Adora Namigadde

From Old Towne East To "Mercy Street," Corset Artist Makes A Stitch In Time

Military women, brides and historical re-enactors have two things in common: Larissa Boiwka, and her corsets.

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Officials collecting child support payments in and around Ohio's capital are trying to use a less bureaucratic, more customer-oriented approach to attempt to get more parents to make those payments.

Ohio Governor John Kasich unveils the state budget on January 30, 2017.
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The House version of Gov. John Kasich’s budget comes out tomorrow, and it’s expected to include a lot of changes.

Over the weekend, hundreds of musicians offered special vinyl releases for the 10th Annual Record Store Day. And some of those shiny black disks were pressed right here in Northeast Ohio. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia has more on how those records are made.

“We’ll turn our helium on here,” says Dave Polster. He isn’t a dentist, and he’s not filling balloons. He’s a mastering engineer, and he’s getting ready to cut a lacquer at Well Made Music in Cleveland.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on CBS' Face The Nation.
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Gov. John Kasich begins his book tour this week – just as the House version of his budget is being released. And while it’s expected his fellow Republicans will make big changes in that budget, Kasich is talking about unity.

On CBS' Face The Nation, Kasich said his book “Two Paths” is about how the country got to the divided place it’s in, and how to get out of it. And he notes the expectation that it’s the start of his next presidential campaign.

Dennis Kucinich holds his pocket Constitution during a speech at a Columbus church on April 2, 2017.
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Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is making a series of appearances across Ohio to describe what he says are the failings of the state's charter school system.

Congress returns Tuesday from its spring recess, facing yet another down-to-the-wire spate of deal-making — and a White House anxious to claim its first major legislative win.

On Friday night, the funding measure lawmakers approved last year to keep the federal government running will expire. The timing leaves members of the House and Senate just four days to reach a new agreement to fund the government, or risk a partial shutdown of federal agencies on Saturday — the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

Adora Namigadde

Military women, brides and historical re-enactors have two things in common: Larissa Boiwka, and her corsets.

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Columbus officials have struggled for years to regulate parking in the Short North.  Now that a series of public meetings has concluded, the city wants more input through an online survey. 

Growing up the son of a coal miner in southern West Virginia, David Wiley saw the downside of the profession up close. His father had been injured in the mines, lost several fingers and damaged his knees and back. "He was just really beat up," Wiley says.

So when it came to find his own line of work, Wiley says he had no desire to work in the coal mines. For a couple of years after high school, Wiley tried his hand at manufacturing and welding jobs in the neighboring state of North Carolina.

The 700 cows on Brett Reinford's dairy farm are making more than just milk.

Each day, the girls are producing 7,000 gallons of manure. And that smells exactly like you'd imagine. "We had gotten complaints from neighbors in the past that had said, 'Hey, it stinks too much. Can you do something about it?' " Reinford says.

So he looked around for a solution and landed on a device called a digester. A digester tamps down the smell a bit, but, more importantly, it takes all that cow poop and converts it to electricity.

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