Students Get Instructions On How To Deal With Police

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The 100 members of the city's anti-violence youth group, the Peacemakers, will be distributing cards outlining the rules of engagement between police and the public.
9:00AM
February
12, 2015

As of next week, every middle and high school student in Akron will be getting a two-sided card telling them how to deal with police. It’s a partnership between city police and an anti-violence youth group.

An Infrastructure Project As A Job Training Program?

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Jessica Kimble outlines the apprenticeship for the operating engineers union.
8:37AM
December
18, 2014

The largest infrastructure project in Akron’s history is turning into a job-training program that local officials hope will help close the skills gap.

The Cost Of Ohio’s Ebola Scare

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12:00PM
November 19, 2014

A panel of public health and law experts says the cost was likely worth it, but improvements can be made.

How Far Will $150 Million Go To Fight Toxic Algae

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The blue-green algae inundating Lake Erie and some other Ohio lakes is fueled by fertilizer runoff from farm fields and lawns.
1:56PM
August
18, 2014

Water treatment operations along Lake Erie and beyond welcome word the state is setting aside $150 million for upgrades to help them battle an escalating problem with algae blooms. But $150 million may fall far short of what’s needed to keep the liver toxins spawned by the algae blooms out of drinking water.

Ohio Medicaid Enrollment Up, Number Of Uninsured Is Down

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A study by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation looked at the impact of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion on Columbus and 13 other cities. Among the seven where Medicaid expanded, it estimates the rate of people with no health insurance will be cut more than in half by 2016.
9:07AM
July 29, 2014

When Ohio expanded Medicaid last fall, Governor John Kasich estimated up to 330-thousand more people would get health coverage. A new survey says the numbers may not be far off.

Cleveland, Cincinnati Archdioceses Defend Contract Changes

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The Cleveland contract changes include language that refers to teachers as “teacher-ministers.”
8:22AM
May
13, 2014

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland has joined its counterpart in Cincinnati in requiring its elementary school teachers to sign contracts with expanded morality clauses. The changes come about a year after a Columbus Catholic high school teacher was fired after disclosing her same-sex relationship.

Mortgage Assistance Program Coming To An End

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Through last month, about 18,000 people got an average of $16,000 each to help pay off liens or up to 18 months’ worth of mortgage payments.
8:23AM
April
28, 2014

A program to help struggling Ohio homeowners prevent foreclosure is coming to an end this week.

Ohio High Court Strikes Down Child Enticement Law

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The Ohio Supreme Court rules Ohio's child enticement law is unconstitutional.
11:19AM
March
6, 2014

The Ohio Supreme court has thrown out Ohio’s child enticement law, saying it criminalizes innocent behavior. The decision puts the responsibility to rewrite the law on Ohio legislators.

Sen. Brown Follows Olympic Push With “Wear American Act”

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The U.S. Olympic team showed up at last week's opening ceremonies in Sochi wearing the American-made uniforms seen above. That’s in large part because of a scolding from Congress two years ago, led by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown.
9:01AM
February
10, 2014

The U.S. Olympic team showed up at Friday’s opening ceremonies in Sochi wearing American-made uniforms. That’s in large part because of a scolding from Congress two years ago, led by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown. Now he wants to take it a step further with the Wear American Act.