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PACE: A Different Model for Senior Care

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Over the last several months, our health team has been looking at the issue of caregiving for the elderly. There’s a clear trend emerging: people want to stay at home as they age, and programs are increasingly coming online to support this desire. ideastream’s Anne Glausser spoke with Rick Jackson about one innovative model for providing home-based senior care.

Ohio Official Fears Veterans May Miss Out On Cash Bonus

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 9:42 PM

The bonus pays $100 per month to soldiers who were deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, up to a maximum total of $1,000. Vets who served in other theaters can get $50 a month, up to a $500 maximum.

FitzGerald Pitches $9 Million Proposal For Downtown Cleveland Revitalization Projects

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald wants nearly $9 million worth of casino revenue injected into Cleveland’s downtown. As ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, it’s an extension of an effort to revitalize the area through 2016.

Seniors in the Labor Force

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:10 PM

A national AARP official says Cleveland is one of the fastest aging cities in the country. And a new state study says baby boomer retirement could put a dent in government finances as the seniors' tax base shrinks. ideastream's David Molpus reports.

Mahoning County Veteran Killed in Vietnam Gets Overdue Recognition

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, when the nation reflects on the courage and sacrifice of service members. One in particular received long-overdue recognition today.

With More Options, Healthcare.gov Now Open For “Window Shopping”

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM

The Obama administration said Sunday that consumers could begin "window shopping" for health insurance plans on HealthCare.gov - even before the open enrollment period formally begins this coming Saturday. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble takes a peak at what you'll find there...

County Looks to Bridge a Huge Gap

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:00 AM

Northeast Ohioans will get a chance this week to weigh-in on a plan to connect downtown Cleveland to the Lakefront. City planners want to build a bridge across the highways and train tracks that block easy access to the lake. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports that area residents are being asked to judge three possible designs.

Cargo Shipments Up, But Coal Sees Downward Slide

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Great Lakes cargo shipping is ahead of last year and is still going strong, according to a regional organization of port authorities. But as ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, coal shipments are on the decline…at least in the near term.

With Ebola Scare Over, Focus Now Turns To Flu

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 3:51 PM

As flu season gets underway, the CDC is advising everyone 6 months of age and older to get vaccinated against influenza. ideastream's Brian Bull reports.

Third Grade Reading Guarantee Leaves Room For Interpretation

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Ohio's third grade reading guarantee went into full effect this year. It requires third graders to demonstrate on state tests their ability to read before being promoted to fourth grade. But the law leaves room for interpretation of what it means to be "held back" and what students must accomplish to move ahead. StateImpact Ohio's Bill Rice explains.

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