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Ohio Department of Education Changes Definition of “Faith-based”

Friday, January 16, 2015 at 3:21 PM

Governor Kasich’s new mentoring program for school children is undergoing some changes after objections over its requirement that faith-based organizations be involved. State Impact Ohio's Mark Urycki reports it all depends on the definition of "faith-based."

CDC Designates MetroHealth As Ohio’s First Ebola Treatment Center

Friday, January 16, 2015 at 2:18 PM

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated Cuyahoga County's MetroHealth Hospital as an Ebola treatment center. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble reports it is the only Ohio hospital with that designation. -------

Lorain Hopes For New Markets And Renewed Oil And Gas Development For Its U.S. Steel Plant

Friday, January 16, 2015 at 4:56 AM

The Mayor of Lorain says the city is exploring its options following U.S. Steel’s decision to idle its Lorain plant in mid-March…a move that’ll take more than 600 workers off the floor for an indefinite period. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

Ohio Department of Education Recommends a Cutback on Testing

Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 4:55 PM

The Ohio Department of Education today (Thurs) released a report recommending a cutback in the amount of testing that school children in the state undergo each year. State Impact Ohio’s Mark Urycki reports it averages 20 hours a school year now.

Lakewood Hospital Faces Big Changes

Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 4:18 PM

Lakewood city leaders joined executives from the Cleveland Clinic Thursday to announced that the 108-year old Lakewood Hospital would soon be turned into an outpatient center. Ideastream Sarah Jane Tribble has the story.

Republicans Set 2016 Convention Dates: July 18th – 21st

Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 4:14 PM

The Republican National Committee has announced the dates for the 2016 National Convention in Cleveland – and the city has a big to-do list to prepare. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Ohio Fares Poorly In State Tax Comparison

Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:02 AM

A liberal-leaning policy group is calling on Ohio to raise taxes on the state's highest income earners. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- the group is pointing to a study that says Ohio is in the bottom 20 among states with the worst state and local tax structures.

How The News Can Impact Students

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:43 PM

Many parents know kids are always watching and listening. Mix that natural curiosity with social media and the 24-hour news cycle, and there are a lot of ways children are exposed to current and sometimes tragic stories in the news. Recently, StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen talked with a group of Akron elementary school students about what current events in 2014 stood out for them.What those students said gives a glimpse into the impact the news can have on young minds.

Investment in Seaway and Great Lakes Shipping Strong, Study Finds

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 5:28 PM

The St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes shipping industry sees a bright economic future ahead. That’s the finding of a yearlong investment study, as ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Ohio Colleges Work to Retain Students

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 3:56 PM

Now that higher education funding in Ohio is tied to the number of students who graduate, not enrollment, universities are doing more to see that students stay on track. And the Board of Regents requires each state school to have a formal retention plan in place, aimed at getting freshmen to return for their sophomore year. State Impact Ohio’s Mark Urycki reports.

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