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A New Turn for the Euclid Beach Park Carousel

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

A piece of Northeast Ohio history was rebuilt over the weekend. The beloved Euclid Beach Park Carousel has been restored to its former glory in a new home at the Western Reserve Historical Society. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports that the carousel is just about ready for Clevelanders to ride for the first time in 45 years.

T.J. Lane Built Ladder Before Failed Escape, Prison Report Says

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Prison officials have released the results of an investigation into the escape of three inmates from the Allen Oakwood prison in Lima – among them, Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane and Columbus child killer Lindsey Bruce. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Canton Businessman Ben Suarez Sentenced to Prison

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

The Canton millionaire accused of sending illegal campaign donations state treasurer Josh Mandel and Congressman Jim Renacci will be going to prison. Ben Suarez has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for tampering with a witness. WCPN’s Mark Urycki reports

Prosecutors Ask for 8 Years in Benjamin Suarez Sentencing

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 11:01 AM

A federal judge is expected to sentence a Northeast Ohio businessman today on a charge of tampering with a witness. It’s the lone conviction remaining against direct-mail magnate Benjamin Suarez – accused of engineering $200,000 in illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Senate and congressional campaigns. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more.

Tea Party Activists Dispute Rosenberger’s Election as Ohio House Speaker

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Tea Party activists say they are disputing the secret vote that resulted in State Rep. Cliff Rosenberger’s election as incoming Speaker of the Ohio House. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Lakefront Pedestrian Bridge Design Decided

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:59 AM

Take a listen to this rundown with ideastream's Nick Castele and David C. Barnett.

Traditional Speed Traps Returning to Cleveland After Voters Kill Traffic Cameras

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 5:22 AM

Cleveland voters gave a thumbs-down to traffic cameras November 4th. So starting Monday, city police will rely more heavily on the old-fashioned approach to catching motorists who speed or roll through stop signs – having officers stake out a location and wait.

Enrollment Starts Saturday for Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Plans

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Elected leaders and health officials tried to borrow a bit of cool from the music world today in an effort to get Clevelanders to sign up for health insurance. As ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports, the gathering dubbed “Rock Enroll” was a kickoff to this weekend’s start of open enrollment for Affordable Care Act plans.

Cleveland Council Considers Transgender Protections, Sparking High Emotion on Both Sides

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Cleveland’s City Council is considering whether to increase anti-discrimination protections for transgender people, and a hearing today on that subject drew a mostly supportive crowd to City Hall.

Kasich’s Pick For Ohio Health Department Defends Lack Of Medical Degree

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 5:58 PM

An Ohio Senate Committee heard testimony from a man who wants to be the new head of the Ohio Department of Health. He’s the man Governor Kasich has chosen to do the job. But unlike other recent directors of that agency, Rick Hodges isn’t a medical doctor. OPR's Jo Ingles reports.

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