Fighting Ohio’s Algae Problem

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Algae blooms on Lake Erie and other Ohio lakes have hit the tourism industry in regions that rely heavily on visitors spending money.
8:26AM
August
5, 2013

Persistent toxic algae blooms are wreaking havoc on Ohio’s multi-billion dollar lake tourism industry. Elected officials and state agencies are fighting back with new tools to better help them monitor the blooms and reduce the nutrients feeding them from Ohio farms and cities. But the battle isn’t over yet.

Community Uses Green Space To Combat Storm Water

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Tree roots bared by erosion are just one problem that will be solved by new green infrastructure projects to help reduce neighborhood flooding.
8:25AM
August
2, 2013

For the second installment of her series “Drink Fish Swim,” Karen Schaefer reports on what local officials call a revolution in storm water management.

Dam Removal Looks To Improve Water Quality And Economy

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One of the Cuyahoga Falls dams being removed this summer.
8:29AM
August
1, 2013

Improving water quality for fish and other wildlife is the goal of a one-million dollar project to remove two river dams in the city of Cuyahoga Falls this summer. Supporters believe taking down the dams will also improve the quality of life for local residents and boost the local economy.

Great Lakes Summit Leaves Unanswered Questions In U.S., Canada

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A satellite image shows an algae outbreak in the western basin of Lake Erie. Algae blooms in recent years have been blamed on chemical like phosphorus that seep into the lake from local farms.
7:27AM
September
14, 2012

The summit in Northeast Ohio led to an updated agreement between the two countries to restore the health of the Great Lakes, but environmentalists are skeptical about funding.

Road Trip: Cleveland’s Little Italy Neighborhood

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Locals in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood play bocce, a game that involves players throwing colored balls as close as possible to a white cue ball.
5:00AM
August
6, 2012

Every week this travel season we’re taking you on a road trip to an interesting but often-overlooked part of Ohio. This week’s we’re heading to Cleveland to explore the city’s Little Italy neighborhood.

Road Trip: Cleveland’s Asia Town District

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People gather in Cleveland's Asia Town district to watch a traditional dance.
6:34AM
June
11, 2012

This travel season, we’re taking you on a series of road trips, all part of “The New Ohio Guide.” This week we head to Cleveland’s vibrant Asia Town district.

Obama and Biden Travel to Ohio

12:00AM
August
29, 2008

On one of their first stops after the Democratic National Convention, Barak Obama and Joe Biden will be in Cleveland Saturday.

Sustained High Fuel Prices Stir Interest in “Going Green”

12:00AM
August
18, 2008

The longer fuel prices remain high, the more attention is given energy alternatives by political candidates, business owners and consumers.

Economy Ohioans Number One Concern in Presidential Election

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March
17, 2008

A new poll by the University of Akron finds that Ohioans see the economy as the top issue in this fall’s presidential election.