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East Cleveland Looks to State-Backed Bonds to Pay Old Bills

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Since 2012, East Cleveland's been in a state of fiscal emergency. City leaders and state supervisors overseeing the city's budget put together a recovery plan earlier this year. It aims at paying off a long list of past-due bills and shoring up the city's deficits. This week the city and state will check up on this plan that's just getting off the ground. ideastream's Nick Castele reports:

Community Groups Team Up to Serve Kids Free Summer Lunches

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 4:42 PM

More than 800,000 low-income children receive free or reduced meals during the school year in Ohio -- but things are different during the summer break. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow followed one of many groups trying to provide a service to fill the gap.

Democratic Candidate for Auditor is Now Calling for Investigation of Charter Schools

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 4:33 PM

The Horizon Academy in Dayton is being investigated for possible wrongdoing involving test cheating and misspending.

Is Ohio’s Measles Outbreak Winding Down?

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

The state Department of Health is inching toward declaring the outbreak of measles in Ohio is over. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has the latest on an outbreak that has totaled hundreds of cases among Ohio’s Amish.

Cargo Shipments Increase For Antwerp-Cleveland Trade Route

Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Three months into a new, direct, trans-Atlantic export route between the Port of Cleveland and the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, operators say it’s a success so far. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

New Legislation Looks To Increase Treatment for Opiate Addiction

Friday, July 18, 2014 at 6:32 PM

A nationwide opiate epidemic has left area treatment centers with long patient waiting lists. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports that pair of local Congressional representatives are sponsoring a bill aimed at easing the backlog.

To Stem Tide of Child Migrants, Portman Says Send Strong Message to Home Countries

Friday, July 18, 2014 at 4:12 PM

The federal government is struggling to respond to a flood of Central American children trying to enter the United States. Republican Senator Rob Portman says the crisis requires a clear message to their home countries. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Cleveland’s Culinary Renaissance Leaves Diners Pleased But Restaurateurs A Bit Undernourished

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Over the last decade, publications including the Chicago Tribune and Travel & Leisure magazine have heralded Greater Cleveland as one of the nation's culinary hot-spots. Between local chefs like Michael Symon tearing up the cable food landscape, and food bloggers like Andrew Hickey praising the area’s “abundant culinary charm” it seems as if the growth of the restaurant industry has skyrocketed…with 30 new restaurants alone opening since 2012. That growth though, has brought about its own insatiable appetite…for talent. ideastream's Brian Bull reports.

State Auditor Will Look at Charter School Chain

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM

A handful of charter schools managed by the Chicago-based Concept Schools are already under examination by both the Ohio Department of Education and federal authorities. And now, as StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen tells us, all of the charter chain’s Ohio schools will be facing scrutiny from another state-level office.

Lawmakers Take Aim at Ohio’s $1.4 Billion Unemployment Debt to Feds

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 4:49 PM

The recession may be over, but the state of Ohio still owes the federal government $1.4 billion for the money it borrowed to pay jobless benefits to unemployed Ohioans. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports that debt is looming large over Ohio employers – and could affect people who might get jobless benefits in the future.

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