News Aggregator Archive 12 (7/1/15 – 12/31/15)

Ohio Will Be in Spotlight Throughout 2016 Presidential Race (Columbus Dispatch)


5 Key Ohio Supreme Courts Rulings from 2015 (Plain Dealer/


Cleveland’s Terrible Stain: Editorial (New York Times)


Tamir Rice Decision: No Indictments of Cleveland Police Officers (Plain Dealer/


Cleveland Officer Will Not Face Charges in Tamir Rice Shooting Death (New York Times)


Backers Favor $1 Billion Bond Issue to Clean Up Ohio’s Water (Associated Press/Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio Democrats Face March Senate Primary They Hoped to Avoid (Dayton Daily News)


Should Wisconsin City Get OK to Tap Lake Michigan Water? (Detroit Free Press)


Internet Speed Wars Heat Up in Michigan (Detroit Free Press)


GOP Primary Will Have 3 Vying to Face Incumbent US Representive Marcy Kaptur (Toledo Blade)


Fewer Ohioans Going to College Amid Economic Recovery (Fremont News-Messenger)


Women are Underrepresented, Lack Clout, in Ohio Legislature (Columbus Dispatch)


Energy Glut, Low Commodity Prices Hitting Ohio’s Utica Shale; Cutbacks are Growing in Eastern Ohio (Akron Beacon Journal)


Dispute Over Ohio’s Voting Rules in Hands of Federal Judge (Toledo Blade)


More Than 218,000 Ohioans Sign Up for Obamacare, Government Says (Plain Dealer/


Ohio Gov. Kasich Calls for “Dramatic” Changes in How Congressional Districts are Drawn: Video (


Cleveland Has Ohio’s Lowest Major Metro Unemployment Rate in November (Columbus Dispatch)


Lakewood City Council Unanimously Votes to Close Lakewood Hospital (Cleveland Scene)


Ohio’s Oil and Gas Industry Ready to Boom Once Prices Improve, Analyst Says (Plain Dealer/


Concerns Expressed Over Remake of Shoreway Exits in Ohio City (Plain Dealer/


Pittsburgh’s Riverfront Spaces Have Become Epicenter of City’s Development (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


Cleveland Puts More Kids in Strong Preschools, Thousands Still Shut Out (Plain Dealer/


Lobbyist-Tilted Playing Field Favors FirstEnergy and AEP in Columbus: Thomas Suddes (Plain Dealer/


Ohio Lawmakers Question School Suspensions in Truancy (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio Traffic Deaths Up a Bit in 2015, but Still Near Record Low (Plain Dealer/


Ohio Ranks Low for Infectious Disease Control (Dayton Daily News)


Great Lakes are Warming More Than Twice as Fast as Oceans, New Study Says (Toronto Star)


Number of Severe Algae Blooms in Lake Erie to Double, According to OSU Forecast (Ohio State)


A Look at What Ohio Projects Could Get Money in the Federal Budget (Columbus Dispatch)


Former Huntington Building on East 9th Gets $25 Million Tax Credit From State (Plain Dealer/


Congress to Give Glenn NASA Full Funding (Plain Dealer/


What You Need to Know from Cleveland City Council’s Hearing on Lead Poisoning (Plain Dealer/


Cleveland Has Added 1,200 More “Quality” Pre School Seats; Now There are 4,100 Enrollments; Goal is 12,400 (Plain Dealer/


Ohio’s Coal Dependence May Face Major Changes Following World Climate Change Agreement (Dayton Daily News)


Ohio Cities Battle Explosion of Deer (Columbus Dispatch)


Proposed Project on W25th and Detroit Includes Apartments and Music Settlement (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


In Ohio’s “Chemical Valley”, a Debate Over Good Jobs and Bad Health (Washington Post)


Cleveland’s Restaurant Boom Show No Signs of Abating (Cleveland Scene)


Fight for Nasa Glenn Dollars Involved High-Stakes for Cleveland: Brent Larkin (Plain Dealer/ 


Akron-Canton Airport Facing Uncertain Future Due to Airline Cuts and Competition From Cleveland (Plain Dealer/


Health Costs Still a Struggle in Ohio (Plain Dealer/ 


Republican Leaders Bracing For Brokered Convention in Cleveland; Last One was 1952 (Dayton Daily News) 


First Look at Plans for Warehouse District Apartments; Could Start Early Next Year (Plain Dealer/


Solving Cleveland’s Infant Mortality Crisis: Saving the Smallest (Plain Dealer/ 


Ohio Incomes are Flat, Poverty Up Over Past Five Years According to Census Data (Plain Dealer/ 


Long Talked About Changes at West Side Market Are Closer Than Ever to Happening (Cleveland Scene) 


Recession Still Felt Across Rural Ohio (Newark Advocate)


FirstEnergy’s Davis-Besse Nuclear Plant Gets 20-Year License Extension (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


After Ohio’s Issue 1 Vote, Advocates Want to Change Congressional Redistricting Next (Ideastream)


Cleveland Bans Tobacco. E-Cigarette Sales to People Under 21 (Plain Dealer/


Rentals are Booming, But Here’s Why Down town Cleveland For-Sale Housing is Lagging (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Contract Awarded to Build Lake Erie Off-Shore Wind Farm Pilot Project (Plain Dealer/


Commercial Loans Thriving as Northeast Ohio Economy Picks Up (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Gun Control Rising Issue in Race For Ohio Senate Seat (Toledo Blade)


Economic Insecurity: Number of Poor Families Grows in Ohio (Columbus Dispatch)


Congress Might Cut Tens of Millions of Dollars from NASA Glenn Budget (Plain Dealer/


Cleveland Hospital Systems Agree to Stop Diverting Emergency Room Traffic By Next Year, 24/7 (Plain Dealer/


FirstEnergy Deal Will Destroy Competition, Say Opponents, Want New Hearings (Plain Dealer/


Ohio Supreme Court Races Will Feature Judges From Cincinnati, Northeast Ohio (Plain Dealer/


Sammy Cantania: One of the Founders of Cleveland’s Food/Restaurant Scene Dies (FreshWater)


Ohio’s Wealthier Kids Do Better on State Tests, Group Finds (Columbus Dispatch)


Appalachia Grasps for Hope as Coal Loses its Grip (Associated Press)


Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty Draws Plenty of Critics But Only One Possible Opponent in Re-Election Bid: Mark Naymik (Plain Dealer/


University Hospitals Opens New Level 1 Trauma Center at Main Campus in University Circle (WEWS)


Cleveland City Council Approves First of Six Tax Deals For Lakefront Development (Plain Dealer/


Manufacturing Adds Jobs in Ohio; Still Down From Mid-2000s Recession (Columbus Dispatch)


Cleveland Vows to Get Lead Poisoning Inspection Program “Back on Track” (Plain Dealer/


Cleveland Schools May Be Adding Students After Years of Constant Decline (Plain Dealer/


Ohio Prosecutors are Turning Away from Death Penalty in Favor of Life in Prison (WKSU)


Ohio’s Fracking Boom Hits Speed Bump (Columbus Dispatch)


Aerial Photos from 1950, 1960s Reveal How Freeways Scarred Downtown Akron (Plain Dealer/


The Growing Pains of Cleveland’s Newest Westside Neighborhood (Cleveland Scene)


Survery of Cleveland’s Distressed Buildings Should Help Guide Demolition Decisions: Editorial (Plain Dealer/


Job Accessibility in Northeast Ohio 11.23.15 (Cleveland Federal Reserve)


Why Halfway Houses Have Grown in Ohio (Plain Dealer/


Focus on Community Programs in Ohio Leads to Drop in Juvenile Lockups (Columbus Dispatch)


Vacant Houses, Blighted Buildings Still Plague Cleveland, But Problem is Shrinking (Plain Dealer/


Officials Estimate That Over 6,000 Distressed Houses Remain For Potential Demolition in Cleveland (Plain Dealer/


Cleveland Would Welcome Syrian Refugees: Mayor Frank Jackson (Plain Dealer/


One Year Later Cleveland Continues to Grapple With the Death of Tamir Rice (Plain Dealer/


Warehouse District Parking Lots Could Blossom Into High-Rise Apartments (Cleveland Scene)


Large Mixed-Use Downtown Cleveland Developement Project Announced (WKYC)


Should Ohio End Pay-to-Play Fees in Schools? (Cincinnati Enquirer)


Most Northeast Ohio Congresspeople Vote to Block Refugees to U.S. (WEWS)


Cleveland Unveils Framework Plan for Canal Basin Park Celebrating History and Geography (Plain Dealer/


Columbus Leads Peer Cities in Millennial Population Growth (Columbus Underground)


Amazon to Build Wind Farm in NW Ohio (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio State’s New President Tackles Football (Wall Street Journal)


Ohio’s Utica Shale Development Grows By $5.7 Billion or 20.4% Since Last Spring (Akron Beacon Journal)


Hunger Remains a Huge Problem For Working Poor in Northeast Ohio (WEWS)


Ohio Lieutenant Governor Looks to Prove Skeptics Wrong With Possible 2018 Run For Governor (Plain Dealer/


Ohio State Aims to Improve Diversity on Campus (WOSU)


Ohio Gov. John Kasich Says Ohio Should Not Accept Syrian Refugees (Plain Dealer/


LEEDCo Lands a Third Dept of Energy Grant to Develop Lake Erie Wind Project (Plain Dealer/


Foreign Students Enrollment Increases 10% in Ohio, Report Says (Plain Dealer/


Cuyahoga Plans Slow Rollout of Electronic Poll Books (Plain Dealer/


Ohio Teachers Vet New State Tests; Many Call Them Improvement (Chillicothe Gazette 


Loretta Mester, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland at City Club of Cleveland November 13, 2015  (Video)


Loretta Mester Doubles Down on Position of Raising Rates in City Club Speech (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Wilberforce University, America’s Oldest Private HBCU, Keeps Accreditation (Cleveland Scene)


RTA to Raise Base Fare, Cut Service in 2016 (Cleveland Scene)


The $102 Billion Backlog Facing Urban Rail Systems (Regional Plan Association)


Citizen Complaints Against Police Officers Have Been Reduced by 40% Since Body Cameras Have Been Used (Plain Dealer/


How Do We Fix Lake Erie? 5 Takeaways from Jeff Reuter’s Talk at the City Club (Plain Dealer/


Northeast Ohio Expected to Gain 123,000 Job Openings in Next Decade (Plain Dealer/


2015 Lake Erie Algal Blooms Worst Ever; Not as Near to Toledo Water Intake: NOAA (Toledo Blade)


Cuyahoga County Council and Executive Reach a Deal on Two-Year Budget (Plain Dealer/


40 Years After Sinking of Edmund Fitzgerald, Advance in Technology Make Great Lakes Ships Safer (Detroit News)


Clean-Energy Amendment Could Run Up Against New Ohio Anti-Monopoly Amendment (Plain Dealer/


Utica Shale: New Method of Drilling May Increase Output and Make Dry Gas Glut Worse (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


Ohio in Bottom Third in Need-Based College Aid (Columbus Dispatch)


The 52 Fastest Growing Companies in Cleveland (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Detroit Rising: Life After Bankruptcy (Detroit Free Press)


Ohio House Speaker Rosenberger’s 17-Year Plan For Congressional Redistricting Reform (Akron Beacon Journal)


40 Years Later, Edmund Fitzgerald Remains a Mystery (Detroit News)


Will Ohio Vote Glitches Get Fixed by 2016? (USA Today)


Replanting the Forest City (Freshwater)


Reforming Congressional Redistricting May Not Happen Soon; May Require Threat of Ballot Issue, Says Ohio Secretary of State (Plain Dealer/


Cleveland Voted “Yes” for Issue 3, but the Suburbs Voted “No” (Plain Dealer/


Recapping the Election Night Winners and Losers (Plain Dealer/


Ohio Voters Reject Measure Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use (Reuters)


Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Issue to Reform Ohio’s Districting Process (Columbus Dispatch)


RTA Searching For Money to Replace Aging Rail Cars (Ideastream)


The 2016 Political Ground Game Has Already Begun in Ohio (Plain Dealer/


On This Date, Ohio’s James Garfield Elected President, November 2, 1880 (Politico)


Marijuana Vote in Ohio Difficult to Predict (Columbus Dispatch)


Scientists Alarmed as Tiny Plastic Turns Up in Great Lakes (Toledo Blade)


Like Ohio, Pennsylvania Embroiled in Political Fight Over Fracking Taxes (Plain Dealer/


Very Few Tax Hikes on Ballot in Ohio in November 3 Election (Columbus Dispatch)


Demand for Downtown Condos under $800,000 is Good, Supply is Lacking (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


The Outlook For U.S. Steel: Bleak and Bleaker (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


Ohio Healthcare Exchange Premiums are Down 6.3% in Year 3 (The Plain Dealer/


Experts Struggle to Explain Rise in Cleveland Gun Violence (ABC/Associated Press)


Debate on Ohio Issue #3 from Columbus Metropolitan Club 10/28/15: Video


Ohio’s Public Colleges Outlines Ways Students Can Reduce Costs (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cincinnati Mayor Announces Plan For Immigrant Welcome Center (WLWT/5)


Ohio Students Struggling Academically, Test Results Show (Columbus Dispatch)


Online Charter School Students Learning Less Than Traditional Students, Study Shows (Columbus Dispatch)


Great Lakes States Guard Water – Even From Neighbors (Detroit Free Press)


Small Gains for the Cleveland Schools as NAEP Scores Fall for Ohio and the Nation (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Issue 2’s Anti-Manopoly Language Assues Some, Troubles Others (WOSU)


How Cleveland is Being Defined by Opportunity Corridor: Mark Lefkowitz (GreenCityBlueLake)


Ohio’s Efforts to Reform Juvenile Prisons is National Model (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Many Ohioans Still Uninsured as Federal Healthcare Sign-Ups Begin (Dayton Daily News)


Ohio’s Weed War: Corporations, Activists Clash Over Legal Pot (Rolling Stone)


Obama Administration Calls For Limits on Testing in Schools (New York Times)


E-Schools Still in the Crosshairs of State Charter School Ratings, National Study (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Race, Racism and Lead Poisoning: Toxic Neglect (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


How Polluted With Toxic Algae is Ohio’s Drinking Water? (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio’s Competing Issues 2, 3 Vary in Support (Toledo Blade)


Wine Boom in Ohio Grows (Toledo Blade)


In Swing-State Ohio, Both Parties Want to Limit Their Own Power in Redistricting (Governing)


Cuyahoga County and Cleveland Officials Want to Form Agency to Reduce Infant Mortality (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


An Inner-Ring Suburb on the Edge: “The Future of Maple Hts is Bleak”: Mark Naymak (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland Launches Plan to Rebuild Urban Forest (WKYC)


Three Short Videos Explaining Ohio Issues 1, 2 and 3: Video (Ohio Sec of State)


Legalizing Marijuana and Controlling Monopolies: What to Know About Issues 2 and 3 (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Curing Cleveland’s Legacy of Lead Poisoning (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)

With Boehner Gone, Will Ohio Lose Influence in Ohio? (Columbus Dispatch)


Area Restaurants are Desperate for Skilled Help (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Ohio’s Shale Industry Isn’t About to Crack (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Ohio Voters Support and Oppose Legalizing Marijuana. Wait, What? (Washington Post)


Downtown Cleveland Lakefront Development Could See City Funding for Infrastructure, Parks (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


MetroHealth’s Campus Transformation Goes Far Beyond Bricks and Motar (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Issue 1, the Redistricting Amendment: What You Need to Know (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


7 Cuyahoga County Cities Unite to Ask Voters to Curb Deer Population (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


What’s Behind the Rise in Cincinnati Shootings? (Cincinnati Enquirer)


Expert Says Ohio’s Redistricting Proposal (Issue 1) Could Serve as Model For Other States (WOSU)


More Ohio Farmers Go Organic (Columbus Dispatch)


Poll: Ohio Headed to a “Constitutional Crisis” over Marijuana Issues (Dayton Daily News)


The Story of Cleveland’s Gang Violence is Written Chapter by Chapter on the City’s Streets (Cleveland Scene)


Judge Allows Youngstown Schools State-Takeover Bill to Stand (WKBN)


Cuyahoga County Executive Budish Proposes $10 Million Infusion into Pre-K Program (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


State Issue 1 Would Change Who Makes Decisions on State Voting Districts (WCPO)


Ohio Issue 2: Election Guide (Cincinnati Enquirer)


Ohio’s Issue 3 More Complicated Than Support for Legal Marijuana (Toledo Blade)


Fewer Food Pantries Serve Ohioans in Need (Columbus Dispatch)


Cleveland’s Slavic Village is on the Comback Trail, Eyes More Local Retail (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Ohio Legislators in Both Parties Want New Congressional Redistricting Method (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio Passes Legislation Aimed at Cleaning Up Scandal-Ridden Charter School Sector (Washington Post)


A Long Chat With Norman Krumholz, Former City Planner of Cleveland (Cleveland Scene)


Port Sells First Load of Recycled Dredge From Cuyahoga River Sediment (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Northeast Ohio Hospitals Decry Skyrocketing Drug Prices (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cuyahoga County Housing Market Recovering Slowly, Local Experts Say (Cleveland Jewish News)


Cleveland is One of the More Pricey Cities for Health Care Costs, Analysis Says (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Is Hopkins Reducing Staffing Because It’s Running Out of Money? (Cleveland Scene)


Free College Classes Attract Thousands of Ohio Middle and High School Students (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Debate Over Issue 3: “Marijuana Legalization at Cleveland City Club: Video (City Club)


Interviews With Columbus Mayoral Candidates (Columbus Monthly)


May Co, 925 Building, Former Goodyear Campus Vie for Big State Tax Credit (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


New Site on Central Lakefront Under Consideration For Cleveland Intermodel Hub (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Housing Experts to Discuss Northeast Ohio Foreclosures, Recovery at Wednesday Forum (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland Faces Long-Stalled Efforts to Diversify Police Ranks (Ideastream)


Youngstown: A Cautionary Tale (Toledo Blade)


A Green River: Spreading Algae on Ohio River is Cause for Concern: Editorial (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


Confusing Ohio Test Results are Latest Effort to Unravel Common Core’s Promise (Washington Post)


To Help Solve Cleveland Airport’s Problems, Create a Regional Authority: Brent Larkin (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio’s Oil, Natural Gas Industry Important Despite Downturn (Akron Beacon Journal)


When Cleveland Was a Hotbed of Rock N Roll: 40 Years of Photos (Slate)


Report Says Universities in Ohio Can do More to Cut Costs (WCPO)


Legalized Marijuana Sales Could Make Ohio $300 Million, Budget Office Says (Columbus Dispatch)


Toxic Algae Bloom Now Stretches 650 Miles Along Ohio River (Columbus Dispatch)


LeBron James Calls For Greater Gun Control in Wake of Cleveland Child Shootings (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Polluted Stew Remains Over Northeast Ohio Despite Improvements in Air Quality: NOACA Report (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Fleeing the Witness Stand: Fear of Gangs Escalates in Cleveland Courtrooms (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


The Day Cleveland’s East Side and West Side Were Linked 100 Years Ago (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland Clinic, CWRU Break Ground on $515 Million Health Education Campus (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Akron’s Drinking Water Supply Surrounded by Oil Wells, a Cash Cow for the City (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Toxic Algae Outbreak Overwhelms a Polluted Ohio River (New York Times)


Issue 8-Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture Forum at Cleveland City Club 9.28.15-Video (City Club of Cleveland) 


Come to Cleveland? Maybe Not (Belt)


Cuyahoga County Needs New Downtown Courthouse and Jail, Officials Sa(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Most First Year Kids in Ohio Online Schools Learn Little, Fall Behind and Never Catch Up (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


From River Bottom to Topsoil: Recycling Cuyahoga River Sediment in Slavic Village (Belt)


Cleveland’s Bike Share System Could Have Hundreds of Bicycles by Spring (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland to Pay $13.2 Million Next Year For Police Reforms (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Pioneering Cleveland Journalist Doris O’Donnell Dies at Age 94 (TribLive)


Tourism Officials Compare Lake Erie Algae Problem to Gulf Coast Oil Spill, Say Industry is Ailing (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Facing a Clean Water Crisis (Columbus Dispatch)


Enrollment is Falling at Northeast Ohio’s Law Schools (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


John Boehner’s Departure Will Hurt Ohio’s Clout and Prestige, Officials Say (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Speaker of the US House and Ohio Representative John Boehner to Resign from Congress (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio Sees an Alarming Jump in Drug Overdose Deaths (Columbus Dispatch)


Cuyahoga County Clerks Latest Public Service-Workers to Unionize (Cleveland Scene)


Ohio’s Middle Class Still Struggling to Recover, Not Only From Great Recession, But One in 2001 (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Cuts Math and English Testing Time About 40% This Year (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Michigan Bill Seeks to Ban Shipping Crude Oil on Great Lakes (Detroit Free Press)


Cincinnati Economy Fastest-Growing in Midwest (Cincinnati Enquirer)


Uber Doubling Up in Ohio With Push for 10,000 More Drivers (Columbus Business First)


Dayton to Host First Presidential Debate on Sept 26, 2016 (Toledo Blade)


How One Couple Turned a “Toxic Corner” of Cleveland Into a Develpment Hotbed (Vanity Fair)


America’s Leading Immigrant Cities (Atlantic Citylab)


Ohio’s Contributions to American Cuisine (Columbus Dispatch)


What’s the Deal With Issue 2? (Cincinnati Enquirer)


Northeast Ohio Home Sales Still Toppng 2014 Levels, But August was Slower (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


What You Need to Know About Issue 3 – Ohio’s Marijuana Legalization Measure (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


How Scott Walker’s Withdrawl May Affect Ohio Governor Kasich’s Presidential Bid (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio Obesity Continues to Climb (Dayton Daily News)


Will Ohio Ban Pay-to-Play School Activities? (Columbus Dispatch)


Republican National Convention Poised to Disrupt Calendars Next Summer (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Cleveland State Wolstein Arena Gets a Major Assist from the Q (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Cuyahoga County Departments Asked to Reduce Budgets by 10% (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Early Childhood Education Still Best Ticket Out For Inner-City Cleveland Youth: Brent Larkin (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Census: Nearly 1.8 Million Ohioans in Poverty (Cincinnati Enquirer)


For Gang Members, the Revolving Prison Doors “Like Going to College” (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Fatal Car Accidents on the Rise in Ohio (Dayton Daily News)


Hudson Launches Its High-Speed Internet System (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Ohio Kids Who Don’t Quite Meet PARCC Testing Standards Are Still “Proficient”, State School Board Decides (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Fewer People Are Without Health Care in Ohio (Dayton Daily News)


Ohio’s Tech Companies Struggling to Overcome Shortages in Talent and Capital (Columbus Business First)


Ohio Didn’t Like Its Students’ Common Core Test Scores – So It Changed the Passing Grade (Washington Post)


MetroHealth to Open Emergency Departments in Cleveland Heights, Parma (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Planned Parenthood is a Symbol. This is the Reality of One Ohio Clinic (Washington Post)


Issue 3 Marijuana Legalization Supporters and Opponents (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Charter School Equipment Belongs to Operators, Not Schools, Court Rules (Columbus Dispatch)


83% of Ohio State’s Students Graduate; Highest Rate of Ohio’s 13 Public Universities (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


From Jail to Jobs. In Ohio, Prisoners Train to Find Redemption: George Will (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


Ohio Turnpike Cuts Deal Aimed at Expanding Wireless Coverage (Associated Press)


Ohio Still Has 250,000 Fewer Jobs Versus 2000; Job Growth Well Below National Average (Columbus Dispatch)


Cuyahoga River Cleanup Reaches New Benchmark With Walleye Discovery (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Bipartisan Group Pushes to Reduce Ohio’s Prison Population (Ideastream)


University Circle Proposal Could Add 700+ Apartments (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Are Local School Taxes Subsidizing Ohio Charters? (Columbus Dispatch)


Broad Ohio Coalition Want Renewable Energy Targets Restored (Associated Press)


Has Cleveland Finallly Realized Its Destiny as a Destination? (Ideastream)


Ohio Health Insurance Industry is Shrinking; Prices Bound to Rise (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Sees Wages Dip: Now Below Average (Columbus Dispatch)


A Frank Discussion About Race, Bigotry and Humility: George Ridrigue, Editor (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Charter School Questions Dog John Kasich at Home (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Critics Say Issue 2 Could Block More Than Marijuana Amendment (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


The Comeback of the Great Lakes States (Forbes)


Urban Resilience: A Tale of Two Cities (Huffington Post)


Ohio Auto Crashes Increase by 7% in 2014; Insurance Rates to Climb (Columbus Dispatch)


Droughts Plaguing Much of U.S. Present Opportunity For Great Lakes Regions (Buffalo News)


Civil Cases Plummet in Cuyahoga County, Across the State as Foreclosures Drop Drastically (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


How Columbus Managed to Record Nation’s Highest Wage Growth (Fortune)


Fiat Chrysler Plans to Keep Wrangler But Exit Wrangler in Toledo (Toledo Blade)


Are Charter Schools in the Future For Youngstown City Schools (Belt)


A Look Back at the Early Years of Air Show Races in Cleveland (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Brain Gain in the Rust Belt (Atlantic Citylab)


FirstEnergy’s Lakeshore Power Plant Will Be Demolished (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Algae in Western Lake Erie Eats Into Fishing Business (Associated Press)


Frequently Asked Questions About Ohio’s Marijuana Issue 3 (Dayton Daily News)


With State Takeover Looming, School Begins in Youngstown (StateImpact)


Now That the Lake Shore Power Plan is Closed, Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About How to Best Use That Land (Cleveland Magazine)


In Latest Mega-Merger, Akron General Joins With Cleveland Clinic (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Electronic Poll Books Will Be at Voting Locations Across the State by November, 2016 (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


First Look at One University Circle High-Rise Apartments to Start Rising in January (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)

Is Ohio the Next Home of Hanging Chads? (Politico)


Lake Erie Algae Bloom Spreads to Cleveland, Could Set Record, Scientists Warn (Columbus Dispatch)


Can Becoming a “Global Employer” Expand Cleveland’s Talent Base? (Freshwater 


How Wall Street is Losing Talent to Cleveland (Bloomberg) 


Waukesha’s Plan For Lake Michigan Water Raises Worries (New York Times)


Ohio State’s Average ACT Scores Set Another Record and Are a Far Cry From a Decade Ago (Columbus Business First)


Frackers Draw Water in Ohio, But Pay Nothing (Wheeling Intelligencer)


Ohio Voters Support President Obama on Curbing Emission, Oppose Him on Iran Treaty (Cincinnati Enquirer) 


John Kasich Approval Rating Soars in Ohio (Politico) 


Should Swimming Be Banned When Lake Erie Water is Unsafe? (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


In Northeast Ohio, Old Malls Rot While New Shopping Centers Sprawl (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Are Ohio’s Prisons Worth the Cost Even Though They Reduce Crime? (Youngstown Vindicator)


Ohio Jobless Rate Lowest Since 2001 (Dayton Daily News)


Legislative Inaction Adds to Ohio Charter Schools’ Ills: Brent Larkin (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


91.6% of Students Attended First Day of Cleveland Schools; Better Than Last Year, Still Below State Standards (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


The Final Insult. US Airways “Passes Over” Founding City Pittsburgh on Final Flight (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


Northeast Ohio Home Sales See 20.4% Gain (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland Tourism Industry Has a Record Year (Cleveland Scene)


24 Ohioans Who Tried to Be President (Dayton Daily News)


Lou Stokes – the Congressman, Leading Lawyer and Towering Political Presence Has Died (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Tributes to Former Cleveland Area Congressman Louis Stokes, Watch Video, See Photos and More (Dayton Daily News)


Plain Dealer Editorial Board Discusses Lou Stokes: Video (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


How Home Rule Handcuffs Renewal: Thomas Bier (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


5 Reasons Why Ohio Will Always Be the State of Aviation (Dayton Daily News)


Congressional Redistricting Reform is Overdue in Ohio: Editorial (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Traffic Deaths on Rise in US and Ohio Highways in 2015 (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio’s Corn Crop Likely Smaller Than Expected (Wall Street Journal)


Cleveland’s Next Boom: Office Space (Freshwater)


What Happens if Both Marijuana Legalization and Anti-Monopoly Amendments Pass? (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


“State-of-the-Art” Max Hayes Career High School Opens Tuesday (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


SmartMart is Set Up to Be One-Stop Shopping For Entrepreneurs: Tech Czar Talk (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Sherrod Brown to Back Iran Treaty, Splitting Ohio’s Senators (Columbus Dispatch)


Old Coal Mines Still Taint Ohio Waterways (Columbus Dispatch)


Centennial Trail One Step Closer to Linking Lake Erie to Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


John Kasich’s Appeal to Moderates Gains Traction in New Hampshire (New York Times)


Ohio Embarks on New Campaign to Attract Foreign Students (StateImpact)


Black Unemployment Rate Has Decreased, But Still More Than Double That of Whites (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Medicaid Costs Nearly $2 Billion Below Estimates in Ohio (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio to Vote on Legalizing Marijuana (USA Today)


Who Will Be Next Mayor of Cleveland?: Roldo (Cleveland Leader)


Ohio Uninsured Cut More Than Half (Dayton Daily News)


Ohio Voting Laws Discriminate, Lawsuit Says (Columbus Dispatch)


Kasich Wants to Change Structure, Role of Ohio Education Board (Columbus Dispatch)


As Goes Ohio: Why the Buckeye State Remains the Key to the Presidency (Belt)


Cuyahoga County Filings For November 3 Election (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Startups, Artists Invade Former Cleveland Meat Plant (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Kasich Wins Plaudits For Debate Performance (Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum)


As Ohio Goes, So Goes the Nation (The Hill)


Ohio Sales Tax-Holiday Weekend Begins; Will Public Buy It? (Columbus Dispatch)


Second Guessing Cleveland’s “Opprtunity Corridor”: Mark Lefkowitz (GreenCityBlueLake)


Land Use Lands as Critical Issue in Northeast Ohio (Cleveland Jewish News)


A State of Quakes. The Aftershocks of Ohio’s Fracking Boom and the Regulatory Structure That Supports It (Belt)


A Single Cleveland Bus Route Offers Promise, Challenges for Republicans (Bloomberg) 


Lose By Less: The GOP’s Cleveland Imperative (National Journal)


Late-Summer Algae Bloom Threat Stirring Concern Along Lake Erie (Cleveland Scene)


A Decade Later: Honoring Ohio’s Fallen Marines in Brook Park (Cleveland Leader)


Cleveland Desires Long-Term Economic Surge From Republican Convention (Ideastream)


Here’s a Look Back at Past Presidential Debates in Ohio (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Gov. Kasich Makes Cut For Thursday’s GOP Debate in Cleveland (Toledo Blade)


Ohio to Fight President Obama’s Plan to Curb Greenhouse-Gas Emissions (Columbus Dispatch)


Years After Housing Crisis Subsides, Cleveland Suburbs Battle Scourge of Abandoned Homes (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


U.S. EPA Gives Ohio to 2030 to Cut Power-Plant Emissions by One-Third (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Toxic Algae Struggles Leave Toledo’s Reputation Hanging in the Balance (Toledo Blade)


Cincinnati Taking a Different Course Than Baltimore, Ferguson (Cincinnati Enquirer)


What You Can and Can’t Do When Pulled Over By Police For a Traffic Stop (Dayton Daily News)


With Debate and Convention, GOP Looks to Reclaim Ohio in 2016 (New York Times)


The Next “Must-Live” Cleveland Neighborhood is… (Fresh Water)


How Long Until Lake Erie’s Algae Problems Affect Tourism? (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Board of Education Lacking Clout (StateImpact)


Cleveland Hopkins Flights Now Among Cheapest in Nation (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


First Energy Wants Ohio to End Deregulation, Return to State-Controlled Rates (Plain Dealer/NEOMG) 


Solar Power Sparks Resistance From Ohio Utilities (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cuyahoga County Faces $27 Million Deficit This Year (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


First Signs of Toxins Found in Raw Lake Erie Water in Toledo (Toledo Blade)


Ohio Infant Mortality Rates 23% Higher Than US Average (Associated Press/News-Herald)


Number of School Librarians Dropping Fast Across Ohio (Associated Press/WKBN)


Ohio Governor John Kasich on “Meet the Press”-Video (NBC)


Ticket Requests No Longer Being Accepted For Republican Presidential Debate in Cleveland (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland School District’s Efforts to Bring Charter Schools on Board Getting “Mixed” Results (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Another Toledo Water Crisis? It’s Possible If We Lose Focus on Lake Erie-David Kushma, Editor (Toledo Blade)


Civil Rights Groups Challenge Constitutionality of Cleveland’s New Protest Rules (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


John Kasich Could Learn From Last Ohio Governor to Seek Presidency (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Source: Amazon Has Plans to Create 2000 Jobs in Central Ohio (Columbus Dispatch)


Could Cleveland Be the “Valley” of the Midwest? America’s New Hub for Entrepreneurs (Forbes)


Cleveland City Council Passes “Parade” Legislation to Limit Protesting on City Streets (Cleveland Scene)


Ohio Senators Push For Congressional Redistricting (Columbus Dispatch)


Hudson Invests In Faster Internet Connections to Spur Economic Development (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


The Feisty Politician: Jeff Johnson (Cleveland Scene)


East Cleveland Annexation: A Tale of Two Cities (WKYC-TV)


Ohio Housing Market Sees Busiest June Since 2005 (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Uncovering the Cost of College Sports at Ohio’s Public Universities (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Anxiety Hits Ohio’s Shale Industry (Columbus CEO)


Sports Owners Dip Into the Public’s Purse, Despite Their Billions in the Bank (New York Times)


More Ohio Kids Living in Poverty (Columbus Dispatch)


24 Ohioans Who Tried to Be President; 8 Who Succeeded (Dayton Daily News)


Can Kasich Pull It Off? (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio’s John Kasich Brings Heat, Intrigue to 2016 GOP Presidential Race (Los Angeles Times)


Will Ohio Flunk Failing Charter Schools? Top Ohio Education Official Resigns (StateImpact)


What Ohio Gov. John Kasich is Doing to Public Education in His State (Washington Post)


Louis Stokes Diagnosed with Lung and Brain Cancer (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland Sees More Tech Startups Surviving the “Valley of Death”: Tech Czar Talk (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Buying Beats Renting in Ohio (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio Implements New Rules For Frackers; Many Areas Left Unregulated (Canton Repository)


Ohio Spends More to Plug Old Wells, But Still Needs 24 More Years to Plug 580 Wells on List (Canton Respository)


Columbus Dispatch Endorses Mt. McKinley Name Change (Columbus Dispatch)


East Cleveland First Annexation Steps: Petititons Turned In (WKYC)


Legislative Attempts to End Death Penalty in Ohio Now Has Bipartisan Support (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Utica Shale Play May Hold 20 Times More Natural Gas Than Previously Thought (Columbus Business First)


Ohio Broke the Law By Leaving Failing Schools Out of Key Charter School Evaluation (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Report Yields Surprising Results About Cleveland’s Solar Energy Market (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Overbuilt Retail Has Left Dead Malls Across NE Ohio. Will Severence Town Center be Next? (Cleveland Scene)


Former Ohio State President: “Colleges Have Lost Control of Athletics” (Columbus Business First)


Ohio’s Common Core Math and English Tests Will Be Cut to 3 Hours Each (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


All of Ohio’s 88 County Prosecutors are White; Just 12 of Them are Women (WOSU)


Three Ohio Metros Among Top 50 U.S. Exporters (Dayton Business Journal)


Macy’s in Downtown Pittsburgh to Close (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


Marijuana Issue Highlights the Steep Cost of Getting on the Ballot (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Supreme Court Case Could Create Nationwide “Right-to-Work” for Public Sector Workers: Brent Larkin (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Neighborhood Inequality Particularly Profound in Columbus Area (Columbus Dispatch)


The Last of Little Syria: Documentary by the Toledo Blade (Toledo Blade)


Report Finds $100 Goes Further in Ohio (Toledo Blade)


Lake Erie Experts Predict Major Toxic Algae Bloom This Summer; Rainy June to Blame (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


This Year’s Algae Bloom in Lake Erie Could Rival 2011 Record Year (Toledo Blade)


Cuyahoga Court Reforms Could Net Big Savings For Taxpayers, Report Says (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Redistricting Reform Campaign Begins, Preaching Fairness For Partisan Process (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Communities Want Control Over Fracking (Cincinnati Enquirer)


Republican Presidential Candidatre Debate One Month Away in Cleveland (WKYC-TV)


Ohio University Opens Medical School in Warrenville Heights Hospital (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Sidewalks Project in Buckeye Tells Stories of Neighborhood (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Over-65 Population Jumping in Ohio (Associated Press)


What’s the Payoff for Ohio When it Comes to Data Centers? (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Gov John Kasich Vetoes Cut $33 Milion From Cuyahoga County School Districts (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland Jewish News Digital Archive Now Available For Free (Cleveland Jewish News)


Ohio’s Effort to Reform Its Ridiculed Charter Schools is a Big Fail (Washington Post)


Ohio Students to Take New Tests in Grades 3-10 (Dayton Daily News)


What Stayed in the Ohio Budget and What Was Vetoed by Gov Kasich (Columbus Dispatch)


A Look Back at Cleveland Hopkins Airport on its 90th Birthday (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


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