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.

Meaden & Moore

Greater Akron Chamber


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 will use compound pharmacies for lethal drug
Other headlines: David Joyce pushes to kill medical device tax in budget deal ; Online filing a new option for Ohio businesses 
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • David Joyce pushes to kill device tax in budget deal
  • Online filing a new option for Ohio businesses 
  • Shaker Heights 'car-surfers' injured 
  • Ohio will use compound pharmacies for lethal drug 
    The state of Ohio is changing in how it obtains the lethal drugs used in executions.

    The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction this morning announced that compounding pharmacies can supply the drug pentobarbital after earlier this year the Danish manufacturer said it will no longer supply it for executions in the US. 

    Compounding pharmacies have been under scrutiny by the FDA for several high-profile public health incidents, most recently last fall when an outbreak of fungal meningitis was linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.

    The revised policy does not name a supplier of the lethal drug.  The states final supply was used in the September execution of Harry Mitts.

    The next execution in Ohio is Ronald Phillips of Akron, scheduled to die November 14th


    David Joyce pushes to kill medical device tax in budget deal 
    Geauga County Republican representative David Joyce is part of a bipartisan group seeking an end to the showdown in Washington.

    The Plain Dealer reports that Joyce is backing a plan to remove a tax on medical devices that is part of the Affordable Care Act in exchange for a budget vote.

    The 2.3-percent tax, worth an estimated $30 billion dollars, offsets some of the costs of the new healthcare law.

    Joyce says it will hurt local medical innovation.

    Northeast Ohio Democrats Tim Ryan and Senator Sherrod Brown say Republicans should use the election process, rather than the budgeting process, to overturn the law.


    Online filing a new option for Ohio businesses
    Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's office is launching a new initiative to let businesses file more required state paperwork online instead of by mail.

    He says accepting the most frequently used filings online will help government keep pace with the speed of business and make the process more efficient to benefit consumers and taxpayers.

    He says the forms available for online submission represent about half of the filings his office received last year. The available forms will include those to create a limited liability company, renew a trade name or make a biennial report for a professional association.

    To file online, business will have to create a profile through the secure site for Husted's office. Paper forms still will be available for those who prefer them.

     
    Shaker Heights 'car-surfers' injured 
    Police in suburban Cleveland say a man who was "car-surfing" fell from the top of a vehicle and was run over by the driver, who then crashed into a wall.

    Both men were taken to the hospital after the Wednesday accident in Shaker Heights.   The extent of their injuries is not known.

    Police say the driver is being charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They say the passenger was cited for riding outside of a vehicle.

    Officials didn't immediately release the names of the two men.

    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

    HOF's Canton expansion could take an island and make it a village
    I live in the block from Broad St to the Hall of Fame and will be impacted by the expansion. I am in the process of selling my home and planned to long before i...

    Cleveland redeploys police to replace rejected red-light traffic cameras
    Periodic rotational enforcement without warning does NOT change behavior and the city officials know that. This is the basis of all officer-run enforcement trap...

    New enrollment period offers more insurance options
    The removal of federal funding for healthcare CO-OPs may limit the growth of the CO-OP movement. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6381

    The family of Boardman vet killed in Vietnam receives his medals
    My name is Mike Eisenbraun. I am Larry's brother. I was 14 years old when Larry was killed in Vietnam. He has been gone for 46 years but it seems like yester...

    Cleveland seniors are creating new wealth -- and facing new challenges
    Why is anyone surprised that we people over 65 are not retiring? If you have been paying attention, defined company funded pensions were phasing out in the eigh...

    Ohio company cuts off a dairy supplier after allegations of animal abuse
    these people should be held accountable for their actions. i would be more than pleased to see a year or more behind bars. i will NEVER eat anything that comes ...

    Goodyear recruits thousands of vets
    What a wonderful interview! Excellent reporting skills by a talented young reporter! I look forward to hearing more from Ms. Schley!

    Ohio Democratic Party begins the rebuilding process
    I agree 100% with Sen. Brown. I think it is absolutely critical for the Democratic Party in Ohio to engage in the long, tedious, hard task of re-building from t...

    They're talking again in the Macedonia bridge dispute
    Norfolk Southern says the Ledge road bridge meets regulations for train traffic, however it was built as an overpass for a roadway and/or farm usage. I think t...

    Cleveland City Council to consider transgender public restroom law
    this is sick. I do not want my daughter in the same bathroom as a perverted 45 year old man. this proposed legislation could seriously damage the security of ch...

    Copyright © 2014 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