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.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Akron Children's Hospital


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 Friday, May 13, 2011
Demjanjuk free as attorneys plan appeal; Cleveland courts lay off dozens; Parole board makes first clemency recommendation to Kasich
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 
Download (WKSU Only)
  • German court releases Demjanjuk while attorneys prepare former death camp guard's appeal
  • Cleveland court system laying off nearly 40 employees as part of city's compensation for lost state funding
  • Parole board recommends life without parole in controversial case against convicted killer
Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (7:55)


Headline News 05/13/11... 

A German court has released former Clevelander John Demjanjuk as his attorneys prepare an appeal of his conviction on Nazi war crimes. The court convicted Demjanjuk of being an accomplice to murder for serving as a guard at a death camp in Poland.  He was sentenced to five-years in prison. The Ukrainian Demjanjuk had been a German prisoner of war. But holocaust survivor Zev Harel of Cleveland says the court proceedings show Demjanjuk volunteered to work in the death camps and deserves his fate. A New Jersey-based archbishop with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is helping Demjanjuk find a home and says he hopes the 91-year-old will be able to serve his parole with his family in the United States or return here while his conviction is being appealed.

 

An Ohio nursing home association critical of Gov. John Kasich's proposed budget cuts is pulling a television ad that ends with a flat line and a hand pulling a plug out of a wall socket. Ohio Health Care Association Executive Director Pete Van Runkle says a number of legislators requested the ad be pulled and the group decided to give them a chance to address the issue.  Kasich on Monday defended his proposal to cut $427 million to nursing homes.

 

Cleveland’s court system is laying off about three dozen employees. Thirty-seven municipal court workers are being let go, including magistrates, bailiffs and probation officers.  The cuts follow Mayor Frank Jackson’s announcement last month that 400 city workers would be laid off to deal with a loss of state funding.

 

The parole board has a made a recommendation to Governor John Kasich in the controversial case surrounding the convicted killer who’s next on the execution schedule. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler has details.

 

The State Auditor’s office says an employee’s computer was stolen that contained some financial audits of public offices in Northwest Ohio.  The employee was suspended for about two weeks because a password for access to the files was attached to the computer.  The state has spent nearly $2 million for new software to better encrypt information on state computers and add tracking devices to so information could be deleted remotely.

 

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has invested more of his own money in the company.  Akerson bought 30,000 GM shares, spending close to $1 million. The purchase increases his personal holdings of GM stock to 50,000 shares.   The stock debuted in November. But it has slumped since hitting a high of nearly $39 in January.

 

One of the top targets convicted in the Cuyahoga County corruption probe could get an extra five months of freedom. Federal prosecutors have asked a court to delay former County Auditor Frank Russo’s May 26 prison start date to October to make it easier for him to testify at former County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora’s September trial. Russo’s prison term was set last year when he had not agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.  He was sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison. 

 

A Copley man is one of five US Postal Service managers charged with felony bribery charges. Jeffery Adams, allegedly accepted more than $60,000 in cash and $40,000 for a home loan from a private contractor in exchange for contracts on postal service vehicles.  Adams managed the Wolf Ledges Parkway vehicle maintenance facility in Akron for the last four years.  Post Office spokesman Scott Balfour says tips from fellow employees led to the arrest. Balfour added that Adams allegedly started the fraud in Detroit and continued after his transfer to Akron in 2007. 

 

A new study by a left leaning think tank shows the state’s largest online schools are not effective. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports. 

 

Kent State University is suing former men's basketball coach Geno Ford for more than $1.2 million in damages over his recent departure for Bradley University in Illinois.  The lawsuit alleges Ford had no permission to terminate his contract with Kent State and argues the Bradley did not pay Kent State an early departure fee.  Bradley’s athletic director says the hiring process was handled professionally with Kent State's "clear consent."


The latest U.S. Census Bureau numbers show home ownership in Ohio declined in the last decade.  More than 300,000 Ohioans have moved from home owners to renters because of the recession.  David Rothstein is a foreclosure and mortgage rate analyst for Policy Matters Ohio.  He says lower home prices won’t be enough to push buyers back into the market. Rothstein says qualified home buyers are also staying out of the market because of job security concerns.

 

Ohio Senate Republicans want to get rid of special elections as part of an elections bill expected to be voted out of committee next week. The chairman of the Senate Government Oversight Committee says eliminating February and August special elections will help counties save money. He said local officials should be able to get their ballot issues taken care of in either the primary or general elections.

 

The Indians now have a two game losing streak after dropping the series finale against the Rays 7-4 yesterday afternoon. Cleveland lost for just the second time in 16 home games and pitcher Justin Masterson was handed his first loss of the season.

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

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!!!

New transportation companies come to Cleveland
Ride-sharing companies are breaking laws and regulations every day. From regulatory fee evasion to use of smartphone while driving (and even two smartphones(!) ...

Cleveland anti-poverty agency executive resigns amid financial probe
That committee won't be too independent. He plans to stay on until after the new appointee is chosen.

How can you wipe a criminal record clean?
Great article! NO CLINIC in May 2014, however, because it's graduation month for students For the next dates of the FREE Legal Clinic to help with Expungment,...

Drilling remains suspended while ODNR investigates NE Ohio earthquakes
Flaring and lights, so has all been halted? Also, smell of HS2 and sounds of an auger/drilling/water rushing underground. So, has all been halted? In light of t...

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