bono work to refugees in New Mexico. He spoke with ideastream's Tony Ganzer.

University of Toledo Cuts Law School Tuition Prices

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Earlier this week, the University of Toledo's Board of Trustees approved a plan to cut the college's law school tuition by 13 percent. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen spoke with U-T's law school dean to learn why the administration took this unusual move.

University Hospitals Plans Expansion in Highland Hills

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Northeast Ohio's second-largest employer is expanding its presence throughout the area. Earlier this week, University Hospitals announced plans to purchase a 130,000 square foot building in Highland Hills for 12-million dollars. ideastream's Amy Hansen has more on how hospital officials say the move will affect employees. New acquisition follows UH's addition in Shaker Heights eight years ago.

No Debate Set for Gov. John Kasich and Challenger Ed FitzGerald

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 3:08 PM

For the first time in more than 35 years, the major party candidates for governor won’t meet in a face-to-face debate. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports two months of negotiations broke off on Sunday.

Unclear If There Will Be Any More Debates in Statewide Races

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:32 AM

It appears the candidates for auditor could be the only statewide candidates who will publicly debate this election year. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler has more.

As WWI Raged 100 Years Ago, Northeast Ohio Became a Hub for Immigrants

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:01 AM

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One. While the United States did not enter the war until 1917, Cleveland played a major role in the war from the beginning, sending the first American medical team to the conflict. Today, reporter Mark Urycki examines how the conflict forever changed Northeast Ohio even before the U.S. sent troops.

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