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.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Hospice of the Western Reserve


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

    Will Ohio's marijuana initiative follow casinos' lead?
    We just ask to have marijuana legalized and here comes some nimrod trying to rob us of our rights and make us buy it from some legalized new type DRUG DEALER th...

    Fancy dinners from humble beginnings at The Blue Door
    Grandma of Chris Miller moved to Florida in a retirement community but I sure miss the Falls and the Blue Door, and the fine service and the true friendship of ...

    The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
    Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

    A guide for gift-shopping for older Ohians
    I'll never be to old for peanut brittle.

    Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
    Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

    Cleveland Hugo Boss workers are fighting for their jobs again
    Bro. Ginard; I support your effert to keep your jobs, I understand all about concesions, I was a Union offical from 1965 until 1991 and the company th...

    Asian Carp control could benefit from bill passed by House, heading to the Senate
    help me fight the battle against invasive carp by method of harvest

    Ohio's Portman supports lifting limits on party political money
    If Portman was legitimately concerned about outside groups influence on elections he would have supported the DISCLOSE act. Instead he helped block it being bro...

    Study shows trade with China has cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs
    I disagree with James Dorn! If we don't change the playing field and make it a fair competition the whole US industry will be weaker and weaker. Eventually all ...

    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