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TOM JONES / CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is showing off plans for its $5.9 million visitor center tonight, and they’re looking for citizen input.

The new visitors’ center will be at the corner of Riverview and Boston Mills Roads in Boston Village.

The Conservancy for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is leading the fundraising for the project, and has also coordinated the design process.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Congregations throughout the state heard about the state’s opioid problem over the weekend as part of a push from a church in Northeast Ohio.

Last year, Fr. Bob Stec of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Brunswick presided over six funerals for opioid victims in less than a month, and early yesterday morning, he learned of another victim – a 30-year-old – among his parishioners at St. Ambrose in Brunswick.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

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.

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OHIO BUREAU OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

It’s been a year since eight members of a rural Pike County family – ages 16 to 44 – were found murdered at four locations southwest of Piketon. No one has been charged and officials acknowledge fear among locals might hinder solving the case.

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STATE TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM

Retired teachers in Ohio will not see a cost of living raise for the next five years.  The State Teachers Retirement System board has voted to stop the payment increases after they re-assessed their assets and liabilities. 

For nearly 100 years, every Ohio public school and charter school teacher has been paying into the STRS pension. Lately, retirees have been seeing annual cost of living adjustments of 2 to 3 percent a year. But the Great Recession put a strong hurt on the system’s investments.  

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