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The Republican and Democratic candidates for governor met for their second face-to-face debate, this time taking questions from an audience and via social media at Marietta College. 

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Two public school districts say Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine shouldn’t handle the state’s lawsuit seeking to recover millions of dollars from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. The districts are asking a Franklin County court if they can take over the lawsuit against the now-closed online charter school.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, September 20:

  • Akron City Council calls for crime-riddled store to close;
  • Yost finds millions in savings for school districts;
  • Advocates concerned after Akron voted to close down tent city for homeless;
  • Cleveland Indians Jason Kipnis gets 1,000th career hit in second win against White Sox;

Akron City Council calls for crime-riddled store to close

ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Ohio’s school system is in a decline compared to schools nationwide according to the Democratic candidate for governor. Richard Cordray’s plan to fix that includes more accountability and support for student services. 

Ohio’s school system is in a decline compared to schools nationwide, according to the Democratic candidate for governor. Rich Cordray's plan to fix that includes more accountability and support for student services. 

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M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

The Labor Day weekend is traditionally considered the true start of campaign season. Now that we're past that, the campaigns are intensifying.  It's the time when voters are more likely to pay attention to the choices they will be making in November.

One person who keeps tabs on what’s going on year-round in the world of politics is longtime political watcher and political reporter for WVXU in Cincinnati Howard Wilkinson.

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