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Regional Features: Archive by Date

September 2008

Sound of Ideas Looks Ahead to Debate

Friday, September 26, 2008 at 1:23 PM

Was John McCain's earlier decision to forego tonight's scheduled presidential debate a political stunt or an example of leadership?

Governor Asks ODOT to Investigate Rising Road Salt Prices

Friday, September 26, 2008 at 8:24 AM

Road salt prices skyrocketed after supplies were depleted by a bad winter last winter.

Payday Loan Debate Heats Up in Columbus

Friday, September 26, 2008 at 8:02 AM

With just about 40 days to go, groups on both sides of the Payday loan issue are pushing their agendas with dueling news conferences.

Upside/Downside Business Roundup

Friday, September 26, 2008 at 4:14 AM

This week, we hear about a couple business stories that have been overshadowed by the news from Wall Street.

The Urban Agenda: Where the Candidates Stand on Cities

Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 10:07 PM

We take a look at the two presidential candidates' plans, and what those affected think.

Goodyear’s Money Tied Up In Troubled Fund

Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 5:07 PM

A run on the money market fund invested in Lehman Brothers has tied up about 360 million dollars in a major Ohio company's money.

PUCO Hosts Electricity Cost Hearings

Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Cleveland city council chambers were the site of afternoon-long hearings by the PUCO, with people complaining about porposed First energy price hikes.

Marketplace Host Says Administration Pushed Congress Into A Corner

Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 1:44 PM

Appearing on WCPN's the Sound of Ideas Thursday, Marketplace Host Kai Ryssdal listened while listeners vented about the $700 billion bailout plan.

Ohio Economists Urge Alternative Route To Stablizing Markets

Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 6:47 AM

Wall Street's crisis is having an impact on Ohio and has financial analysts here thinking there has to be a better way than a $700 billion blank check

Rural Voters May Be Key To McCain’s Chances In Ohio

Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 6:44 AM

Rural voters in Ohio were a lynchpin for President Bush in the 2004 election. And they will play a key role in choosing the next President.

Peter Lawson Jones Outlines His Recommendations for County Government Reform

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 8:59 PM

He told a reform commission that he'd combine some jobs, but was non-committal on larger reforms.

Summit County Orders Fewer Ballots, Worrying Official

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 1:19 PM

The elections board wants to reduce cost, but a top official worries abour running out of ballots on election day.

Wind Storm Takes Toll On Low-Income Households

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 8:30 AM

Nine days after the wind storm, the loss of power is still affecting some low-income people in Ohio.

Ohio Lawmakers In Congress Urge Caution Over Bailout

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 5:55 AM

Members of the U.S. House and Senate from Ohio are skeptical about a 700-billion dollar Wall Street rescue plan.

Brain Surgery Offers Kids With Epilepsy a New Lease on Life

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 6:31 PM

ideastream® health reporter Gretchen Cuda talks with pediatric epilepsy patients at the Cleveland Clinic about brain surgery

Local Union in NE Ohio Defies National Leaders In Supporting McCain

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 3:45 PM

A local union endorses Replican John McCain, but it's international picks Democrat Barack Obama

Congress Passes Great Lakes Compact

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 2:16 PM

(AP)Washington - The U.S. House has ratified a compact to prevent the diversion of water from the Great Lakes.

McCain In Ohio…Says He Opposes Big Payouts For Banking Executives

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 2:11 PM

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) Campaigning in the Cleveland area Tuesday, John McCain said a bailout shouldn't line the pockets of executives.

The Propriety And Costs Of Government Spin

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 2:07 PM

The Ohio Attorney General's office is debating how much emphasis and money it should spend on public relations.

Locals React to Bailout: ‘Like Religion Without Hell’

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 11:07 AM

New concerns and questions are emerging as details of the bailout are made clear.

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