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.
Road construction is funded by the gasoline tax, which is declining because cars are more efficient and rates of millennial drivers are falling. And higher inflation is giving those fewer dollars less purchasing power. A simple solution to securing the future of road construction funds could be to raise the gas tax. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler sat down with a supporter and an opponent of raising the tax.
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District has added 260 preschool seats this year as part of PRE4CLE—a new program aimed at helping Cleveland families find high-quality preschool services from both public schools and private providers. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports.
Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 1:08 PM
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 and shoes and wearable accessories. ideastream's David C. Barnett has more.
11th District Congresswoman Marcia Fudge is throwing her support behind a proposal that the FBI investigate police shootings across the country. The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus says she has been dealing with the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri every day since it occurred. Mark Urycki reports she likes a suggestion made by the mayor of Akron.
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