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Hospitals Don't Always Model Safe Sleep For Babies, Study Finds

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 3:43 pm
While closely monitored, many babies sleep with loose blankets, medical supplies while in the hospital.

The 2016 Cleveland Arts Prize Honorees Include Groundbreakers and Tastemakers in Music, Poetry and Dance

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 3:21 pm
These annual cultural prizes have recognized Northeast Ohio artists since 1961

Cleveland to Tear Down Gazebo Where Police Officer Shot Tamir Rice

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:15 pm
This week the city agreed to a settlement with the Rice family.

Colleges in Ohio Among Least Affordable, Study Finds

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Ohio ranks 45th in the nation in terms of college affordability, according to a new study out of the University Of Pennsylvania.

The report defines “affordability” as the percent of a family’s income that’s spent on higher education costs.  

For an Ohio family with an annual income of $30,000, the study estimates the family would spend 81% of its income to attend a public research university, like Ohio State.  

Part of the problem, according to the study’s co-author Darcie Harvey, is the amount of financial aid that Ohio provides its low income students.

Ohio Board of Education to Interview Superintendent Candidates in May

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:02 pm
The board hired a search firm to collect applications and evaluate the 44 candidates who applied.

Feds Block Rate Hikes For Coal, Nuclear Plants

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:39 pm
Regulators say deals approved last month for FirstEnergy and AEP aren’t valid unless they get federal approval.

Faith Groups Already Starting To 'Get Out The Vote'

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:27 pm
Churches with members of various political views are already getting out the vote..

Teen Birth Rates Fall Nationwide, Narrowing Racial Gap

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6:47 pm
In Ohio, teen birth rates fell nearly 34 percent.

Cuyahoga County Aims to Send More Work to Businesses Owned by Minorities and Women

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10:28 am
A study released earlier this year found that few contracts went to businesses owned by women and minorities.

Lawmakers Pushing Bill To Tweak Public Records Process

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:50 pm
A bill would create a new, faster public records request process by using local clerks of court and mediators.

Patients Picking Sides In Medical Marijuana Efforts

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:43 pm
Patients who want medical marijuana in Ohio are starting to take sides in which plans they support.

Cleveland to Buy Police Vans for Republican National Convention

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:42 pm
Cleveland is looking to buy vans that could accommodate police and prisoners.

Report Offers Snapshot Of Ohio Poverty

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:31 pm
16% of Ohioans lived all of last year in poverty, and nearly a third were under a federal poverty line for part of 2015.

Lawmakers Seeking To Review Part Of School Report Card System

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 6:41 PM

If you’re confused about parts of the state’s school report card system -- you’re not alone. Lawmakers are pushing for a bill that would require a comprehensive review on one of the more complex sections. Statehouse reporter Andy Chow has more. 

The “value added” component of the state’s school report cards is the measure of how well a school did in advancing a child’s education and looks at specific groups.

Republican Representative Ryan Smith of Bidwell wants the state to look into the data in that category. 

Health Officials Consider Fate Of Southwest Ohio Abortion Clinic

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Officials are considering whether to close down one of the only two abortion clinics operating in southwest Ohio.