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August 2013

Ohio Hospital Group Seeks To Take Medicaid Expansion To Voters

Friday, August 30, 2013 at 5:53 PM

The debate over Medicaid expansion in Ohio continues, but now there's word one group wants to try to take the issue to the ballot.

Cuyahoga County Pumps Cash Into Sports

Friday, August 30, 2013 at 4:14 PM

It’s not all about the Browns, Indians or Cavs. Officials want the northeast region to be a playing field for all kinds of sports events.

Backlash Emerges Against Proposal To Test Welfare Applicants For Drug Usage

Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Advocates for low-income Ohioans are firing back against a plan to drug test people who apply for the state’s welfare program.

Bank of America Announces 1000+ Layoffs in Northeast Ohio

Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:35 PM

On the eve of the Labor Day weekend, Bank of America has notified about 1000 workers they'll be losing their jobs at the end of October.

Labor Day Weekend Brings Festivities, Relaxation, And….A Tax Shift?

Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Two big changes are coming to taxes in Ohio this weekend – the state sales tax goes up, and the state’s personal income tax goes down.

Major Salt Mine Under Lake Erie Resumes Operations

Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Half of the crew at one of the world's largest salt mines is back on the job today, after safety concerns shut it down earlier this month.

Worker Who Illegally Dumped Fracking Waste Agrees To Testify Against Boss

Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Michael Guesman has confessed to his actions, and will work with prosecutors to describe his supervisor's role.

More than 500 Convene in Cleveland to Remember the March on Washington

Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 8:40 AM

As thousands in Washington, D.C., remembered the 1963 march demanding equality for African Americans, Clevelanders held their own event.

Cleveland Police Say National Group Finds Policies to be Sound

Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 8:16 AM

A lengthy review of the Cleveland police says its use-of-force policies and training are in line with national standards, the chief says.

Medicaid Expansion Opponents Rally to Defund Obamacare

Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:55 AM

As Obamacare opponents tour the state rallying support against the program, the law's proponents are pushing to expand Medicaid in Ohio.

Questions Arise Over Campaign Car Josh Mandel Crashed

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 5:56 PM

State Treasurer Josh Mandel was riding in the vehicle owned by his Senate campaign, and that could violate campaign finance laws.

Ohio Senator Proposes Drug Testing for Welfare Applicants

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 5:45 PM

State Sen. Tim Schaffer says testing applicants could help break the cycle of what he calls drug induced poverty and dependency.

Dayton Rejects “Stand Your Ground” Bill

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 5:41 PM

City officials say the law--made famous by the Trayvon Martin case--won't help the city's efforts to lower gun violence.

Ohio House Speaker Batchelder Now Says He Didn’t Ask Rep. Peter Beck to Resign

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Rep. Batchelder is backpedaling on an apparent resignation request sent last month to a Cincinnati-area representative after his indictment.

A Northeast Ohio Perspective on “The March”

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 4:11 AM

Local memories of an historic civil rights demonstration

The Working Poor, Part I: Natasha and Robin

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11:13 PM

A Cleveland fast food worker and mother tells her story about working while planning for bigger things ahead.

Cleveland To Pursue Felony Charges in Some Illegal Dumping Cases

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Cleveland is stepping up its response to people who illegally dump large amounts of trash on abandoned properties and in empty buildings.

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Pledges Support for Ohio’s Democratic Ticket in 2014

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 8:34 PM

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was in Cleveland to lend her support to Ed FitzGerald and Nina Turner.

Cincinnati to Host World Series of Poker Spin-Off Event

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Cincinnati's casino is getting ready to play host to one of the industry's biggest tournaments.

Former Governor John Gilligan Remembered as Father of Ohio’s Income Tax

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 6:10 PM

The liberal Democrat served one term from 1971 to 1975, and was known for implementing the income tax to fund state operations.

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