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.

Hennes Paynter Communications

Metro RTA

Akron General


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


Reward upped in Cleveland woman's fatal stabbing
Other morning headlines: Feds give Ohio $300K to pay for students' AP tests; Ohio casinos have high turnover among workers
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 
Reward upped in Cleveland woman's fatal stabbing
Feds give Ohio $300K to pay for students' AP tests
Ohio casinos have high turnover among workers
Affordable rent push urged at Ohio housing forum
OH treasurer crashes twice, makes no staff report
Cleveland woman seeks new trial over poisoning death 

Reward upped in Ohio woman's fatal stabbing
A reward has been doubled to $50,000 as police try to solve the March fatal slaying of a nurse on a downtown Cleveland street. The Plain Dealer reports that the daughter of 53-year-old Aliza Sherman  announced the increase in the reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Cuyahoga County Crime says it's the largest reward in recent memory. Sherman was a Cleveland Clinic fertility nurse and mother of four. She was stabbed 11 times on the afternoon of March 24 outside her divorce attorney's office downtown. She still had her purse, and her SUV was parked nearby.

Feds give Ohio $300K to pay for students' AP tests
The state of Ohio will receive more than $300,000 in federal funds to pay for a portion of the fees charged to low-income students taking advanced placement tests. The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday announced the grants given to 42 states. The money is expected to pay all but $10 of the cost of each exam. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a statement said AP courses give students a jumpstart in college by challenging to develop critical-thinking skills. The agency says the funding per state is based on state estimates of the number of tests that low-income students are expected to take.

Ohio casinos have high turnover among workers
State records show that nearly one out of every three workers at two of Ohio's casinos have either quit or been fired. Overall, the turnover rate at the state's four casinos is about 18 percent. The Plain Dealer reports that Hollywood Casino in Toledo has a 35 percent turnover rate, while Hollywood Casino in Columbus shows a 30 percent turnover in employees. Both of those casinos are operated by Penn National Gaming. A company spokesman says the turnover rate isn't unusual, especially in areas where casino gambling is new. Cleveland's turnover is about 14 percent when transfers to other properties are included.

OH treasurer crashes twice, makes no staff report
Republican Josh Mandel has kept two traffic accidents quiet since becoming Ohio treasurer in 2011, including one involving a potential federal campaign finance law violation. Law enforcement reports obtained by The Associated Press show a March crash near Toledo and one in April 2011 in downtown Columbus. During the late-night March crash, Mandel rode in a vehicle owned by his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign, months after he'd lost his high-profile bid against Democrat Sherrod Brown. Under federal campaign finance law, Senate campaign property can't be used for personal use or to campaign for a different office, such as treasurer. Mandel's treasurer campaign says it rented the vehicle from the federal campaign. The rental check came after Mandel had used the vehicle for months and after it was totaled.

Cleveland woman seeks new trial over poisoning death 
Lawyers are requesting a new trial for a Cleveland woman convicted of killing her fiancé by poisoning his raspberry iced tea with antifreeze. Holly McFeeture was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, but her attorneys are seeking a delay and arguing for a new trial. The Plain Dealer reports the defense alleges the prosecutor's office withheld information about the credibility of a key witness who was an informant in another case. The prosecutor's office says that witness wasn't promised anything for his testimony and was cross-examined at trial. The 35-year-old McFeeture could face life in prison. She was convicted in the 2006 death of 31-year-old Matthew Podolak, the father of their two children. Prosecutors alleged she poisoned his tea over several weeks.

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

Cleveland deal ramps up civilian oversight of police
i would like to see police get mandatory psych evals one a year from out side the department.

The generation gap in care for developmentally disabled Ohioans
I don't understand how a few hours a day of caregiving can possibly help a person who lives with complex/multiple disabilities. Many waiver recipients totally d...

Marijuana referendum may change more than pot's legal status in Ohio
If our representatives would act in accordance with the will of the people things like this wouldn't happen. They dragged their feet and blocked discussion on t...

Area pastors and congregation members protest justice system
I live in Cleveland. trust me when I say the high incarceration rate is due to the high crime rate.

H1-B visa limits inhibit Cleveland startups and tech ventures
End the Indian h1-b visa scam now! Rishi Oza and other Indian operatives continue to lie both about the 'need' for these visas and the qualifications of Indians...

Ohio's attorney general rejectsthe latest proposal to legalize marijuana
i think the ag launguage is money hes talking about drug companies must pay him more than responsible ohio can

PBS documentary chronicles the fall of Saigon through new footage and stories
Hi, Does anyone know the number - in the pbs special "Last Days of Vietnam" documentary, of how many Vietnamese were evacuated? Please e-mail me the answer. T...

Protest planned at tomorrow's FirstEnergy meeting
The problems of the poor and downtrodden have nothing to do with First Energy. They are the result of Republican legislators who consistently reduce taxes on th...

Ohio bill would help smaller communities with LGBT discrimination laws
Do we not try and have rights for all individuals equally? On the HUD list of "preferred" candidates who get "special consideration" it states that: For purp...

Ohio likely will continue with two types of police academies
Wake up people your wanting a Harvard law school education for a job that may pay a little over the poverty level. I don't know anyone who could support a wife ...

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