Concept art for the Hyperloop

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency is beginning work on a long-range plan to improve transportation and regional connectivity.

The plan aims to strengthen regional transportation across five counties: Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, Geauga and Medina. NOACA Executive Director Grace Gallucci said the agency is gathering input to determine what the priorities should be.

“From Amish buggy trails to hyperloop, our region has a lot of opportunity and needs to have a lot of discussion about what we need and what we want over the next 20 years,” Gallucci said.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Algae around a dock at kelley's Island
Ohio EPA

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Photo of abortion rights protestors

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photo of Massillon students in Wintrust Arena

A group of Massillon students have returned from a one-of-a-kind experience. They witnessed the swearing-in of the 56th mayor of Chicago, a graduate of their high school.

Washington High School journalism teacher David Lee Morgan found widespread support for getting the students to Chicago from both Lori Lightfoot’s campaign and school principal, Dave Lautenschleger. Lautenschleger showed initial concern at the request.

Photo of the Bowery Project in Akron

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Ohio has partnered with two other states and the province of Ontario to develop a plan to block species of Asian carp from getting into the Great Lakes.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing new barriers in the Chicago waterway, which connects to the lakes that include a lock and dam.

Rock Hall 2016

Chicago will see two hometown acts inducted next year as Chicago and hard rockers Cheap Trick each made the cut on their first time on the ballot.

However, they've each been eligible for the Rock Hall for more than a decade; acts can be considered 25 years after the release of their first record.

The same goes for Steve Miller, who started out as a blues man and eventually achieved pop stardom with hits like "The Joker” and "Fly Like and Eagle," and Deep Purple, the British band who defined hard rock in the early 1970s.