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Demand For Health Care Rises As Ohio’s Medicaid Ranks Grow

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Nearly 340,000 people have been added to the Medicaid rolls in Ohio since January when the Affordable Care Act expanded eligibility requirements. And that has meant an increased demand in medical services, as ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble reports.

Massillon Landlords to Pay $850,000 in Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 9:30 AM

The former owners of three apartment buildings in Massillon, Ohio, have agreed to pay $850,000 to settle claims that they racially discriminated against tenants. ideastream's Nick Castele reports.

Be Well: Recognizing the Caregiver’s Role

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:35 AM

The process of becoming a caregiver for a spouse or someone you love is not easy. And, sometimes people find themselves helping but not realizing that they are, indeed, a caregiver. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble talks with Morning Edition Host Rick Jackson about why that's a problem.

Small Plane Crash Near Cuyahoga County Airport Kills Four; NTSB to Investigate

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Four people are dead after a small plane went down in Willoughby Hills, just outside the Cuyahoga County airport. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

Cuyahoga County Council Asked to Budget Money for Lakefront Pedestrian and Bike Bridge

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Funding is coming together for a long-discussed pedestrian and bicycle bridge in downtown Cleveland. ideastream's Nick Castele reports Cuyahoga County Council will take its first look this week at putting money toward a design contract for the project.

“Cafeteria Man” Speaks Up For New School Nutrition Standards

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Tony Geraci's efforts to healthier choices to menus are featured in the PBS documentary Cafeteria Man that airs Monday night on WVIZ.

At STEAM Schools, Arts Are Woven Into The Curriculum

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 5:03 PM

STEM education--that's science, technology, engineering, and math-- has gotten lots of buzz over the past few years. But some educators say it's the arts that are truly necessary for students to become more creative. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen takes us to Canton to introduce a STEAM school, a relatively new - and unproven - model that encourages students to innovate with an artistic touch.

Private ‘Sponsorships’ For Roadways To Fund Infrastructure?

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Roads and bridges across the country are in sore need of maintenance, but investment hasn’t kept up with that need. States have been left to seek creative ways to earn money, and roadway sponsorships are one piece of Ohio’s strategy. Ideastream’s Tony Ganzer spoke more about these creative funding sources with Ohio Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Faulkner.

Old Northeast Ohio Clothes Recycled Overseas

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:02 AM

Most of us are familiar with the curbside recycling of glass, plastic and newspapers, but a Northeast Ohio company has begun a program to collect old clothing, shoes and wearable accessories. ideastream's David C. Barnett has more on the program and local reaction to it.

Collinwood Maker Of Protective Head Gear Goes Ballistic

Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 11:30 PM

As events in Ferguson, Missouri have unfolded, we’ve heard a lot about the military gear police departments have used to try to control demonstrators and enforce order. And for years, we’ve seen images of SWAT teams and military special ops forces with special helmets – bullet hard and packed with hardware. Turns out some of that gear is made nearby – in the Cleveland neighborhood of Collinwood. ideastream’s Brian Bull paid a visit to Team Wendy…

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