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County Prosecutor Says Police Officer Justified in Shooting Death of Kenneth Smith

Friday, April 18, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty has ruled that city police officer Roger Jones was justified when he shot and killed Kenneth Smith in March 2012. An attorney for Smith’s family says they’ll push ahead with a wrongful death suit against Jones. Joanna Richards reports.

Winter Blast No Match For Daffodils

Friday, April 18, 2014 at 5:10 PM

The winter blast this week was a set-back for the region's gardens, and didn't help professional operations either. ideastream's Tony Ganzer speaks with Cathee Thomas, the manager for Sabo’s Woodside Nursery. She’s also a board member with the Greater Cleveland Flower Growers Association. They talk about the last snow, and what garden hobbyists can expect this season.

Democrats Want Bill to Disclose Campaign Cash

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Some Democrats at the Ohio Statehouse want to introduce legislation to make contributions to political campaigns more transparent. They say the bill is needed now that the legislature has passed a measure to allow candidates to accept more money from donor who live out of state…. and even out of country. But as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, it’s likely to face a challenge.

Columbus, Cincinnati Make List of Top 10 Cities for Recent College Grads

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 4:57 PM

For twenty-somethings just starting out, Ohio cities might not have the glamorous allure of New York or L.A. But maybe they should. Two have made a top 10 list of the best cities for recent college grads. Joanna Richards reports.

Honda Offers Free Engines For Certain Civics

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 3:49 PM

With so many auto recalls in the news recently from GM and Toyota, it would be easy to overlook a notice that Honda sent out recently. It offers to replace the engine in most models of the Honda Civic made between 2006 and 2009 …if they have a coolant leak.

Drone Usage Itself Under Watch

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:31 PM

As businesses consider new ways to commercialize drones, individuals also are toying with them more, especially as they become cheaper. That’s raising safety and regulatory concerns in some quarters. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports.

Bridgestone Executives Indicted for Price Fixing and Bid Rigging

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 4:10 PM

The indictment of three current-and-former Bridgestone executives this week is the latest development in a massive investigation into price fixing and bid rigging in the auto parts industry. From Ohio Public Radio Station WKSU, ML Schultze has more on the case with John Connor from the American Antitrust Institute.

The Role of Today’s Student-Athletes

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Recently, Northwestern University's football players began to explore options that would allow them to unionize, and someday maybe even earn a paycheck. But there's another issue at play - are universities doing enough academically to prepare their athletes for life after graduation? More on that from StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen.

A Remembrance of Historic Preservationist Ray Shepardson

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:10 AM

The man who helped launch a development renaissance in downtown Cleveland four decades ago has died. ideastream’s David C. Barnett has this appreciation of Playhouse Square founder Ray Shepardson.

Expecting Results From The Plan to Transform Cleveland’s Schools

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:04 PM

The conservative-leaning Fordham Institute says this year’s test results will be telling as to whether the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s much touted transformation plan, approved in the summer of 2012, is making a mark.

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