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Cleveland Officials Address Ebola Fears

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Following the CDC’s announcement that a nurse traveling from Cleveland to Dallas tested positive for Ebola Tuesday night, local officials are implementing measures to track and contain potential Ebola cases in the Greater Cleveland area. ideastream's Brian Bull reports.

Common Core Causes Ohio’s Teacher Training Programs to Make A Shift

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Nearly half the teachers in the classroom said in August that have not been adequately prepared to teach to the Common Core - learning standards that emphasize reasoning over rote memorization. That national survey got us wondering if the next generation of teachers is getting the prep they need. StateImpact Ohio’s Amy Hansen reports.

Cuyahoga County Likely To Approve $50 Million Demolition Fund

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Council members are expected to finalize later this month a proposed 50 million dollar fund to demolish foreclosed and abandoned homes.

BREAKING: Nurse With Ebola Was On Cleveland Flight To Dallas

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM

BREAKING: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they’re contacting passengers of Frontier Airlines flight 1143, that flew from Cleveland to Dallas-Ft. Worth Monday, after a Texas nurse on the airplane tested positive for Ebola Tuesday night.

Kasich Campaign Runs New Ad Geared Toward Women Voters

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 10:08 AM

A new ad for Republican Gov. John Kasich is meant to attract the female vote. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports Democrats are claiming it is disingenuous.

Medical Officials Say Most Ohioans Shouldn’t Worry About Contracting Ebola

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 9:54 AM

As the Ebola outbreak continues in some nations in West Africa, fear among Ohioans seems to be mounting. But Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports state health officials want people to stay calm and to get educated.

Most Ohioans Don’t Know Who’s in Charge of State Elections, Poll Finds

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Though changes to voting have made news for years, a new poll shows most voters don't know a lot about how elections are run in Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Lawmakers Hear From Anti-Common Core Teachers, Supporters Stress Misinformation Involved

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 9:40 AM

An Ohio House committee held a rare evening hearing to once again discuss a controversial bill that would repeal the state’s education standards -- known as the Common Core. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- lawmakers scheduled the meeting at night to get the perspective from a certain group of people.

Northeast Ohio’s Steris to Reform as British Company

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:54 PM

A major Northeast Ohio company is technically moving overseas, though only on paper. ideastream's Nick Castele reports Steris is keeping its operational headquarters in the Cleveland area, but will become a British company -- and pay British taxes.

Number of Ohioans Receiving Cash Assistance Cut in Half Since 2011

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:11 PM

The state’s cash welfare program has been sent out half as many checks to Ohio families than it did three and a half years ago. But Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports advocates have very different explanations for that.

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