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Has Republicans’ Choice of Cleveland Changed Columbus’ Chances at Landing the DNC?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 4:58 PM

As nearly everyone in Ohio knows by now, Cleveland has been selected by the Republicans as the site of their 2016 presidential nominating convention. As Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports, some believe the choice of Cleveland has dramatically changed Columbus’ changes to host the Democratic convention.

Health Care Industry Positioned To Benefit Region’s Future

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Northeast Ohio is well known as a health hub. The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals are the region's biggest employers. But what does that really mean for the local economy? ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble reports that the benefit may not be as obvious as you think.

RNC Makes It Official: Cleveland Will Host 2016 Convention

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM

It’s official: Cleveland will host the Republican National presidential convention in 2016. The RNC committee opted NOT to have red-friendly Dallas host the event, but will plant their flag squarely in one of Ohio’s bluest territories. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

RNC Chooses Cleveland: ‘There Is A Lot Of Hard Work To Be Done’

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Cleveland has edged out Dallas to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. The site selection committee voted to recommend Cleveland today. We will hear more about the specifics of the convention in the coming weeks and months, but for more insight on the strategy at play here, ideastream’s Tony Ganzer spoke with Mark Weaver, a Republican political strategist based in Ohio.

Kasich Sounds Off on Cleveland as Site for 2016 GOP Convention

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Ohio's most well-known Republican says he’s thrilled that the Republican National Committee has chosen Cleveland as the site of its 2016 convention. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

GOP and Democratic Consultants Debate Political Wisdom Of GOP Convention Choice

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 3:34 PM

In some ways holding the Republican national convention in Ohio is no-brainer. For one thing, no Republican has been elected President since Lincoln without carrying Ohio. But Cleveland? A Democratic stronghold? That's not so obvious, at least to some former national campaign managers.

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Courts Can’t Require Defendants to Post Bail with Cash Only

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 2:44 PM

The Ohio Supreme Court says a judge can’t order defendants to put up cash only to get out of jail, but that they must accept surety bonds and other forms of bail as well. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler has details.

Be Well: Must Reads On The Sandwich Generation, Hospice Care

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 7:35 AM

With all the fireworks and gatherings over the holiday weekend, you may have gotten less than your usual dose of health news. ideastream health reporter Sarah Jane Tribble joins Morning Edition Host Rick Jackson to talk about the latest stories.

Horseshoe Casino Operators Dismiss Decline In June Revenues

Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Cleveland’s Horseshoe Casino continues to show a decline in revenues. New June figures from the Ohio Casino Control Commission show a 12-percent decrease compared to last year, and a 35-percent drop from 2012. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

FitzGerald Says He Backs ‘a’ Tax on Oil and Gas Drilling—Just Not Kasich’s

Monday, July 7, 2014 at 6:21 PM

As Ohio Gov. John Kasich continues to push for a severance tax on gas and oil drilling, his Democratic challenger has been asked where he stands on that issue. And as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, Ed FitzGerald’s answer hasn’t been so clear to reporters.

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