photo of Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court

The American Probation and Parole Association is holding its 41st annual training institute in Cleveland starting this weekend, and organizers expect about 1,200 criminal justice professionals to attend.

Cleveland was chosen for its recent success hosting conventions and Diane Kincaid, deputy director of the parole association, says that about 40 percent of the attendees are from Ohio.

She notes that workshops will cover both adult and juvenile corrections.

photo of David Pepper

The Ohio Democratic Party is appealing a federal court decision that cancels the so-called "Golden Week," when voters can register and cast ballots at the same time. 

Democrats say the federal appeals court got it wrong when it ruled in favor of a new state law that did away with Golden Week. So Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper says Democrats are taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kenny Yuko presiding over the vote

A day that medical marijuana activists have been awaiting for decades dawns on Sept. 8, when the state law creating a medical marijuana program in Ohio takes effect.

But with less than two weeks to go, there’s a lot of work to do. Two lawmakers who were intimately involved in crafting the law talked about why the program seems to be getting a slow start.

Union supporting Clinton

A group of state labor leaders backing Hillary Clinton is stumping around the state, including in the Youngstown, where Donald Trump is hoping to attract disaffected union members and other Democrats. 

Leaders of Ohio’s labor coalition, the AFL-CIO, and individual unions appeared in Cleveland and Youngstown to underscore their message that Hillary Clinton has the plan to rejuvenate the working class and that Donald Trump is a hypocrite.

country store

Food deserts are not just an urban problem. On many Ohio country roads, you can drive for miles without finding a grocery store. But a new public-private partnership is working on the problem as WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports in today’s Quick Bite.

“One of my most favorite things to do on a summer day like this is to be able to drive the country roads of Ashtabula County,” says state Sen. Capri Cafaro. “It is peaceful. There’s a lot of natural beauty.”  

But not a lot of food available for purchase. Cafaro knows the problem well.