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.

The Holden Arboretum

NOCHE


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


Green energy standards under scrutiny
Other headlines: Red-light cameras face tough road in Senate; Bobby Thompson's charity may have had a ghost board
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Green energy standards under scrutiny
  • Red-light cameras face tough road in Senate
  • Bobby Thompson's charity may have had a ghost board
  • Green energy standards under scrutiny
    A state Senate committee will hear testimony today from conservative lawmakers hoping to roll-back renewable energy, and energy efficiency requirements mandated by Ohio law.

    The Public Utilities Committee will hear from the sponsor of a bill that would eliminate all renewable energy mandates in effect since 2008.  A separate measure, backed by Akron-based FirstEnergy, removes the requirement that utilities meet increasing energy efficiency goals.

    The roll-backs are opposed by both manufacturing and environmental groups who say the laws are spuring a renewable energy industry in Ohio, and cutting energy use.

    According to the Plain Dealer, Republican committee chairman Bill Seitz of Cincinnatti says the five year-old efficiency and green energy standards amount to Soviet style “central planning, "


    Red-light cameras face tough road in Senate
    The Ohio Senate has begun considering a measure that would ban authorities from using cameras to determine whether drivers run red lights or violate speed limits.

    The Senate started its hearings Tuesday. The House passed the measure in June.

    It would allow the cameras only in 20-mph school zones if a law enforcement officer is on hand.

    Some police and city officials say the cameras improve safety and traffic-monitoring efficiency. But camera opponents allege the devices are used to raise funds and say the bill could help end such abuse.

    A case involving a southwest Ohio village has boosted the push for a statewide ban. After a speeding ticket blitz, a judge blocked Elmwood Place from using the cameras to catch speeders. The village has appealed.


    Bobby Thompson's charity may have had a ghost board 
    The Ohio trial of a onetime fugitive charged in a $100 million cross-country fraud under the guise of assisting Navy veterans enters its third day.

    The 67-year-old defendant calls himself Bobby Thompson. Authorities identify him as Harvard-trained lawyer John Cody.

    His former legal adviser testified in detail yesterday about how Thompson repeatedly turned aside any attempt she made to meet board members of his charity.

    Thompson is charged with defrauding donors to the United States Navy Veterans Association, a charity based in Tampa, Fla.

    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

    Pluto: Another off-season, another Browns quarterback conundrum
    The Browns do need a draftable QB for the future. Johnny Manziel needs to go and that leaves Brian Hoyer and Connor Shaw. Free agency doesn't really have any so...

    Exploradio: Improving the lives of paralyzed people
    God bless you doctor. I hope to be alive the day that humans, like me, can use the results of your search...

    Nature and nourishment down by the river at the Metroparks' Merwin's Wharf
    I love QUICKBITES! I look forward to it every week. One question: is it possible to include a link to the restaurant or store that you profile? Thanks!

    Canton's proposed Timken-McKinley school merger is drawing spirited debate
    From a sports opinion Varsity would have a lot more talent to choose from So Im sure varsity sports would improve.Also Timkens name would be much more published...

    Canton school board will decide whether to merge high schools
    I really hope we can save those jobs, usually we try to cut budgets but the demand is still the same. Then we look bad a year or two after the descion is made. ...

    FirstEnergy wants PUCO guarantees on nuclear and coal prices
    Would just comment that the plant has admitted the following (as reporting in the Akron Beacon Journal): "The utility has said it may have difficulty keeping t...

    Mozzarella's easy when you have a way with curd
    Hello, Where can I get such a heater that you have? Does it hold temperature that you set? What brand and model is it? Thank you in advance!! :)

    Pluto: A healthy LeBron James is the key for the rocky Cavs
    It's time to back our Cleveland professional teams through thick and thin. I've seen management, players and coaches come and go and it hasn't changed a thing. ...

    Legal marijuana group offers new details about ballot issue
    Americans feel as if they should have the right to decide on their own if and when it is or is not a responsible time to have a drink or smoke a joint. The fac...

    The PUCO is assessing what happened in Akron's AT&T outage
    not the first time for that steam pipe break... happened in the late 70's when the office was being converted to electronic switch ESS.. was a big mess then but...

    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