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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.

Tax Revenue From Casinos Falls Short Of Predictions

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Five racinos have opened since casino gambling was introduced in Ohio in 2012, and two more are slated to open in the coming months.
8:56AM
July
11, 2014

The state’s four casinos generated $273.4 million in tax revenue in the fiscal year that ended in June. That was more than $36 million less than the state had predicted.

Ohio GOP Sues Fitzgerald Over Key Card Data

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The Ohio Republican Party filed the suit over Fitzgerald's refusal to release key card data for his job as Cuyahoga County Executive.
8:48AM
July 10, 2014

The Ohio GOP filed the suit against Ed Fitzgerald over his refusal to release key card data showing when he enters and leaves county buildings in his job as Cuyahoga County Executive.

Ohio Handing Out More Tax Incentives To Companies Promising Jobs

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Daryl Hennessy, the Ohio Development Services Agency's Business Services Division chief, says tax credit benefits outweigh the cost in every instance.
7:53AM
July 7, 2014

A new report says the value of incentives grew from $56 million in 2012 to $63 million last year, and will grow to an estimated $65 million in the current fiscal year.

Infrastructure, Processing Improvements Help Ohio Shale Industry

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The average time it takes to drill a well has been cut in half because companies are more familiar with the territory.
7:23AM
July
3, 2014

State and industry leaders detailed the health of Ohio’s oil and natural gas industries at Wednesday’s annual “State of the Play” conference.