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 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


Noon headlines, April 25, 2013: United Airlines; Facebook; Richter scale
United's first-quarter loss is down; North Olmsted man's Facebook sentence; background checks and health navigators
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


Reporter
Kabir Bhatia
 
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
  • Possible background checks for "health navigators"
  • United Airlines reports $417 loss, down from $448 million a year ago
  • 17 months for North Olmsted Facebook threats
  • United Airlines reports loss
    United Airlines today reported a first-quarter loss of $417 million, citing challenging weather, fuel prices and ongoing integration costs related to the 2010 merger with Continental Airlines.  But the company also had its best first-quarter on-time performance in a decade and passenger revenue is up slightly.  And this year’s first-quarter loss is down from the $448 million reported a year ago.

    The United-Continental merger created the world's largest airline, with 8 U.S. hubs, the smallest of which is at Hopkins airport.  United pledged to keep the hub if Northeast Ohio could sustain a certain level of passengers.


    Bill requires background checks for "health navigators"
    A bill requiring training for a new group of professionals who can guide consumers through the new health insurance market is on its way to Gov. Kasich.

    The health navigators will help educate consumers and small businesses about the online marketplaces created by President Barack Obama's health care law.

    Through these exchanges, consumers will be able to buy individual private policies and apply for government subsidies to help pay their premiums. Open enrollment starts Oct. 1.

    Ohio's bill would require navigators to pass criminal background checks, and it specifies they can't sell, solicit or negotiate health insurance.

    North Olmsted man gets 17 months for Facebook threats 
    A suburban Cleveland man has been sentenced to 17 months in prison for Facebook rants against police and judges after his drunken driving conviction.

    The Plain Dealer reports 27-year-old William Bement was sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty to attempted retaliation.

    The North Olmsted man was given probation on a drunken-driving conviction on Feb. 5. 
    That's when authorities say he took to Facebook to post comments such as "stop shooting up schools and start shooting cops in courthouses." Another said, "Kill your local judges!!!!!!!."

    Bement told the judge yesterday that he was just venting and never intended for anybody to feel threatened. He said he did it for "shock value."

    A prosecutor said someone else could have read the postings and acted on them.

    Richter scale inventor honored
    Charles Richter, developer of the Richter scale to measure earthquake strength, will be remembered tomorrow by historians in southwest Ohio, where he was born.

    Butler County officials will recognize Richter's birthday annually. They want to keep his legacy alive, even as other shock wave magnitude measurements have been developed.

    Charles Richter was born April 26, 1900 and passed away in 1985.

    Sports
    The NFL draft kicks off tonight.  And the Indians are off tonight but begin a four-game series in Kansas City tomorrow night.
    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

    Three exonerated of murder convictions from 18 years ago
    Thanks heavens that none of them have been condemned to death. This alons should convince the USA to join the civilized world by abolishing the death penalty. E...

    Kombucha: a sweet business brewed with fermented tea
    Stevia is not an artificial sweetener. It is a plant. I have one growing in my sunroom. The leaves are dried and added to teas. It's harvested commercially and...

    Bringing back ballet in Cleveland
    I do think Ballet in Cleveland is doing good things, but the fact that director says "When we have flourishing companies like the New York City Ballet and the A...

    Report confirms some Vietnam veterans may have been exposed to Agent Orange
    was in nam 1969 exposed va stated lost medical records was in lawsuit from 197? till settled 0 $ 2010 ? said all nam vets will get back disability till 198? jus...

    Mentorship grant program redefines "faith-based" provision
    Can't anyone have values, beliefs, and morals anymore? How is it anymore unconstitutional for a school partner with a "faith-based" organization than any other ...

    Exploradio: The challenge of finding a healthy balance with technology
    Thank you, Jeff, for another well done Exploradio. I always learn something interesting about what is happening in NE Ohio.

    Northeast Ohio's transgender community rallies around restroom issue
    A good first step would be for Cleveland to require restaurants to have a public restroom. Cleveland is the only city I've ever been in where restaurants somet...

    Vapor shops say tobacco tax hikes could hit them hard
    Maybe you should be DOING a study, since every time you've tried to villianize them all that's happened was the opposite. I'm not a fan of alcohol that's flavor...

    New law gives access to birth records to Ohio adoptees
    Can siblings also look for their missing brother or sister? And how do we go about it?

    Ida McKinley's tiara comes home, with the help of "Pawn Stars"
    I donated to the fund to keep the tiara at the museum where I believe it belongs. I took my 16 year old granddaughter to the showing I dont think it will be som...

    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