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.

Greater Akron Chamber


Northeast Ohio Medical University

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

ArcelorMittal invests $55 million in Cleveland blast furnace
Other headlines: Seymour Ave. houses demolished; Search for Akron teen continues

Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
  • Seymour Ave. houses demolished
  • Search for Akron teen continues
  • Bumper crop of new charter schools in 2013
  • Rabies bait attracts raccoons across eastern Ohio
  • Route 82 bridge to close for one week

  • ArcelorMittal invests $55 million in Cleveland blast furnace
    One sign of a recovery in Northeast Ohio manufacturing has been announced by the world’s largest steel maker.

    The Plain Dealer reports that ArcelorMittal in Cleveland is investing $55 million in an upgrade of one of its two blast furnaces.

    The work will increase the output by more than 10% to around 600 tons per day of iron, which is later converted to steel.

    The plant near downtown Cleveland employs more than 1,500 hourly workers.

    Seymour Ave. houses demolished
    A pile of rubble is all that remains of two vacant homes next to the Cleveland property where a man held three women captive for about a decade.

    The abandoned houses were demolished this morning near the home where the women escaped in May.

    That house was destroyed three weeks ago under the plea deal that spared Ariel Castro a possible death sentence and forced him to turn over the deed to the house and pay for its demolition. Castro was sentenced to life in prison.

    It's not clear what will happen to the demolition sites. There's been talk of creating a park or a garden.

    Search for Akron teen continues
    Police and volunteers in Akron are scouring a wooded area in Akron near where a 19-year old woman is believed to have gone missing.

    News Channel 5 is reporting a tip is leading to the renewed search for Taylor Robinson who has been missing since May 4th.

    Bumper crop of new charter schools in 2013
    Dozens of new charter schools are opening this fall around Ohio, with about one-third of them in Columbus.

    Fifty-two charter schools can open in the state, up from 33 new schools a year ago and 35 the previous year. The facilities are public schools that can get state funding but can operate only in certain areas. They often are independent of school districts.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports few of the 350-plus charter schools throughout Ohio have shown stellar academic performance.

    Rabies bait attracts raccoons across eastern Ohio
    Ohio will begin putting out baits laced with rabies vaccine on Monday in the eastern part of the state in an effort to stop the disease from spreading.

    The Ohio Department of Health says the baiting will continue through Sept. 20 and cover 4,334 square miles. The coated baits intended for raccoons are about the size of ketchup packets. They are white and rolled in a brown fishmeal glaze known to attract raccoons.

    Baits will be distributed by aircraft and vehicles.

    Five raccoon-rabies cases have been confirmed this year. The cases include four raccoons in Mahoning County and one cat in Trumbull County.

    Rabies is a viral disease that affects people and animals and is almost always fatal.

    Bats, raccoons and skunks pose the greatest risk of rabies in Ohio.

    Route 82 bridge to close for one week
    Motorists will be forced to detour around the Route 82 bridge in Brecksville starting next Tuesday.

    ODOT says starting Tuesday, Sept.3rd,  the Rt 82 bridge will be closed for one week for repairs. 

    Signs for the detour will be posted.

    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

    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

    Ohio Sen. Tom Patton proposes bill for firefighter cancer benefits
    Thank you Senator Patton. On behalf of all of those who love our firefighters; we appreciate that someone is standing up for them and their continued health. ??...

    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