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December 2013

Images From Some Of 2013’s Big News Stories - Slideshow

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 6:33 PM

As 2013 winds down, we revisit some of the stories that made headlines across Northeast Ohio through photos.

Educators Discuss Social Media in the Classroom

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Many consider social media to be an innovative tool for schools.

2013’s Economic Winners And Losers

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Regional economist Ned Hill talks with ideastream's Brian Bull on companies and industries that floated - and sank - this year.

2013 Was a Year of Abortion Restrictions in the Ohio Statehouse

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Ohio lawmakers passed several controversial abortion bills in 2013.

How Ohio Election Rules Were—And Were Not—Changed in 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:05 PM

State lawmakers introduced numerous measures this year that would change Ohio election rules. But few of them were actually passed into law.

Ohio House Speaker Batchelder’s New Year’s Resolution: Rework Term Limits

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Batchelder is currently the co-chair of a bipartisan commission that seeks to revise the state’s constitution.

2013 Ohio SPJ Awards – Best Enterprise Reporting – Radio

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:50 PM

2013 Ohio SPJ Awards – Best Continuing Coverage – Radio

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:49 PM

2013 Ohio SPJ Awards – Best Government Reporting – Radio

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:47 PM

FAA Passes Over Ohio’s Bid to Become Drone Testing Site

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:42 PM

The state was passed over in a joint bid with Indiana to become one of six commercial drone testing ranges around the country.

Be Well: A look at obesity in 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 7:35 AM

A look back at obesity in 2013 and the themes that have emerged for the coming year.

Elias Acevedo Pleads Guilty to Cold-Case Murders, Heads to Prison for Life

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Acevedo pleaded guilty in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas court to murdering two women in the 1990s and sexually assaulting children.

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune Says He’ll Challenge Ed FitzGerald in 2014 Primary

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune says he’s moving forward with plans to run for Ohio governor.

Cleveland Browns Fire Head Coach Rob Chudzinski After One Season

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Top officials of the Cleveland Browns defended their decision to fire head coach Rob Chudzinski after just one season on the job.

State Fights Puppy Mills with New Dog Breeding License in 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Dog breeders around the state must comply with a new set of state laws, including a mandatory license at the beginning of the year.

Ohio Minimum Wage to Go Up 10 Cents in 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 5:53 PM

The state’s minimum wage will go up ten cents from $7.85 an hour to $7.95 an hour.

Beer Fuels Ohio City’s Economic Engine

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:33 PM

By late 2014, the area will see up to six craft breweries, which backers say will boost commerce and tourism.

Retiring Cleveland Councilman Jay Westbrook on Sprawl, Abandonment and Inequality

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Westbrook sat down to talk about some of the big-picture challenges facing Northeast Ohio -- like population loss and the housing crisis.

2013 in Review: Ohio Budget Includes Abortion Restrictions, Controlling Board Expands Medicaid

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Perhaps the biggest bill passed this year -- the $62 billion budget -- had some controversial measures attached to it.

2013 in Review: Bills that Didn’t Pass Statehouse Include Stand Your Ground, Right to Work Measures

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 4:36 PM

While the General Assembly passed major budget legislation this year, it also spent hours on bills that, in the end, were left on the table.

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