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Collaboration Strong During Ebola Risk Response, But System Needs a Few Tweaks, Officials Say

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:51 PM

As anxieties begin to ease about a possible Ebola threat from nurse Amber Vinson’s visit to Northeast Ohio, health and elected officials are reflecting on the initial response to the incident. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports that while collaboration between agencies was strong, plans to sustain a response to a threat like Ebola still need tweaking.

Young Professionals in Urban Core Bode Well for Cleveland’s Future

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 2:32 PM

For decades, Greater Cleveland’s population has declined as the economy sagged. But a new study says a closer look at the decade’s demographic trends shows it’s not all gloom and doom. ideastream’s Joanna Richards explains.

Kasich Commends Ohio Response To Ebola Situation

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:20 AM

The state is now monitoring more than 160 people who possibly came into contact with Amber Joy Vinson -- the Dallas nurse who visited Akron shortly before being diagnosed with Ebola. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has the latest on Ohio’s efforts.

Democrat Ed FitzGerald, Green Party’s Anita Rios Join Debate Missing an Incumbent

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Two of the three candidates for Ohio governor debated at the City Club of Cleveland last night. As ideastream's Nick Castele reports, incumbent Republican Gov. John Kasich wasn't there.

Libertarians Won’t Appeal Ruling That Takes Two Candidates Off Ohio Ballot

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:01 AM

There will be no Libertarian candidates on the ballot in the race for governor and attorney general in Ohio. The Libertarian Party of Ohio says it will not appeal a federal judge’s ruling keeping their candidates from appearing on this fall’s ballot. OPR's Karen Kasler reports.

HUD Passes over Cleveland and Cuyahoga County for Lead Removal Dollars

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Cuyahoga County and the city of Cleveland missed out this year on federal dollars to fight lead contamination. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports lead poisoning is a longtime problem that just hasn’t gone away.

Twinsburg High School’s Columbine-Style Shooting Threat Deemed A Hoax

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Details of a Columbine-style threat against Twinsburg High School have emerged, recently. Authorities say there appears to be no actual intent or means to carry out such an attack. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports the plan involved a student who was bullied and wanted to strike back at his classmates.

Ohio Lawmaker Wants to End Ban on Sharing Photos of Completed Ballots

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:37 AM

It is illegal to take a picture of your completed Ohio ballot before you cast it, but one member of the Ohio legislature is trying to change that. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles has more.

Ohio Health Department Gets $800,000 for Protective Gear

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM

It’s been one week since a woman visited Ohio shortly before being diagnosed with Ebola. And although there are no confirmed cases of the disease here in Ohio, the state is taking steps to be prepared. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

Noted Ebola Researcher Speaks Locally

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 8:46 AM

National Ebola leader, Daniel Bausch, of Tulane University spoke at Case this week. He has spent time in West Africa to help contain the outbreak. ideastream producer Kay Colby spoke with Morning Edition host Rick Jackson about some of what was highlighted in his lecture.

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