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.

Hennes Paynter Communications


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, Feb. 26, 2013: Chardon shooter, Christian teacher, housing
Chardon shooter pleads, Christian teacher goes to the Ohio Supreme Court, housing prices up in Cleveland, pregnant teacher protests firing
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:
  • T.J. Lane is facing life in prison
  • Ohio's high court will hear Christian teacher's appeal this week
  • Cleveland housing prices recover slowly
  • ACLU files complaint over pregnant woman's firing
  • T.J. Lane will spend his life in prison
    The teenager accused of shooting six students at Chardon High School a year ago has pleaded guilty to three charges of aggravated murder and and is to be sentenced March 19. He faces life in prison with no chance for parole.

    The now 18-year-old T.J. Lane withdrew his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity and told the packed Geauga County courtroom this morning that he was entering the new plea on his own.

    LANE entering a new plea
    Other options:
    Windows Media / MP3 Download
    (0:15)

    He also pleaded guilty to felonious assault and other charges.

    Lane opened fire before school while he was awaiting a bus transfer in the cafeteria. He killed 16-year-old Daniel Parmertor, 17-year-old Russell King, Jr. and  16-year-old Demetrius Hewlin, and wounded three other students.  He was arrested just outside the school.

    Ohio high court will hear Christian teacher's appeal this week
    The Ohio Supreme  Court will hear arguments tomorrow on whether a teacher accused of persistently pushing religion in his science classroom should get his job back.

    John Freshwater says the Mount Vernon school board in central Ohio violated his constitutional free speech rights and did not make it clear what was acceptable in his classroom before firing him two years ago. His lawyers say he was a victim of a “religion-phobic” school board. He’s lost that argument in the lower courts.

    The school board says he shared creationist material with his students in the classroom and kept a Bible on his classroom desk, showed creationist videos and taught creationism even after the school district told him not to. He’s also accused of using a Tesla coil to burn a cross on a student’s arm. Parents complained and filed federal lawsuits.

    Cleveland housing prices recover slowly
    Nationally, housing prices rose more than 7 percent last year. And while prices recovered in the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor market as well, they did it at a much lower rate. According to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, prices in the Cleveland market climbed only 2.9 percent. Case-Shiller measures prices in 20 markets, and the only one doing worse than Cleveland was Chicago.

    ACLU files complaint over pregnant woman's firing
    The American Civil Liberties has filed a discrimination complaint with the  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for an Ohio woman who was fired by a religious community organization because she got pregnant Jennifer Maudlin of Springfield is a single mother of two. She says the group, Inside Out, fired her last September when she revealed she was pregnant, and was hostile toward other women – married and not -- who became pregnant.

    Listener Comments:

    Freshwater is wasting taxpayer money with his repeated appeals supported by the Christian right. Creationism is not science and we don't teach children about magic in the science classroom.
    End of story. Freshwad may sneak through the Ohio Suprme Court as it appears the justices are scientifically illiterate but he won't get through the US Suprme ourt. another menatkl gerbil who wants to proselytize on taxpayer money and misinform and miseducate our children. Disgraceful.


    Posted by: Anonymous on March 5, 2013 11:03AM
    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

    Cleveland deal ramps up civilian oversight of police
    i would like to see police get mandatory psych evals one a year from out side the department.

    The generation gap in care for developmentally disabled Ohioans
    I don't understand how a few hours a day of caregiving can possibly help a person who lives with complex/multiple disabilities. Many waiver recipients totally d...

    Marijuana referendum may change more than pot's legal status in Ohio
    If our representatives would act in accordance with the will of the people things like this wouldn't happen. They dragged their feet and blocked discussion on t...

    Area pastors and congregation members protest justice system
    I live in Cleveland. trust me when I say the high incarceration rate is due to the high crime rate.

    H1-B visa limits inhibit Cleveland startups and tech ventures
    End the Indian h1-b visa scam now! Rishi Oza and other Indian operatives continue to lie both about the 'need' for these visas and the qualifications of Indians...

    Ohio's attorney general rejectsthe latest proposal to legalize marijuana
    i think the ag launguage is money hes talking about drug companies must pay him more than responsible ohio can

    PBS documentary chronicles the fall of Saigon through new footage and stories
    Hi, Does anyone know the number - in the pbs special "Last Days of Vietnam" documentary, of how many Vietnamese were evacuated? Please e-mail me the answer. T...

    Protest planned at tomorrow's FirstEnergy meeting
    The problems of the poor and downtrodden have nothing to do with First Energy. They are the result of Republican legislators who consistently reduce taxes on th...

    Ohio bill would help smaller communities with LGBT discrimination laws
    Do we not try and have rights for all individuals equally? On the HUD list of "preferred" candidates who get "special consideration" it states that: For purp...

    Ohio likely will continue with two types of police academies
    Wake up people your wanting a Harvard law school education for a job that may pay a little over the poverty level. I don't know anyone who could support a wife ...

    Copyright © 2015 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