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Summit Board of Elections Probing Workers’ Internet Use; Some Boards’ Tough Policies Head Off Issues

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Summit County’s Board of Elections is investigating its workers’ internet and cell phone use after learning one employee had posted to Facebook almost 50 times during one work day. As ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports, other boards of elections have strict policies to prevent similar problems.

Foreign Students Alleviate Universities’ Burdens, Boost Local Economies

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Foreign students are contributing substantially to local economies all around the country, including several in Ohio. A new report by the Brookings Institution shows just how much cities like Cleveland and Columbus are benefiting. For StateImpact Ohio, ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

Diversity a Challenge for Suburban Police Departments in Cuyahoga County

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:02 AM

There’s a lot that remains unknown about the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. But we do know the police force has not adapted to the town’s reversal in racial demographics over recent decades. The St. Louis suburb’s police force is 94 percent white in what is now a largely black community. Similar imbalances can be found in Northeast Ohio, and for some leaders, that’s a cause for concern. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports.

How Do Aging Couples Cope With Dementia? Love

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 6:00 AM

It's estimated that more than a third of US adults are affected by it - either because they have it, or others close to them do. Often that leaves an aging spouse as chief caregiver. ideastream health reporter Sarah Jane Tribble asks, how do caregivers cope?

Manufacturers Endorse Kasich

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:13 PM

A manufacturers’ trade group endorsed Governor John Kasich’s reelection bid yesterday during a campaign stop at a Euclid factory. ideastream’s Joanna Richards has more.

Ohio Democratic Chair Says Party Candidates Still Competitive in November

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern says he's not thinking of removing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald and isn't worried about him dragging down other Democratic candidates. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles has more.

Department of Education Accuses ESC of Flouting State Law on Charter Schools

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:30 AM

An educational service center in Northeast Ohio is in trouble with the state Department of Education after trying to open a charter school in southern Ohio. StateImpact Ohio's Bill Rice reports the ESC is accused of trying to circumvent the law.

Hate-Crimes Convictions Overturned in Amish Hair-Cutting Attacks

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Sixteen members of an Ohio Amish community convicted on federal hate-crimes charges have had those convictions overturned. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Threats Against Governor Are Not Public Records

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 5:19 PM

The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed with Gov. John Kasich in a battle over releasing his public schedule. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Business Groups Testify Against Common Core Repeal Bill

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 5:08 PM

A statewide coalition supporting the Common Core education standards is bringing forward several groups to oppose the latest effort for a repeal. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- the latest is a group of business leaders.

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