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I-90 Bridge opens in Cleveland
Federal money headed to Ohio community health centers Casino revenue, led by VLTs, is up State superintendent applauds Third Grade Reading Guarantee
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Kabir Bhatia
 
In The Region:
  • Federal money headed to Ohio community health centers
  • Casino revenue, led by VLTs, is up
  • State superintendent applauds Third Grade Reading Guarantee
  • I-90 Bridge opens
    A ribbon cutting ceremony today officially opened the new Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge. The span, starting tomorrow, will carry both east and westbound traffic while demolition begins on the old I-90 bridge.
    At the dedication ceremony, Cleveland councilman Joe Cimperman praised former Cleveland Mayor, Ohio Governor, and U.S. Senator George Voinovich, whose name the bridge will bear.
    The $330 million George V. Voinovich Bridge is the most expensive ever undertaken by ODOT. 

    State superintendent applauds Third Grade Reading Guarantee
    State education leaders point to Ohio's performance in a national report as evidence that a tough new reading requirement for third-graders is justified. The National Assessment of Educational Progress shows Ohio fourth-graders' average reading scores were unchanged from 2011 to 2013. Eighth-graders improved by one point.State Superintendent Richard Ross says that shows the importance of Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee. It requires holding back third-graders who don't meet certain reading goals.

    Casino revenue, led by VLTs, is up
    State regulators report that the Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo casinos saw revenue increases in October, but revenue is down 8 percent in Cincinnati.
    Leading the increase are the slots-style video terminals at ThistleDown Racino. Last month, the horse racing track’s VLTs grossed a state-best daily average of $361 per machine.
    Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati's average take still ranked second, followed by the Horseshoe casino in downtown Cleveland.

    Federal money headed to Ohio community health centers
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 11 community health centers in Ohio will get $6.8 million in federal money under the new health care law.
    The federal agency said Thursday that the money will go to two community health centers in Columbus, plus facilities in several other cities including Akron, Canton and Cleveland.
    The Columbus Dispatch reports that the federal money will help serve about 60,000 new patients in Ohio and more than 1.25 million patients across the country.
    Nationally, 236 centers will receive $150 million in grant awards.
    Ohio community health centers served nearly 495,000 patients last year, about one-third of them uninsured.
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