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New Ohio Ag Program To Help Veterans Who Farm

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4:10 PM

This Veterans Day -- amidst the parades and ceremonies -- a new agricultural initiative was launched in Ohio. It strives to give a marketing edge to soldiers who’ve exchanged their swords for plowshares, so to speak. ideastream’s Brian Bull explains.

New House Speaker Calls For Unity

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Newly-elected and current legislators have selected a new Speaker of the House. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has been following the historic leadership vote.

Members Walk Out as Ohio Board of Education Considers Change in Standards

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 12:37 PM

A pending vote from the state’s top education leaders could have major ramifications on local schools around Ohio. The state Board of Education is reviewing almost all of its standards to provide more "flexibility" to local school districts. This week it considered changing Ohio’s so-called 5 of 8 rule that concerns art teachers, music teachers, and school counselors among others. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow is following the trending debate.

New Strategy for Recovery

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Economic recovery from the Great Recession is lagging in Northeast Ohio. The region has not kept pace with the nation as a whole and the gap is getting wider. It's time for a new game plan. These are some of the conclusions of corporate leaders and major foundations in the region after two years of study and discussion. ideastream's David Molpus reports.

Democratic lawmaker sues Ohio Democratic Party and its leader

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

A newly filed lawsuit alleges the Ohio Democratic Party and its current chairman have discriminated against and defamed one of its own members. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports a state lawmaker is levelling some serious charges.

Veterans Day Ceremony Includes Rededication Of Pearl Harbor Marker

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 4:32 PM

In Cleveland today, Veterans Day remembrances included a rededication ceremony honoring those who died in the Pearl Harbor Attack more than 70 years ago. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

PACE: A Different Model for Senior Care

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Over the last several months, our health team has been looking at the issue of caregiving for the elderly. There’s a clear trend emerging: people want to stay at home as they age, and programs are increasingly coming online to support this desire. ideastream’s Anne Glausser spoke with Rick Jackson about one innovative model for providing home-based senior care.

Ohio Official Fears Veterans May Miss Out On Cash Bonus

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 9:42 PM

The bonus pays $100 per month to soldiers who were deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, up to a maximum total of $1,000. Vets who served in other theaters can get $50 a month, up to a $500 maximum.

FitzGerald Pitches $9 Million Proposal For Downtown Cleveland Revitalization Projects

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald wants nearly $9 million worth of casino revenue injected into Cleveland’s downtown. As ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, it’s an extension of an effort to revitalize the area through 2016.

Seniors in the Labor Force

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:10 PM

A national AARP official says Cleveland is one of the fastest aging cities in the country. And a new state study says baby boomer retirement could put a dent in government finances as the seniors' tax base shrinks. ideastream's David Molpus reports.

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