Columbus, OH – A controversial new Ohio law, putting statewide limits on strip clubs, is finally about to take effect.......six weeks after state legislators wanted it to. Critics of the law had put the law on hold, by launching a petition drive aimed at putting the law onto the ballot for the voters to decide. But now, elections officials have declared the petition drive has fallen short. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Cleveland, OH – Schools in Cleveland are closed today following yesterday's shooting at SuccessTech Academy in downtown Cleveland. Two teachers and two students were shot. The alleged shooter, a fourteen year old student named Asa Coon, committed suicide, but none of the victims was killed. Today, the questions turn to why. How could this happen? Who was the shooter? And, why weren't warning signs seen earlier? Dan Bobkoff of member station 90.3 WCPN was on the scene yesterday and pieces together what we know now.
Cleveland, OH – More is coming to light about the 14-year-old boy who went on a shooting spree at a magnet school in Cleveland yesterday. He had a history of emotional problems and run-ins with the juvenile justice system, which raises lots of questions about how he was able to attend a school for advanced students who are carefully screened. Kymberli Hagelberg from Cleveland member station WCPN reports.
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Drs. Lowe and DeSando were moderator and panelist respectively on TV 25's World Film Classics. Both have been professors, Lowe at Ohio State University and DeSando at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.
Columbus, OH – The latest Ohio public opinion poll on the presidential race is showing the same thing that OTHER recent polls have shown --- Democrat Hillary Clinton is the favorite. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has the numbers.
Columbus, OH – Columbus officials are preparing to clarify a city code dealing with roadside charitable solicitations. As Mike Foley reports, the reason stems from concerns about safety, accountability and the lack of authority police have to issue citations or make arrests.
Columbus, OH – After being sued by the federal EPA, 8 states, and 14 environmental groups, Ohio-based American Electric Power has agreed to a settlement. The result should be less pollution, but it could carry a big price tag. Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – The U.S. EPA is calling it the largest settlement ever with a utility company in a pollution case. It involves American Electric Power, which serves 11 states and is headquartered here in Ohio. Ohio Public Radio's Bill cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – In their first and likely only debate, Democratic Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and Republican challenger Bill Todd discussed a number of issues at a Columbus Metropolitan Club forum. Jim Letizia has the details.
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Columbus, OH – In an age where many Americans tend to work more and vacation less, health officials say Sunday Night Syndrome has become more prevalent in U.S. households. While it's not officially classified as a psychiatric or medical condition, the term refers to the stress that often creeps in as the weekend concludes. Kappy Madenwald serves as the clinical director for the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County. She tells Mike Foley it's affecting a significant number of people.
Ohio Supreme Court set to hear case on sex offender law - Mayor Coleman wants opponent's radio ads removed from the airwaves - Family of the Columbus police officer who died last week worries about full benefits reaching his wife - Sunday Night Syndrome increasing
Auto employment in Ohio not so bad - Delphi racks up more expenses - Ohio electric companies warn of higher monthly bills regardless of proposed legislation - Birds may be spreading deadly disease - Patriots beat the Browns