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Cuyahoga County To Add Second Drug Court

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:25 PM

The growing opiate addiction crisis in Cuyahoga County has prompted the court system to add a second drug court starting next year. ideastream's Bill Rice reports the new court will focus more on addicts with coexisting mental health issues.

Study: Aging Ohioans Will Draw On State’s Resources

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 3:59 PM

A big budget hole may be ahead for the state, due to Ohio’s aging population. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Alan Freed Coming Home to Cleveland

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:11 AM

The ashes of famed Cleveland broadcaster Alan Freed will be moved to a famous Northeast Ohio cemetery. That decision comes after the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame decided last summer it was no longer appropriate to display the disc jockey's remains in an exhibit case used since 2002. But Ideastream's David C. Barnett reports the Rock museum will still have a connection to the radio icon.

Local Foundations Can Make A Difference In Reinventing Schools

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 4:42 AM

Locally-focused philanthropic foundations can take a more significant role in turning around poor performing urban schools - that's the message offered up by two organizations that set out to do just that in Cleveland. StateImpact Ohio's Bill Rice has more.

LeBron James --- The Early Years

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 4:21 AM

Basketball fans in Northeast Ohio are counting down the days until local hoops hero LeBron James returns to the Cleveland hardwood next week, after a successful stint in Miami. But, before he turned pro, James got his start as a high school phenom. That history is the subject of a 2008 documentary airing on CNN, tonight. ideastream’s David C. Barnett has more on the story of a superstar in the making.

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.

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