News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Wayside Furniture

Akron General

Don Drumm Studios


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio


Headline News for 2/7/11
Two arrested in YSU shooting; 165,000 signatures collected in Akron school residency case; Ashes turn to art in Cleveland neighborhood
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 
Download (WKSU Only)

Governor John Kasich plans to travel to Youngstown today to meet with Youngstown State University officials and the mayor following a fraternity house shooting that killed one student and injured 11 others.

Three organizations say they have 165,000 petition signatures that they hope will encourage Governor Kasich to pardon Akron mother Kelley Williams-Bolar, convicted of felonies for lying to get her kids into a suburban school district.

A west-side Cleveland neighborhood plans to launch a new outdoor art exhibit this summer centered on one of the dozens of homes damaged in an explosion a year ago.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (4:56)


 

Youngstown police have arrested two men and charged them with a fraternity house shooting that killed one man, left a 17-year-old girl in critical condition and injured 10 others.
The FBI’s violent crimes task force helped Youngstown police arrest two suspects Sunday afternoon, 19-year old Braylon Rogers and 22-year old Columbus Jones, Jr., about 12 hours after they allegedly opened fire at a fraternity house off the Youngstown State University campus. Police Chief Jimmy Hughes says the pair allegedly got into a fight with others at the party and were escorted out, then returned with handguns and started firing. Killed by a bullet in the head was a 25-year-old Youngstown State senior, Jamail Johnson. Hughes says a 17-year-old girl who was critically injured is expected to live.
Youngstown had 20 homicides last year, far fewer just five years ago, when its 32 murders gave it one of the top rates in the country.
 
A group of three organizations plans to deliver more than 165,000 petition signatures to encourage Governor John Kasich to pardon an Akron mother jailed over a widely-followed school residency case. The three activist groups have been collecting signatures since Kasich said he would review the case of Kelley-Williams Bolar. She was convicted of felonies for lying to get her kids into a suburban school district. She spent nine days in jail. 
 
The legal process begins today to determine the future of First Energy’s discounts for all-electric homes. The state Public Utilities Commission is holding hearings the next several days for laywers of all sides to present their cases. The utility has faced backlash after announcing last year it plans to discontinue discounts for all-electric homes offered to more than 350-thousand customers. The PUCO governing board ultimately will vote to end the dispute.
 
A west-side Cleveland neighborhood plans to launch a new outdoor art exhibit this summer centered on one of the dozens of homes damaged in an explosion a year ago.  After that, it will use reclaimed pieces from that house to redesign a garden across from the Lorain branch of the Cleveland Library.
Ward Councilman Matt Zone says the project embraces the Detroit Shoreway’s values of art, sustainability, and social justice. 
The house on 83rd Street was one of four on the block that were condemned after a nearby house exploded January of last year. Local artists plan silhouette images of people doing what they were doing the day of the explosion. After the exhibit, the house will be torn down, and the concrete, wood and siding will be used in the park redesign.
 
A freight train carrying volatile chemicals derailed about 50 miles south of Toledo.   Some of its cars caught fire and exploded Sunday morning, forcing evacuations of nearby homes in Arcadia. No injuries have been reported.     The train was headed North Carolina with 62 cars loaded with ethanol.
 
Clay Matthews has a Super Bowl ring, something his father Clay Matthews Jr., could not do after about 15 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, mainly during the 1980's. Matthews III had two batted passes and one forced fumble in the Packers win over the Steelers in the Super Bowl.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Farm-to-School: Cafeteria lunch is fresh and local at Tallmadge High School
Great job Tallmadge City Schools! So glad to have a progressive business manager and superintendant!

World premiere at Cleveland Institute of Music is fanfare for a new theme
J'ai une grande admiration pour Daniil Trifonov que j'ai vu en concert deux fois à Paris je ne lui trouve pas d'égal c'est un ange tombe du ciel

Kent's journalism school faculty protest presidential search secrecy
There really was too much secrecy behind the selection process. Hopefully the letter by the faculty members will convince the board to provide more information ...

Belgian cargo ship creates new export route between Antwerp and NEO
The vessel is registered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Not in Belgium ;)

Exploradio: Tracking Ohio's champion trees
Absolutely loved this story. We lost 3 of our larger ash trees last year due to EAB. Big, beautiful trees are something to be treasured, and many times they tru...

Ohio's rules on fracking and earthquakes are a first
I'm right in the middle of the issue. Like oil independence, but hope there is pre- and current-drilling assurance re dangers from pollution, earthquakes and th...

Bridgestone exec indictments are latest step in a billion-dollar price-fixing case
Why is O.P.E.C Not investigated and charges brought against it and it's member companies? It sounds exactly the same...

Ohio's new drilling rules rely on known earthquake faults
requiring drillers to place seismic monitors when they drill within 3 miles of known fault lines. This comment really upsets me!! What good does an instrument t...

Kasich's gubernatorial ad focuses on his blue-collar roots
John Kasich is the biggest con-man in America. He will say one thing and then do the opposite. He is terribly successful at fooling the public and he is worki...

Cab drivers who refuse to drive Gay Games taxis will be replaced
the irony is that most americans distrust or hate muslims much more than they hate gays!! silly ignorant bigots-GO HOME!!!

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University