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Hitting the High Notes in a Century of the Cleveland Orchestra

As the Cleveland Orchestra celebrates its 100th season this year, we take a look back at where the orchestra started and how it evolved into one of the finest in the country.

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Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Between 1991 and 2015, Ohio lost more than 231,000 blue-collar jobs that pay well. However a new report finds that the state has added some other opportunities for workers who don’t have bachelor’s degrees.

The new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds that, overall, Ohio lags behind on adding blue-collar jobs that pay a median of $55,000.

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Today, the Ohio Department of Commerce will stop accepting applications for its first crop of medical marijuana dispensary licenses. Although only 60 licenses will be issued, some industry insiders estimate that applications will number in the hundreds.

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New guidelines from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology are changing the definition of high blood pressure.

Patients with blood pressure previously considered pre-hypertension now fall into the Stage One category.

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OHIO SUPREME COURT

Three women who are running for the Democratic nomination for governor --  Congresswoman Betty Sutton, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and former state Rep. Connie Pillich -- are calling for Ohio Supreme Court justice Bill O’Neill to resign over comments he made on Facebook alluding to his sexual past.

In response to sexual harassment allegations against Senator Al Franken, O’Neill wrote that he has been "sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females." 

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Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill, the only Democrat holding a state elected office, says he stands by a controversial Facebook post in which he disclosed he’d had more than 50 lovers and revealed some identifying details about them. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports as O’Neill faces condemnation and calls for his resignation.

O’Neill says his point was to get the past out of the way.

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CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY

Case Western Reserve University is going to be getting a high-tech microscope developed by this year’s winners of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

 

The cryo-electron microscope produces clear, 3-D images of molecules. It costs as much as $7 million.

 

Ohio 10-year map of infant mortality
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Healthcare and community leaders in Akron today signed an agreement to work to reduce infant mortality, particularly among African-American babies.

The movement was launched by Mayor Dan Horrigan and is called “Full Term, First Birthday,” since premature births are the leading cause of infant mortality in Akron.

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As the Cleveland Orchestra celebrates its 100th season this year, we take a look back at where the orchestra started and how it evolved into one of the finest in the country.

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Akron’s first financial empowerment center is due to open in February.

United Way of Summit County, the City of Akron and Huntington Bank are partnering to create the center, which will be in Kenmore.

Adrienne Bradley is the director of Financial Empowerment of United Way of Summit County. She says there’s a high need for financial assistance in Kenmore.

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A new museum opened its doors to the public today in Washington, D.C. - the Museum of the Bible.

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The Western U.S. is just starting to recover after a prolonged, 16-year drought. A lack of water can force people to take a hard look at how they use it, and make big changes. That's what happened in southern Colorado, where farmers have tried a bold experiment: They're taxing themselves to boost conservation.

Colorado's San Luis Valley is a desperately dry stretch of land, about the same size as New Jersey.

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