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Cargo Shipments Increase For Antwerp-Cleveland Trade Route

Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Three months into a new, direct, trans-Atlantic export route between the Port of Cleveland and the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, operators say it’s a success so far. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

New Legislation Looks To Increase Treatment for Opiate Addiction

Friday, July 18, 2014 at 6:32 PM

A nationwide opiate epidemic has left area treatment centers with long patient waiting lists. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports that pair of local Congressional representatives are sponsoring a bill aimed at easing the backlog.

To Stem Tide of Child Migrants, Portman Says Send Strong Message to Home Countries

Friday, July 18, 2014 at 4:12 PM

The federal government is struggling to respond to a flood of Central American children trying to enter the United States. Republican Senator Rob Portman says the crisis requires a clear message to their home countries. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Cleveland’s Culinary Renaissance Leaves Diners Pleased But Restaurateurs A Bit Undernourished

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Over the last decade, publications including the Chicago Tribune and Travel & Leisure magazine have heralded Greater Cleveland as one of the nation's culinary hot-spots. Between local chefs like Michael Symon tearing up the cable food landscape, and food bloggers like Andrew Hickey praising the area’s “abundant culinary charm” it seems as if the growth of the restaurant industry has skyrocketed…with 30 new restaurants alone opening since 2012. That growth though, has brought about its own insatiable appetite…for talent. ideastream's Brian Bull reports.

State Auditor Will Look at Charter School Chain

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM

A handful of charter schools managed by the Chicago-based Concept Schools are already under examination by both the Ohio Department of Education and federal authorities. And now, as StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen tells us, all of the charter chain’s Ohio schools will be facing scrutiny from another state-level office.

Lawmakers Take Aim at Ohio’s $1.4 Billion Unemployment Debt to Feds

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 4:49 PM

The recession may be over, but the state of Ohio still owes the federal government $1.4 billion for the money it borrowed to pay jobless benefits to unemployed Ohioans. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports that debt is looming large over Ohio employers – and could affect people who might get jobless benefits in the future.

College Degrees May Bring Debt, But Can Also Bring Higher Wages, Advancement

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Chances are that if you’ve nailed a college degree to your wall recently, you’re also nailed with debt. But some new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland says degree earners are still better off in the long-term than those without a diploma. ideastream’s Brian Bull explains:

Poll Suggests Majority of Ohioans Oppose Internet Sales Tax, Group Says

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 3:18 PM

A national conservative-leaning think tank says a majority of Ohioans are against a proposed federal internet sales tax law. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow explains, business groups say something has to change.

Hoping to Close Budget Gap, ODOT Turns to Corporate Sponsorship

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 3:11 PM

New money is coming into the state department of transportation – from corporate sponsors. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has more.

Cleveland Bans E-Cigarette Smoking

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Cleveland City Council voted unanimously late Wednesday to expand a 2011 ordinance against tobacco smoking in public places to e-cigarettes. Ideastream health reporter Sarah Jane Tribble says this isn't surprising...

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