M.L. Schultze

Seven northeast Ohio buildings are getting more than $11 million in Ohio historic preservation tax credits. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports they include Cleveland’s Terminal Tower and a landmark building in downtown Akron.

The historic preservation program provides a 25 percent credit on state income taxes and is often directed toward old buildings getting new uses in Ohio’s core cities. That’s the case with the seven newest projects.

In many rural areas, broadband service remains limited, cost-prohibitive or unavailable altogether. State lawmakers have proposed two bills to change that.  But as Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports, the bills appear to be stalled. 

There are two Ohios, one with high-speed internet service and the other without. Sen. Joe Schiavoni says when he was running for governor in the Democratic primary, he heard from people who wanted to start or expand businesses in the parts of Ohio that lack reliable broadband service.

Despite a top rating from the state and support of the ward councilmember, Akron’s planning department is trying to stop a medical marijuana dispensary from opening in downtown. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports

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Destiny Williams came to Second Chance Village from the woods, after being addicted to heroin for about three years.

Akron continues to struggle with what to do with a tent city for homeless people – and with what to do with its bigger homelessness problem. Here's a closer look at the legal battle and the options.

Destiny Williams and her now 3-month-old son, James, have moved on from Second Chance Village.

“He was conceived here, actually, so he’s the first Second-Chance baby.”

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One of Northeast Ohio’s four sanctuary churches held an interfaith prayer service this weekend marking Father’s Day and protesting the Trump administration’s policy of splitting families at the border.

One of Northeast Ohio’s four sanctuary churches held an interfaith prayer service this weekend marking Father’s Day and protesting the splitting of families that is increasingly part of national immigration policy.  WKSU’s M.L. Schultze spoke with the pastor of Cleveland’s Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ about the evolution of the movement.

Akron City Council is not likely to decide until this fall what to do about a tent city of homeless people on the city’s east side. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on a struggle by city planners and others to find an answer:

Advocates for Second Chance Village cheered and elebrated the announcement that the Akron Planning Commission would delay a vote on the tent city’s future until next month.

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President Trump is likely to have a big impact on Ohio’s U.S. Senate race this fall  – for better and worse.

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Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says direct communication, like the kind President Trump just had with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, might have saved the life of Cincinnati student Otto Warmbier. 

The president, in statements after his historic meeting with Kim, said the summit might not have happened if not for the death of Warmbier, who was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months. Trump said the student, who returned from North Korea in a coma, "did not die in vain."

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