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Youngstown State University is considering increasing tuition and fees for next year’s freshman class, despite a two-year tuition freeze approved by lawmakers in the state's current budget.

The university is relying on a 2013 law to implement a 6 percent increase for students who enroll next fall; the university would then freeze that rate, guaranteeing the class would pay the same price through their four years of school.

Jeff St. Clair

The new head of Cleveland’s hub for the medical industry says one of his objectives is to increase the role of small businesses in the health sector.

BioEnterprise, a healthcare business accelerator, announced an agreement last Monday to head strategic planning at the Global Center for Health Innovation.

BioEnterprise CEO Aram Nerpouni believes up-and-coming companies can benefit from working alongside experienced firms like Cleveland Clinic and Steris in the Global Center.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich has been a regular guest on national news shows, talking about the importance of keeping Medicaid expansion in whatever changes are made to the Affordable Care Act.  Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler talked to Kasich about the future of what's considered by some to be his signature achievement as governor.

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The state parole board has voted 11-1 to recommend Gov. John Kasich deny clemency to Alva Campbell Jr., the next inmate scheduled to be executed in Ohio. The recommendation follows the clemency hearing for Campbell last week.

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Along with many other cities, Cleveland and Cuyahoga County have submitted their bid for Amazon’s second headquarters. Very few details about that bid were shared in a video announcement posted last night.

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish said it’s a competitive situation, but he has confidence in the region’s bid. 

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