ideastream continues its look at the issue of gangs in Cleveland, here with an interview between ideastream's Tony Ganzer and Richard Starr, who has a family history of gang involvement, and is now the assistant director of a Boys and Girls club on Cleveland's East Side.
Many economic indicators show Ohio’s economy has recovered significantly since the nation’s recession in 2008 and 2009. One controversial measure passed by Congress gave states billions of dollars to prop up their economies. Ohio got about $10 billion from the federal government during that period. As many states were decimating the jobs of state employees, shelving big projects or refusing to accept the money all together, then Governor Ted Strickland went a different direction. He used almost all of those federal stimulus funds to keep public employees in their jobs and keep public projects on schedule. And in an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, Strickland explains he has no regrets about doing that.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has reached a tentative agreement with a group of employers -- settling a case filed seven years ago. The employers claimed that the BWC overcharged what’s known as “non-group rated businesses” by hundreds of millions of dollars. From the Ohio Statehouse, Andy Chow reports.
Gov. John Kasich is standing by his top education leader in the wake of controversy surrounding a charter school investigation. The probe was launched after a group of teachers alleged sexual misconduct, racism and possible cheating was going on at a Dayton charter school. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, some believe more could’ve been done.
A liberal leaning research institute in Washington says all schools and professional teams around the country should retire any sports mascots that adversely affect the well-being of Native Americans. For State Impact Ohio, ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:
Ohio State University officials say donations to the school last fiscal year fell just shy of the record, with a record number of people contributing. StateImpact Ohio's Bill Rice reports.
Plans are shaping up for a major pipeline to move natural gas liquids from eastern Ohio to the Gulf Coast. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 4:55 PM
It’s been 50 years since Freedom Summer, the civil rights movement that focused on getting African Americans, particularly those in the South, to register to vote and become politically active. Reverend Laura Young with the Children’s Defense Fund of Ohio explains some of the spirit embodied in Freedom Summer can be found throughout Ohio today in what is known as Freedom Schools. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles has more.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 4:54 PM
Today marks the start of the 161st Ohio State Fair, which features new attractions and some big-name musical acts. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow was there with Gov. John Kasich, who kicked off the festivities and went on his traditional tour where he’s been known to brainstorm ideas for future fairs.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM
Democrats in the Ohio Legislature are introducing a bill that they say would require employer-provided health insurance plans that cover prescription drugs to cover contraceptives under the same terms without charging a co-pay. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Cuyahoga County Council is weighing whether to extend a hotel bed tax and hand the proceeds over to Northeast Ohio’s tourism bureau. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports.
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