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The Cuyahoga Valley National Park approved a deer-culling program.

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park OK's sharpshooters to thin deer herds
Later this year, sharpshooters will be entering sectioned off areas of Ohio’s only national park. It is part of a 15-year, $4 million deer-culling plan for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It was approved yesterday by regional administrators. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN's Brian Bull reports the plan is ambitious and controversial but aims to bring natural balance back to the park.
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Terry Pluto warms up to the Indians' chances this season
Pluto says the Indians have a good chance at a Central Division title this season, backed by good pitching and other teams struggling
Heinen's is betting on a continued rebirth of downtown Cleveland
The store in the old Ameritrust rotunda will compete with Constantino's for customers
Goodell tells Canton the NFL has gotten its house in order
The Pro Football commissioner also suggest a draft road show that may come to Canton
Ohio Gov. Kasich talks taxes, charters and courage in his State of the State
Governor gives no hint, though, of his presidential ambitions
Food safety scientist calls for unity in the fight for a better food system
Doug Gurian-Sherman of the Center for Food Safety says foodies and farmers need to get on the same page
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Ohio Democrats develop a Statehouse redistricting plan
On the Ohio ballot this fall, the new redistricting process affects only legislative districts.
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Ohio may extend liability protection for volunteer emergency help
Sometimes specialists, like structural engineers, are asked to help when disaster strikes
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Paula Poundstone weaves personal revelations with audience interaction - Poundstone says she can't stop revealing personal secrets when interacting with a crowd of perfect strangers
Cleveland RTA could share in an extra million dollars from the state - ODOT wants to increase its $7.3 million stake in the state's public tranportation
Ohio Speaker Rosenberger is tight-lipped on Gov. Kasich's budget proposal - The proposed budget includes increased taxes on oil and gas drilling and higher sales taxes with more income tax cuts in the Buckeye State.
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WKSU Event: Previewing the Cleveland International Film Festival at a Special Event in Akron

WKSU and the Cleveland Film Society present a sneak peek of the 39th Cleveland International Film Festival at the Akron Civic Theatre on Wednesday, March 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Click through for more information and to RSVP for the event.

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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

This week is full of events for the entire family, ranging from Shakespeare's classic tale "Hamlet," and the Price is Right game show, happening in Akron; The Charlie Daniel's Band and "Dial 'M' for Murder," performed in Cleveland; and a theater performance of Bonnie & Clyde, at Kent State.

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Download a Pass for 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

WKSU listeners can download a pass to a preview screening of the new film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at the Cedar Lee on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. Use a special Ticktbox code to download the pass.

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2015 Spirit of Women in Business Conference

The Spirit of Women in Business Conference returns to Kent State University on Wednesday, March 4. This year's theme is Choice & Strategy and the keynote speaker is Sheena S. Iyengar, Ph.D.

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WKSU Discount for Great Lakes Theater

WKSU members can purchase half-priced tickets for Great Lakes Theater productions - Dial M for Murder on Feb. 27 and The Tempest on April 10. Other performances also discounted.

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