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Guide to Ohio’s 2014 Elections

Guide to Ohio’s 2014 Elections Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Review our coverage of the major races on the ballot in Northeast Ohio this fall, from Congressional and statewide candidates to the race to succeed Ed FitzGerald as Cuyahoga County's chief executive. We'll be updating this page throughout the month.

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Measuring Ohio’s Economic Changes Under Gov. John Kasich

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is running a relatively low-profile reelection campaign. He’s not debating on TV. Instead, he’s betting his record on the economy will bring in the votes he needs. ideastream’s Nick Castele examines two claims of Kasich’s: that jobs are up and wages are rising.

Inspector General: FitzGerald Driving Without Valid License a ‘Breach of the Public Trust’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Cuyahoga County's watchdog agency says Ed FitzGerald likely drove without a valid license while on the job as county executive. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

Nurse Amber Vinson Cleared to Leave Hospital After Recovery from Ebola

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Akron native Amber Vinson headed back to Dallas yesterday afternoon. But scores of people in Ohio are still being monitored for Ebola, just in case. From Ohio Public Radio Station WKSU M.L. Schultze reports.

Ohio’s Location, Demographics Creating A Need For Truckers

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:39 PM

The trucking industry is looking to fill thousands of jobs--right now. The American Trucking Association said recently it expects 100,000 or more open trucking jobs in the next decade. Thomas Balzer with the Ohio Trucking Association thinks those numbers are too conservative.

HUD Secretary Says Cleveland Preschools “Get It.”

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:26 PM

In his last TWO State of the Union speeches President Obama called on Congress to fund high quality pre-school for every 4 year-old. Congress has mostly ignored his request but two administration officials went looking for a city that does offer good pre-school classes. They came to Cleveland. Ideastream's Mark Urycki explains.

Federal Administration Plans to Launch College Ratings System

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Next fall, incoming college freshmen will have a new way to measure their schools. That’s when the federal government plans to release its first ratings report for U.S. colleges and universities. But that report is making some institutions of higher learning a little nervous. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen explains.

Election 2014: The Ohio School Board Explained

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 4:05 PM

If you're following politics this year you probably know most of the candidates on the ballot for statewide offices, your congressional district, and maybe a few local seats. But do you know who is running for state school board? Candidates in seven board districts are vying for votes this election. As StateImpact Ohio's Bill Rice reports, the board exerts considerable influence over education policy, and it just might be worth giving the candidates a look before heading to the polls on Election Day.

Cultural Approaches to Caregiving

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:34 AM

American families have gotten smaller - and more spread out. How does this impact caregiving and what can we learn from other cultures? ideastream's Kay Colby talks with Morning Edition host Rick Jackson about how cultural roots impact the way we care for our elders.

Remembering Respected Call & Post Editor Connie Harper

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:15 PM

A legendary Cleveland journalist died over the weekend, Call & Post associate publisher Connie Harper. Harper was slated to be inducted in the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame next month. She died after becoming ill in the Dayton-area over the weekend. For more reflection on Connie Harper's death, ideastream’s Tony Ganzer called Cleveland-area State Representative Bill Patmon.

Legislation Aims To End Homelessness For Veterans By 2015

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 4:16 PM

More than 60,000 U.S. veterans are homeless, according to a federal statistic from 2012. Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is pushing legislation to help the Department of Veterans Affairs eradicate that number by 2015. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

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