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Monday, January 26, 2015

MetroHealth Medical Center seek an antidote to heroin overdoses
MetroHealth Medical Center plans to give naloxone drug to heroin users who have overdosed

Cuyahoga County’s addiction and mental health board is increasing its efforts to distribute a life-saving antidote that treats heroin overdoses. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Nick Castele reports the board is putting $100,000 toward buying another round of this anti-overdose medication.  (more)

 (WKSU file photo)Cleveland Metroparks move ahead with drone plan
Unmanned aircraft to be used for environmental surveillance

The airspace over some of Greater Cleveland’s parks and reservations will get a bit busier starting this spring. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN's Brian Bull reports.  (more)

John Mariol says a revitalized Market Square will be a great attraction for Stark and other neighboring counties. (The city of Canton website)Canton may add to its gree-nspace downtown
Canton City Council is working to get a $2 million bond to remake what was once a dilapidated Kresge's and has become a spot for open-air concerts 

Canton City Council will meet tonight to discuss and request legislation that would allow the city to issue $2 million in bonds to renovate what the city now calls Market Square.

John Mariol is the Ward 7 councilman. He believes the city center is a good starting point.  (more)

List of cancelled flights  (Creative Commons- Danny Mekic)Northeast Ohio airports cancel flights due to East Coast blizzard
Thousands of flights nationwide are shut down; airports say they had time to plan

Cleveland Hopkins Airport is experiencing flight cancellations due to the East Coast blizzard. The airport knew in advance and was able to reschedule some people early. Airport spokeswoman Michele Dynia says people should check the status of their flights before traveling.  (more)

Photo of Attorney General Mike DeWine  Ohio's AG sues the federal government over the Affordable Care Act, again
DeWine and public universities sue over fees for health-care plans

Once again, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is suing the federal government over the Affordable Care Act. DeWine is teaming up with officials from Warren County in southwest Ohio and four public universities -- including University of Akron and Youngstown State -- to challenge a federal tax bill of $5.3 million on their public employee health plans.

DeWine says he finds two problems with the Obamacare law in this case.  Karen Kasler reports

Columbus gets another visit from the DNC
East Coast storm cancels Hopkins flights; Nearly $1M spent on OSU investigation

Morning headlines for Monday, January 26, 2015:  Amanda Rabinowitz reports

Gov. Kasich appeared on Fox News Sunday just ahead of unveiling his new budget (K. Bhatia)Gov. Kasich talks presidential ambitions, Common Core on Fox News Sunday
Kasich attacked conservatives who feel Common Core is dictated by the federal government, while saying 'nothing is off the table' with regard to a White House run

A week from today, Gov. John Kasich will unveil his third two-year budget.

Yesterday, he was on Fox News Sunday, talking about the federal balanced budget amendment he wants to see enacted. Kasich was also asked about his plans to run for president.  Kabir Bhatia reports

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says he wants officers to answer fewer non-emergency calls, and instead hit the streets and get to know Cleveland, and Clevelanders (Kevin Niedermier)Cleveland Chief Calvin Williams defends the police department on '60 Minutes'
Williams says the department needs better interaction with the public, but he does not agree with a Justice Department report citing a pattern of excessive force

The shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice last year was one of several issues addressed by Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams last night on “60 Minutes.” He called Rice’s shooting “difficult.” But Williams disagreed with a recent Justice Department report finding a pattern of excessive force among his 900 officers.  Kabir Bhatia reports

Joann Sahl and Russel Nichols are part of the team running the Akron expungement clinics, the first Saturday of every month at the Akron Urban League (K. Bhatia)University of Akron expungement clinics are adding driver's license reinstatements
Clinic also is helping felons who don't qualify for expungement but have stayed out of trouble

The University of Akron Law School continues to see high demand for help at its monthly expungement clinics. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.  Kabir Bhatia reports

The prospects for a cure to spinal-cord injuries is far off in the horizon, but incremental progress is being made in improving the lives of paralyzed people. A Cleveland researcher has discovered a molecule that helps damaged nerves regrow better than anything tested so far. (CC Flickr)Exploradio: Improving the lives of paralyzed people
A Cleveland researcher is making progress on the long road of repairing spinal cord injuries

More than 270,000 Americans live with debilitating spinal cord injuries. And while prospects for a cure are far in the future, incremental progress is being made that could improve the lives of paralyzed people.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St. Clair meets a Cleveland researcher who’s unlocking the secrets of how to repair a damaged spinal cord.  Jeff St. Clair reports

The Cleveland.com investigation upholds Attorney General Eric Holder's findings of a pattern of problems -- findings Mayor Jackson (left) rejects. Cleveland.com digs deeper into civil cases against police
A review of 100 civil cases over a decade reveals problems highlighted in the Justice Department report last month

The Northeast Ohio Media Group and Plain Dealer are tallying up how much settlements of lawsuits filed against the Cleveland Police Department have cost the city over the last decade. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze spoke with the media group’s Chris Quinn about the two-week series that launched today.  M.L. Schultze reports


Friday, January 23, 2015

Secretary of State Jon Husted has several questions about the idea of moving voting from neighborhood precincts to big voting centers. (Ohio Secretary of State)Voting centers are not likely to happen in Ohio anytime soon
Aaron Ockerman thinks it will reduce confusion and save money

The head of the Ohio Association of Elections Officials says he thinks it’s time for Ohioans to consider going to big voting centers to cast ballots instead of doing it in neighborhood precincts. Aaron Ockerman thinks it will reduce confusion and save money. But Secretary of State Jon Husted has a lot of questions about that idea.  Jo Ingles reports

Mary Francis, program officer for Interact for Health, says her organization helps communities locate funding and assess their own infrastructure.  (Interact for Health)Poor people feel worse about their communities and that hurts their health
Interact for Health releases its 2014 Ohio Health Issues Poll

The 2014 Ohio Health Issues Poll released Friday reveals a relationship between how individuals feel about their community and their income, education and race.

According to the poll, adults living in poverty, those with less education and African Americans are generally less positive about their communities. Interact for Health sponsored the poll. Program Officer Mary Francis says the way people feel about the community they live in has an effect on their physical and mental health.  (more)

Diebold CEO Andy Mattes took over the company in 2013, and says the revamp will move from 'crawl' to 'walk' in 2015 (Diebold)Summit County's Diebold says the 'next big thing' is going mobile
The Green-based company's revamp will add a software-centered approach to its longtime ATMs, surveillance and security manufacturing

Diebold is telling employees and customers that it will reinvent itself this year in the midst of major cost-cutting. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.  Kabir Bhatia reports

Ohio's unemployment rate drops to its lowest level since 2001
The unemployment rate in Ohio drops to 4.8 percent

The state’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level since September 2001. But Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler says there are some concerns buried in that 13-year low.  Karen Kasler reports

Gov. John Kasich says by training people in the jobs they have, they'll have to ability to move up and earn higher wages.  (Andy Chow)Gov. Kasich wraps up six-state tour promoting national budget amendments
Ohio Gov. John Kasich talks about reaching out to low and middle-income Americans on NPR's Morning Edition

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is wrapping up a six-state tour promoting national budget amendments.

Friday on NPR’s Morning Edition, the governor spoke with Steve Inskeep about how the GOP is trying to reach out to low and middle-income Americans.

Gov. Kasich says job training is a critical element to focus on while individuals are employed.  (more)

Ohio's unemployment rate falls again
Other morning headlines: Council recommends $10M for pedestrian bridge in Cleveland; Wadsworth doctor accuses Clinic of performing unncessary tests

Morning headlines on Friday, January 23, 2015  Amanda Rabinowitz reports

The recruiting team, including Rick Farwell (left) and Justin Morris manned tables at the malls, and traveled for job fairs as far away as Detroit. (M.L. Schultze)Akron police recruiting wraps up, but not community outreach
WKSU is starting an occasional series this afternoon on Akron's efforts to recruit and train officers given today's often-tense national climate

Today is the deadline for people to apply for at least a dozen openings in the Akron Police Department.

Given the national state of police-community relations, Akron has focused especially on recruiting in the African-American community and among women.  One of the team of recruiters, Rick Farwell, says that’s just part of the department’s effort to improve relations throughout  Akron.

   M.L. Schultze reports

Merwin's Wharf is in Rivergate Park, which the Metroparks acquired in 2012. (Vivian Goodman)Nature and nourishment down by the river at the Metroparks' Merwin's Wharf
Merwin's Wharf is the parks' first full-service restaurant

The Cleveland Metroparks has entered a new realm: the food business.

Merwin’s Wharf, a full-service restaurant, opened over the summer on the East Bank of the Flats.

In today’s Quick Bite, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports that the park district’s new eatery is attracting outdoor enthusiasts and food lovers alike.  Vivian Goodman reports

Treva Mathews is one of six recruiters Akron has assigned to finding its newest class. Florika Sheeler is 21, the youngest someone can be to apply. (M.L. SCHULTZE)Akron searches for a police force that reflects itself; the art and science of recruiting new cops in a tense time
First in a Series: Akron recruits its newest class as national tensions between police and community play out

Akron is making its final push to recruit at least 12 new cops. The deadline is tonight for the 40-page on-line application is tonight and caps months of outreach aimed especially at minority communities and women. This comes at a time when recruiting African Americans may never have been tougher – or more important. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more.  M.L. Schultze reports


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Civil rights pioneer Julian Bond says better enforcement of the Fair Housing Act is needed (K. Bhatia)Civil rights pioneer Julian Bond calls for better police training
The author and former NAACP president says body cameras are not the definitive answer in the wake of several high-profile police shootings

Civil rights pioneer Julian Bond is calling the death of Tamir Rice a “triple tragedy” that should spur better police training in Northeast Ohio. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.  Kabir Bhatia reports

State Auditor Dave Yost says attendance rates at some charter schools were shocking. (ANDY CHOW)Charter school audit finds major attendance discrepancies
Charters get paid by the head, but state auditor says a spot check turned up many no shows

A new report says there are big disparities in attendance rates among charter schools. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the difference is between how many students the schools report having and how many students are actually there. And there's a lot of money tied up in the answer.  Andy Chow reports

Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld says he can compete against Portman's campaign. (City of Cincinnati)Cincinnati councilman plans to run for Portman's Senate seat in 2016
Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld is the first Democrat to announce plans to run for the spot

A Cincinnati City Council member has announced his plans to take on Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman in two years.

P.G. Sittenfeld is the first Democrat to formally throw his hat in the ring.

Sittenfeld says he thinks he can raise enough money to be competitive with Portman, who already has more than $5.5 millionin the bank.  Jo Ingles reports

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. Sen. Ron Portman supports plans to have the prime minister speak to the U.S. Congress. (U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv)Ohio's Sen. Portman supports Boehner’s invite to the Israeli prime minister
Portman says it's the legislative branch's right to invite Netanyahu to speak on Iran

Senator Rob Portman says he supports House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint meeting of Congress.

Boehner asked Netanyahu to speak about Iran without contacting the White House. President Obama says he will not meet with the prime minster, citing the proximity to Israeli elections.

Portman says it is Boehner’s right to invite Netanyahu.

   Lyndsey Schley reports

Cleveland will now equip all its police officers with body cameras like these made by the Taser International. (Taser)Cleveland has bought body cameras for all of its police officers
The push for the purchase intensified after a series of police-involved deaths locally and across the country

Starting next week, all Cleveland police officers will have body cameras. The city has just bought 1,500 of the units as promised.  Kevin Niedermier reports

State wants inmates' lawsuit over execution drugs dismissed
Other morning headlines: Man who sold heroin to Chardon victim's father gets prison term; Ebola survivor donating blood to help fight virus

Morning headlines for Thursday, January 22, 2015:  Amanda Rabinowitz reports

 Ohio is middle of the road with its traffic laws
Ohio has enacted only seven of what are viewed as 15 essential laws in highway safety

Ohio is in the middle of the road when it comes to its highway safety laws, according to a report from an organization that pushes for more of those measures. Jackie Gillan of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety says the state has enacted only seven of the 15 laws the group considers essential, so the state is close to moving from its designation as a “yellow” state into the unsafe “red” category.  Karen Kasler reports

Timken's auditorium was packed Wednesday night as Superintendent Adrian Allison laid out the plan to move 9th grade to Timken, 10th, 11th and 12th to McKinley, and close Farimount Elementary (K. Bhatia)Canton's proposed Timken-McKinley school merger is drawing spirited debate
A public input meeting at Timken High on Wednesday -- plus another at McKinley on Thursday -- gives parents, alumni and students a chance to consider the economic, educational and cultural impact of merging Canton's two high schools.

Two Canton high schools could be combined into one by this fall. At Timken High School Wednesday – and at McKinley High tonight – residents are considering the cultural, economic and educational ramifications of a merger. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.  Kabir Bhatia reports


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A collage of Sand Run (Summit Metroparks)Summit Metro Parks closes a popular trail
The section of Mingo Trail is deemed unsafe

Summit Metro Parks has decided to close half a mile of Mingo Trail in Akron, which is popular among hikers. Park commissioners ruled it unsafe due to erosion, steep slopes and unstable ground. Nate Eppink is a spokesman for Metro Parks.  (more)

I-75 overpass collapse (Tana Weingartner)I-75 reopened in Cincinnatifollowing overpass collapse
Crews found less damage than expected

The inspection of the collapsed I-75 off-ramp took less time than anticipated, and the Ohio Department of Transportation says the cleanup didn't last as long as predicted either.

Spokesman Brian Cunningham says there was a lot less damage to the highway than was expected.  (more)

Official portrait of Ohio State Senator Tom Sawyer, District 28, 130th General Assembly of the Ohio Senate photographed April 24, 2013 at the Ohio Statehouse. (James D. DeCamp )Democrats say the Ohio budget has been a way to sneak through controversial measures
Lawmaker says colleagues need to pay closer attention come budget time

Each year, when the state budget or mid-biennial budget is passed, a lot of bills are attached to it that have little or nothing to do with state spending.

As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, minority Democrats in the Senate want to change that.   Jo Ingles reports

Ohio Senator Capri Cafaro Democrats and Kasich push for Medicaid expansion to continue
Kasich continues to run into opposition from more conservative members of his own party

Medicaid expansion is up for re-authorization this year in Ohio. If that happens remains to be seen.

Two years ago, Kasich pushed it through a legislative panel because it didn’t have enough support from the Republican majority inthe Statehouse.

Most Democrats in the Legislature say they will support Gov. Kasich in the effort to re-authorize. And Democratic Sen.Capri Cafaro says she’d like to sponsor a stand-alone bill, if possible, that would put Medicaid expansion into Ohio law.  Jo Ingles reports

Canton City Schools Superintendent Adrian Allison says the district could save as much as $1.5 million by merging the two high schools. (Canton City School District)Canton school board will decide whether to merge high schools
Superintendent Adrian Allison is recommending Timken and McKinley High Schools merge next school year but opposition is building.

Students who attend Timken High School in Canton may be attending a different school next fall.

Superintendent Adrian Allison made the recommendation last week that Timken and McKinley combine for the next school year. All upperclassmen would attend McKinley, while ninth graders go to Timken.

The first of several meetings on the issue is tonight at Timken. Allison says he is doing what he believes is best for the district.  (more)

Sen. Schiavoni says the Democratic platform would create more opportunity for Ohio families.  (The Ohio Senate )Democratic state senators discuss their goals for Ohio
Education and healthcare are the main goals of the Democratic senators, who are in a distinct minority

Democrats in the Ohio Senate say they’ll work to make charter schools more accountable, make college more affordable, increase local government funds and attempt to make Medicaid expansion permanent. Sen.Joe Schiavoni says the Democrats have three goals during this General Assembly.  Jo Ingles reports

Mark Zetzer is the leader of a group call Grow Shaker, which is dedicated to lowering Shaker Height's city tax rates.  (Mark Zetzer for US Congress OH-11 Facebook Page)Property tax values are up across northeast Ohio
Shaker Square and Shaker Heights top the list for highest rates in Cuyahoga

Property taxes across the Greater Cleveland area have largely seen increases for 2015. And again, the Shaker Square and Shaker Heights communities top the list for highest rates, with roughly $4,200 per $100,000 of home value for both.

That doesn’t sit well with Shaker Heights resident and Congressional hopeful Mark Zetzer. He heads a group called Grow Shaker, dedicated to scaling back his city’s tax rates. Zetzer blames the tax rate for a declining population and says there are ways to “right size” the city government.  (more)

Court rejects Canton businessman's request to remain free during appeal
Canton superintendent outlines cost savings of proposed school merger; Judge orders SWAT team to accompany a gang leader's jury

Morning headlines for Wednesday, January 21, 2015:  Amanda Rabinowitz reports

The first meeting for the state police-community relations task force met at Cleveland State University on Tuesday night. (Nick Castele, WCPN)Ohio task force hears tales of police profiling, calls for outside review
The meeting in Cleveland was the first opportunity for the community to share what they think of current relations

A state task force on police-community relations held its first meeting last night in Cleveland. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN's, Nick Castele reports the group includes lawmakers, pastors and police.  (more)

“Eleven years in the league, he has played more minutes by the age of 30 than any other player in NBA history. He looked old early, and he felt old. And he kept trying to play through it.Pluto: A healthy LeBron James is the key for the rocky Cavs
James sat out nine games and the Cavs went 1-8 in his absence. When he's played, they're 21-12.

At the halfway point of the NBA season, the star-studded Cavs have had their ups and downs. The team is currently on a three-game winning streak after losing 10 of 12 games while LeBron James sat out with injuries. On Tuesday, he missed practice with flu symptoms and is questionable for tonight's game. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks about how important a healthy LeBron James is to the Cavs' season.   Amanda Rabinowitz reports


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Some of the 30 some people lined up to speak at last night's final city council listening session. (Kevin Niedermier)Cleveland City Council holds last listening session on police use of force
Recommendations from the public will go into action plan that council hopes will help heal tensions between residents and police

Cleveland City Council is ready to start evaluating public comments gleaned from neighborhood listening sessions following a series of fatal police shootings. The fourth and final session was held last night at the Greater Abyssinian Baptist Church. About 150 people gathered to offer suggestions for healing tensions between residents and police.  Kevin Niedermier reports

President Obama has promised a focus on new tech and tax cuts in tonight's speech (File photo)President Obama's State of the Union address
A speech that ranged from taxes to ISIS

President Obama's State of the Union address focused on taxes and the middle class, but also on energy and foreign policy. Here's a look at the excerpts released by the White House this evening  M.L. Schultze reports

If rules change, Ohio's liquefied natural gas could be shipped to Europe and Asia in tankers.  (Energy.gov)Will Ohio be sending its natural gas overseas?
A bi-partisan group in Congress is pushing to loosen restrictions on liquified natural gas exports; others are battling the move 

National energy policies are expected to be significant of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union message tonight. And, that could be significant for northeast Ohio.   Tim Rudell reports

A semi-driver escaped the collapse with only minor injuries, but a highway worker was killed. (Tana Weingartner / WVXU)Investigation begins into fatal Cincinnati overpass collapse
Workers were demolishing the overpass as traffic continued underneath

The Ohio Department of Transportation and a federal safety agency are investigating what caused the deadly collapse of an off-ramp onto Interstate 75 last night.

There were lane restrictions on the highway as workers were demolishing the off ramp, but ODOT's Gary Middleton says traffic was still moving.  (more)

ResponsibleOhio says Ohio marijuana dispensaries would be similar to liquor stores. (ResponsibleOhio)Legal marijuana group offers new details about ballot issue
Anti-drug group urges Ohioans to be wary of the plan

One of the groups that want to put an issue on the ballot in 2016 to legal marijuana production and use is giving more details about its plan.

Chris Stock with ResponsibleOhio says the group's proposal would be similar to state laws on the sale of alcohol. Ohioans would have to be 21 years old or older to purchase it from a licensed retailer. The businesses that sell it would have to follow strict rules in order to keep their licenses.  Jo Ingles reports

Ohio State University President Michael Drake is U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's guest to the State of the Union. (Ohio State University)Struggling teacher, OSU president are State of the Union guests
Ohio's senators' choices highlight tax reform and higher education

Ohio’s two U.S. senators are both bringing guests to tonight’s State of the Union address, but they are quite different.  Karen Kasler reports

Cuyahoga County justice officials sign an agreement today giving Cleveland kids an equal chance to receive diversion rather than be charged with a crime. (L-R) Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Administrator Martia Kavalec, Judge Kristin Sweeney, Chief Juvenile Prosecutor Duane Deskins and County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty. (KEVIN NIEDERMIER)Cuyahoga Co. changes how it decides if Cleveland kids are charged
2013 Report: About half the kids in juvenile cases end up in diversion; only 10 percent of kids in Cleveland do

Cuyahoga County is changing the way it deals with juvenile offenders. Now, everyone, regardless of where they live, will have the same opportunity to go into a diversion program instead of being charged.  Kevin Niedermier reports

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown wants more people to qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. (U.S. Senate)Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to expand tax credits for those near poverty
Similar tax-cutting plans are expected from President Obama during State of the Union

Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is pushing tax reform in advance of tonight’s State of the Union address. For Ohio Public Radio, WYSO’s Lewis Wallace reports Brown wants to expand the Earned Income  Tax Credit.  (more)

Ohio Fraternal Order of Police President Jay McDonald wants President Obama to denounce attacks against police officers. (Ohio Fraternal Order of Police)Ohio FOP President calls for President Obama to denounce police attacks
Police union President Jay McDonald says anti-police sentiment has never been higher

The president of the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police is calling on President Obama to use tonight's State of the Union address to denounce attacks against police. For Ohio Public Radio, WOSU’s Steve Brown has more.  - none - reports

Kent State University Athletic Director Joel Nielsen Kent State University to evaluate sports programs for possible cuts
Other morning headlines: Hiram receives $2M, FAA approves drone monitoring for Metroparks 

Morning headlines for Tuesday, January 20, 2015:

  • Kent State University to evaluate sports programs for possible cuts
  • Demonstrators march on MLK Day in Cleveland against police brutality
  • FAA approval to use drones to monitor parks in northeast Ohio
  • Panel looking for new ways to tackle poverty
  • First meeting of state task force tonight
  • Judge approves class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart
  • Gov. Kasich starts six-state tour
  • Death-row inmates suing Ohio
  • Northeast Ohio property taxes on the rise in 2015
  • Hiram receives $2 million in donations 
  • Gas prices still below $2 per gallon

  •   Amanda Rabinowitz reports

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