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.

Knight Foundation

Northeast Ohio Medical University

NOCHE


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


Cuyahoga prosecutors aren't saying if they've offered a deal to accused Cleveland kidnapper
  • Other noon news: Hiring confidence is up, Lordstown shutdown, the Browns and Flying J

  • by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


    Web Editor
    M.L. Schultze
     
    Ariel Castro is facing 977 counts of kidnapping, rape, assault and aggravated murder.
    Courtesy of WKSU
    Download (WKSU Only)
    In The Region:
  • Castro is reportedly considering a plea deal
  • Mid-market companies are hiring
  • Lordstown shutdown extended
  • Big days for the Browns and Pilot Flying J
  • Castro is reportedly considering a plea deal
    Cuyahoga County prosecutors are not commenting on WKYC’s report that they’ve offered a plea deal to Ariel Castro, which he may accept in a formal court appearance tomorrow.

    Castro is accused of imprisoning three women in his west-side Cleveland home for a decade. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were freed in early May. Castro has been held on $8 million bond since then on hundreds of kidnapping, rape, assault and aggravated murder charges.

    Ohio’s speedy trial law requires Castro be tried by Aug. 5 unless he waives that – something routinely done in complicated cases. But lawyers for the 52-year-old have said they’ll push for the speedy trial unless prosecutors do not press for the death penalty connected to allegations that Castro forced one of the women to repeatedly miscarry. Until now, prosecutors have not ruled the death penalty out.

    Any deal would likely require that Castro spend the rest of his life in prison.

    Mid-market companies are hiring
    The companies in the middle are increasingly confident about where America’s economy is heading.

    A new survey by Ohio State University asks about hiring, revenue, investment and confidence at what’s known as mid-market companies – those with annual revenues of  $10 million to $1 billion. The results say revenue and hiring are up at those companies -- more than in the overall economy -- and that 70 percent of new jobs this year could be at those companies.

    Lordstown shutdown extended
    GM is extending the annual shutdown of its Lordstown plant in order to cut the supply of the Chevrolet Cruze.

    The plant typically shuts down for maintenance in July – and did so this year. But the company has now announced another shutdown starting Aug. 26 to "align the product with market demands."

    Cruze hit an all-time sales record in June – selling nearly 33,000 of the compact cars. Overall, it has sold nearly 265,000 of the cars this year, and it is ramping up production of a diesel model.

    Big days for the Browns and Pilot Flying J
    The Cleveland Browns have officially opened their training camp, the same day lawyers for team owner Jimmy Haslam are back in court trying to get a judge to consolidate all the lawsuits filed by trucking companies against his Pilot Flying J company. Pilot has admitted it duped small trucking companies out of promised fuel rebates, and has offered to repay them -- plus 6 percent annual interest. Some of the companies say they should get punitive damages as well. Meanwhile, a federal criminal fraud investigation continues.

    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

    Jewish challah and Native American fry bread at an Akron cultural exchange
    Each time I saw the young students relate to each other, I got goose bumps. These young students can and hopefully will teach all of us to live and respect eac...

    One of the Cleveland Orchestra's most celebrated musicians bids farewell
    I had the honor of studying with Franklin Cohen in the late 80s and early 90s. He is unparalleled both as a clarinetist and as a musician. His deep personal war...

    Summa's dress code is not 'etched in stone'
    SOME OF THESE POLICIES ARE A COMPLETE JOKE. UNLESS YOU ARE DOING THESE TYPE OF JOBS EVERY DAY, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IS COMFORTABLE AND REASONABLE OR NOT. UNLESS ...

    In a crowded, controversial field, Kasich's low-profile may be a boon
    I think it should be required that if a candidate wants to use the facilities of one of our state universities to promote him- or herself, they should be requir...

    How's Kasich selling in New Hampshire, and what about Iowa?
    "If he heads there, says Gomez, he’ll either have to shy away from those issues, flip flop or “stick his finger in their face and say, ‘Yeah, yeah, I expa...

    Ohio School Boards Association says new law could mean state takeovers of schools virtually anywhere
    It would be nice if the state were this concerned about the dozens of failing charter schools.

    Republican National Convention plans outreach to African American voters in Ohio
    Too late! Seriously - I think the Republicans already blew another outreach campaign to blacks when they allowed many prominent members of their party to spea...

    Canton adds acoustic sensors to locate gun shots
    We never had drive by shootings and all these gun slingers until about ten years ago. I have lived here in the same old German neighborhood since 1947. The ...

    Sister of suicide victim claims complaints about school bullies were ignored
    My name is Eliza Hogge and I am so sorry for the loss of your precious daughter. I am trying to contact Sladjana Vidovic's family about using your precious daug...

    Drivers follow GPS onto railroad tracks in Cuyahoga Falls
    Blaming it on your GPS does not "get it"; you should be paying attention and looking before turning. In short, I would also say, "Get off your f***ing phone and...

    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