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.

NOCHE

Genie of Fairview Door Company


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


High court rejects JobsOhio records request
Other headlines: Prison report clears guards in high profile suicides; Republic Steel looks to restart damaged furnace
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Prison report clears guards in high profile suicides
  • Republic Steel looks to restart damaged furnace
  • Cleveland names new fire chief 
  • High court rejects JobsOhio records request
    The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a lawyer's request for records kept by the state's privatized job-creation agency on procedural grounds.

    The decision came Tuesday in a complaint filed by former ProgressOhio attorney Victoria Ullmann. She filed the complaint in August after being dropped as lead lawyer on a more high-profile constitutional challenge to JobsOhio that continues.

    Justices said the state law creating JobsOhio "specifically exempted" the office from Ohio's public records law.

    Ullmann had asked justices to declare JobsOhio a state agency because the privatized economic development entity acts as the "functional equivalent" of one under the law.

    Such a ruling would have opened JobsOhio to public records requests and other forms of scrutiny that were prevented under its enabling legislation.


    Prison report clears guards in high profile suicides
    The department in charge of Ohio’s prisons is releasing a report on the increase of prison suicides in the state.  Ohio’s prison suicide levels are at a six-year high, according to state statistics.

    The high profile deaths of Ariel Castro and death row inmate Billy Slagle prompted the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to hire two nationally known prison experts to study the problem.

    Their report released today does not blame prison staff for the suicides, but does recommend Ohio take action to correct with it calls a culture that allowed guards to falsify reports and skip rounds.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio prisons Director Gary Mohr also announced today that three of the guards on duty the night kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro died will receive two years’ probation. 

    The report shows that the 10 prison suicides so far this year exceed the nationwide average, but Ohio’s prison suicide rate taken over the past five years is below the national average.

     
    Republic Steel looks to restart damaged furnace 
    A northeast Ohio steel mill struck by fire last week is set to restart soon, but the cause of the blaze is still under investigation. 

    Republic Steel’s $85 million dollar arc furnace in Lorain had just come on-line when the accident occurred Saturday.

    The Lorain Morning Journal reports Republic officials are committed to restarting the furnace as soon as possible, but still don’t know the extent of the damage or what led to the fire.

    Cleveland names new fire chief 
    Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson will swear-in a new Fire Chief today.  Patrick Kelly will replace outgoing chief Daryl McGinnis who was relieved of duty this summer over questions about his training. 

    McGinnis served just shy of eight months as chief. 

    Kelly has acted as interim chief since August.

    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

    National Weather Service confirms three tornado touchdowns yesterday
    I was driving back from a party and was caught in the middle of a large thunderstorm. The hail and lightning were a whole light closer than usual, is something ...

    Another Indians season opens with Chief Wahoo under scrutiny
    The picture you have for Robert rocha is not him. He has long hair. No idea who that guy is in that picture

    Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
    I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

    Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
    He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

    First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
    I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

    New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
    Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

    Akron's Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure
    Not a surprise. Between the shoplifting, gangs and violence that goes on up there it is no wonder that no one feels safe to shop at Chapel Hill. They have sca...

    Ohio launches investigation into at least one Concept charter school
    I worked at Noble Academy Cleveland as admin assistant and enrolment coordinator for 6 years, I know this is so valid and true and can provide staff names and p...

    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