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House Passes Bill To Combat Student Truancy

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6:29 PM

A new system to prevent truant students from being thrown out of school is moving forward. Statehouse reporter Andy Chow has more.
The House just passed a bill requiring schools to create intervention teams that would step in when a child is consistently absent. 
That team will meet with the student and their parents to try to fix the situation to avoid going to court. 
Republican Representative Jeff Rezabek of Dayton says they wanted to give more power to each school because every case is different.

Lawmaker Pushes Change For Vote Counting

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6:20 pm
A sponsor says her bill could save more than tens of thousands of ballots from being thrown out.

Donald Trump Will Now Have More Influence Over Republican Convention Planning

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 4:53 pm
A representative from the RNC says conversations with the Trump campaign will begin "almost immediately."

Appeals Court Rules Case Against Cleveland Police Can't Move Forward in East Cleveland

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:36 pm
The supervisors had been charged with dereliction of duty in connection with a cross-town car chase in 2012.

Ohio GOP Leaders Signaling Openness To Trump Nomination

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:25 pm
Senate President Keith Faber and House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger have supported John Kasich's presidential bid.

Kasich Suspends Presidential Campaign

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm
The state Republican Party had put its weight behind Kasich.

Tamir Rice's Mother Speaks at Kent State University May 4th Commemoration

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5:44 pm
Tamir Rice's mother is asking people from all walks of life to help stop the violence.

Minimum Wage Hike In Cleveland Faces Opposition In City Council

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 6:52 pm
An ordinance for a $15 minimum wage is likely to reach city council this month, and could then end up on the ballot.

Ohio Attorney General Forms Advisory Group on Police Vehicle Pursuits

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 3:44 pm
The 12-member volunteer group will hear from experts and draw up a model policy.

Migrating Toxic Sediment Poses Little Threat, Say Cleveland Water Officials

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8:28 pm
The migrating sediment includes decades old dredged material from the Cuyahoga River.

Cleveland Delays Dismantling of Gazebo Where Officer Shot Tamir Rice

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 7:56 pm
The city had planned to take down the gazebo this week.

Democrat Sittenfeld Urging Support For Strickland In Senate Bid

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 6:25 pm
Strickland beat Sittenfeld in the Democratic primary to challenge U.S. Senator Rob Portman in November.

Cleveland and Other Midwest Cities Prepare for Global Warming

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Looks to make neighborhoods more resilient to extreme weather

Cleveland Museum of Art Looks to Create a Self-Portrait of Northeast Ohio

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 4:05 pm
Community art project looks to gather at least 1,916 portraits of area residents to celebrate CMA's 100th birthday

More than half of Cleveland Residents Read Below a 7th Grade Level

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 10:26 am
In the city of Cleveland 69% of adults read at or below the 7th grade level. In Cuyahoga County its 46%.