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Northeast Ohio Jobs Figures From Ahola Payroll and Crain’s Show Modest Growth that Lags Nation

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9:19 PM

New jobs figures show a slight uptick for the Cleveland-Akron area. Private employers added just over five thousand workers in August, according to the latest monthly report from Crain’s Business and Ahola, a local payroll and human resources company. ideastream’s Joanna Richards spoke with reporter Jay Miller about the numbers.

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Armond Budish on Job Training, Venture Capital and Blight

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:40 AM

There are two men running to become the next Cuyahoga County executive. Democratic nominee Armond Budish is a state representative from Beachwood who served as speaker of the Ohio House. Earlier this week, he joined us here at the Idea Center to talk. We started with the economy.

Federal Money Helps Cuyahoga County Better Serve Domestic Violence Victims

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Cuyahoga County domestic violence victims will get more support as they navigate the justice system. The county won a $650,000 federal grant to expand services. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

First Energy Cuts Consumer Efficiency Programs as State Standards Freeze Takes Effect

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9:06 PM

More than two million electric customers in northern and central Ohio will soon have fewer incentives to conserve power. First Energy says it’s slashing its efficiency programs less than two weeks after a freeze on Ohio’s green energy standards took effect. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

At Case, A Fight For NIH Funding

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Funding from the National Institutes of Health has been shrinking for the past decade. And that means medical research universities like Cleveland's Case Western Reserve have been fighting harder for federal dollars. During the past two years, the university averaged about $180 million in grants, down from nearly a quarter billion in 2002. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble introduces us to one postdoctoral researcher who's feeling the pressure.

Attorney General DeWine, Pepper Wrangle in Heated Endorsement Interview

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has said he won't debate Democratic challenger David Pepper at the City Club of Cleveland. But the pair did spar over the issues for nearly two hours in an endorsement interview with the Plain Dealer's editorial board.

Fed Report: Manufacturing Struggles, Health And Education Keep Growing

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 11:53 PM

A new long-term analysis of the economy of Ohio and two of its neighbors shows jobs in health and education outpaced other sectors. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports on the latest findings from a federal analysis.

Gun Rights Groups Tell City Council to Vote No on Cleveland Gun Law

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Gun rights advocates asked Cleveland’s City Council to reject new restrictions proposed by Mayor Frank Jackson. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

More Low-Cost, No-Frills Flights Coming to Cleveland With Spirit Airlines

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Clevelanders will soon have more ways to escape to Vegas or Florida in the winter and do so at bargain prices, especially if you’re traveling light. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Grand Jury Says Officers Were Justified in Fatally Shooting Man in Dayton-Area Walmart

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 5:32 PM

A grand jury in Greene County has found that the actions of officers involved in the Beavercreek Walmart Shooting were justified. In response, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced it will investigate. From member station WYSO in Yellow Springs, Jerry Kenney has more.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Order Expanding Ohio Early Voting Hours

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 5:27 PM

A federal appeals court has ruled against the state in an argument over early voting. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, this means Ohioans can start early voting Tuesday.

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