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Construction Jobs Increase Since 2013, Put Cleveland Area Among Top Cities For Growth

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Greater Cleveland is among the top 10 metro areas that have added construction jobs since last year, according to a construction association. But the prospect of a downturn looms over the news, tied to the fate of long-term federal highway funding currently stewing in Congress. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

Kasich Maintains Strong Lead over FitzGerald in New Quinnipiac Poll

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Election Day is a little more than three months away, and a new poll shows Gov. John Kasich holding onto a strong lead over his challenger, Ed FitzGerald. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the poll shows that FitzGerald faces an uphill battle on several fronts.

Lawmakers Hear About Food, Security Problems in Ohio Prisons

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 4:25 PM

There are problems with maggots, food shortages and contraband in state prisons, and the committee that inspects those facilities is blaming a private vendor hired by the prison system. And Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Combatting Gangs With A Positive Message

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 3:08 PM

ideastream continues its look at the issue of gangs in Cleveland, here with an interview between ideastream's Tony Ganzer and Richard Starr, who has a family history of gang involvement, and is now the assistant director of a Boys and Girls club on Cleveland's East Side.

Asian Longhorned Beetle Threatens Ohio Trees

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 1:58 PM

An insect about the size of a thumb is threatening Ohio trees. It’s shiny and black with white spots and two long antennae…and it’s eating our trees. USDA officials are urging property owners to be on the lookout this summer for this invasive, and hungry, beetle. ideastream’s Anne Glausser has the details.

Arson Suspected In String Of Fires In Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Investigators say a recent rash of fires in Cuyahoga Valley National Park appears to be deliberate. As ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, officials want tips on who may be responsible…and are offering a cash reward.

New Apartment Development Announced For Cleveland’s West Side

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 5:42 PM

A former bathhouse on Cleveland’s West Side will soon be replaced by apartments. The development advances plans to boost residential living and commerce across Ohio City. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

GOP Lawmaker Backs Bill to Change Ohio Fair Housing Laws

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:42 PM

There’s a bill in the Ohio legislature that would change the state’s law on housing discrimination. Supporters say it’s a change that’s needed to protect landlords from being victimized by fair housing organizations across the state. But as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, opponents say it will weaken protections for vulnerable tenants.

OSU Band Alumni Push to Reverse Director’s Firing

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Controversy continues to swirl around the Ohio State's Marching Band. A group of band alumni marched on the OSU administration building. As Tom Borgerding of member station WOSU in Columbus reports, the protesters called for the reinstatement of band director Jon Waters who was fired after an investigation into sexual harassment.

In Ohio: Medicaid Saves Money, Improves Health

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7:01 AM

Innovation comes in many forms. Sometimes it's just a matter of looking at something in a different way - like moving pieces of a puzzle around the board. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble explains how a Cleveland hospital did just that to get a jump on Medicaid expansion.

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