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

Akron BioInnovation

Knight Foundation


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: April 23, 2013: Ohio governor race, malpractice, soldier
FitzGerald vs. Kasich for Ohio governor, Supreme Court malpractice ruling, soldier's hearing, I-77 crash, Cleveland council change
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Ed FitzGerald is expected to make his Democratic gubernatorial run official tomorrow.
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
  • FitzGerald preps for gubernatorial announcement
  • Ohio Supreme Court: Doc's sympathy can't be used in malpractice suit
  • Hearing in capital murder case against Ohio soldier
  • Double-fatal closes I-77
  • Cleveland councilman to run counter to president's plans
  • FitzGerald preps for gubernatorial announcement
    Cuyahoga County’s executive, Ed FitzGerald, is expected to announce tomorrow he’s running for governor.

    FitzGerald plans to make announcements in Cleveland at 12:30, and then in Columbus. He’ll finish the day in Cincinnati.

    FitzGerald is a Democrat and a former FBI agent who took over Cuyahoga government in 2011. That was after federal indictments and the voters dissolved the corrupt three-commissioner form of government.

    FitzGerald would be taking on Gov. John Kasich, who’s expected to run for a second term. A Quinnipiac Poll last week showed Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 46-37 percent.  

    Ohio Supreme Court: Doc's sympathy can't be used in malpractice suit
    A unanimous Ohio Supreme Court says a doctor’s sympathy for a patient cannot be used in a malpractice suit against him.

    The case involves a Portage County doctor and a 2004 state law called the “apology statute.”

    Dr. Randall Smith removed the patient’s gall bladder in 2001. There were complications, and when the patient returned to the hospital a month later, the court says he tried to calm her by taking her hand and saying, “I take full responsibility for this. Everything will be OK.”

    She sued a year later; the case was voluntarily dismissed, then refiled. In between, the state passed the “medical apology statute,” which says sympathetic statements made by doctors cannot beadmitted into evidence in malpractice suits.  

    Hearing in capital murder case against Ohio soldier
    Another hearing is being held today in the case of an Ohio soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians.

    Robert Bales of the Cincinnati area is accused of killing mostly women and children during pre-dawn attacks on two villages in March of 2012. He faces premeditated murder and other charges. Defense lawyers for Bales and military prosecutors gathered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, south of Seattle.

    The Army is seeking the death penalty in the case. The U.S. military hasn't executed anyone since 1961.

    Double-fatal closes I-77
    Interstate 77 south of Cleveland was largely shut down this morning following a double-fatal crash at about 8 a.m.

    The crash happened near the exchange with State Route 82, when a car heading south crashed through a guardrail and into the northbound lanes.

    Cleveland councilman to run counter to president's plans
    Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson plans to run against one of the most loyal associates of Council President Martin Sweeney.

    The Plain Dealer says Johnson is announcing today he’ll run in November against freshman Councilman Eugene Miller for the new Ward 10 seat.

    Because of population loss, council is dropping from 19 wards to 17. And the new map Sweeney engineered angered some council members, who accused him of slicing up other wards to come up with one that would favor Miller. Johnson was expected to run against Kevin Conwell. But the paper says Johnson will have the backing of Conwell and Mike Polensek, whose wards abuts the 10th.

    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

    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...

    Will the Ohio River carry fracking wastewater?
    Texas $ vs. WV citizens . Who will our governor listen to?

    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