News Home
Quick Bites
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
On AirNewsClassical
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hennes Paynter Communications

Northeast Ohio Medical University

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

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 The board had pulled the May levy saying the controversy poisoned the atmosphere to the point that it should be withdrawn.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


    E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


    Page Options

    Print this page

    E-Mail this page / Send mp3

    Share on Facebook

    Stories with Recent Comments

    Kasich campaign evokes dark images of a Trump presidency

    Backers of legalizing marijuana in Ohio promise to be back in 2016
    We should be aloud to grow more than 4 plants and not have to register with the state considering it will be a free market.

    Akron says it's had no second thoughts about welcoming refugees
    What business does Councilman Neal own on North Hill? I'd love to support him. I am so glad to have the refugees in our neighborhood. I have lived here for 25 ...

    Scarborough says the University of Akron is trying to rebuild relationships
    In order for the University of Akron to grow and become a desirable place for students across Ohio and elsewhere, it must address the crime problem in the Akron...

    Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite wants to end pay-to-play sports fees at Ohio's schools
    You can bet Hite and Husted will also rush to the rescue of the Academic Challenge team, the speech-and-debate squad, the Science Olympians and the chess club. ...

    Ohio lawmakers consider new gun bills
    States that have gun restrictions/cities have reduced gun violence is false. CHICAGO has some of the toughest gun laaws/restrictions but yet fun violence is off...

    Cleveland's public transit system considers fare increase for 2016
    I work with individuals with disabilities. Yes some of my folks need more help than the average person. As a whole, the group I work with however can manuver ju...

    Community group sues to re-open part of Wadsworth hospital
    My father was part of the founding group of citizens which started the "new" Wadsworth/Rittman Hospital. For some reason the leadership for the future of the ho...

    The Cleveland Museum of Art presents painters who loved their gardens
    brilliant masterpiece, Greetings from

    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