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Dayton Mayor, Congressman Face Off Over Housing Children Who Cross U.S. Border Alone

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 4:56 PM

A feud is unfolding over whether Dayton should take in immigrant children from Central America who have been crossing the border by the tens of thousands in recent months. As WYSO’s Lewis Wallace reports for Ohio Public Radio, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is facing off against Congressman Mike Turner and local politicians.

Public Square Renovation: Where Will The Buses Go?

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Efforts are underway to freshen up the look and feel of Public Square in downtown Cleveland. The project has already achieved nearly half of its $30 million goal through grants provided by the Cleveland Foundation and Gund Foundation. But for all the promise of a greener and cleaner look to Public Square, some have asked…what of the buses? The Square right outside Tower City sees lots of public transit activity -- and users -- that might be displaced as the dust settles. ideastream's Brian Bull talked to the RTA's General Manager, Joe Calabrese, about the development. Bull first asked if the redesign will displace the current bus stops at and near Terminal Tower….

A Conversation With New University Of Akron President Scott Scarborough

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 4:24 PM

The University of Akron has had a new president for about a month. Scott Scarborough started July 1, moving from the University of Toledo. Ideastream's Tony Ganzer had a wide-ranging talk with him late last week, touching on higher education trends and cost pressures.

Akron City Hospital Tries Out New Chair for Childbirth

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Summa Akron City Hospital is trying out a new device they hope will make child birth easier and quicker. As reporter Mark Urycki explains, it’s actually a throwback to a method that’s thousands of years old.

Weekend Storm Shuts Down Some Rapid Transit Routes

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 4:15 PM

This weekend’s heavy rainfall caused delays on RTA’s east side Rapid Transit train routes. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports.

Algae Blooms Still Plague Great Lakes

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:49 AM

This year the amount of harmful algae forecast for Lake Erie is predicted to be less than last year and considerably less than the record outbreak of 2011. But it’s likely still be significant, coating some parts of the western basin in toxic green slime. Under certain conditions, even moderate blooms can produce levels of harmful toxins that threaten drinking water across the basin. Producer Karen Schaefer reports. *

Digital Arts High School Teaches Through Film, Music and Game Design

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5:00 AM

About 115 students will fire up their laptops Monday morning when a new school focused on the digital arts opens in downtown Cleveland. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports that term papers will be replaced by game design, music production and film-making.

Street Gangs Now Staking Space Online

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 1:27 PM

In recent months police and justice officials have made high profile moves against members of a predominately Cleveland-based street gang, the Heartless Felons. While much of the gang activity is where you might expect it, on the streets or in prison, it is also prominent online. ideastream's Tony Ganzer reports on an increasing number of gangs online. Also find extended interviews below:

Ohio State University Marching Band Director Fired

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:20 AM

In his two years as director of the OSU Marching Band, Jonathan Waters was praised for using technology to develop complex routines that went viral on the web. Now Jon Waters is out of a job. OSU fired him after an investigation found what officials call “serious cultural issues.” For Ohio Public Radio, WOSU's Mandie Trimble reports Waters intends to clear his name.

Public Square Makeover Lands Several Million More Dollars

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM

An effort to renovate Cleveland’s Public Square has gotten a hefty boost…again. The George Gund Foundation has approved 5 million dollars towards the effort, bringing the total raised so far to $13 million. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

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