Nick Castele

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Cleveland Readies For Protests Ahead Of Potentially Volatile GOP Convention

Friday, March 25, 2016

The city's police are buying riot gear and bringing in officers from other cities to prepare for a political convention that could draw protesters from across the political spectrum.


Can GOP Strides With Black Voters Survive The 2016 Campaign?

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Republicans' outreach to black communities has focused on Cleveland, site of the party's convention this summer. But their modest gains may not last amid the rhetorical fireworks of the 2016 campaign.


Ohio Democrats Choose Presidential Convention Delegates

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

One of the first rounds of voting in 2016 took place Tuesday night. It was to be a delegate for Ohio congressional districts to this summer's Democratic National Convention.


Cleveland Grand Jury Declines To Indict Police Officers In Tamir Rice Probe

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A grand jury won't bring charges against two Cleveland police officers in the 2014 killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot by officers while playing with an air gun in a park.


For Family Of Tamir Rice, An Inauspicious Anniversary

Friday, November 20, 2015

One year ago this weekend, the 12-year-old was fatally shot by a police officer. The prosecutor is promising transparency, but activists have grown impatient while waiting for a grand jury decision.


Officer Acted 'Reasonably' In Shooting Of Tamir Rice, 2 Experts Say

Monday, October 12, 2015

The reports released in Cleveland find a white police officer acted within reason in the shooting death of Tamir Rice in 2014. Rice was fatally shot after his toy gun was mistaken for a weapon.


Louis Stokes, Ohio's First African-American Congressman, Dies

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Former Rep. Stokes has died at the age of 90 after being diagnosed with cancer. He was the first African-American representative elected from Ohio and a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus.


Cleveland Protesters Look Ahead To Other Cases Involving Police

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sunday was quiet in Cleveland despite significant protests the day before. A white police officer on Saturday was acquitted of all charges in the shooting deaths of an unarmed African-American couple.


Alfonso Ribeiro Wants To Let 'Funniest Home Videos' Shine

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ribeiro will take over as host for the 26th season of America's Funniest Home Videos in the fall. He says he'll add his energy and flavor, but "the videos are truly the stars of this show."


Cleveland Simmers In Wake Of Officer's Manslaughter Acquittal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cleveland residents are on edge after a white police officer was found not guilty in the 2012 shooting deaths of an unarmed black driver and his passenger. The shooting ended a high-speed car chase.


Love — And Legalization — Is In The Eire For Irish Same-Sex Couples

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ireland voted today to legalize same-sex marriage, making it the first country to do so by popular vote. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Irish journalist Daniel McConnell about the results.


Lower Gas Prices, Faster Economy Float Boating Industry

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Great Recession and high oil prices hit the boat industry hard, knocking down sales. Now, with hiring up and fuel prices down, the boat industry is expecting a rebound. And enthusiasts are crowding into boat shows around the country.

Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, says ...


Officer Fatally Shoots Cleveland Boy Brandishing Fake Gun

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Cleveland police officer shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who had an air pistol. It's not the first such death in the city in recent years, and it sparked a number of peaceful protests.


Judge: Government Can't Arbitrate The Truth In Politics

Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Toledo Escapes The Looming Bloom, Turns Its Taps Back On

Monday, August 04, 2014

A weekend-long ban on drinking tap water in Toledo, Ohio, was lifted early Monday. Some 400,000 residents in the region had been told not to drink the water.


Heading Home To Ohio, LeBron Returns To Cleveland Cavaliers

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Four years after famously leaving, NBA superstar LeBron James has decided to return to the team where he started his professional career. Many fans in Cleveland say they're excited to have him back.


Cleveland, A Democratic Stronghold, Wins GOP Convention

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The Republican Party picked Cleveland to host its 2016 convention. The GOP says it was drawn by the city's renaissance, and that they're taking the presidential battleground state of Ohio seriously.


Community Sourced Capital Connects Businesses With Local Funds

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Banks aren't always the right fit for small businesses. Local branches of the Seattle startup called Community Sourced Capital hook up small businesses with local residents as a loan source.


Clevelanders Discuss Replacing Sin Tax With Win Tax

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Voters in the Cleveland area renewed a tax on alcohol and cigarettes to fund upgrades to professional sports stadiums. A new proposal would require teams to compete for that money by playing better.


Ford Investment In Ohio Plants Boosts Midwest Car Manufacturing

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ford Motor Company is adding 300 jobs and investing $500 million at its plant in Lima, Ohio. Earlier this month, Ford announced it was moving production of two truck models to Ohio from Mexico.