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Combatting Gangs With A Positive Message

Combatting Gangs With A Positive Message Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 3:08 PM

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.

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Asian Longhorned Beetle Threatens Ohio Trees

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 1:58 PM

An insect about the size of a thumb is threatening Ohio trees. It’s shiny and black with white spots and two long antennae…and it’s eating our trees. USDA officials are urging property owners to be on the lookout this summer for this invasive, and hungry, beetle. ideastream’s Anne Glausser has the details.

Arson Suspected In String Of Fires In Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Investigators say a recent rash of fires in Cuyahoga Valley National Park appears to be deliberate. As ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, officials want tips on who may be responsible…and are offering a cash reward.

New Apartment Development Announced For Cleveland’s West Side

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 5:42 PM

A former bathhouse on Cleveland’s West Side will soon be replaced by apartments. The development advances plans to boost residential living and commerce across Ohio City. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

GOP Lawmaker Backs Bill to Change Ohio Fair Housing Laws

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:42 PM

There’s a bill in the Ohio legislature that would change the state’s law on housing discrimination. Supporters say it’s a change that’s needed to protect landlords from being victimized by fair housing organizations across the state. But as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, opponents say it will weaken protections for vulnerable tenants.

OSU Band Alumni Push to Reverse Director’s Firing

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Controversy continues to swirl around the Ohio State's Marching Band. A group of band alumni marched on the OSU administration building. As Tom Borgerding of member station WOSU in Columbus reports, the protesters called for the reinstatement of band director Jon Waters who was fired after an investigation into sexual harassment.

In Ohio: Medicaid Saves Money, Improves Health

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7:01 AM

Innovation comes in many forms. Sometimes it's just a matter of looking at something in a different way - like moving pieces of a puzzle around the board. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble explains how a Cleveland hospital did just that to get a jump on Medicaid expansion.

University of Akron President Calls Higher Education A “Competitive Marketplace”

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM

With challenges like decreasing state support and increasing administration costs, the role of a college president can be a tough gig. But as StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen tells us, new University of Akron president Scott Scarborough says he's committed to getting his school on a positive financial track.

Ohio House Republicans Lead New Charge to Repeal Common Core

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5:48 PM

School districts have spent years preparing to implement the education standards known as Common Core -- which are set to start this coming school year. Now House Republicans are renewing their efforts to repeal the standards. And as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports the bill could be on the fast track to the House floor.

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….

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