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HUD Passes over Cleveland and Cuyahoga County for Lead Removal Dollars

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Cuyahoga County and the city of Cleveland missed out this year on federal dollars to fight lead contamination. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports lead poisoning is a longtime problem that just hasn’t gone away.

Twinsburg High School’s Columbine-Style Shooting Threat Deemed A Hoax

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Details of a Columbine-style threat against Twinsburg High School have emerged, recently. Authorities say there appears to be no actual intent or means to carry out such an attack. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports the plan involved a student who was bullied and wanted to strike back at his classmates.

Ohio Lawmaker Wants to End Ban on Sharing Photos of Completed Ballots

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:37 AM

It is illegal to take a picture of your completed Ohio ballot before you cast it, but one member of the Ohio legislature is trying to change that. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles has more.

Ohio Health Department Gets $800,000 for Protective Gear

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM

It’s been one week since a woman visited Ohio shortly before being diagnosed with Ebola. And although there are no confirmed cases of the disease here in Ohio, the state is taking steps to be prepared. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

Noted Ebola Researcher Speaks Locally

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 8:46 AM

National Ebola leader, Daniel Bausch, of Tulane University spoke at Case this week. He has spent time in West Africa to help contain the outbreak. ideastream producer Kay Colby spoke with Morning Edition host Rick Jackson about some of what was highlighted in his lecture.

Anti-Privatization Group Criticizes Kasich on Prisons, JobsOhio

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:02 PM

A national anti-privatization group has targeted Republican incumbent Gov. John Kasich over his signature policy decision – his public-private entity that replaced the state Department of Development. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Watching 142 People—Though Fewer Had Close, Direct Contact with Ebola Patient

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:42 PM

The Ohio Health Department now says it's monitoring 142 people in Ohio who had varying degrees of contact with the Texas nurse now diagnosed with Ebola. ideastream's Nick Castele reports none are showing any signs of the virus.

Deshanon Haywood to be Re-tried in Akron Quadruple Murder Case

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 4:41 PM

A judge threw out a conviction and ordered a new trial in an Akron quadruple-murder case. Ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports the move comes just a few weeks after the initial trial.

A Global Gathering of Community Foundations Comes to Cleveland

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 1:55 AM

This week, a international gathering of community foundations comes to Cleveland. They're tackling the challenge of meeting social and development needs in a time of dwindling government funds. David C. Barnett reports that the community foundation movement started right here in Northeast Ohio, a century ago, and is now a global phenomenon.

Port Authority Board OKs Second Cargo Vessel For Struggling Route

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 11:55 PM

An addition to the Cleveland to Antwerp trade route looks imminent. ideastream's Brian Bull reports:

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