M.L. Schultze

  The latest Quinnipiac poll of Ohio voters shows not even Gov. John Kasich can top Donald Trump among Republicans here, and Hillary Clinton has a big advantage over Bernie Sanders. For Ohio Public Radio,WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the results released this morning.

Two of the three Democrats who want to run against incumbent U.S. Sen. Rob Portman in the fall debated today in Cleveland. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on what the debate said about their candidacies and about that of the missing third candidate.

  Ohio has three weeks until voters pick the winner of the three-way primary for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate. But Ted Strickland --  the candidate with most the money, endorsements and name recognition -- was a no-show for a debate today at The City Club of Cleveland.

That left Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld and Cincinnati activist Kelli Prather to answer questions ranging from guns to civil rights to energizing voters.   

Click here to a  story on NPR digging deeper on Gov. Kasich's record as Ohio's governor.

Once again, Republican senators are praising the work of former Ohio Attorney General and Grove City native Richard Cordray as interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And once again, they’re indicating they’ll keep blocking his permanent appointment to head that agency. Richard Cordray was sharing the witness table at the Senate Banking Committee with Mary Jo White, President Obama’s nominee to head the SEC. It was her first appearance, and she got most of the questions.

The healthcare industry is undergoing huge changes as the Affordable Care Act introduces new business models that reward efficiencies. The shift to ‘outcome-based payments’ has hospital administrators experimenting with new tools to help cut costs. From member station WKSU, Jeff St.Clair looks at how a Cleveland start-up is harnessing ‘big data’ in the new era of healthcare. Big Data - according to Charlie Lougheed –is all about the three V’s: volume, velocity, and variety.

Cleveland’s West Side Market is open again three weeks after a fire covered the inside of the historic building in soot. Dozens of shop owners were busily prepping their booths over the weekend, scrubbing surfaces, arranging shelves and fixtures and receiving fresh orders of meat and cheese. Baked goods were being made throughout the night and into this morning. It’s all part of the recovery effort after a fire early on the morning of January 30. Now, the operative words being used to describe the rest of the one-hundred-year old landmark are “cleanâ€? and “bright.â€?

Both of Ohio’s U.S. senators are now on the oldest and arguably most powerful committee in the Senate – finance. That could bode well for Ohio. Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman are among the 20 senators who will be taking the closest look at everything from taxes to trade agreements, Medicare, Social Security and the overall economic well-being at the United States. University of Kansas political scientist Burdett Loomis edited a book called “The U.S. Senate: from Deliberation to Dysfunction.â€?

Anti-war slogans are everywhere in eastern Ohio this campaign season. “Stop the War on Coalâ€? is one of the most common yard signs seen in Ohio’s sprawling 6th congressional district, a region at the center of the state’s shale oil and gas boom. Bill Johnson upset Democratic incumbent Charlie Wilson two years ago. The 6th Congressional District was sprawling then, hugging the Ohio River from Mahoning County to the southernmost tip of the state. Now it stretches even further, cutting inland deeper into other parts of Ohio’s coal country.

Kent State’s more than $1 million memorial for students shot and killed a generation ago opened Monday after a weekend preview of the permanent multimedia exhibit that both honors, and tries to make sense of, a cultural watershed. Dennis Gunther graduated from Kent State University three years before Ohio National guardsmen open fired on protestors, killing four and wounding nine others. But he was living in town when Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder died, and he lives with that legacy.

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