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

Metro RTA

Don Drumm Studios


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


Medina schools considering levy after withdrawing one in May
Other noon headlines: GOP chairman meeting with black leaders in Cleveland; Captain America wraps shooting; Mayor Jackson says no 'systemic failure' in Nov. shooting


 
  • GOP chairman meeting with black leaders in Cleveland
  • Captain America wraps shooting
  • Mayor Jackson says no 'systemic failure' in Nov. shooting
  • Medina schools considering levy
    The Medina Board of Education will consider Monday whether to place a levy on this fall's ballot. 

    The move comes just weeks after the district pulled a levy from the May ballot amidst controversy over then-Superintendent Randy Stepp's contract. 

    That agreement included salary and education expenses that drew fire from teachers and parents. 

    Stepp agreed to return a signing bonus, reimburse the district for his education, and eventually sued for breach of contract. The board had pulled the May levy saying the controversy poisoned the atmosphere to the point that it should be withdrawn.
    A national Republican Party leader is meeting with black community leaders in Cleveland tonight as part of an effort to expand the party with groups that have been voting Democrat.

    GOP chairman meeting with black leaders in Cleveland
    GOP National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus plans to have a "listening session" with community leaders tonight at St. John AME Church. 

    He says he wants to better engage minority communities, which generally voted heavily for Democratic President Barack Obama last year. Obama won Ohio in 2008 and 2012.

    Former state school board member and Ohio State University quarterback Stanley Jackson is among black leaders taking part in the session, and the GOP says it’s planning similar meetings around the country.

    Captain America wraps shooting
    The gridlock in Cleveland during a Hollywood film shoot could be wrapping up.

    Officials say today marks the final day of a two-week shutdown of the West Shoreway, a key commuter route into downtown Cleveland.

    The resulting traffic jams combined with construction led to blocked intersections, delays and angry motorists. The city responded by posting police officers to direct traffic at numerous intersections at rush hour.

    The closed highway is scheduled to reopen Saturday.

    City officials hope the gridlock pays off in polishing Cleveland's movie-friendly image.

    The city will play a role in the film "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford.

    Mayor Jackson says no 'systemic failure' in Nov. shooting
    Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson today provided an update into the investigation of a deadly police shooting last November.
    Jackson says some officers did not follow orders during the nearly half-hour pursuit that ended with the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams in East Cleveland.

    And he disagrees with Attorney General Mike DeWine that a – quote – “systemic failure” led to the shooting.
    “There was a failure. It was not systemic. It was a failure on the part of some supervisors and some patrol officers to do what they knew they should have done, and what they were trained to do."
    The investigation into the deadly chase has resulted in a firing, demotions and suspensions among the more than one-hundred officers involved.
    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

    Brunswick will turn tornado sirens back on after bad weather
    Put the sirens back after the storms, in the mean time just sit and wait for another tornado . That's Brunswick for you lived here 44 years and it has always be...

    Oberlin council may rescind its gun ban, but is considering alternatives to keep it in effect
    Seems that the only scared, paranoid people are the anti-gun people, really.

    Massive pipeline planned to pump Ohio shale products to Texas
    This needs stopped. Ohioans pay the price, putting up with pollution, leaks, explosions, and the top one percent profit from exporting fracked product to China.

    National Weather Service confirms three tornado touchdowns yesterday
    I was driving back from a party and was caught in the middle of a large thunderstorm. The hail and lightning were a whole light closer than usual, is something ...

    Another Indians season opens with Chief Wahoo under scrutiny
    The picture you have for Robert rocha is not him. He has long hair. No idea who that guy is in that picture

    Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
    I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

    Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
    He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

    First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
    I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

    New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
    Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

    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