Folks all over Northeast Ohio are likely see double this weekend. The twins are here, hundreds of sets of them, for this weekend's annual Twins Days festival in Twinsburg. They'll have a lot of fun, but the event also serves a scientific purpose as researchers from around the globe descend. We'll meet with some twins and with a psychologist author, herself a twin, who lays out the blessing and curse of being a twin.
New polls show most people don't know who democrat Ed FitzGerald is and that's a problem for the candidate with the election just 13 weeks away. The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will have its day before the bar as the state's Supreme Court justices agree to decide if the district can collect fees to deal with storm water problems. We'll discuss what's at stake. And August means honors for two of northeast Ohio's favorite athletes, Jim Thome and LeBron James.
Cigarette use among high school and college age students is way down - a public health victory. But young people are increasingly turning to alternative forms of tobacco, most notably hookah and small cigars. According to a recent study, 1 in 5 Cuyahoga County high school students has smoked tobacco in the last month. The trend is alarming some experts, who say hookah can be even more harmful than cigarettes.
The gang problem and the violent crime that comes with it is growing in Cleveland. And one gang in particular, the Heartless Felons, concerns even those who once were involved in gangs. The Heartless Felons, they say, are different: there appears to be no code of respect for anyone. And you can find them on Facebook. We'll talk to former gang members and those working to bring peace to the streets.
In a recent international survey of financial literacy, American 15-year-olds scored average. That score was less than thrilling to financial experts, who say students from the most developed country on the list should have done better. In Ohio, financial literacy is mandated, but no curriculum is specified. What are American youth not being taught and how does it affect them later in life? And what financial literacy tips could the rest of the country learn?
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