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Combatting Gangs With A Positive Message

Combatting Gangs With A Positive Message Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 3:08 PM

ideastream continues its look at the issue of gangs in Cleveland, here with an interview between ideastream's Tony Ganzer and Richard Starr, who has a family history of gang involvement, and is now the assistant director of a Boys and Girls club on Cleveland's East Side.

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33 Indicted for Heroin Trafficking in Akron Area

Friday, August 1, 2014 at 4:04 PM

A coalition of law enforcement agencies say they’ve taken down a major drug trafficking organization in the Akron area. ideastream’s Joanna Richards has more.

Despite Heavy Winter Decimation Of Vines, Northeast Ohio Wine Growers Hopeful

Friday, August 1, 2014 at 1:23 PM

The effects of last winter's polar vortex have been felt in many ways…including on vineyards. A representative for Ohio's grape growers says the 2014 crop of its most common species of grape vine was all but destroyed…but there is a silver lining or two. ideastream's Brian Bull reports:

Ohio House Education Chair: Effort to Repeal Common Core ‘Misguided’

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5:52 PM

A new bill that seeks to repeal the Common Core education standards in Ohio will try a new path through the legislature, after a previous repeal attempt stalled in committee. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports that committee chair isn’t happy about this new move.

Obama’s Approval Rating at 36 Percent in Ohio; State Favors Clinton Over Kasich

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5:31 PM

A new poll shows President Obama’s approval rating among Ohioans remains near an all-time low. But as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, there is also some good news for Democrats in this latest report.

Justice Department Files Brief in Lawsuit Against Ohio Voting Rules

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 4:33 PM

The U.S. Department of Justice is weighing in on a federal lawsuit over voting times in Ohio. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports.

Report Finds Millions Start College, But Never Finish

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 3:10 PM

For the past 20 years, more than 31 million Americans started college, but never walked across the stage to grab a diploma, according to a recent report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen tells us what one expert says could be done to help remedy that number.

Construction Jobs Increase Since 2013, Put Cleveland Area Among Top Cities For Growth

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Greater Cleveland is among the top 10 metro areas that have added construction jobs since last year, according to a construction association. But the prospect of a downturn looms over the news, tied to the fate of long-term federal highway funding currently stewing in Congress. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

Kasich Maintains Strong Lead over FitzGerald in New Quinnipiac Poll

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Election Day is a little more than three months away, and a new poll shows Gov. John Kasich holding onto a strong lead over his challenger, Ed FitzGerald. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the poll shows that FitzGerald faces an uphill battle on several fronts.

Lawmakers Hear About Food, Security Problems in Ohio Prisons

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 4:25 PM

There are problems with maggots, food shortages and contraband in state prisons, and the committee that inspects those facilities is blaming a private vendor hired by the prison system. And Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

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