Adrian Ma

Adrian Ma is a business reporter and recovering law clerk for ideastream in Cleveland. Since making the switch from law to journalism, he's reported on how New York's helicopter tour industry is driving residents nuts, why competition is heating up among Ohio realtors, and the controlled-chaos of economist speed-dating. Previously, he was a producer at WNYC News. His work has also aired on NPR's Planet Money, and Marketplace. In 2017, the Association of Independents in Radio designated him a New Voices Scholar, an award recognizing new talent in public media. Some years ago, he worked in a ramen shop.

You often hear jobs described as high-skill or low-skill. But the jobs that Ohio employers have the most trouble filling fall somewhere in between.

Amy Sancetta / Associated Press

March home sale figures for Ohio will be released Monday and regardless of whether the number is higher than the month before, realtors are expecting the current sellers' market to continue.

When you picture a person suffering from opioid addiction, who comes to mind? Do you picture a stranger, a friend or relative? Or how about ... a coworker?

If that hasn't crossed your mind, consider this: according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 50 percent of those who reported abusing pain medication also said they have a full-time job, while an additional 15 percent said they work part-time. That reality has some employers rethinking their approach to drug use in their workforce.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

More than half of Ohio Republicans trust President Trump more than the news media when it comes to "telling the truth about important issues,” according to a new poll from Baldwin Wallace University.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press

President Trump visited Ohio on Thursday to pitch Americans on his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. In front of a crowd of builders at a training facility for construction equipment operators in Richfield, Ohio, Trump began in typical fashion—with a boast.

Members of the Ohio Board of Education have approved a resolution speaking out against a bill being considered in the General Assembly.

Adrian Ma / ideastream

Vice President Mike Pence stopped in Cleveland on Friday to sell Ohioans on the benefits of the GOP tax overhaul.

Honda Accords are constructed at the car maker's factory in Marysville.
Steve Brown / WOSU

The number of manufacturing jobs in Ohio has slowly ticked up in recent months, but a new report finds several trends that could undermine the future of the industry.

Whirlpool

Manufacturers who make products with steel and aluminum are expected to see their costs rise after the President's tariff goes into effect. But Whirlpool Corporation, which makes washing machines at a plant in Clyde, may come out clean. 

Sherrod Brown
Nick Castele / ideastream

Hours before President Trump is expected to unveil details about his proposed tariff on steel and aluminum imports, Ohio's U.S. Senators are expressing their reservations.

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