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.

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

Greater Akron Chamber


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


Noon headlines, Oct. 3, 2012: Kids in custody, city hall evacuated, debates
Ohio Supreme Court limits lawyers in juvenile cases, Akron City Hall evacutated, prescription drugs, Sen. Portman and debate prep
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
  • State law doesn't guarantee a lawyer for kids in custody
  • Akron City Hall evacuated 
  • Ohioans turn in mounds of prescription drugs
  • Portman helps Romney prep; campaigns continue to push early voting
  • State law doesn't guarantee a lawyer for kids in custody
    In a narrow decision, the Ohio Supreme Court says juveniles have no right to have an attorney when they’re first brought into court or questioned by police officers.

    The 4-3 decision was written by Justice Terrence O’Donnell. It’s based on a Cleveland case, in which a teenager pulled over by a police officer gave a false name, and then acknowledged he’d served as a lookout in a robbery. He was arrested and taken to a police station where he waived his rights, signed a confession and was charged with aggravated robbery in juvenile court. He ended up being sentenced to two years in the state juvenile prisons.

    In his appeal, he argued that state law requires that juveniles have a lawyer “all stages of proceedings,” including during his interrogation, so waiving his rights didn’t count.  But the high court ruled that law says, because he wasn’t yet charged when police questioned him, that questioning didn’t fall under the state definition of proceedings.

    Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor  and Justices Paul Pfeifer and Yvette McGee dissented , saying,  “the majority’s holding offends the United States Supreme Court’s constitutional commands on a juvenile’s due process,” as well as Ohio court precedents and state law.

    Akron City Hall evacuated 
    Authorities evacuated Akron City Hall  this morning after they found a 4-foot metal pipe  with the words “natural kaboom” and “nuisance people eliminated” near City Council chambers shortly after 8:30. A police dog searched the building for explosives, found none, and city workers were allowed back into the building just before 10 a.m.

     

    Ohioans turn in mounds of prescription drugs
    Ohio law enforcers have just tabulated how many un-needed prescription drugs were turned in on Saturday during a national “drug take-back day.” Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

    Click to listen
    Other options:
    Windows Media / MP3 Download
    (0:36)


    Portman helps Romney prep; campaigns continue to push early voting
    Ohio Sen. Rob Portman continues to help Mitt Romney prepare for the first presidential debate tonight against President Obama.

    It’s a familiar role for Portman, who also helped John McCain with debate prep in 2008. Portman prepared to prepare Romney by studying Obama’s mannerisms and debate strategies as well as his policies.

     

    Meanwhile, both presidential campaigns continue to try to push their voters to get to the polls in Ohio, which began early voting yesterday. They’re sponsoring phone banks and bus tours that are criss-crossing the state. And President Obama plans to be in Cleveland on Friday.

    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

    An amendment to an Ohio agriculture bill may kill whole bill
    I hope the Gov. sticks to his veto, Att takes more out of this state than it puts in.

    From warehouse to writer: Terry Pluto's Thanksgiving thank you
    Dear Terry: On my 8th cup of coffee trying to get Thanksgiving "Brunch" done ahead of time because I work nights. However, I just had to stop to contact yo...

    The first big private gift comes in for the pro football HOF project
    The HOF has needed a shot in the arm for many years and this project will go a long way to getting the attraction the attention it deserves (next: upgrad...

    Environmental study nears completion in East Liverpool
    Twenty years ago my twin sister and I protested the building and operation of the WTI facility citing several studies that indicated the risk of cancer due to ...

    HOF's Canton expansion could take an island and make it a village
    I live in the block from Broad St to the Hall of Fame and will be impacted by the expansion. I am in the process of selling my home and planned to long before i...

    Cleveland redeploys police to replace rejected red-light traffic cameras
    Periodic rotational enforcement without warning does NOT change behavior and the city officials know that. This is the basis of all officer-run enforcement trap...

    New enrollment period offers more insurance options
    The removal of federal funding for healthcare CO-OPs may limit the growth of the CO-OP movement. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6381

    The family of Boardman vet killed in Vietnam receives his medals
    My name is Mike Eisenbraun. I am Larry's brother. I was 14 years old when Larry was killed in Vietnam. He has been gone for 46 years but it seems like yester...

    Cleveland seniors are creating new wealth -- and facing new challenges
    Why is anyone surprised that we people over 65 are not retiring? If you have been paying attention, defined company funded pensions were phasing out in the eigh...

    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