Statewide News

Statewide News
7:31 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Ohio's Property Tax Burden Shifts From Businesses To Homes

A new study shows Ohio’s property taxes have been shifting from business to residential and agricultural for 35 years, a shift that’s accelerated over the last 20 years.

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Statewide News
10:06 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Case Will Affect Local Traffic Camera Suits

Credit U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

You open your mail and there it is – a picture of your car allegedly speeding through town or sailing through the red light at an intersection. Ready to proclaim your innocence, you wait for your day in court. But, if you reside in any of the 15 Ohio communities that use traffic enforcement cameras, that’s not what you get. In most cases, you’ll get an administrative hearing.

That's the reason traffic cameras are being challenged in courts around Ohio. One case has reached the Ohio Supreme Court and could have an impact on local communities that use traffic cameras.

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Technology
9:30 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Conquering Light's Final Frontier: Ohio Scientists Crack The Terahertz Code

The two techniques for accessing the electro-magnetic spectrum, optical and electrical, fall short of entry into the Terahertz range. But a Cleveland company has developed the first portable, high-power source that could open up the Terahertz gap to a wide range of technical advances.
Credit Courtesy of Teraphysics via WKSU

Ohio is emerging as a global center of research in a branch of physics that’s stymied scientists for decades.  It’s called Terahertz radiation, a band of light waves with potential uses that range from detecting cancer to uncovering art forgeries. One Cleveland company has recently had a breakthrough in one of technology’s final frontiers.

Fulfilling a sci-fi dream

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Statewide News
8:22 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court To Hear Traffic Camera Case

A red light and speed camera next to a Dunkin' Donuts in Parma Heights, Ohio.
Credit Nicholas Eckhart / Flickr/Creative Commons

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments this week about traffic cameras. The case in Toledo is one of a slew of legal challenges to cities using cameras to catch and ticket drivers for running red lights or speeding.

Motorists also filed lawsuits last week against the Dayton suburbs of Trotwood and West Carollton. That brings the number of legal cases against cameras around the state to at least eight.

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Statewide News
5:46 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Dem Candidate For Governor: Freeze Part Of Third Grade Reading Test

Ohio’s Democratic Candidate for Governor is calling on Republican Governor John Kasich to halt the third grade guarantee. He also wants more money for public education.

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald told members of the state’s largest teachers union that there are things state leaders need to do to help public education be successful in Ohio.

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