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Senator Portman Makes Case For Multipronged Attack Against Poverty

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Education, job training, and fighting recidivism and drug addiction are all key to alleviating poverty, according to U.S. Senator Rob Portman. The Ohio Republican shared his strategy while visiting a faith-based relief organization in Cleveland. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

CSU Prof will Work on Laws of Space with UN Delegation

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Mention “space battles” and you’re apt to picture alien invaders and rockets exchanging laser fire. But in reality, they usually involve diplomats, corporations and attorneys – including one from Cleveland. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

James Traficant Remembered for Charisma, Character, Crimes

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Deeply flawed but an unforgettable character – that’s how many are remembering former Youngstown area Congressman James Traficant. He died Saturday after being injured in an accident on his family’s Mahoning County farm. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Local Software Designer Rocks to His Own Beat

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:26 AM

Four teams of software developers pulled an all-nighter in downtown Cleveland, this weekend, in a race to design a computer application with a music theme. The event was billed as Ohio's first "Rockathon", with each group chugging coffee and writing programming code for 24-hours, before debuting their creations at the Rock Hall on Saturday. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports on what they came up with.

Jim Traficant Dies At 73

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:48 PM

The Vindicator reports that former U.S. Representative James Traficant, has died.

Johnny Kilbane - Cleveland’s Fighting Irish Hero

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:07 PM

The story of a world champion boxer with Northeast Ohio roots will be celebrated in a west side Cleveland neighborhood, this weekend. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports on a statue being dedicated to local legend, Johnny Kilbane.

Weekend Festivals Focus on Bikes and Tech

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 5:35 PM

ideastream's Tony Ganzer and David C. Barnett bring you news of two unusual diversions, this weekend --- NEO Cycle and Ingenuity Cleveland

Ohio’s Urban Graduation Rates Are Getting Better, But Still Fall Short Of A Passing Grade

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Ohio's graduation rate continues to tick upward as urban school districts make incremental improvements in their rates.

Rep. Jim Renacci Debates Challenger Pete Crossland at the City Club

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Ohio's 16th Congressional district stretches from Wayne County almost to Lake Erie, and the two men running to represent it are just about as far apart in outlook. But Republican incumbent Jim Renacci and Democrat Pete Crossland came together for a debate, something few Ohio candidates have agreed to do this year. Reporter Mark Urycki has some of the give and take from the Cleveland City Club this afternoon.

Jack Schron on the Economy, Social Services and Being a Republican in Cuyahoga County

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Cuyahoga County will be picking a new chief executive this fall. Two men are vying for the job. The Republican is Jack Schron. He's a county councilman from the East Side suburbs, and he owns a Cleveland manufacturing company called Jergens. His office there overlooks I-90 in Cleveland's Collinwood neighborhood. That's where I sat down to talk with Schron one morning this week. We began our conversation with the economy.

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