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Auditor Finds Gap Between Reported Attendance, Headcount at Ohio Charters

Friday, January 23, 2015 at 11:42 AM

A probe of attendance at Ohio charter schools has found wide gaps, in some cases, between the number of students said to be enrolled and the number actually in class. That’s the finding of a report released this week by the state auditor, as statehouse correspondent Andy Chow explains.

Cleveland Must Balance Transparency, Privacy as it Equips Cops with Cameras

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6:38 PM

The Cleveland Division of Police is preparing to start using body cameras, and recently agreed to buy 1,500 of them, according to Taser International. ideastream’s Joanna Richards explains since police cameras are just starting to get widespread use, there isn’t yet a consensus on best practices.

Philanthropist and Arts Advocate Jamie Ireland Dead at 65

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Prominent Cleveland philanthropist and arts advocate James Ireland has died. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports his impact stretched across many of Cleveland's most iconic cultural institutions.

Looking for Direction on Policing, Ohio Officials Turn to Community

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 4:42 PM

As one listening tour on the relationship between police and the community comes to a close, another is just beginning. This week, Cleveland City Council wrapped up the last of four neighborhood meetings on the city’s police force. And the same night, a state task force on police held its first session at Cleveland State University. ideastream’s Nick Castele has been following these, and talks with host Tony Ganzer.

Heinen’s Comes to Downtown Cleveland, Part 2: The Unique Rotunda

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Stand at the corner of East 9th and Euclid in downtown Cleveland and you can’t miss the imposing grey granite building on the corner. With a half dozen columns and domed roof, the Cleveland Trust rotunda slightly resembles the Pantheon in Rome. Today, workers are busy turning that century-old building into one of the country’s most distinctive grocery stores. In part two of our series on the new Heinen’s we find the project is a bit like pounding a square peg into a round hole. ideastream's Mark Urycki got a sneak peek inside the construction site and filed this report.

What Leads To Malls Closing?

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:45 AM

Last weekend brought news that the Richmond Town Square is losing four more national chain stores, just days after we'd learned that the anchor store Macy's outlet would be one of 14 nationally being closed by the iconic chain.

State Lawmaker Wants To Stop Unrelated Bills Being Tied To Budget

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6:23 PM

Each year, when the state budget or mid biennial budget is passed, there are a lot of bills attached to it that have little or nothing to do with state spending. Democrats in the Senate want to change that. Statehouse reporter Jo Ingles has more.

Heinen’s Comes to Downtown Cleveland, Part 1: A Business Gamble

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Downtown Cleveland is enjoying a surge of new inhabitants. The residential occupancy rate in in the city’s core is now above 98%. Sustaining or growing that population depends on what amenities are available and a grocery store could be key. That’s why people are looking forward to the opening of the first Heinen’s grocery store downtown. Even non-residents are curious because the location is inside the distinctive, century-old Cleveland Trust Rotunda with its stained glass dome. ideastream’s Mark Urycki reports.

Ohio Attorney General Threatens To Sue Over Obamacare

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 3:24 PM

Threatening to sue, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine sent a letter late last week to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell saying that a fee imposed by the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble explains.

Police Oversight Meeting Draws 150

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 9:55 AM

The Cleveland City Council is ready to begin evaluating public comments gleaned from neighborhood listening sessions that were scheduled following a series of fatal police shootings. The fourth and final session was held last night at the Greater Abyssinian Baptist Church. About 150 people gathered to offer suggestions for healing tensions between residents and police.

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