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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Ohio voters have returned more than a quarter million absentee ballot application requests for this fall's election. 

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OHIO EDUCATION POLICY INSTITUTE

Recently, Ohio School Report Card scores dropped for all schools as a result of changes in state standardized tests. The report cards also revealed a persistent trend, the poorer the students in a district, the lower the scores. StateImpact Ohio’s Michelle Faust reports a new federal law is pushing states to improve educational outcomes for low income children.

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TWITTER

A new proposal before Summit County Council tonight would allow employees to take off six weeks of paid leave after the birth of a child – a big change from the current policy.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The International Economic Development Council is holding its annual convention in Cleveland this year, bringing together thousands of business leaders from around the globe.

The development council is a non-profit, non-partisan group whose members work for governments, the private sector and universities.  This year’s conference will feature about 250 speakers on topics including how to “up-skill” workers, re-purposing space for retail and attracting talent from the LGBT community.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

About two-dozen people participated in an open-carry gun walk at Kent State University over the weekend. And as WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, they met several protestors near the spot where the National Guard killed four students, and wounded nine others, in 1970.

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