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Small Plane Crash Near Cuyahoga County Airport Kills Four; NTSB to Investigate

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3:33 AM

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.

Cuyahoga County Council Asked to Budget Money for Lakefront Pedestrian and Bike Bridge

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.

“Cafeteria Man” Speaks Up For New School Nutrition Standards

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Tony Geraci's efforts to healthier choices to menus are featured in the PBS documentary Cafeteria Man that airs Monday night on WVIZ.

At STEAM Schools, Arts Are Woven Into The Curriculum

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 5:03 PM

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.

Private ‘Sponsorships’ For Roadways To Fund Infrastructure?

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 4:30 PM

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.

Old Northeast Ohio Clothes Recycled Overseas

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:02 AM

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.

Collinwood Maker Of Protective Head Gear Goes Ballistic

Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 11:30 PM

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…

Goodyear Launches New Model of Airship

Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 8:30 PM

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 Enters Third Year In Ohio

Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 2:03 PM

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.

Senate President Weighs In on Common Core Repeal Proposal

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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