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Ohio Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed Out of State, Federal Judge Says

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 11:24 AM

A federal judge today overturned part of Ohio's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages, ordering the state to recognize gay marriages performed legally in other states.

Ex-Coach Jim Tressel Now Eyeing Two College Presidencies

Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 4:06 PM

University of Akron Vice President Jim Tressel is now pursuing two University presidential posts in Northeast Ohio. StateImpact Ohio's Bill Rice reports the former Ohio State football coach submitted his application to Youngstown State on Friday.

Opponents of Sin Tax Propose Alternative: Adding Facilities Fee on Tickets

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Opponents of renewing the Cuyahoga County sin tax that funds upgrades to Cleveland’s sports stadiums has proposed instead placing an additional fee on games and other events at those facilities. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports.

Budget Update Bill Has Changed—and Not for the Better, Some Lawmakers Say

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:37 PM

The spending update that Ohio governors put together halfway through the two-year budget cycle used to be called a “budget correction bill." Under Gov. John Kasich, it’s become known as the “mid-biennium review." And Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, the name is only one of several things that’s changed about it.

Nearly 200 Cases of Mumps Reported in Franklin and Delaware Counties

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:33 PM

There 199 cases of mumps reported in Central Ohio right now. And as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, most of those are related to the outbreak at Ohio State University.

Anti-Execution Group Says Task Force Recommendations are a Step Forward

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:22 PM

The state’s death penalty task force has delivered 56 recommendations on changes to the process in Ohio. Those include requiring biological or DNA evidence or a videotaped confession for the death penalty to apply.

ODNR: Probable Link Between ‘Fracking’ And Quakes

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 3:10 PM

State geologists in Ohio have linked earthquake activity in the Utica Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, for the first time. Drilling is being halted at the site of five small tremors in the Youngstown area last month, which prompted a state investigation into the link between drilling and quakes. ideastream's Tony Ganzer hears more from ODNR Spokesman Mark Bruce.

Last of 13 Cleveland Firefighters Pleads Guilty in Shift-Trading Scandal; Jail Sentence Suspended

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

A 13th and final Cleveland firefighter caught up in a shift-trading and payroll abuse scandal has pleaded guilty. ideastream's Joanna Richards reports Calvin Robinson made tens of thousands of dollars while doing little work for the city, but has avoided any fine or jail time.

Auditor Dave Yost, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald Clash Over Absentee Ballots

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald has gone another step in confronting Republicans over the county's new voting measure.

Statehouse Agency To Review Wedding Ceremony Policy

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM

The Ohio Statehouse’s managing agency will review its policy on wedding ceremonies, which could impact same-sex couples. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has more on what’s next in the process.

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