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Advocates Urge More Training for Cleveland Police in Handling Mental Health Issues

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.

Public Square Renovations Begin on Monday

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 5:20 PM

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.

Senate Education Committee Set to Look at PARCC Tests

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:58 PM

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.

Columbus Charter School Teachers Vote To Unionize, Vote Contested

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.

Akron Looks to Improve Towpath Trail Through Downtown

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 1:26 PM

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.

Ohio House okays easing access to heroin overdose drug

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 10:52 AM

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.

Teachers at Columbus Charter School Vote to Join a Union

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.

The Beachland Ballroom Celebrates 15 Years of Music and Community Building

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 11:52 PM

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.

Kasich Supports Fewer Testing Hours, But Doesn’t Want To Eliminate Student PARCC Tests

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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Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 1:48 PM

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