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Judge Denies Early Release For Disgraced Former State Lawmaker

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Weddington's motion said he has participated in community service activities and been a literacy tutor for other inmates.
10:19AM
July 22, 2014

Columbus Democrat Carlton Weddington pleaded guilty in 2012 to charges of bribery, election falsification and filing a false financial disclosure statement. He’s served two years of a three-year sentence.

Ohio Unemployment Rate Flat In June

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12:14PM
July
18, 2014

The unemployment rate in Ohio for June remained unchanged at 5.5 percent, staying at the lowest level since before the Great Recession.

College Degrees Bring More Debt, Higher Wages

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The study says households with at least one college degree have more debt, but make about $17,000 more a year than households with only high school diplomas.
8:04AM
July 18, 2014

Chances are that if you’ve nailed a college degree to your wall recently, you’re also nailed with debt. But some new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland says degree earners are still better off in the long-term than those without a diploma.

Businesses, Workers Fear They’ll Pay State’s Unemployment Debt

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In 2013, Ohio employers started paying more in federal unemployment taxes because the state still owes a huge debt to the feds.
7:32AM
July 18, 2014

The recession may be over, but the state of Ohio still owes the federal government $1.4 billion for the money it borrowed to pay jobless benefits to unemployed Ohioans. That debt is looming large over Ohio employers, and could affect people who might get jobless benefits in the future.

The Economic Impact Of Lebron

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The city of Cleveland was celebrating last week as Lebron James announced he was returning to Cleveland after four years with the Miami Heat.
8:55AM
July
17, 2014

Lebron James’ return to Cleveland is great news for basketball fans there. It’s also good news for their local economy.

State Auditor To Investigate Charter School Chain

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The school's parent company hasn't addressed the allegations, but says they work to maintain a safe and professional environment for students.
8:29AM
July
17, 2014

Ohio’s auditor says he’ll audit a chain of charter schools after several former teachers testified against one of the schools this week.

Ballot Board Clears Language For Clean Energy Initiative

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Former head of the U.S. Energy Dept, Steven Chu talks about energy sources like natural gas and windmills.
9:57AM
July
15, 2014

The group “Yes for Ohio’s Energy Future” can now collect signatures for a ballot initiative to invest $13 billion in bonds into solar, wind, and other alternative energy projects.

State School Board To Hear Complaints About Charter Schools

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The FBI and other authorities are investigating schools in Ohio and other states that are affiliated with an influential U.S.-based Muslim cleric, Fetullah Gulen.
7:43AM
July 15, 2014

The FBI and other authorities are investigating schools in Ohio and other states that are affiliated with an influential U.S.-based Muslim cleric, Fetullah Gulen.

Conductor Lorin Maazel Dead At 84

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Maazel first performed with the Cleveland Orchestra at age 12, and later serving as music director from 1972-1982.
9:04AM
July 14, 2014

Former Cleveland Orchestra conductor and child prodigy Lorin Maazel died Sunday. He was 84.

Police: Car That Hit Bus Was Stolen, Going Wrong Way

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The Sunday wreck happened near Richmond along the border between Ohio and Indiana.
8:02AM
July
14, 2014

Authorities say a car that collided with a Greyhound bus on Interstate 70 had been stolen and was traveling the wrong way.