Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6:06 PM
Cleveland’s police force needs to improve resources and training to better handle people experiencing mental health crises. Those are some of the recommendations out today from local mental health advocates, who want to see their advice adopted as part of police reform. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.
Beginning on Monday, Cleveland’s much anticipated Public Square makeover starts. Construction will expand the amount of green space. But project officials faced a funding gap on the 32 million dollar renovation. ideastream’s Amy Hansen reports, today the project received a needed financial boost from Cuyahoga County.
Ohio's students are roughly halfway through the first round of PARCC standardized education exams. But as one legislator tells State Impact Ohio's Amy Hansen, concerns overs the exams’ effectiveness are bringing lawmakers and educators together to take a deeper look at the test.
Friday, March 6, 2015 at 3:35 PM
Teachers at a Columbus charter high school have narrowly voted to form a union. But the election outcome is contested. From Ohio Public Radio station WOSU, Tom Borgerding reports.
Officials in Cleveland are working to complete the Towpath Trail through the Flats and are considering a new bike/hike trail along the lake. In Akron, the Towpath Trail is already complete and now they’re trying to make it more successful. Ideastream’s Mark Urycki has details.
The Ohio House passed a bill unanimously yesterday aimed at reducing deaths from opiate drug abuse. The measure would boost access to a life-saving overdose remedy, as ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.
Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:03 AM
Teachers at a Columbus charter high school have narrowly voted to form a union. But the election outcome is contested. From member station WOSU in Columbus, Tom Borgerding reports.
One of Northeast Ohio's most famous music clubs celebrates it's 15th birthday this weekend. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports the nationally-known Beachland Ballroom has helped turn around the fortunes of a declining neighborhood.
Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 4:09 PM
Parents across Ohio are reportedly opting their kids out of new standardized tests based on the Common Core math, reading and writing standards. And Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports that response is testing both state lawmakers - and the governor.
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