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February 2014

$27 Million in Federal Funds Headed to Northeast Ohio Land Banks for Demolishing Abandoned Houses

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:12 PM

The biggest chunk of that money is a $10.1 million grant going to the Cuyahoga County Land Bank.

Backer of Ohio Religious Freedom Bill Says It Would’ve Let Businesses Object to Serving Gay Weddings

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Earlier this week, the sponsors of a religious freedom bill under consideration in the Ohio Statehouse withdrew it.

Kasich: No Fracking in State Parks for Now

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Gov. John Kasich says his position on fracking in state parks should be clear, though he’s been supportive of the drilling industry.

Akron Lockheed Jobs Could Be Headed to Orlando

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Lockheed Martin is planning to move 200 engineering jobs to an Orlando facility, and many of those workers could come from Akron.

Kasich Won’t Offer Details Yet on Plan to Cut Income Tax Below 5 Percent

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Gov. John Kasich has long campaigned against the state income tax but won't say how he plans to reduce just yet.

The Unknown Hero of a Long Ago Disaster

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:43 AM

African-American man rose to unthinkable heights in Ashtabula in the 1870s-90s.

After Sequester, Case Western Reserve University Copes With Ongoing Budget Cuts

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM

The Cleveland medical school expects some research funding to be restored, but not nearly enough to match losses.

Ohio’s Colleges Adjust to Changing State Funding

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Funding is now awarded to the state's higher education institutions based on performance.

Competing Ohio Snow Day Plans Headed for Conference Committee

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Ohio’s schools are looking to the state legislature for answers on how to handle days missed because of snow and cold weather.

Munroe Falls, State of Ohio Fight in State Supreme Court Over Power to Regulate Drilling Locations

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:33 PM

The ruling could have a major impact on how the industry is regulated in Ohio.

Cuyhoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald Protests New Ohio Voting Rules

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 4:38 PM

FitzGerald, a Democratic candidate for governor, says the rules infringe on citizens’ voting rights.

‘Polar Vortex’ Could Cost Ohio Big

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Costs of the Polar Vortex in Ohio could be more than $100m, one of the pricier winters.

Getting the Munchies for Hemp

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:30 AM

More people are turning to hemp seeds as a source of healthy fats and protein, and as a sustainable crop.

Lawmakers Pull Ohio Religious Freedom Bill After Comparisons to Arizona Legislation

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:02 PM

The legislation has been widely criticized for opening the door to discrimination against LGBT Ohioans.

Ohio Supreme Court Grills Attorneys on Who Gets a Say on Where Drilling Happens

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 5:43 PM

The high court is deciding key points with environmentalists, communities and corporations nationwide watching closely.

Democrats Want Moratorium on New Election Laws and Directives

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Democrats are once again crying foul after Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted announced uniform voting hours for the general election.

Cleveland Clinic CEO: Challenges Ahead For Health Care Industry

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 5:35 PM

The Cleveland Clinic's CEO, Dr. Toby Cosgrove, tells employees the hospital system is strong, but more cost savings are needed.

Parsing Gov. John Kasich’s State of the State Speech

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:40 PM

How accurate is the picture Kasich drew of the state of things in Ohio? And what will it mean for this year’s governor’s race?

No Sundays in 2014 Early Voting Schedule Set by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Husted set new hours for voting in this November’s election. They include two Saturdays before the election.

Longtime Medical Marijuana Supporter Not Surprised At Poll Showing Ohio Support

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Ohioans approve of allowing medical marijuana use in the buckeye state by an 8-to-1 margin.

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