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This week on "The State of Ohio": A huge shakeup in the campaign of the Democratic candidates for governor. The school year gets underway in Ohio, as do hearings to repeal the standards kids will be trying to reach this year. And two Republicans spar over spans, streets and superhighways.
 
State Supreme Court cases could determine who profits from oil and gas drilling
By Joanna Richards - August 21, 2014
Big money is at stake in two cases argued this week before the Ohio Supreme Court. The decisions could change who profits from the boom in oil and gas drilling. From Ohio Public Radio member station WCPN, Joanna Richards reports.


Ohio pulls low scores on cancer prevention policies
Ohio is falling behind on strong cancer-prevention policies, according to a new report from a leading cancer-fighting organization. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports … the study especially notes shortfalls in tobacco-related issues.

Ohio teams up with grocery store chain to push drug-use prevention program
Gov. John Kasich was in Westerville today to push his drug-use prevention program “Start Talking”, which encourages a dialogue between adults and kids about the dangers of addiction. Kasich announced a partnership with the Kroger grocery store chain, which will put up signs and hand out literature about the program. The governor says talking about drugs is not something parents and mentors should shy away from. Instead he says it can help empower kids to make the right decision.

Bank of America is a better deal for Ohio, but needs still outstrip money
Advocates say the last of the three federal settlements with mega banks for their role in the foreclosure crisis is the best so far for Ohio, and not just because it is the biggest. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more.

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