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.
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.
Tony Geraci's efforts to healthier choices to menus are featured in the PBS documentary Cafeteria Man that airs Monday night on WVIZ.
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.
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.
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.
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…
More than two thousand people gathered Saturday morning to see the newest Goodyear blimp christened “Wingfoot One” at the company’s Wingfoot Lake hangar outside Akron. Reporter Mark Urycki has more.
Teach for America is entering its third year of placing its recruits in Ohio classrooms. TFA teachers are chosen for being high college achievers, and are able to bypass the state's standard licensing process. StateImpact Ohio's Bill Rice reports this year's TFA corps grew slightly over last year, and is more diverse.
Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 1:45 PM
The House is preparing to conduct a second week of hearings on a controversial proposal to repeal the Common Core, the standards created by education experts from around the country, including Ohio. Opponents, including conservative bloggers and personalities, say the Common Core represents a federal takeover of education. But top Republican leaders have disputed that argument -- including Gov. John Kasich and Senate Education Committee Chair Peggy Lehner. Now Senate President Keith Faber of Celina is weighing in. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow has more.
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