The Ohio Supreme Court has made a long-awaited decision on whether the maps for state House and Senate districts drawn by elected leaders last year are valid. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
New data from the federal government puts Ohio in the middle of the pack when it comes to high school graduation rates. Ohio’s graduation rate stands at 80 percent. As StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports, a demographic breakdown of the data shows Ohio is failing certain populations.
Ohio consumer advocates and environmentalists have been worrying out loud that state legislators might water down or wipe out a 4-year old program that encourages electricity customers to be more energy-efficient. Now, as statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports --- some comments by the top man in the Ohio Senate show those activists have good REASON to worry.
Fewer people were killed on Ohio's roads this Thanksgiving holiday period, compared with the past three years. Lt. Ann Ralston with the Ohio Highway Patrol says it’s good news, but it could always be better.
"We've been steadily decreasing since 2009," says Ralston. "We decreased pretty significantly this year. We recorded 11 fatalities on Ohio highways, and the year prior we were at 17. The year prior to that we were at 18. So while the numbers are going in the right direction, we still have a lot of work to do."