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Posted January 11, 2017 in Selected Press
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — With a new administration taking over the White House next week and a Republican-controlled Congress vowing to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, many Americans are wondering what will happen to... read more
Posted December 25, 2016 in Selected Press
The State Board of Education thought it was providing local school officials with helpful flexibility. Unfortunately, its decision nearly two years ago to eliminate the “5 of 8” rule concerning school staffing has proved problematic,... read more
Posted December 15, 2016 in Selected Press
Wednesday, a broad coalition of Ohio organizations delivered a letter to Governor John Kasich, asking him to increase public transit funding across the state. Ohio's current contribution to public transit, about one percent of its... read more
Posted October 16, 2016 in Selected Press
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- From Interstate-77, the gigantic flame rising from a stack at ArcelorMittal steel mill remains an icon of manufacturing in Northeast Ohio.
"When you see that flame, that means we're making steel in Cleveland,"... read more
Posted September 30, 2016 in Selected Press
This election will be over before we know it. And when it is, state lawmakers will come back to deal with a variety of issues in the lame duck session of the legislature – issues... read more
Posted September 06, 2016 in Selected Press
Map of 2015 Ohio jobless rates by county
Though Ohio’s jobless rate is below the national average and the state is on a job-gaining trend, a new economic report says there are still some numbers that... read more
Posted September 05, 2016 in Selected Press
Labor Day celebrates the virtue of hard work and recognizes the sacrifices and achievements of the American worker.
This holiday, working Ohioans find themselves at a crossroads. Unemployment remains low. The unadjusted rate for July was... read more
Posted August 19, 2016 in Selected Press
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in July, with the state gaining 11,400 jobs, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday.
The unemployment rate was down from 5.0 percent in... read more