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Some Parents Relinquish Custody To State To Get Children Better Care, Lawmakers Reviewing

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 7:12 pm
The lawmakers said they can’t just straight-up change the law because of other cases involving neglect or abuse.

Expect a Levy for CMSD on the November Ballot

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5:43 PM

November ballots will include a levy for Cleveland Municipal Schools.

The Cleveland Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday to put issue to voters.

An affirmative vote would extend the operating levy for four more years. It was originally passed by voters in 2012.

The levy generates 69.7 million dollars a year for the district--10 percent of the operating budget.

The district claims the levy is central to reforms made since the implementation of 'The Cleveland Plan,' including a 14 percent increase in the graduation rate since 2011.

Cuyahoga Co. Sexual Assault Kit Task Force work produces 500th Indictment

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5:31 pm
Cuyahoga Co. Prosecutor McGinty says 500 indictment is the result of Task Force's hard work.

Coalition Calls for Postal Banking

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5:29 pm
Cleveland was part of a nationwide tour in support of expanding post offices' duties to include financial services.

New RNC Rules Include Small Changes From The Old Ones

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5:07 pm
City officials were forced to adapt their protest rules after they were found unconstitutional by a federal judge.

Shipwreck Discovered Off the Coast of Lake Ontario

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 4:57 pm
On Wednesday, a group of New York-based underwater explorers announced they discovered a mid 19th century shipwreck.

Great Lakes Farmers Tackle Pollution from Runoff

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10:46 pm
Summers along the Great Lakes feature fishing, boating -- and dangerous algae blooms that can shut down beaches.

Columbus Airport Honors John Glenn

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 6:15 pm
The main airport in Columbus will now be known as the John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

New State School Superintendent Begins Work

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 6:14 PM

The fourth state school superintendent in the last five years started work yesterday. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler caught up with him after his first day on the job.

Paolo DeMaria came ready to greet staffers at the Ohio Department of Education.

“I bought 300 donuts and we were down in the lobby starting at 7:30 just to welcome all the staff.”

DeMaria says he’ll be dealing right away with new federal regulations, new testing, and working with a state school board that the interim superintendent said was marked by what he called “political sniping." 

Audit Targets Ohio Food Stamp Program

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 6:01 pm
Auditor Dave Yost found signs of potential abuse but says it wasn’t widespread.

RNC Unveils Stage Design for July Convention in Cleveland

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 5:18 pm
Committee worked with Trump campaign on final design

Boating safety standards tested on Lake Erie

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 8:57 am
To help reduce deaths & injuries on the water, the U.S. Coast Guard has funded the National On-Water Standards Project.

Ohio Reviewing Possible Effects Of Supreme Court's Texas Abortion Clinic Ruling

Monday, June 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm
State lawmakers have put in place restrictions on Ohio abortion clinics that are similar to those in Texas.

Specifics Of Police Body Camera Records Still Debated

Monday, June 27, 2016 at 7:08 pm
A proposed bill would create some statewide uniform standards for the cameras and its availability as public record.

Renovations at Cleveland Hopkins Airport Revealed

Monday, June 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Hopkins celebrates past, present, and future in ribbon cutting and rededication ceremony