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Street Gangs Now Staking Space Online

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 1:27 PM

In recent months police and justice officials have made high profile moves against members of a predominately Cleveland-based street gang, the Heartless Felons. While much of the gang activity is where you might expect it, on the streets or in prison, it is also prominent online. ideastream's Tony Ganzer reports on an increasing number of gangs online. Also find extended interviews below:

Ohio State University Marching Band Director Fired

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:20 AM

In his two years as director of the OSU Marching Band, Jonathan Waters was praised for using technology to develop complex routines that went viral on the web. Now Jon Waters is out of a job. OSU fired him after an investigation found what officials call “serious cultural issues.” For Ohio Public Radio, WOSU's Mandie Trimble reports Waters intends to clear his name.

Public Square Makeover Lands Several Million More Dollars

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM

An effort to renovate Cleveland’s Public Square has gotten a hefty boost…again. The George Gund Foundation has approved 5 million dollars towards the effort, bringing the total raised so far to $13 million. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

Northeast Ohio Cities in Fiscal Emergency Make Difficult Cuts, Search for Revenue

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM

East Cleveland's financial woes have drawn a lot of attention in the past several months. It's one of several Northeast Ohio cities to fall into what's known as fiscal emergency since the Great recession. These cities have to open their books to state auditors, and come under pressure to stop the hemorrhaging. ideastream's Nick Castele reports on different approaches by three troubled northeast Ohio cities.

Majority Of Top Healthcare Jobs In Cleveland Don’t Require Bachelor’s Degree

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Northeast Ohio is abundant in health care jobs and a significant chunk don’t require a college degree. For StateImpact Ohio, ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

Ted Strickland Says He Doesn’t Regret the Way He Handled Economy

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Many economic indicators show Ohio’s economy has recovered significantly since the nation’s recession in 2008 and 2009. One controversial measure passed by Congress gave states billions of dollars to prop up their economies. Ohio got about $10 billion from the federal government during that period. As many states were decimating the jobs of state employees, shelving big projects or refusing to accept the money all together, then Governor Ted Strickland went a different direction. He used almost all of those federal stimulus funds to keep public employees in their jobs and keep public projects on schedule. And in an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, Strickland explains he has no regrets about doing that.

Buehrer: San Allen Settlement Protects BWC’s Rate-Setting Authority

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has reached a tentative agreement with a group of employers -- settling a case filed seven years ago. The employers claimed that the BWC overcharged what’s known as “non-group rated businesses” by hundreds of millions of dollars. From the Ohio Statehouse, Andy Chow reports.

Kasich Stands By State’s Top Education Leader

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Gov. John Kasich is standing by his top education leader in the wake of controversy surrounding a charter school investigation. The probe was launched after a group of teachers alleged sexual misconduct, racism and possible cheating was going on at a Dayton charter school. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, some believe more could’ve been done.

Report: American Indian Sports Mascots Harm Native Youth

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5:11 PM

A liberal leaning research institute in Washington says all schools and professional teams around the country should retire any sports mascots that adversely affect the well-being of Native Americans. For State Impact Ohio, ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

Record Number of Donors Boost OSU Coffers

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Ohio State University officials say donations to the school last fiscal year fell just shy of the record, with a record number of people contributing. StateImpact Ohio's Bill Rice reports.

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