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Steelworkers OK Bridgestone deal but say no to Goodrich
Other noon headlines: Gambling addition, sex and school employees, 17-year divorce, Kosar
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
USW members have overwhelmingly approved a four-year contract with Bridgstone, but rejects one with Goodrich.
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In The Region:
  • Tire company contracts are a split decision so far
  • Gambling addiction in Ohio are growing
  • Sex and school employees
  • A 17-year divorce-in-progress
  • Kosar says he's sorry
  • Tire company contracts are a split decision so far
    The United Steelworkers have accepted a new contract with Bridgestone-Firestone but rejected a similar package with BF Goodrich. No word yet on the status of the deal with Goodyear.

    The four-year contract with Bridgestone covers some 4,500 workers at six facilities, including a plant that makes racing tires in Akron. The steelworkers voted 2-1 to OK the contract that its negotiating team recommended last month. The package includes signing bonuses, wage and pension increases and protects health care for retirees. The deal also includes changes in the two-tiered wage system for new hires.

    But workers at Goodrich plants in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Fort Wayne, Ind., turned down a three-year deal that would have covered about  2,400 of them.  The Goodrich negotiations will resume on Wednesday.

    Gambling addiction in Ohio are growing
    Ohio expects to spend more than $6 million to treat gambling addictions through next June.

    In a closer examination of the impact of Ohio’s four new casinos on problem gambling, the Columbus Dispatch is reporting that   that the state gambling helpline is getting nearly 5,000 calls a month, and that some 450 people have asked to be voluntarily banned from the casinos.

    The state money to treat problem gambling is coming from the a 2 percent tax on casino revenue and is being distributed to county boards of mental health and addiction services.

    Sex and school employees
    A Stark County lawmaker wants to amend state law to forbid any school employee from sexual activity with students.

    The bill by Republican Rep. Christina Hagan would add cafeteria workers, janitors and others to the list of those facing criminal charges if they have sexual relations with students . Teachers and administrators already face criminal charges in fthey violate the prohibition. Hagan’s bill sprang from the case of a Stark County cafeteria worker who sent nude pictures of herself to students.

    A 17-year divorce-in-progress
    A 17-year legal fight between two law professors over their divorce has drawn criticism from judges who say the pair set a bad example.

    The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that the feud has lasted seven years longer than the couple’s 10-year marriage. Judges hearing the case complained the professors broke rules or abused the system. The ongoing battle includes custody issues. 

    Kosar says he's sorry
    Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar has called St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher to apologize for his trash-talking the Rams during the broadcast of Thursday night’s preseason opener.  Browns CEO Joe Banner also has released a statement to try to end the controversy. 

    “We don’t condone the personal and unprofessional approach that Bernie took with some of his comments during the broadcast Thursday night,” Banner said. “We’ve spoken to Bernie, he understands that, and we would expect the situation is resolved moving forward."

     

     

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