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Democrats Accuse DeWine of Trying to Influence Sexual Harassment Investigation

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Democrats continue to blast Attorney General Mike DeWine for the way he handled a sexual harassment allegation in his office. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Poll: Ohio Voters 50 and up Want Candidates to Address Costs for Seniors

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 10:08 AM

A poll from the major lobbying group for seniors says older Ohioans want to hear the candidates talk about financial issues facing those middle-aged and older. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

Medical Marijuana Debated in Columbus

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Medical marijuana didn't make the ballot this year, with supporters falling well short of the signatures they needed to get it before voters. But the issue will be back -- soon. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler moderated a debate this week in Columbus between a passionate supporter of medical marijuana and a strong opponent.

Voting Rights Amendment Heads to November Ballot

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Cuyahoga County’s Democratic leadership has battled state Republicans over voters’ access to the ballot. Last night, the county moved to better arm itself in that fight. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Former Medical Mutual Executive Charged in Embezzlement Case

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 9:14 AM

A former Medical Mutual executive has been charged with embezzling nearly $3 million from the state's largest health insurance company over nearly 20 years. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.

As Ohio debates lethal injection protocol, national experts raise concerns

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:00 AM

A federal judge's order to extend a moratorium on Ohio's executions until January 2015, comes as some experts say the whole system of lethal injections needs to be reconsidered. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble reports.

Ohio Recieves Nearly $350,000 to Defray Cost of Advanced Placement Exams

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Ohio is among 40 states receiving a cut of more than 28 million dollars in federal money to help low income students pay for advanced placement exams. StateImpact Ohio’s Bill Rice reports.

Ohio EPA Director: Toledo Could’ve Minimized Water Issues, But No Plans for Takeover Of Plant

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Toledo’s mayor has been busy writing, lately. Mayor D. Michael Collins has written President Obama and Governor Kasich among other lawmakers, imploring them to take whatever financial measures are needed to get his city through this year’s algae season without any more water issues…like when toxic algae growths contaminated the drinking water supply, prompting a citywide ban that lasted through the first weekend of August. It’s since been revealed that the Ohio EPA had long pointed out concerns with Toledo’s wastewater treatment system, and was even considering a takeover of the facility. ideastream’s Brian Bull talked to the agency’s Director, Craig Butler, about those issues. Bull first asked Butler if he’s been satisfied with the City of Toledo’s actions in response to the Ohio EPA’s concerns….

Last Toledo Abortion Clinic Fights To Stay Open

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Capital Care Network is the only remaining abortion clinic in Toledo after regulatory changes took effect last year. Ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble reports on its fight to stay open.

State School Report Cards’ Release Date Gets Delayed

Monday, August 11, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Even in August, reminders of this year's harsh winter are still being felt. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen reports that a surplus of snow days created a domino effect, impacting the annual release of the Ohio Department of Education's report cards.

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