Police academy training for combative situations
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As veteran officers retire from Ohio police departments millennials, who now comprise the largest living generation, are increasingly being looked to in order to fill their jobs. The question is, are they really interested in that type of work? 

Photo of the Cleveland Clinic's Miller Family Pavillion

Today’s fathers have grown up with an advantage their dads didn’t have when it comes to diseases like prostate cancer: a father figure more likely to talk to them about health.

A new survey from the Cleveland Clinic finds that 84 percent of millennial fathers had dads who would talk to them about their health history. Less than half of baby boomers had fathers who did.

Canton Jewish Center
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Immigrants from around the world brought ethnic and religious diversity to northeast Ohio.  They helped build what for a time were some of the most vibrant towns and cities in America. But, that has been changing, as is happening with Canton and the evolving Jewish community here.

The vacant and often overgrown field used to be a busy playground and tennis courts. They, the  pool and the rest of the Canton Jewish Community Center have been closed now for five years. But, like the Jewish community itself, it once had an outsized effect.


The industrial heartland continues to struggle with the legacy of lost jobs and population. But whether it continues to be known as a rustbelt or for its renewal depends on whether Ohio invests in immigrants and young people. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more from the national Federal Reserve summit that got underway in Cleveland today.

Agriculture Convention in Dayton
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Ohio’s first industry, farming, is still its biggest industry.  But with technology-driven life styles, urbanization and a global economy, will that continue for the next generation that is now looking to make its way in the world?