News Aggregator Archive 10 (7/13/14 – 12/31/14)

11 Actions Outgoing County Executive Ed Fitzgerald Will Be Remembered For (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Affordable Care Act Helps 89,000 Ohioans Get Health Insurance For 2015 (Toledo Blade)


Ohio State Hospitals in Columbus Turn Away Emergency Room Patients(Columbus Dispatch)


277,000 Ohioans to be Affected by Minimum Wage Increase (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Top 5 Bills Passed by Ohio Legislature in 2014 (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


2015 Should Be a Year for Job Creation, Pulling People Out of Poverty: Armond Budish, County Executive Elect (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


The 3 Biggest Challenges and Oportunities For New County Executive Armond Budish (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Many Ohio Legislators Believe Now is the Time to Revisit State Term Limit Restrictions (Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum)


Great Lakes Water Levels Surge From Rainfall, Runoff (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


Ohio Will Renew Attempt to Slow Algae in Lake Erie (Associated Press) 


The Cleveland Free Clinic Looks to Adjust to New Economic Realities(Cleveland Scene)


Could Ohio’s Redistricting Reform Make Its Elections More Competitive?(Washington Post)


Ohio’s Natural Gas Boom Brings Flurry of Pipeline Construction(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


Ohio High School Students Now Must Take a World History Class to Graduate, New Law Says (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Common Core Survives in Ohio, Will Be Challenged Again (Cincinnati Enquirer)


Future of Wind Farms in Ohio is Cloudy (Columbus Dispatch)


Inside Story: How Ohio’s Surprising Redistricting Deal Came Together(Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum)


Report: Ohio Not Prepared For Infectious Disease Outbreak (Newark Advocate)


Mass Retirements Fuel Teacher Churn in Ohio Districts (Akron Beacon Journal)


Toledo Rallies to Remain Jeep’s Home (Wall Street Journal)


Could New York’s Fracking Ban Have Domino Effect? (National Geographic)


Downtown Cleveland Loses Out on $25 Million Tax Credit Losing to Cincinnati Music Hall (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Music Hall Get $25 Million Historic Tax Credit (Cincinnati Enquirer)


Major Changes to Ohio Elections in Hands of Voters in November 2015(Dayton Daily News)


Local School Districts Are Subsidizing Ohio Charter Schools, Report Says(StateImpact)


Outgoing Columbus Mayor Coleman Endorses City Council President Ginther For Mayor (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio Retailers Frustrated By Congress’ Reluctance to Pass E-Fairness Bill(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


What Cleveland Official Could Learn From Seattle About Consent Decree Negotiations (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


County Executive Elect Armond Budish Discusses His Agenda For Cuyahoga County: 9 Observations (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


What is a Consent Decree? Making Sense of What’s to Come After the Department of Justice Report (Cleveland Scene)


Growing U.S. Trade Deficit With China Affects Ohioans (Toledo Blade)


A Quarter of Ohio Third-Graders Must Retake Reading Test (Mansfield News Journal)


Dont Shoot: America’s Police Kill Too Many People. But Some Forces Are Showing How Smarter, Less Aggressive Policing Gets Results(Economist)


Bipartisan Redistricting Reform Passes Ohio Senate in Historic Vote(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Detroit Seen as Model for Ohio City (East Cleveland) Facing Collapse(Businessweek)


Mayor Jackson Backs Safety Director McGrath, Rejects “Systemic” Issues(WKYC)


Cleveland’s Mayor Jackson Reiterates Support for Safety Director; Questions Accuracy of DOJ Report (Cleveland Scene)


Great Lakes on a Record-Breaking Water-Level Rebound (Detroit Free Press)


Ohio House Approves Bill That Would Kill Traffic Cameras (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio Near Bottom of National Health Rankings (Springfield News-Sun)


Stanford Study Finds Highs and Lows in Ohio Charter Schools(StateImpact)


Report: On Average, Ohio Charter Schools Perform Worse Than Public Counterparts (Akron Beacon Journal)


Is Ohio in the Midst of a Rust Belt Rebound? (CNBC)


Sweeping Local Tax Changes Clear Ohio Legislature; Gov Expected to Sign (Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum)


State School Board Votes Against Requirements for Schools to Have Nurses, Librarians and Counselors (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


2014 Weatherhead 100: The Fastest Growing Companies in Northeast Ohio (Inside Business)


Future of Cleveland Public Library’s South Branch Building in Tremont in Question (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Congress Must Not Discard a Tool That Has Helped Rebuild Cleveland: Joe Roman (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Men Drawn to Nursing Program at CWRU (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


The Google Effect: How Has the Tech Giant Changed Pittsburgh’s Commerce and Culture? (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


The Rustbelt Roars Back From the Dead (Daily Beast)


Cuyahoga County Tax-Supported Funding for the Arts Remains Strong, But Will Voters Renew Tax in 2015? (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Robert Bennett, Longtime Cleveland and Ohio Republican Political Leader Has Died (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland Consent Decree Will Last Years; How Many is Up to Cleveland Leaders (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cuyahoga County Might Cut Off Cities That Are Late in Paying Bills For County Services (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Redistricting Reform Passes Ohio House in Bipartisan Vote (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


U. S. Department of Justice: Cleveland Police Have Pattern of Excessive Force (CNN)


U.S. Justice Department Wants Sweeping Changes in Cleveland Police Department (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Tamir Rice Shooting Should Be Rallying Point For Real Community Policing: Mark Naymik (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Still No Clear Path For East Cleveland Budget Woes; Bankruptcy Remains on Table (Cleveland Scene)


Ohio’s Utica Shale Likely to Be Productive For 50 Years, Analyst Says(Akron Beacon Journal)


Cleveland to Spend $100 Million on Neighborhoods, Roads, Playgrounds(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio’s Ban on Texting While Driving May Get Stronger (Dayton Daily News) 


Common Core Tests Have Started – For Real – In Ohio (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


2016 Republican National Convention to Transform and Disrupt Cleveland; a Look at the Numbers (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio EPA Harshly Critical of Proposed Federal EPA Carbon Emission Standards (Columbus Business First)


Senator Rob Portman Says No to Presidential Run; Will Seek Reelection(Dayton Daily News)


Ohio Doctors Leery of New Medicaid Patients (Toledo Blade)


Ohio’s Proposed Rules for Farms Aims to Help Prevent Algae in Lake Erie(Detroit Free Press)


Envronmentalists Fear Bill Would Weaken Ohio Fracking Oversight(Youngstown Vindicator)


A Labor Showdown in Brook Park May Be What Other NE Ohio Municipalities Will Be Facing Soon: Brent Larkin (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland Clinic and CWRU Release Plans For Health Education Center(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Changes Hit Ohio’s Snow Day Policy (StateImpact Ohio)


New Federal Smog Reduction Plan Would Out NE Ohio Out of Compliance (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Columbus Mayor Coleman Will Not Run Next Year; Longest-Serving Mayor in Columbus History (Columbus Dispatch)


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Renews Bid to Dump Sediment in Lake Erie (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


East Cleveland is on the Verge of Financial Collapse, Ohio State Auditor Says (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Columbus a Finalist for 2016 Democratic National Convention(Columbus Dispatch)


Climate Change Threatens Ohio’s State Tree, the Buckeye (Associated Press/WGRT)


Ohio’s Public Colleges Becoming More Selective to Qualify for State Funding; May Leave Behind Low Income and Academically-Challenged Students (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


With Help of Esperanza, Hispanic Graduation Rates in Cleveland Have Soared (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Some Clevelanders Shun Big-Box Retail (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Weird New Jersey: Presidential Death on the Jersey Shore (Asbury Park Press)


Ohio House Wants to Limit Hours Spent on Standardized Tests(Defiance Crescent-News)


Ohio’s Unemployment Rate 5.3%, But State Only Gained 1,000 Jobs(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland Prepares to “Light Up” 100-Gig Internet Service, the Naton’s Fastest (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Businesses Along Cleveland’s Health-Tech Corridor Imagine Tapping World’s Fastest Internet (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Shaky Ground: For a Century Tom L. Johnson’s Statue Has Gurded Free Speech in Public Square. Now They’re Uprooting Him (Cleveland Magazine)


A Billion Dollar Industry Hides in Cleveland (Ideastream)


Greyhound May Vacate Historic Bus Station For New Location (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland Port Authority Approves Sediment Disposal Plan to Keep Harbor Clear (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


95% of Ohio’s 3rd Graders Pass Reading Standards (Dayton Daily News)


Statewide Traffic Camera Ban Passes State Senate (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Euclid Avenue’s “Health-Tech Corridor” to Receive Ultra-Fast One Gigabit Internet Service (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Is Ohio Allowing Schools to Drop Arts Teachers, Nurses, Counselors. Librarians? (Washington Post)


Cuyahoga County School Enrollment Drops 12,000 in Past Decade(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Ranks 27th in Number of Homeless Children (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio Lawmakers Propose Fighting Lake Erie Algal Blooms by Restricting Fertilizer Use, Dredging (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio University Students Displaced and Businesses Destroyed in Downtown Athens Fire (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Chief Justice: “It’s Time to Rethink Judicial Elections” (Akron Beacon Journal/Associate Press)


Massive Fire in Athens Ohio Near Ohio University Damages Block of Updown Buildings (Athens News)


LeBron James Will Not Let His Sons Play Football (ESPN)


How Much Money do Ohio Lawmakers Make? (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Top Republican Lawmaker Proposes Sweeping Changes to Ohio’s Redistricting Process (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Ranks 11th in Most Student Debt; Students Graduate With an Average $29,000 in Debt (Toledo Blade)


Gerrymandering Helps Return Ohio’s Entire Delegation to Congress, With No Close Races (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


2 Vying to Become Next Cuyahoga County Council President (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Legislature’s Lame-Duck Agenda Includes Traffic Cameras, Taxes, Guns (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland Orchestra Selects Slavic Village For 2015 Neighborhood Residency (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Indian Immigrants Make Their Mark on Pittsburgh’s Religious Landscape(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


Tuesday’s Republican Romp Proved to be Far from Ohio Politics as Usual: Tom Suddes (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Regional Campuses Across Ohio Struggle With Enrollment (Dayton Daily News)


Three Cleveland Startup Tech Comapnies are “Changing the Rules”: Michael C. DeAloia (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Backers Defend Common Core Agaist Repeal Effort (Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum)


Judge Deems Detroit Bankruptcy Fair and Feasible (Detroit Free Press)


Cincinnati’s Union Terminal Now Saved For Future Generations(Huffington Post)


Medicaid Expansion Will Be in Gov John Kasich’s Next Budget Plan, But Will GOP Lawmakers Support It? (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Three Design Concepts For the Pedestrian Bridge Over the Shoreway(Cleveland Scene)


New NuCLEus Project Would Change Cleveland’s Skyline (WKYC)


Developer Seeks to Build Large Mixed-Use Project Near Quicken Loans Arena (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Returns Full GOP Slate to Statewide Offices (Columbus Dispatch)


Armond Budish Defeats Jack Schron in Cuyahoga County Executive Race(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio’s Gov Kasich Cruises to Reelection (Washington Post)


In String of Defeats, Ohio Democratic Party Have Only Themselves to Blame: Brent Larkin (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland, Maple Hts Voters Smack Down Red-Light Cameras (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Voters Loudly Said No For 4th Time to Ban Fracking in Youngstown(Youngstown Vindicator)


Ohio’s Governor Elections Since 1855 (Dayton Daily News)


Will Cleveland Voters Shut Down Traffic Cameras? (Cleveland Magazine)


6 Things Ohio Voters Need to Know to Cast Ballots (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


3 Issues to Know in the Ohio’s Auditor Race (Cincinnati Enquirer)


Ohio Health Exchanges to Include More Competition (Dayton Daily News)


Most Voting-Age Ohioans Will Stay Home on Election Day (Dayton Daily News)


Ohio Schools Play State-Funding Guessing Game (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Voting Laws in Ohio Grow More Partisan (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Lags Most States in Transit Funding: Study (Cincinnati Enquirer)


Budish V Schron: Cuyahoga County Insider 10/31/14 (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland’s Slam Dunk. LeBron James Return Will Boost Cleveland’s Economy: Video (CNBC)


8 Local Schools Honored For Work With Low-Income Students (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Colleges. Such as Those in Northeast Ohio, Are Offering Small “Micro-Grants” to Their Students (Wall Street Journal)


Hospital Jobs Cuts Continue in Pittsburgh Region (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


Detroit-to-Chicago Rail Plan: 110 mph, 10 Daily Trips by 2035 (Detroit Free Press)


Cuyahoga County Council Passes $50 Million Fund to Tear Down 5,000 Condemned Homes (NewsNet 5)


Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Urges “No” Vote on Issue 35 to Keep Red Light Cameras (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland Police Arrest Dozens of West Side Gang Members (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Optimistic Updates For Med Mart and Convention Center Given to County Council (Cleveland Scene)


Shortage of Pipelines/Take Aways/Over Supply Depress Prices for Utica and Marcellus Natural Gas (Columbus Business First)


Ohio’s Location and Demographics Creating a Opportunity For Trucker Employment (Ideastream)


Cleveland Mayor Jackson Wants No-Bid Contact For Agency Run by Brother (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Turnout For Governor’s Race Could Break Record Lows (Cincinnati Enquirer)


The LeBron James Business Model: Why Its Not (Entirely) About the Money (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


First “Green” Sites Unveiled in $3 Billion Effort to Keep Sewage Out of Lake Erie (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


$1.1 Billion Amazon Project Coming to Central Ohio (Columbus Dispatch)


Millions For Demolition Within Reach For Cleveland and Inner-Ring Suburbs (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


A Wave of Foreclosures in Detroit Could Leave 150,000 Homeless(Business Insider 10.22.14)


Ohio’s Housing Market Rebounds After Recession (Associated Press/Canton Respository)


Ohio Attorney General Faces Spirited Challenge (Toledo Blade)


Where do Ohio’s Governor Candidates Stand on the Issues? (Dayton Daily News)


Fewer Statewide Elected Officials In Ohio Could Equate to More Gubernatorial Accountability: Tom Suddes (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Once, Cleveland Was America’s Startup Hub. Can History Repeat Itself?(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Seeing Green: Gubernatorial Candidate Anita Rios on the Power of Third Parties to Shape Debate in Ohio (Cleveland Scene)


Carless in Cleveland: More Borrow a Car or Find a Ride to Work Than Take Public Transportation (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Republican Campaign Bankroll Dwarfs Democrats in Ohio (Columbus Dispatch)


Why Former Senator George Voinovich is Working So Hard to Elect Jack Schron and Why the Numbers are so Daunting: Brent Larkin (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ed FitzGerald and Anita Rios, Candidates for Ohio Governor, Debate at Cleveland City Club 10.22.14 Video (Cleveland City Club) 


County Drug Court to Expand; Second Docket to Concentrate on Addictions and Mental Health (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


“Ninjas” Pull Campaign Signs From Illegal Spots (Columbus Dispatch)


Teachers Say That “High Stakes” Tests Lead to More Testing, Less Teaching (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Don’t Like Kisich or FitzGerald? You Have an Option (Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum)


HUD Passes Over Cleveland and Cuyahoga County For Lead Removal Dollars (Ideastream)


Armond Budish, Jack Schron Sharpen Attacks in Final Cuyahoga County Executive Forum (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio’s Gov Kasich Goes His Own Way in Bid For Re-election (ABC)


Fewer Young People in Ohio Getting Their Driver’s License (WOSU) 


Does Gov. John Kasich Still Want to Repeal the Affordable Care Act?(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Republican Governors Don’t See “Obamacare” Going Away (Associated Press)


“Amazing” Rise in Great Lakes Water Levels Continue (Detroit Free Press)


The Hunt for NE Ohio Tech Talent is “Super Crazy” (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


At Detroit’s Border, a Barrier Separates the Haves From Have-Nots (Los Angeles Times)


Cleveland Bike-Sharing Program Expands (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Historian to Mark 250th Anniversary of British Boat Disaster Near Rocky River (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


What Candidates are Saying About Lake Erie Water Quality and Algae(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


No Debate Planned For Gubernatorial Candidates (Stow Sentry)


As Fear of Ebola Spreads, Ohio and Texas Closes Some Schools (New York Times)


Ohio Will Spend Millions on Gambling Addiction (Fox8)


Opportunity Corridor Design Changes Eliminate Streets Dead-Ending into Boulevard (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Early Voting is Focus of Ohio Secretary of State Race (Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum)


East Ohio Gas Explosion of 1944: A Day Never to Be Forgotten (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Photo Slideshow From East Ohio Gas Disaster, October 20, 1944 (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


The Day Cleveland Exploded: 70 Years Later, the Unthinkable Disaster of the East Ohio Gas Co. Explosion (Cleveland Scene)


1,000 Cleveland Police Officers Will Be Armed With Body Cameras(WKYC)


Voter Registration Awareness Day Proposed by Lawmaker Who Authored Early-Voting Changes (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


On Statewide Level, Ohio Earns D’s in School (Dayton Daily News)


Ohio Gov. John Kasich Wants to Redefine the Republican Party(Washington Post)


Falling Global Oil Prices Could Threaten U.S. Shale Fracking (Akron Beacon Journal)


14th U.S. Congressional District Debate Between Dave Joyce, Michael Wager and David Macko Summary: 10/13/14 at Cleveland City Club(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


14th U.S. Congressional District Debate (Joyce, Wager and Macko) from Cleveland City Club 10/13/14: Video (Cleveland City Club)


Ohio Statehouse, Gubernatorial Candidates State Where They Stand on Right to Work (NEOMG/Plain Dealer)


Democratic Governor Candidate Ed FitzGerald Talks to the Columbus Metropolitan Club: Video (Metropolitan Club 10/9/14)


Columbus Land Bank Spurs Rehab (Columbus Dispatch)


At Forlorn Urban Churches, Mass Gets Crowded in a Flash (New York Times)


Automotive Industry Employment in NE Ohio Expected to Grow in Next Decade (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio is No Battleground For U.S. Congressional Races (Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum)


How Ohio Gov. Kasich Might Spend Another Four Years in Office(Columbus Monthly)


Ohio Redistricting Still Not a Sure Thing (Columbus Dispatch)


AkzoNobel (Former Glidden) Will Keep R&D Center in Strongsville(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Congressional Candidates Explain Their Positions on Obamacare (ACA) (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Guide to Ohio’s 2014 Elections (Ideastream)


Columbus Schools Taking Back Bonuses from 600 Employees Due to Cheating Scandal; Not Honestly Earned (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio’s “Third Grade Guarantee” Reading Tests Have a Few New Twists This Year (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


4 Proposed Cuyahoga County Charter Amendments Will Appear on the November Ballot: What They Are and What They Will Do (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohioans Watch Their Mobile Devices More Than Television For First Time Last Year (Columbus Dispatch)


Solution Sought For Chronic Amtrak Delays in Northern Ohio (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


With $23 Million Deficit Looming, Toledo May Shift Cost of Justice(Toledo Blade)


Early Voting Begins in Ohio; Options to Vote By Mail or in Person (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland School District’s Issue 4 Bond Issue: Key Things You Should Know (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur Debates Challenger Richard May: 3 Observations (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Early Voting Changing Election Campaigns in Ohio (Columbus Dispatch)


Lake Erie’s Algae Ills Stir Debate on Farm Rules (Detroit News)


Inside the Intense Rivalry Between Eliot Ness and J. Edgar Hoover(Smithsonian Magazine)


Cuyahoga County College Seeks Tax Increase to Fund Operations (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


President Kasich?: Letter From Ohio (Politico)


Cuyahoga River E-Coli Bacteria Levels Fall Slowly, Often Still Dangerous(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


How Did Seven Hills Get Its Name? (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Are There Enough Cleveland Police Officers? (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Pace to Cruise to Second Term (Washington Post)


Cleveland’s State of the Schools: Some Goals Met, Most Not (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland State University is Struggling With Its Identity (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Eastside Greenway Bike Paths to Connect Cleveland Suburbs: Q&A(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


What are Ohio’s Voter ID Rules? (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Voting Dates, Times and Deadlines for the November 2014 General Election (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio 3rd Graders Face High-Stakes Reading Targets (Associated Press)


U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Early Voting in Ohio (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


A Divided Supreme Court Delays Early Voting in Ohio (USA Today)


Armond Budish, Jack Schron Trade Barbs in Monday Cuyahoga County Executive Debate at City Club (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland Clinic Breaks Ground on $276 Million Cancer Institute (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Climate Change Makes it Harder to Save Lake Erie (Toledo Blade)


Legitimate Legislative Campaign Spending Sometimes Hard to Define(Columbus Dispatch)


Gov. John Kasich and Challenger Ed FitzGerald At Odds on Hot-Button Issues (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio Among the Worst in Nation for Infant Mortality (Lorain Chronicle-Telegram)


James A. Traficant Jr., Colorful Ohio Congressman Expelled By House, Dies at 73 (Washington Post)


There Was More to Jim Traficant Than Met the Eye (USA Today)


Ohio Farmers Learn New Fertilizer Management Practices to Keep Phosphorus Out of Lake Erie (WKSU)


Ohio’s Urban Graduation Rates Are Getting Better, But Still Fall Short of a Passing Grade (Ideastream)


Education Issues Conspicuously Absent From Gov. Kasich’s Ohio “Miracle” Talk: Brent Larkin (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


More Algae Bloooms Pop Up Western Part of Lake Erie (Toledo Blade)


Great Lakes in Unprecedented Danger, Chicago Mayor Says (Detroit Free Press)


Candidates for Ohio Supreme Court Contrast in Style (Columbus Dispatch)


Detroit Elected Officials Regain City Control (Associated Press)


West-Side Suburban Mayors Want State to Manage Deer; East-Side Mayors Cautious (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


EPA Unveils Second Phase of Plan to Reverse Great Lakes Damage(New York Times)


Reports Show Immigration Aiding Akron’s Population, Economy, Housing(Akron Beacon Journal)


Spirit Airlines Jumps Into Cleveland With Low Fares (Plus Fees) (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Richmond Heights Mayor Ousted in Recall Vote (Ideastream)


Ohio Hispanics Rally For Immigration Reform, Relief From Deportations(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Summit County Unemployment Falls, Now 2% Lower Than Cuyahoga(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Rockefellers, Heir to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity From Fossil Fuels(New York Times)


Data Link Poverty, School Performance in Ohio (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio Farmers Seeing Steep Drop in Corn Prices (Dayton Daily News)


Some Colleges Make it Easy For Students to Vote (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


NE Ohio Hospital Leaders Come Together to Predict the Future (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Manufacturing in Ohio Seeing Slow, Steady Growth (Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum)


Ohio Lawmaker Wants Tougher State Texting Ban (Mansifeld News Journal)


Cleveland Starts $200 Million Push For Taxes to Build New Schools(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Is Ohio Gov. Kasich Eyeing 2016 Presidential Contest? (Youngstown Vindicator)


9 Questions About Cuyahoga County’s $100 College Savings Account Program (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Want to Help the Great Lakes? Change Your Soap (Detroit Free Press)


4 Highlights from the Cuyahoga County Executive Race Editorial Board Meeting (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Josh Mandel vs Connie Pillich: Observations from the Only “Debate” in the Race For Ohio Treasurer (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


ODOT Should Fix Roads With Some of the Money it Uses to Build New Ones, NOACA Chief Says (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Don’t Call Cleveland State Middle-Aged as it Turns 50 (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


For the First Time in 40 Years, Ohio’s Gubernatorial Candidates Won’t Debate (Governing)


Ohio Still Waiting on Millions of Dollars Needed to Deal With Mortgage-Mess Blight (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Property Values in Cuyahoga County Lose Nearly 7% in Past 19 Years, According to CSU Study (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Public Big Loser With No Debates Between Ohio Governor Candidates Kasich and FitzGerald: Tom Beres (WKYC)


Ohio State Auditor Debate at Cleveland City Club on 9.15.14 (Video)


Youngstown Business Incubator Ranked #1 in World, Columbus #3(WKBN/Youngstown)


Amazon Plans Giant $1.1 Billion Data Center in Columbus Area (Seattle Times)


Charter Schools Still Lagging Public Schools in Ohio (Cincinnati Enquirer)


Voters Deserve to Hear From Incumbents Retreating From Debates: Mark Naymik (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


72 Hours of Early Voting Added in Ohio (Toledo Blade)


Is Right to Work Dead in Ohio? (Cincinnati Enquirer)


Cuyahoga County Council Prepares For Life After Ed FitzGerald (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Are Political Debates Dying?: Dan Moulthrop (Huffington Post)


Ohio Republicans Could Hit High-Water Mark With 62 Seats in 99-Seat Ohio House: Tom Suddes (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Most Republican Statewide Incombents Won’t Debate Their Democratic Challengers at City Club (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


2014 Ohio Schools Report Card. Check For Your School District Here(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Ohio Schools Report Card Continues to Place City of Cleveland Schools Near Bottom; Some Progress on Graduation Rates (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cleveland-Area Residents Enjoy Some of the Nation’s Lowest Car Insurance Rates (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Federal Court Overturns Ohio Law Barring False Campaign Statements(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Opportunity Corridor Project Sets Aside 20% of Contract Dollars For Minority Owned Firms (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Gears Up to Start Voting September 30 After Federal Courts Restore Days Cut (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


The Quest For Local Fish and Lake-to-Table Dining in Cleveland(Cleveland Scene)


Ohio Legislators, Both Democratic and Republican, Push Bill in U.S. Congress That Would Force the EPA to Determine Acceptable Algae Toxin Levels in Drinking Water (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


New Book on Oberlin’s Role in the Abolitionist Movement Reviewed: “Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism” by J. Brent Morris (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Bike Sharing Rolls into Cleveland With Stations in Ohio City and Superior Viaduct (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Mostly White Forces in Mostly Black Towns: Police Struggle For Racial Diversity (New York Times)


Mostly White Forces in Mostly Black Towns: Police Struggle For Racial Diversity (New York Times)


GE Lighting, Headquartered in Cleveland Could Be Offered For Sale Next as General Electric Sheds Its Appliance Division (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Ohio Constitution Bars Sales Tax When It’s “To Go” (Cincinnati Enquirer)


Local Government Funding Cuts by Ohio Gov Kasich Have Hurt Smaller Townships Most; Forcing Local Tax Increases (Newark Advocate)


Ohio Obesity Rate Tops 30% (Dayton Business Journal)


Fracking Spurs a Rust Belt Rebound in Manufacturing (New York Times)


New York Daily News Bans Chief Wahoo (Ideastream)


The City of Cincinnati vs Hamilton County: Here’s Why Their Fight Matters (Cincinnati Enquirer)


Income Inequality Has Increased in Ohio, Report Says (Plain Dealer/NEOMG) 


Tax Cuts Part of What Gov. Kasich Has on Order For Potential Second Term: Tom Suddes (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Toledo Water Woes Stir Cry For National Standards, Strategy to Fight Algae Toxins (Associated Press)


Northeast Ohio Draws Growing Number of Foreign Students (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Will Early Voting Rules in Ohio Produce the Next Bush v. Gore?(Washington Post)


The Name Game Still Vanquishes All Else in Cuyahoga County Judicial Elections: Brent Larkin (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Early Voting Cuts Restored by Federal Court Judge (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Child Hunger Remains a Problem in Ohio, Reports Say (IdeaStream)


Tri-C Opens Health and Wellness Center For Under and Uninsured(Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Redistricting Hurting Canton and Stark County, Critics Say (Canton Respository)


Ohio Ranks 9th in U.S. Exports (Dayton Daily News)


Cleveland Schools Hire Charter School Advocate to Help Grow Partnerships With Charters (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Data Center Companies are Finding Cleveland Fertile Ground For Growing Their Server Farms (Associated Press)


Ohio Caninos’ Revenue Promises Haven’t Panned Out (Columbus Dispatch)


Ohio Workers Owe a Debt to Father of Labor Day (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Shale Gas is Good News For Heating Bills (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Fracking Fire Points Out Dangers of Natural Gas and Oil Drilling(Columbus Dispatch)


RTA Chief Cautious on Public Square Redesign (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


A 50-State Look at How the Common Core is Playing Out in the United States (Associated Press) 


New Michigan Right-to-Work Laws Creating Uncertainty For Teachers(Detroit News)


Just in Time For LeBron: Downtown Cleveland Stages a Comeback(Wall Street Journal)


Cuyahoga County Head Start Agency Enrollment Falls Short (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Rules Still Uncertain For Early Voting in Ohio (Columbus Dispatch)


In Walking Away From FitzGerald Campaign Ohio Democrats Risk Bigger Losses: Brent Larkin (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Shooting Deaths in Cuyahoga County Thru July (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Drone Delays Landing of Hospital Helicopter (Marietta Times)


A Century of Flight at the Cleveland Air Show – Slideshow (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Road Salt Prices Soar as Ohio Prepares for Winter (WKSU)


Four Proposed Changes to Cuyahoga County’s Charter Headed to Voters This November (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Northwestern, Michigan, Ohio State Rank Highest in Big Ten for ACT Scores (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


List of Cuyahoga County’s Largest Employers Proves Cleveland is a Healthcare Town (Crain’s Cleveland Business)


Cleveland School Enrollment Continues Falling (Plain Dealer/NEOMG)


Columbus Mayor Coleman Has Put Out the Welcome Mat For Immigrants(Columbus Dispatch)


One Year Later: Checking in With the Northeast Ohio Media Group