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Northeast Ohioan Heads to Washington to Receive the Medal of Freedom

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:00 AM

A Northeast Ohioan who helped break the color barrier in professional golf will be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom today (Monday, November 24). ideastream's David C. Barnett has the story of PGA pioneer Charles Sifford.

12-Year-Old Boy with Replica Gun Dies After Being Shot by Cleveland Police

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Cleveland police shot a 12-year-old boy who was carrying a replica gun at a playground Saturday afternoon on the city’s West Side, the division of police said. The boy later died. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

Ohio’s Latest Job Figures Comparable To 2008

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 4:33 PM

The state’s jobless rate fell to its lowest level in six years last month. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Contentious Debate Erupts Over Lethal Injections

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

A bill to help the state secure a proper supply of drugs for lethal injections turned into a debate over secrecy in the process. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

Two Cleveland Men Leave Jail After 39 Years

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Two men walked out of jail in Cleveland today, free for the first time in nearly 40 years. They were convicted of murder in 1975 but their release comes after a witness changed his story.

DeWine Pledges More State Resources for Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Cases

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is pledging new resources to investigate unsolved sexual assaults in Cuyahoga County. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

Cleveland’s Carousel Comes Back Home

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 9:48 AM

This weekend marks the return of a piece of Northeast Ohio history. A huge carousel from Cleveland’s historic Euclid Beach Park will start spinning again in its new home at the Western Reserve Historical Society. The return of this popular ride is a rare triumph of historic preservation in a time when many similar attractions have been demolished or moved elsewhere. ideastream’s David C. Barnett has the story of how the Cleveland carousel came back home.

Cleveland Lights Up Internet Highway

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 5:38 PM

The 100-gigabit network will provide the fastest commercial internet capacity in the nation, according to the city. It will be operational next year in a slice of Cleveland that stretches from the Global Health Innovation Center downtown to Case Western Reserve University. Those involved say it'll put Cleveland in a unique position to serve the health and technology sector and attract new business. ideastream's David Molpus reports.

Architect Ralph Johnson on Creating a Sense of Place for New CWRU Student Center

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM

From century-old stone structures, to the curving brick and metal of a Frank Gehry creation, the campus of Case Western Reserve University is a study in eclectic architectural styles. The latest addition to the school's built environment creates yet another contrast. Where the Gehry-created Peter Lewis Building features flamboyant curves, the new Tinkham Veale University Center has jutting angular shapes and a lot of glass. Architect Ralph Johnson will be delivering the keynote speech Friday night for the annual design awards meeting of Cleveland's American Institute of Architects chapter. He recently spoke with ideastream's David C. Barnett about the challenges in designing a building meant to be a focal point at the center of the sprawling campus. Johnson noted that there's more to the task than simply putting up a structure on an empty piece of land.

Port Authority Announces Dredging Solution

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 3:52 PM

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority has approved a dredging plan that’ll keep the harbor deep enough for cargo ships. As ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, the plan also resolves a dispute between two agencies.

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