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60 in Cleveland Indicted in Firearms Crackdown

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Authorities say a summer-long crackdown in northeast Ohio into illegal gun sales and ownership has led to criminal charges against 60 people. Ideastream's Bill Rice reports.

Brookings Institution President Strobe Talbott Talks About Cleveland’s Rise, Russia’s ‘Putinism’

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 3:21 PM

The president of the Brookings Institution Strobe Talbott was in Cleveland yesterday to receive the Global Impact Award from the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. Talbott still considers himself a proud Clevelander and spoke with ideastream’s Tony Ganzer about Cleveland, Russia, and more.

Cleveland Plans to Outfit Police with Body Cameras in 2015

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2:46 PM

The city of Cleveland is poised to outfit many police officers with body-worn cameras in the first months of next year. The cameras would record what officers see and do while on duty. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

Ed FitzGerald Says His Campaign for Governor Still Has an Argument to Make

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11:26 AM

A 22-point gap in a new poll, a five-to-one fundraising disadvantage and personal controversies have dogged the Democrat at the top of the ticket this fall. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler sat down for an extended interview with candidate for governor and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, who says he’s still in it to win it.

Gov. John Kasich on Job Growth, an Oil and Gas Tax and his Reelection Bid

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11:11 AM

All signs are pointing to an easy win next month for Republican Gov. John Kasich, who has run a very low-key campaign in this election year. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler sat down for an extended interview with Kasich, who was challenged by several controversies early on, but now sounds like he’s already looking ahead to his second term.

Quest For ‘Kraut Brings A Father-Daughter Team To Waynesville

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:06 AM

If you’re sweet on sour cabbage, then the annual Sauerkraut Festival in Waynesville, Ohio is just the place for you. The southwestern village of 2,800 welcomes hundreds of thousands of kraut aficionados every first full weekend of October, and last year ideastream’s Brian Bull -- and his (then) five-year-old daughter -- Hailey, made the trip south. They bring you this audio postcard….

Protest Targets Timken’s Business in Russia

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 5:30 AM

Members of Cleveland’s large Ukrainian community protested outside manufacturer Timken’s headquarters in North Canton Thursday afternoon. They object to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine and want the company to stop doing business with Russia. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Kasich Gets Union Endorsement, Touts Transportation Spending for Job Creation

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:42 PM

The dirt and noise of the Innerbelt bridge construction in downtown Cleveland was the backdrop today as Governor Kasich got the endorsement of a local engineer’s union. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

A Conversation With Leading Trade Official

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 11:56 AM

The lead trade official for the U.S. is in Ohio today as part of an Administration campaign to talk up the benefits of foreign trade agreements, including two major initiatives which have stalled. One is with a dozen Pacific Ocean nations, including Japan, ...and another with European countries. They're a tough sell at home with critics, who say foreign competitors would get greater access to American markets while benefits to the U.S. would be trivial. Trade Representative Michael Froman disputes that. He spoke with WCPN's David Molpus.

Activists Plan Statehouse Rally to Protest Beavercreek Police Shooting

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Activists demanding action from police in Beavercreek, Ohio -- near Dayton -- say they’ll continue to organize in support of John Crawford III after their requests were denied Wednesday. WYSO's Jerry Kenney has more.

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