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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.

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.

Governor Kasich Officially Initiates Ad Wars…But Avoids Name Of Presumptive Challenger

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Ohio’s gubernatorial contest is officially on. Incumbent Governor John Kasich has launched his first ad for major markets and online audiences. And as ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, the minute-long ad, titled “Deliver”, makes no mention of Kasich’s likely Democratic challenger.

Corps of Engineers Weighing Options After EPA Says No to Dredging Waste in Lake Erie

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM

The Army Corps of Engineers says it’s considering its options after the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency shot down its plan to dispose of dredging waste in Lake Erie. The two-sentence statement released this afternoon didn’t elaborate.

Ray Shepardson—Deemed By Many As Savior Of Playhouse Square—Has Died

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 3:19 PM

One of the people who was a spark in the revival of theatre in downtown Cleveland and helped save the buildings now known as “Playhouse Square,” has died at the age of 70. Ideastream’s Brian Bull reports on the legacy of preservationist and civic activist Ray Shepardson:

Ohio Democrats, Republicans Bringing Bill Clinton, Haley Barbour for Big Spring Fundraisers

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM

The annual big fundraising dinners for Ohio’s two major political parties are proving the state has a lot of influence, even in an off-year election. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Supporters, Skeptics of Fracking See Major Shift in Ohio’s Linking Drilling and Earthquakes

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Industry and environmental advocates are weighing-in on how a significant policy shift by the state of Ohio could impact oil and gas drilling nationwide. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports on the state’s historic announcement that there may be a link between drilling and earthquakes.

Ohio EPA Rules Army Corps of Engineers Can’t Dispose of Cuyahoga River Sediment in Lake Erie

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:22 PM

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has denied the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ request to dump sediment dredged from the Cleveland harbor into the open lake. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports the EPA says dredged material still may pose a threat to Lake Erie.

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