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Youngstown public school students start the new year with a state takeover looming.

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Youngstown students return with a state takeover looming
Story by Amy Hansen
Youngstown students went back to school this week amid tension between local and state education leaders.

The district is in danger of being taken over by the state unless a lawsuit filed last week can stop the planned overhaul of the school system. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen recently spent a few days in Youngstown, and takes a look at...
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Raiding the Quick Bites larder for local honey
We return for the sweet stuff to a story from January of 2012
Ohio think tank says nearly half a billion dollars flowsto charters from traditional public schools
Critics say that hurts the kids left behind
Terry Pluto: U of A's new athletic director has the toughest job in town
Larry Williams takes over Akron's struggling athletic program that recently cut baseball and has the lowest football game attendance in Division I.
There are fewer uninsured Ohioans, and Medicaid costs have fallen, too
Experts look at the impact of Medicaid expansion in Ohio
Cleveland Clinic to complete take over of Akron General Hospital
The two health systems entered into a limited partnership last year that's 'gone very well'
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ResponsibleOhio leader says the state is setting Issue 3 up for failure
Marijuana legalization group maintains the use of the word 'monopoly' is unfair
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Ohio regulators will hear FirstEnergy rate hike proposal Monday
State utility overseers will hold hearings
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Ohio sets minimum standards for police use of force and recruiting - The goal is to improve relations between community and police
Summit County's LaRose calls for on-line campaign finance records for local candidates - Current Ohio law requires local candidates to submit campaign finance records only on paper
Ohio's Sen. Portman prepares for reauthorization of drug prevention funding - The GOP incumbent says East Cleveland offers an example of how the funding should 
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There's always something fun to do in the NEO! This week, Portage County hosts its fair in Randolph, ZZ Top plays the Rocksino, The Book of Mormon blesses PlayhouseSquare, Wynton Marsalis plays Blossom, Burning River Fest invades Cleveland - and more this week in Northeast Ohio.

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Terry Pluto and Amanda Rabinowitz Talk Sports in Hudson

On Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m., sports columnist Terry Pluto and WKSU's Amanda Rabinowitz take their weekly discussions on the road with a live conversation followed by Q&A at the Hudson Library and Historical Society building in the First and Main area of Hudson.

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Election 2016 Coverage

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Download a Pass for Two for 'Mistress America'

WKSU members can download a pass for two to see the new movie starring Greta Gerwig, Mistress America at the Cedar Lee Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

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WKSU Member Nights at Blossom

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