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Kasich Gathers New Ideas for State Fair

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Today marks the start of the 161st Ohio State Fair, which features new attractions and some big-name musical acts. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow was there with Gov. John Kasich, who kicked off the festivities and went on his traditional tour where he’s been known to brainstorm ideas for future fairs.

Ohio Democrats Propose Bill Requiring Birth Control Coverage

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Democrats in the Ohio Legislature are introducing a bill that they say would require employer-provided health insurance plans that cover prescription drugs to cover contraceptives under the same terms without charging a co-pay. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Cuyahoga County Council May Extend Life of Hotel Bed Tax

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Cuyahoga County Council is weighing whether to extend a hotel bed tax and hand the proceeds over to Northeast Ohio’s tourism bureau. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports.

Be Well: Becoming A Caregiver

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:35 AM

As part of ideastream's focus on family caregiving, we'll be telling many stories on radio as well as television and online in the coming months. But as ideastream health reporter Sarah Jane Tribble began her reporting, she was puzzled over one big question: How does one mentally cope with taking on the day-to-day care of a loved one? She talks with Morning Edition Host Rick Jackson about becoming a caregiver. The story introduces Jim Traxler, who is taking care of his wife Karen. At 72, Karen suffers from dementia.

East Cleveland Looks to State-Backed Bonds to Pay Old Bills

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Since 2012, East Cleveland's been in a state of fiscal emergency. City leaders and state supervisors overseeing the city's budget put together a recovery plan earlier this year. It aims at paying off a long list of past-due bills and shoring up the city's deficits. This week the city and state will check up on this plan that's just getting off the ground. ideastream's Nick Castele reports.

Community Groups Team Up to Serve Kids Free Summer Lunches

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 4:42 PM

More than 800,000 low-income children receive free or reduced meals during the school year in Ohio -- but things are different during the summer break. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow followed one of many groups trying to provide a service to fill the gap.

Democratic Candidate for Auditor is Now Calling for Investigation of Charter Schools

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 4:33 PM

The Horizon Academy in Dayton is being investigated for possible wrongdoing involving test cheating and misspending.

Is Ohio’s Measles Outbreak Winding Down?

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

The state Department of Health is inching toward declaring the outbreak of measles in Ohio is over. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has the latest on an outbreak that has totaled hundreds of cases among Ohio’s Amish.

Cargo Shipments Increase For Antwerp-Cleveland Trade Route

Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Three months into a new, direct, trans-Atlantic export route between the Port of Cleveland and the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, operators say it’s a success so far. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

New Legislation Looks To Increase Treatment for Opiate Addiction

Friday, July 18, 2014 at 6:32 PM

A nationwide opiate epidemic has left area treatment centers with long patient waiting lists. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports that pair of local Congressional representatives are sponsoring a bill aimed at easing the backlog.

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