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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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Key Bank CEO Named America’s Most Powerful Woman in Banking

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 4:11 PM

The most powerful woman in banking is working right here in Cleveland. Financial magazine American Banker has given that title to Key Bank’s CEO Beth Mooney for the second straight year. ideastream’s Amy Hansen tells us why the publication decided to give Mooney the top spot.

Be Well: Making Flu Shots a Priority For Seniors

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:35 AM

With cooler temperatures hitting Northeast Ohio and winter on the horizon, many medical experts say it's time to protect ourselves against the flu. And, as ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble found out, there is a particular push to vaccinate those 65 and older.

Online Voting Service Keeps Students Alert And Ready For Election Day

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Getting out the student vote is getting easier. A growing, online service lets college students register and cast their ballots. Among TurboVote's customers are a number of Ohio universities and colleges. Ideastream's Brian Bull reports:

ODOT Moving Forward on 16-Mile, $429 Million Project in Southern Ohio

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 5:53 PM

The Ohio Department of Transportation is set to being the largest single construction project in its history. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, agency spokesman Steve Faulkner explains the Portsmouth Bypass is the first ever public private partnership of its kind in Ohio.

Lack Of Political Debates Leaves Some Speechless

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 3:25 PM

For the first time in over 30 years Ohioans will be voting for governor without ever hearing the candidates spar over the issues head to head. In fact, incumbents in nearly all statewide races are bypassing debates, begging the question: is the public missing out? That matter WAS debated, on today’s “Sound of Ideas” program….ideastream’s Brian Bull has more:

Ohio State Joins Alliance To Help More Post-Secondary Students Make It To Graduation

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Ohio State University is joining with ten other public research universities across the country to find way to boost their graduation rates. StateImpact Ohio's Bill Rice reports the effort is aimed especially at lower income students.

Knight Foundation Initiative Aims to Get Under-Served Audiences into Akron Museums & Concert Halls

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 10:48 PM

The Knight Foundation is funding a multi-million-dollar initiative aimed at bringing more young people and minorities into Akron area museums and concert halls. ideastream's David C. Barnett has some details.

Using Art to Help Create a Sense of Place

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:03 PM

The resurgence of Cleveland's Playhouse Square from a dead row of shuttered theaters to a thriving entertainment district was celebrated this past Spring. A relatively new program, co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts is looking to use the power of arts & culture to help revive communities across the country by creating a "sense of place". ideastream's David C. Barnett got some details from the head of ArtPlace America.

Fracked Wells Can Pollute Groundwater, But Solution May Be Straightforward, Study Shows

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Groundwater pollution has been at the heart of the debate over fracking. Now, a study led by an Ohio State University researcher offers some insights about the risk. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Lawmakers Renew Call for Program Protecting Addresses of Domestic Violence Survivors

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM

State leaders are reviving their call to protect survivors of domestic abuse by allowing them to keep their addresses confidential. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- they believe the current national spotlight on domestic violence could help their cause.

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