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State leaders say a committee of experts plan to study drug-use prevention education in Ohio schools with orders to report back in three months.

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The state budget office says it has deposited $29.5 million in Ohio's rainy-day fund, taking its total to more than $2 billion.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
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Despite an increasing number of campaign stops and television ads, nothing has changed in the race for Ohio’s 18 presidential delegates in the last month.

Ohio Picks the President

Jul 13, 2016
PIXABAY

 Since 1896, Ohio voters have failed to favor the next president only twice. Because of this impeccable record, Ohio is often used as a predictor for presidential results and is considered to be an essential state to win in presidential elections. On this show we take a closer look at Ohio's record and why the state is essential to the 2016 election and beyond.  

Cycling in Ohio

Jun 3, 2016
Pixabay

While riding a bike is a healthy and cost friendly mode of transportation, it's not always the easiest in an urban setting. In Columbus, bike-sharing initiatives have been put in place, such as bike rentals around the city and "share the road" policies, to try to help make riding a bike in the city more safe and convenient.  

Runoff and the Health of Ohio’s Water

May 6, 2016
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The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that toxic sediment is threatening Cleveland's water supply. The poisonous sediment, dredged from the Cuyahoga River, was dumped into Lake Erie before the regulations put in place by the 1972 Clean Water Act. This has once again raised concerns over the impact of agriculture runoffs from fertilizers and manure. 

Cycling in Ohio

Apr 7, 2016
Pixabay

While riding a bike is a healthy and cost friendly mode of transportation, it's not always the easiest in an urban setting. In Columbus, bike-sharing initiatives have been put in place, such as bike rentals around the city and "share the road" policies, to try to help make riding a bike in the city more safe and convenient.  

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A safety group's report shows the number of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles in Ohio in the first six months of 2015 climbed and Ohio led all states in the percentage increase over the same period in 2014.

Late Flu Hits Ohio, Spreads Across The State

Mar 9, 2016
WFIU Public Radio

The Ohio Department of Health says the flu is now widespread across the state.

Health officials say the number of people hospitalized for the flu took a big jump last week. There were 203 confirmed new cases last week. That compares with 93 the week before.

Unemployment Benefits

Dec 16, 2015
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House Bill 394, legislation to modernize Ohio's unemployment insurance system, aims to bring about reforms that place Ohio on a path to long-term success and reduce reliance on federal government loans. An offset of the bill, an overhaul of the state's unemployment compensation system, would subtract Social Security income from jobless benefits, often reducing unemployment cash to nothing. If approved, Ohio would be the only state in America to deduct 100 percent of a person's Social Security from jobless benefits. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Dec 7, 2015
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Presidential hopeful John Kasich plans to use free airtime from NBC to launch campaign ads focusing on the Islamic State. Meanwhile, his presidential campaign continues to attack Donald Trump. Also, Planned Parenthood clinics in Ohio are re-evaluating their security measures after the attack in Colorado that killed three people. House Bill 394 would reduce the maximum time Ohioans could get unemployment benefits from 26 weeks to as low as 12 weeks. 

Abortion and Planned Parenthood Legislation

Dec 2, 2015
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The Ohio House recently approved a bill that would block state and federal money from reaching Planned Parenthood clinics and other organizations that provide abortions. House Bill 294 would redirect state-administered grants to federally qualified health centers and health departments that don't perform or promote abortions. Other bills working their way through the General Assembly would add restrictions to abortion access.

Earthquakes in Ohio: History, Safety Tips and Fracking

Nov 27, 2015
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When it comes to natural disasters, earthquakes are not typically something the average Ohioan worries about. But last month, Ohio participated in a nationwide earthquake drill that had increased participation in the Midwest. This hour, we'll talk about the risk  in Ohio, the effects that fracking and wastewater wells have on seismic activity and what to do in the event of an earthquake. 

Earthquakes in Ohio: History, Safety Tips and Fracking

Nov 5, 2015
Andy Maguire / Flickr

When it comes to natural disasters, earthquakes are not typically something the average Ohioan worries about. But last month, Ohio participated in a nationwide earthquake drill that had increased participation in the Midwest. This hour, we'll talk about the risk  in Ohio, the effects that fracking and wastewater wells have on seismic activity and what to do in the event of an earthquake. 

Mike Mozart

Ohio motorists are seeing lower prices at the pumps as they start the new work week.

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