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Friday, November 27, 2015

Coroner: Student died of broken neck during OSU's Mirror Lake jump
Top headlines: Snowbirds can put seasonal holds on cable, EPA's plan to deal with toxic algae in Lake Erie will include new health guidelines

Morning headlines for Friday, November 27, 2015:

  • Coroner: Student died of broken neck during OSU's Mirror Lake jump
  • Ohio School Board to pick interim state superintendent
  • Snowbirds can put seasonal holds on cable
  • EPA's plan to deal with toxic algae in Lake Erie will include new health guidelines
  • Bill introduced in the Ohio House could ban the production and sale of microbeads
  • Warehouse catches fire in Oberlin, contents destroyed
  • Town is raising money to get statute of Thomas Edison in U.S. Capitol
  •   Amanda Rabinowitz reports

    Republican Rep. Tim Schaffer says the bill is aimed at helping drug abusers get treatment. (Twitter, @TimSchaffer)Ohio House Bill would require welfare recipients to pass drug tests
    H.B.298 had its first hearing earlier this month

    An Ohio lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require certain welfare applicants to pass a drug test before receiving aid. And H.B. 298 had its first hearing earlier this month. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Sarah Jane Tribble reports there's support for the measure.  (more)

    Retired University of Akron Law Professor Dean Carro says the reasons for fewer death penalty cases are likely cost and public opinion (University of Akron)Ohio prosecutors are turning away from the death penalty in favor of life in prison
    Since taking office, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty has asked for death in just five cases

    Ohio prosecutors have filed 77 percent fewer death penalty indictments since 2010, preferring instead to seek life without parole.  WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.  Kabir Bhatia reports

    Cleveland Heights Chef and restaurateur Doug Katz and his son Abe, a 7th grader at Agnon School, enjoy making latkes together for Hanukkah. (VIVIAN GOODMAN)Making potato latkes for Hanukkah: a Cleveland Heights family's tradition
    Chef and restaurateur Doug Katz and his son Abe always cook together for the holiday

    When the sun sets one week from tomorrow, Jews will light the first candle of the Hanukkah menorah. 

    The 8-day holiday celebrates a victory in 167 BC over Syrian Greeks. 

    The “Festival of Lights” is a time for family gatherings and traditional delicacies, like crispy, savory, potato pancakes.

    WKSU’s Vivian Goodman samples some in today’s Quick Bite.  Vivian Goodman reports

    Ohio Sen. Frank LaRose of Copley says he fears lawmakers may wait to long to change Congressional map-making. (JO INGLES)Is Ohio ready to re-form its Congressional districts?
    The GOP House speaker says 'Go Slow,' but some of his members disagree

    Ohio voters passed a new plan for drawing boundaries for state lawmakers’ districts earlier this month. But that didn’t include congressional districts. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports some are pushing for lawmakers to take that next step soon.  Jo Ingles reports

    Thursday, November 26, 2015

    The ad by Kasich supporter Tom Moe evokes images of Nazi Germany. (File photo)Kasich campaign evokes dark images of a Trump presidency
    Other morning headlines: Unemployment cuts; church opens; Mirror Lake; Statehouse security

    Morning headlines for Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

  • Kasich campaign evokes dark images of a Trump presidency
  • GOP lawmakers want to slash unemployment benefits
  • Ohio State moves to end Mirror Lake tradition; 
  • Drone sales taking off;
  • Beefed up Statehouse security;
  • Suarez loses bid to vacate his conviction;
  • New Cleveland Catholic church is dedicated;
  • Pettine says Manziel must earn the team's trust back
  •   M.L. Schultze reports

    Bates says his group is asking legislators to figure out a way to solve the systemic and underlying issues that cause poverty and hunger. (Southern Ohio Synod ELCA)The potluck push to end hunger spreads in Ohio
    Through a pot luck-type event, the group brought in more than 1,200 food items to be donated to Southern Ohio food banks

    For many people, the church potluck is iconic – a symbol of faith, friendship, family and food.

    Church leaders in Ohio are hoping to use the common themes evoked by the church potluck and the holidays to remind people that there are those who go hungry all year long.

    Nick Bates is chair of the Southern Ohio Synod Advocacy Task Force, and he’s working with a campaign called Potlucks to End World Hunger.  Karen Kasler reports

    DeWine says Ohioans should keep receipts and monitor their bank accounts to make sure no unauthorized purchases are being charged. (Statehouse News Bureau)Attorney General Mike DeWine warns Ohioans about holiday shopping scams
    DeWine suggests shoppers ask questions and document purchases carefully

    The state’s top law enforcement official is warning that Ohio shoppers could find themselves duped out of lots of money this year if they’re not careful.

    Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles explains how.  Jo Ingles reports

    The Ohio Farmers Union says most of the retail cost of food is due to marketing, processing, wholesale, distribution and retailing. (Wikimedia Commons)Ohio Farmers Union says growers get little for their holiday foods
    The coalition says farmers get just 19 cents of each dollar spent on Thanksgiving meals

    A coalition of small family farmers says farmers will be getting just 19 cents of every dollar Ohioans spend on their Thanksgiving meals this year.

    Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.  Jo Ingles reports

    Crowell Hilaka was purchased by the Village of Richfield in June to be used as a public park. (Interrobang,'s former Girl Scout camp seeks listing on the National Register of Historic Places
    Camp Crowell Hilaka was purchased by the Cleveland Girl Scouts in 1937 and closed in 2011

    Richfield’s former Girl Scout camp, Crowell Hilaka, is working to get listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Including the 336-acre park on the register would make it eligible for historic preservation grants, including tax credits.

    To help get the property listed, the Friends of Crowell Hilaka are starting a “Memories Project.”

    Historian Lynn Richardson says the goal is to record former campers’ stories and then include them in the application to the State Historic Preservation Office.  Michael Bratton reports

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015

    The FOP says it's a matter of greater protection. (Ohio FOP)The state FOP wants Browns and Bengals to allow retired cops to bring guns to games
    National Fraternal Order of Police is pushing the NFL as well

    The Ohio Fraternal Order of Police wants the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and other NFL teams to allow retired and off-duty officers to carry firearms into the pro football games. 

    State FOP president Jay McDonald says a ban that the NFL instituted a few years ago is short-sighted.  M.L. Schultze reports

    Szabo says security officials are working around the clock to ensure things go smoothly. (Cleveland Hopkins International Airport)U.S. airports step up security during busy holiday travel period
    The increased security measures come after the deadly terror attack in Paris

    Following recent terrorist activity overseas, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory prompting airports to shore up security measures as the holiday travel season gets underway.

    Fred Szabo is the interim director for Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport. 

    He says security personnel are working, both front and center as well as behind the scenes.  Brian Bull reports

    Pettin says Manziel has not reached a dead end, but has violated a trust. (Cleveland Browns press conference)Browns coach Pettine: Manziel can redeem himself again
    But the coach says his pattern of behavior forced his demotion

    Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine says the team is frustrated and disappointed with quarterback Johnny Manziel, but is not considering cutting him.

    Manziel was demoted to third-string quarterback this week after yet another video surfaced of Manziel partying in Austin, Texas. He was questioned by Avon police last month after drivers reported him speeding down the highway. And Manziel spent 10 weeks in rehab for substance abuse during the off season.

    At a press conference today, Pettine said Manziel’s pattern forced the demotion.  M.L. Schultze reports

    Much of the former Ben Venue Laboratories complex in Bedford is being taken over by a Danish drug company (WKYC)New owners and employees coming to old Ben Venue property
    A Danish drug company is moving in and bringing 170 jobs to the city

    The former Ben Venue Laboratories facility in Bedford will be reopening. A Danish drug company has bought a large part of the shuttered manufacturing complex and will bring 170 jobs to the Cleveland suburb. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports.  Kevin Niedermier reports

    Ohio State student dies following annual lake jump
    Other noon headlines: Akron woman fined for trashing worker's office with glitter Ohio Highway Patrol issues holiday travel reminders

  • Ohio State student dies following annual lake jump
  • Akron woman fined for trashing worker's office with glitter
  • Ohio Highway Patrol issues safety reminders for holiday travel
  • Euclid woman accused of $1 million in theft
  • Indians, Clippers extend contract
  •   Amanda Rabinowitz reports

    Gov. Kasich drops in Iowa Quinnipiac poll
    Top headlines: Ohio awards $2.5M to house those in alcohol, drug recovery; Report: Lt. Gov. Taylor's ex-aide claimed salon time as work

    Morning headlines for Wednesday, November 25, 2015:

  • Gov. Kasich drops in Iowa Quinnipiac poll
  • Ohio awards $2.5M to house those in alcohol, drug recovery
  • Report: Lt. Gov. Taylor's ex-aide claimed salon time as work
  • Head of Akron halfway house among highest-paid nonprofit CEOs in the nation
  • Sen. Portman sends letter seeking info on an insurance company
  • Traffic stop leads to nearly $500,000 drug bust
  • Man detained after driving through military base security
  • Stark County native, soap star David Canary dies
  • Ohioan accused of threatening to kill Boehner to be released
  • Magistrate sets bond for man charged in terror case
  • Manziel demoted to third string over bye week 
  • NFL announces semifinalists for Hall of Fame's class of 201
  • Big Ten lands four of 10 spots in this week's playoff rankings  
  •   Amanda Rabinowitz reports

    Akron's soccer team has been to the NCAA tournament nine years in a row and is eyeing its second national title (University of Akron)Pluto: How the Zips became a college soccer powerhouse
    Terry Pluto says NCAA sports like soccer have a structure that lets smaller schools thrive

    The University of Akron men’s soccer team has its eye on a second national championship. The Zips are considered a front runner heading into the third round of the NCAA tournament this weekend. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks about how Akron has built an elite soccer team.  Amanda Rabinowitz reports

    Cleveland Orchestra Archivist Deborah Hefling picks up the antique phone in the Smith Lobby.  Patrons once used it to summon their chauffeurs after a Severance Hall concert. (VIVIAN GOODMAN)Public tours reveal the rich history of Severance Hall
    The home of the Cleveland Orchestra will be open for tours this Sunday

    When friends and family come to visit at holiday time, one of the coolest places to show them is Severance Hall, even when the Cleveland Orchestra isn’t playing.

    This Sunday the historic hall will be open for public tours.  Vivian Goodman reports

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Diebold CEO Andy Mattes discusses plans for merging Diebold and its biggest European competitor, Wincor-Nixdorf of Germany (TIM RUDELL)Diebold pledges to stay put in Northeast Ohio
    CEO says a merger with its rival may make Diebold northeast Ohio's eighth Fortune 500 company.

    A question lingered after Diebold announced this week that it would nearly double in size and become northeast Ohio’s eighth Fortune 500 Company by taking over a European competitor:

    Will the “new” Diebold still be headquartered here?  WKSU’s Tim Rudell talked Tuesday with the man who will lead it.  Tim Rudell reports

    Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor's former chief of staff, Laura Johnson, is accused of claiming undeserved hours as work time. (State of Ohio)Lt. Gov. Taylor says she's disappointed in her former top aide
    Inspector General says her office lacked oversight of employee time

    A report released today says a former top aide to Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and another of her employees billed the state for hundreds of hours of work when they were at hair and nail salons or commuting to work.  Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.  Jo Ingles reports

    A comparison of rental and housing prices by the nationwide index shows no housing bubble in sight. (Case-Shiller)Cleveland metro area housing prices climb, but at a slower rate
    Case-Shiller index shows Cleveland metro remains among the cheapest housing markets in the country

    Housing prices continue to recover in Cleveland, but the metropolitan area is still one of the cheapest places in the nation to buy a house. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the latest trends released by the Case-Shiller index today.  M.L. Schultze reports

    The new exhibit will be named the Rosebrough Tiger Passage after the family donated more than $2 million for the exhibit's construction. (Chris Kuhar, Twitter)Cleveland's zoo is getting $2.1 million for its new tiger exhibit
    The donation is the single largest in the zoo's 50-year history

    The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is getting a donation of more than $2 million for its new tiger exhibit.

    The money was donated by Walt and Carol Rosebrough of Mentor-based medical equipment manufacturer, Steris Corporation.

    Zoo Executive Director Chris Kuhar says having community support, like the Rosebrough’s, is important to the improvement of the zoo.  Michael Bratton reports

    The Parma public school district wants state reimbursement of charter school funding. (Parma City School District)Parma and 3 other school districts bill the state for charter-school money
    The districts call Ohio's funding formula unfair and they want reimbursements

    The Parma City School District has joined three other Ohio public schools in billing the state for funding given to charter schools. Parma is asking for nearly $50 million to off-set what district officials say is an “unfair and inequitable' state funding formula. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports.  Kevin Niedermier reports

    The two aides to Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor resigned under pressure in June of 2014. (State of Ohio)Inspector general says Lt. Gov. Taylor's office lacked oversight
    Other noon headlines: Charter-school bill, Quinnipiac poll, Cleveland tigers, al-Qaida bond set

  • Inspector general say Lt. Gov. Taylor's office lacked oversight;
  • School districts bill the state for money lost to charter schools;
  • Kasich isn't registering in Iowa;
  • Cleveland zoo's tiger exhibit gets a big boost;
  • Bond set for Ohio man accused of supporting al-Qaida.
  •   M.L. Schultze reports

    Donald Trump drew an estimated 14,000 to a rally in Columbus last night. ( challenges Kasich, protesters challenge Trump in Columbus
    The GOP front-runner mocks Ohio's governor, calls for waterboarding of alleged terrorists

    Thousands of people flocked to Columbus to catch the Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump at his first rally in Ohio. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- Donald Trump took a few shots at Gov. John Kasich in front of his home crowd.  Andy Chow reports

    Cleveland's rock roots featured in RNC logo
    Top headlines: Rep. Clyde calls for Husted to count un-postmarked ballots; Police investigating ISIS message at YSU

    Morning headlines for Tuesday, November 24, 2015:

  • Cleveland's rock roots featured in RNC logo
  • Dieblod expansion reaches agreement
  • Rep. Clyde calls on Husted to count un-postmarked ballots
  • Police investigating ISIS message at YSU
  • Kent State professors may soon go on strike for first time
  • Chipotle cleaning up e-coli contaminated restaurants in Ohio
  • Rental bikes arrive for RNC
  • Demonstrators march, call for prosecutor to recuse himself from Tamir Rice case
  •   Amanda Rabinowitz reports

    Monday, November 23, 2015

    Union professors at Kent State University have authorized representatives to call a strike if contract negotiations collapse. The union and administration must now agree on a fact-finder to present a final compromise proposal. Kent State professors and administrators face off in final contract effort
    Union members authorize a strike option as fact-finder is selected to present final compromise option

    An overwhelming majority of Kent State University professors have authorized their union to call a strike if contract talks with the administration break down.

    The Kent State chapter of the American Association of University Professors represents 774 tenure-track professors.

    The two sides have reached a stalemate over raises and medical benefits; the contract expired in August. 

    Union spokesman Bill Sledzik says, as a final step, both sides will agree on a fact-finder who will present a take-it-or leave-it compromise.

       Jeff St. Clair reports

     (File photo)State Rep. Clyde wants Husted to direct elections boards to count 1,000 ballots
    A new mail handling process means the ballots had no postmarks, but were delivered to elections boards

    State Rep. Kathleen Clyde is asking Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to override a technical problem so about a thousand ballots in the general election in Summit and Portage counties can be counted. 

    Tomorrow is the deadline for the official count of ballots cast in Ohio’s Nov. 3 election. At this point, 900 absentee ballots in Summit County and another 99 in Portage are not expected to be included. That’s because they went through a new process at a postal center that allowed the ballots to be forwarded to the Board of Elections without a postmark. Ohio requires postmarks on mail-in ballots 

    In a letter to Husted, Clyde – a Kent Democrat – asks Husted to direct  boards of election to count the votes. Clyde has said she’s concerned about moves by Republican lawmakers that make it more difficult for people to vote and their votes to be counted.  M.L. Schultze reports

    A rebound in jobs and lower gas prices are playing a role in holiday-shopping expectations. (Markles 55, Flickr)Ohio retailers predict a good season for shopping
    The economic recovery on several fronts is helping

    A new report from the University of Cincinnati estimates Ohioans will be spending 4.2 percent more this holiday season than last. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

       Jo Ingles reports

    Diebold CEO Andy Mattes speaking to reporters at corporate headquarters in Green sortly after accepting the job. (File photo, TIM RUDELL)Diebold announces a $1.8 billion acquisition of its competitor
    If its gets shareholder and regulatory OK, it would nearly double the company's size

    Calling it the biggest step in the company’s 156-year history, Diebold announced plans to buy its top European competitor. WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports on the $1.8 billion acquisition of Germany’s Wincor Nixdorf, AG.  Tim Rudell reports

    The McKInley Monument sits in the middle of Canton's center string of parks -- Stadium, Monument and Waterworks. Until 2013, the budget for the parks came from the general fund. (WKSU file photo)Canton Parks and Rec may try for the March ballot and voter understanding
    The issue that lost earlier this month was the equivalent of the 5 mills now collected by parks and recreation separately

    Canton’s parks and recreation departments have just about 13 months before they run out of money and would need to go to the city’s already strapped general fund for help. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the confusion over a levy and what’s likely to happen next.  M.L. Schultze reports

    The rock on YSU's campus that was painted with ISIS threats today. (WTAE)ISIS graffiti found on Youngstown State University
    But officials say no credible threat was found after messages painted on a rock

    Youngstown State University is investigating messages painted on a large rock on campus supporting ISIS.

    The university sent out a text alert today to inform students, staff and faculty members about the incident. The alert says no credible threats have been found, but as a precaution, the university contacted the FBI. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports.  Kevin Niedermier reports

    Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich have ratcheted up their verbal battle in the last week. (Screen capture)Ohio Republicans launch preemptive broadsides against Trump
    The GOP front-runner is making his first visit since the GOP debate in Cleveland

    Donald Trump’s first presidential campaign visit to Ohio is this evening, and supporters of Gov. John Kasich have been aggressively and pre-emptively reacting to what they expect to see from Trump. Central Ohio Republican Congressman Pat Tiberi is among those promoting Kasich over Trump:  Karen Kasler reports

    The Commission on Minority Health is working through problems with Cleveland's health department that have led to grant suspensions. (MIH)State agency is confident Cleveland's health department can rebound
    Ohio's Commission on Minority Health is working with the Cleveland department to reverse a suspension for not getting a progress report filed on time

    The state agency that distributes and monitors funding for local minority health programs fully expects Cleveland’s health department to overcome its suspension. Ohio’s Commission on Minority Health suspended the Cleveland department last week and is withholding grant money for failure to submit a quarterly report. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier has more on the story.  Kevin Niedermier reports

    HUD reports fall in Ohio homelessness
    Top headlines: Columbus police trying new riot control tactics; Holiday spending expected to be on the rise this year

    Morning headlines for Monday, November 23, 2015:

  • Rice family holds vigil on the anniversary of Tamir's death
  • Columbus police trying new riot control tactics
  • Holiday spending expected to be on the rise this year
  • Average price for gas in Ohio drops to $1.83
  • Accident closes portion of SR 5 in Portage County
  • HUD reports fall in Ohio homelessness 
  • Renewed plans to demolish 110-year-old crayon factory
  • Army Corps. asks Findlay residents for help
  • Petition started to keep Griswold-esque Christmas display 
  • Piece of highway dedicated to transgender teen who committed suicide
  • Buckeyes fall to No. 8; Elliot declares for NFL Draft
  • Zips soccer routes Scarlet Knights in NCAA tournament
  • Zips become bowl eligible for first time in decade
  •   Amanda Rabinowitz reports

    Cleveland City Council to examine proposed tobacco restrictions
    Councilman Joe Cimperman wants to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, along with several other changes

    Cleveland City Council's Health Committee is considering legislation today that would affect who can buy and sell tobacco products. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.  Kabir Bhatia reports

    Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria (holding mic), spoke briefly and encouraged the crowd to get involved with social justice.  Tamir's cousin, Latonya Goldsby (next to Ms. Rice), said Samaria is ready to cooperate with a request to testify before the Grand Jury in her son's murder (K. Bhatia)One year later, Tamir Rice's family still wants answers
    The family plans to deliver a petition today asking Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty to recuse himself from the case

    The family of Tamir Rice hosted a vigil Sunday, marking one year since the 12-year-old was shot and killed by police in Cleveland. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.  Kabir Bhatia reports

    AARP honors an Ohio woman who is an unpaid caregiver
    Approximately 1.7 million Ohioans are caregivers

    A central Ohio woman is being honored for the time she spends as a caregiver for her mother. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, she says she has an important message for Ohioans.  Andy Chow reports

    Democratic Rep. David Leland of Columbus is optimistic leaders can break party lines to address the issue. (ANDY CHOW)Report says Ohio is failing at dealing with climate change
    The report examines Ohio's readiness to avoid severe weather patterns

    When it comes to battling the elements of extreme weather, a report from two groups says Ohio is failing. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.  Andy Chow reports

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