Dennis Kucinich

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, Jan. 19:

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Jan. 17:

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, Jan. 12:

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Last week the owners of Affinity Medical Center, which was originally Massillon City Hospital, announced it is closing after more a century of continuous operation. Tuesday off-duty nurses, former patients, the mayor and others gathered in protest.

Quorum Health Care said Friday the 156-bed facility is losing money, they can’t find a buyer, and they’re shutting it down March 6th. Off-duty nurses, former patients and officials including the mayor of Massillon and former Congressman Dennis Kucinich gathered in front of the hospital to say they’re going to save it. 

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, Jan. 9:

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JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Former Cleveland mayor, state lawmaker and congressman Dennis Kucinich has taken the first steps toward joining the already-crowded field running for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Every time Kucinich appeared publicly last year, he was asked about running for governor.

Like when he endorsed the drug price issue on the fall ballot:

“As you know, I’m here to talk about Issue 2, but thanks for asking the question.”

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OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, October 31st:

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Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich will be starring in ads and on the campaign trail in support of the drug-price ballot question known as Issue 2. But his presence isn’t the only new element to the campaign. A new bill will also be coming to specify how the predicted savings from the issue would be used if it passes.

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

More than 1,000 students, parents and leaders from private schools rallied at the Statehouse to thank lawmakers for money in the budget that helps low-income families pay for tuition.

Treajohn Richmond is an eighth-grader at St. Adalbert Catholic School in Cleveland. He credits state dollars for allowing him to attend school there, where he met leaders who helped him get into in a highly rated Catholic high school.

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JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The fight over school funding in Ohio has been going on for nearly three decades. One former Ohio congressman and former state lawmaker says he is exploring the possibility of launching another lawsuit against the state for the way it funds for-profit charter schools.

Dennis Kucinich says his legal team is looking into the way the state funds for-profit charter schools with public money. And based on what they find, Kucinich says he might bring a lawsuit over it. But lawsuit or not, Kucinich says the system for funding those schools is corrupt.

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KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Family, friends and political colleagues gathered at the University Circle United Methodist Church today to remember former Northeast Ohio Congressman Steve LaTourette, who died of pancreatic cancer earlier this month.

Family members recalled LaTourette as loving and humorous; friends called him smart, loyal and humble. Among the nearly 300 people in attendance were many political figures including Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

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