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October 2013

From Coal To Natural Gas: One Energy Giant Leans In A New Direction

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5:47 PM

A recent transaction may signal the energy industry's move towards shale exploration over coal mining.

Portman: No One Should Be Fired for Being Gay

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Portman is lending qualified support to a bill banning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Cuts to Food Assistance Affect Ohio Families and Businesses Nov. 1

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5:39 PM

The end of federal stimulus support for food stamp funds will affect close to 2 million people in Ohio.

Ohio to Give $120 Million to Counties to Repair Bridges

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5:18 PM

There are about 44,000 bridges in Ohio and most of them -- about 30,000 -- are local county, city and township bridges.

Readmission Rate Reduction Policies Changing Health Care Culture, Officials Say

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow takes a closer look at what hospitals are doing to improve patient health without readmitting them.

Advocates Say Clean Energy Projects Offer Jobs for Returning Veterans

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 4:45 PM

More and more veterans are looking for jobs as they return home from overseas.

Ohio Statehouse Democrats and John Husted Disagree Over Early Voting Rules

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Though Ohioans have been casting ballots early for years, the weekend before election day has been a disputed time.

Ohio House Passes Bill Setting New Rules for Minor Parties, Over Democrats’ Objections

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 11:15 AM

A bill that would put new rules on minor party candidates is on its way to a conference committee.

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority Is Asking for a Levy Renewal—So What Does the Port Even Do?

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 9:29 AM

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority is making a bid this year to renew its 0.13-mill operating levy.

Teacher With Close Ties to Gov. John Kasich Promoted to Top Ohio Department of Education Post

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Sarah Dove, the Ohio Department of Education’s former teacher liaison, has been promoted to senior policy advisor, a top post at the agency.

Any Way You Slice It, Nestles’ Pizza Move Is Good News For Solon

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Officials say the shift of the company's pizza division will pay off well for the suburban city.

Hospitals Look for Ways to Reduce Readmission Rates

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Hospitals are beginning to feel the sting of new fines based on higher readmission rates.

New Gun Bill Would Change Ohio’s Test for Determining if Shooting is in Self-Defense

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Ohio lawmakers are taking up a bill that would change the state's gun laws.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor to Seek Death Penalty for Michael Madison in East Cleveland Murder Case

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Prosecutor Timothy McGinty will seek the death penalty against Michael Madison, who is accused of murdering three women in East Cleveland.

Be Well: Concussions and football’s popularity

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7:35 AM

For those who love football, there's no denial that health concerns are reshaping the sport.

Affordable Care Act…Of Horror?

Monday, October 28, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Local health insurance agents and brokers explore whether the ACA is more chiller...or a chance to reinvent themselves.

Sen. Sherrod Brown Backs Bill Connecting Veterans with Civilian Professional Certifications

Monday, October 28, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Brown says the Department of Defense needs to work harder to connect veterans with jobs after they leave the military.

Ohio to Use Backup Drug Mixture in Execution After Running Out of Pentobarbital

Monday, October 28, 2013 at 6:15 PM

The state will use two drugs that were previously reserved as a back-up method.

Sen. Sherrod Brown: Delay Healthcare Sign-Up Deadline By Weeks If Necessary, But Not By a Year

Monday, October 28, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Sherrod Brown says the deadline to apply shouldn’t be delayed by a year, as some lawmakers have called for.

Ohio Lottery to Replace Video Raffle Machines Used by Veterans’ Groups and Fraternal Lodges

Monday, October 28, 2013 at 5:43 PM

The machines will be replaced by electronic games regulated by the state.

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