Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 5:24 AM
Businessman and philanthropist Peter B. Lewis will be laid to rest later today. Lewis was the colorful billionaire who grew Progressive Insurance Company in Mayfield from a small company with 100 employees to become the fourth largest auto insurance company in the country, employing more than 26 thousand. He died suddenly over the weekend of a heart attack. ideastream's Bill Rice looks back on Lewis's life and legacy.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Monday night Cleveland City Council approved a deal between the Browns and Mayor Frank Jackson pledging millions of dollars for a plan to upgrade the team’s stadium. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports the measure overcame a handful of no votes.
Monday, November 25, 2013 at 7:10 PM
Billionaire Peter B. Lewis died suddenly this past weekend at his home in Florida. Lewis was the former CEO of Progressive Insurance Company in Mayfield, and stayed on as Chairman until his death. He was know not just for his business acumen, but for his philanthropy and dedication to the arts, donating hundreds of millions of dollars over his lifetime. He was a longtime friend of the world famous architect Frank Gehry, who designed the Peter B. Lewis Building - home of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Steven Litt is architecture critic for the Plain Dealer and has written extensively about Lewis over the years. He shared some of his insights with ideastream's Bill Rice.
Monday, November 25, 2013 at 5:46 PM
Cleveland City Council will vote tonight on whether to chip in public money to help fund a $120 million-dollar upgrade of FirstEnergy stadium. Council debated the measure today in a four-hour hearing. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports.
Monday, November 25, 2013 at 4:45 PM
It's time to head out to the stores and start crossing off presents from the annual Hannukah or Christmas list. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow talks to a researcher who expects big sales numbers this holiday season.
Monday, November 25, 2013 at 4:04 PM
Five adults, now including the superintendent of Steubenville City Schools, are now facing charges in the alleged cover-up of a rape at a high-school end-of-summer party last year. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more.
Monday, November 25, 2013 at 1:09 PM
Peter B. Lewis, founder of the Cleveland-based Progressive Insurance Company, major philanthropist, and supporter of the arts, passed away on Saturday, November 23rd, at the age of 80. ideastream’s Dee Perry had the rare pleasure of interviewing Mr. Lewis inside of the then-Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art in 2002.
Monday, November 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM
As the Legislature considers major changes to Ohio’s energy policies, several groups have come out for and against the proposals. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has been following the issue from all sides, hearing from supporters and opponents. Next in his continuing coverage of the issue, he talks to the state’s top watchdog for consumers.
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