News Aggregator Archive 13 (7/1/16 – 10/2/16)


Giant Concrete “Jacks” Will Replace Lake Erie Barrier Damaged by Hurricane Sandy (


Major Renovations Coming to Edgewater Park and Euclid Beach Pier (Cleveland Scene) 


Ohio Minimum Wage Increasing 5 Cents to $8.15, in 2017 (


Cuyahoga Community College’s Effort to Retain and Graduate Students Working, Report Says (


Ohio, Long a Bellweather, is Fading on the Electoral Map (New York Times)


Parma Schools Look to Make Drastic Cuts in Buildings, Staff (


Ohio Absentee Ballots Requested Top 800,000; Ahead of 2012 Pace (


Ohio Urban School Districts Getting Better vs Rest of State, According to Recent Test Scores (


Ohio Absentee Voting Gets Underway for Military and Ohioans Overseas (Toledo Blade) 


Obstacles Aboud as Cleveland, East Cleveland Consider Merging (Columbus Dispatch/AP)


Obesity Rate Declines Sharply in Ohio (Columbus Underground)


Cleveland Teachers Reject Contract What Happens Now? (


Cuyahoga County Discovers $9.5 Million Healthcare Plan Shortfall (


How Many Were Removed From Ohio’s Voters Rolls? It’s a Mess (Cincinnati Enquirer) 


Cleveland Poverty Numbers Drop Sharply (


The Cleveland Indians Have Been Hot All Year. So Why is Nobody Watching? (The Guardian)


More Than 52,000 Ohio High School Students Took College Classes for Free Last Year (


Cleveland Council President Offers 3 Principles That Will Guide Merger Talks With East Cleveland (


A Close-Up Look at Lake Erie’s Wind-Energy Project (


Northeast Ohio Manufacturers are Looking for Millenials (WKSU)


Some Cleveland Schools Have Strong Scores While District Falters (


Ohio Incomes Increase, Poverty Decreases, Census Bureau Reports (


Schools’ Grade Cards Full of D’s and F’s Under New System (Columbus Dispatch)


2016 Ohio Schools Report Cards (Searchable Database) (


4 Reasons Ohio’s Congressional Races are a Snoozefest This Year (


Future of Justice Center is Being Debated by Cuyahoga County (


Presidential Candidates Can’t Leave Bellwether Ohio Alone (WKSU)


After 1,200 Steel Jobs Disappeared in One Year, Lorain Pinches Pennies to Keep City on Life Support (Cleveland Scene)


Special Election for Phased-In $15 Minimum Wage Set for May 2 in Cleveland (


Tri-C Metro About to Break Ground for a Radical, $38 Million Redo of Campus Center ( 


Will Cleveland Merge With the City Next Door? Here’s What’s in it for Them. (Next City)


120-Plus Issues to Appear on Cuyahoga County Ballot for November 2016 Election (


Sunday Day of Rest? Not at Cleveland’s West Side Market (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Ohio Ranks Lower Than Most States in Voter Registration, Voter Turnout (Journal-News)


U.S. Rejects Ohio Proposal to Require Medicaid Premiums (Toledo Blade)


3,500 Ohioans Died of Overdoses Last Year; Cuyahoga Cty Saw Record Deaths in August (Cleveland Scene)


Proposed Cleveland Police Policy Clearly Defines When Cops Can Use Force (


Cuyahoga County Hindered by $1 Billion in Debt, Report Says (


Cleveland School District  Retreats on Performance Pay for Teacher(


Obamacare Options to Shrink for Many in Ohio (USA Today)


Ohio Makes Gains, But Recovery has Way to Go (Toledo Blade)


Experts, Data Divided on Impact of Ohio’s Early-Voting Period (Canton Repository)


Cuyahoga River Remains Undredged; Port Seeks Court Order Vs. Army Corps of Engineers (


To Merge or Not to Merge? Taking Stock of East Cleveland’s Assets and Liabilities (


Ohio Among 4 States to Mark Lower Obesity Rate (Toledo Blade)


State Change Mean Less Money for Ohio Pre-Schools (WKYC)


Ohio to Lose Millions in Wind-Energy Investments if State Laws Aren’t Changed (


Great Lakes Offshore Wind Farm has Funding, but Faces Hurdles Before Construction (Great Lakes Echo)


CMSD Teachers Strike Averted, Paves Way for Levy Campaign (WKYC)


Cleveland Teachers and School District Reach Contract Agreement (


Ohio Schools Number 1 in Economic Segregation (WKYC)


Opportunity Corridor is Grappling Ground for State, City of Cleveland (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Ohio Cities Consider Pot Businesses, Local Implications (Lancaster Eagle)


Who, Exactly, is Rigging Ohio Congressional Districts?: Thomas Suddes (


“Redistricting and Voting Rights in Ohio” Forum 8.25.16


Great Lakes Waters Can Take a Savage Toll on Swimmers (NPR)


Federal Appeals Court Rules That Ohio Can Cut “Golden Week”, a Week of Early Voting (CNN)


Help to Make Sense of Ohio, U.S. Jobs Numbers Used in Political Campaigns (


Ohio Solar Power Has Moved From Cottage Industry to Growth Industry (


Free E-Book About Ohio Presidential Elections Available for Teachers, Public (


Ohio’s Charter School Quality Efforts Put on Hold Yet Again (


Can Immigrants Help Spur Economic Growth in Cleveland Area? (


Self-Driving Cars Hit Ohio Turnpike Within a Year (Toledo Blade)


Ohio Unemployment Rate 4.8%; State Gains 11,400 Jobs (


Video from “Regionalism” Forum 8.18.16 (Youtube)


Pooling Community Services, Sharing Taxes Key for Greater Cleveland’s Viability, Panel Says (


Shaker Panel: Regionalism Must Take Greater Hold in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland Jewish News)


Cleveland Teachers Set Date to Strike Over Merit Pay, Evaluations (Education Week)


County Cuts, Bus Cuts, Medicaid: Why Ohio is About to Face Big Problems (


New Music Festival and Series Announced in University Circle; Starting This Fall (


Ohio Voters Ought to Pay Close Attention to Judges Close to Home: Thomas Suddes (


Ohio’s Beleaguered Public Transit is on Edge of Real Financial Crisis with Sales Tax Changes (


Ohio Must Rethink How Online Charter Schools are Funded, Says State’s Auditor (Education Week)

Cuyahoga County Would Lose $20 Million a Year in Sales Tax Revenues Under Proposed Changes (




Part-Time Workers Rights Amendment Headed for Cleveland Ballot in November (Crain’s Cleveland Business)




Transit Riders See Pros, Cons of Buses in Public Square (




Ohio Preschool Funding Policy Cuts Millions From Schools Serving Poorest Kids (




Cuyahoga County Judges Provide Vision of New Courthouse if Justice Center Comes Down (




As Clinton Pulls Away from Trump, Why Ohio Remains Close (San Francisco Chronicle)




IBM Eyes New Office Building on Cleveland Clinic Land, to House Explorys Subsidiary (




Spending in Ohio’s U.S. Senate Race Soars Toward Record Levels (




Legitimate Votes Tossed by Ohio Voting Officials, Lawyer Says (Columbus Dispatch)




Steve LaTourette, Ohio Republican with an Independent Streak Dies (Washington Post)




Cleveland Schools “Not Handling Money Well” with it’s No-Bid Projects, Bond Watchdog Panel Says (




Most Ohio Public Colleges Show Declining Fiscal Health (Dayton Daily News)




Buses Return to Public Square Indefinitely Delayed (




As No Child Left Behind is Tossed Out, Ohio Plans New Approach to Testing and School Accountability (




Cleveland Officials Consider Banning Buses from Renovated Public Square (




Are You Still Registered to Vote? A Court Fight in Ohio Might Decide (




Cleveland Can Grow if it Meets Rising Demand for Housing and Keeps Millenials in Town: CSU Study (




Out-of-State Students Help Bottom Line at Ohio’s Public Universities (Columbus Dispatch)




Cleveland Metroparks Gets Nearly $8 Million from Feds for Bike and Pedestrian Paths (




What’s Next for East Cleveland-Cleveland Merger (




RTA Prepares for $4.5 Million Revenue Loss in 2017; $18 Million in 2018 (




How are Millennials Leaving Their Mark on the Rust Belt (PBS)




Could Giant Suction Cups Turn Lake Erie Into a Regional Energy Hub? (Pacific Standard)




Lake Erie, South Florida Algae Crisis Share Common Toxins, Causes (Toledo Blade)




A Diamond in the Rough: Hough 50 Years After the Uprising (




Hough Riot, 50 Years Ago, Couldn’t Destroy a Neighborhood (Plain Dealer)




Here’s How Tampa Compares to Cleveland as a GOP Convention City (



Cleveland Police Perform Well Under Spotlight of RNC: Analysis (


Solar Power Proponents Blame Politics for Ohio’s Ranking of 29th in U.S. (Columbus Dispatch)


As Trump Spectacle Winds Down, Cleveland Breathes Easier (USA Today)


Law and Order Prevailing in Cleveland (The Hill)


Unlike the GOP, Cleveland Wants to Attract a Lot More Immigrants (Huffington Post)


Cleveland’s Once-Battered, Still-Divided Housing Market Takes Center Stage at RNC Panel (


Rival Protesters Converge on Cleveland’s Public Square (Toledo Blade)


How Cleveland’s Declining Middle Class Compares to the U.S. (PBS)


Closed Plants Shake Central Ohio City (Toledo Blade)


Ohio’s Shale Natural Gas Spurs Investment Building of Plants (Columbus Dispatch)


How Cleveland’s New Park Will Define Resistance at RNC (Wired)


Everything You Need to Know About Republican National Convention in Cleveland (


GOP Delegates Will See Vibrant Bits of Cleveland But City has Deep Troubles (USA Today)


Utica, Marcellus Shale Wells Producing at Historic Highs: Cleveland Fed (Akron Beacon Journal)


Amazon Fulfillment Centers Could Have Big Impact in Central Ohio (WCMH Columbus)


The Hot New Cleveland Park at the Center of the Republican Convention (Politico)


Ohio Casinos Generate $1 Billion in Tax Revenue Since Opening (


Northwest Ohio Farmers Facing Drought Conditions (Toledo Blade)


In Ohio, GOP Incumbent, Former Governor Wage Heated Race (Associated Press)


RTA Facing “Catastrophic” Revenue Loss in 2017 (


Ohio’s Voucher Students Fare Worse Than Public-School Peers, Study Finds (Columbus Dispatch)


Cleveland Officials Make the Case for Increasing City’s Income Tax (


Renaissance of Cuyahoga Riverfront Means Commercial and Recreational Interests Must Coexist (Cleveland Scene)


GOP Convention Madness: Is Cleveland Ready For Its Close-Up? (Salon)


Tough Talk on Trade Finds Cleveland Eager to Listen (Toledo Blade)


Ohio Prison Population Rising (Youngstown Vindicator)


Ohio Attorney General: Cities Cannot Set Their Own Minimum Wage (


How a House Can Shape a Child’s Future. New Cleveland Study Connects Living Conditions w/Kindergarten Readiness (Atlantic)


Who Will Show Up? Who Will Pay? The Many Unknowns of the GOP Convention in Cleveland (Washington Post)


Cleveland Schools to Ask for School Tax Renewal in November (



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