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.

Greater Akron Chamber

Lehmans

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


Candidate Kearney addresses financial questions
Other headlines: Chevy Cruze sales upsurge; JobsOhio reports stagnant job prospects
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Chevy Cruze sales upsurge
  • JobsOhio reports stagnant job prospects
  • Toledo teen charged in school lockdown
  • Cleveland Hts. student brings stun gun to school 
  • Candidate Kearney addresses financial questions
    A Democrat vying to be Ohio's lieutenant governor plans to take questions from reporters amid recent reports that he owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal and state tax liens.

    News of the debts emerged just days after Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald selected state Sen. Eric Kearney as his running mate. It has complicated his party's hopes of unseating Republican Gov. John Kasich next year.

    FitzGerald has defended Kearney, saying the financial challenges are related to the state lawmaker's struggling small business, which is a publisher of the Cincinnati Herald.

    According to a news release from the Democrats' campaign, Kearney has scheduled a conference call with reporters today to provide an update into the finances of his family's company.


    Chevy Cruze sales upsurge
    General Motors says sales of the Ohio-built Chevy Cruze were up last month.

    GM said Tuesday that Cruze sales were up by 8.3 percent in November, snapping it out of three-month slide. The compact car is built at a plant in Lordstown, near Youngtown.

    It was best November sales ever for the Cruze.

    The Vindicator reports that Tuesday's positive report broke a streak of declining year-over-year sales.  In September, Cruze sales dropped 50 percent from the same period last year, signaling an all-time low in the vehicle's sales.

    But the Cruze has had a good year of sales overall. It's still Chevrolet's second-best selling model behind the Silverado pickup truck.


    Toledo teen charged in school lockdown
    A 14-year-old Ohio student who triggered a lockdown and police standoff after he allegedly flashed a pellet gun at school has been charged as a juvenile with two felonies.

    The student was arraigned Tuesday in Toledo on charges of making terroristic threats and illegal conveyance.

    The Lucas County Juvenile Prosecutor says the student won't be charged as an adult.

    Scott High School was on lockdown for more than an hour Monday after police say the student pulled a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm.


    Cleveland Hts. student brings stun gun to school 
    For the third time in two months a Cleveland area school district has had a weapon on school property.

    The Plain Dealer reports a student in Cleveland Hts. was disciplined Tuesday for bringing a stun gun to Oxford Elementary School.

    The incident was the third one in recent months that involved weapons on school property.


    JobsOhio reports stagnant job prospects
    The privatized job creation agency created by Gov. John Kasich shows stagnant employment growth in Ohio

    The report from JobsOhio shows the total number of projected higher and investment from Ohio companies slowed in the third quarter, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

    Yesterday, the Ohio Supreme Court denied a request to force JobsOhio to hand over various documents through a public-records request.

    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

    Western Stark Free Clinic is set to close but to continue its role
    WHAT OTHER DENTAL CLINICS AND MEDICAL CLINICS ARE IN THE CANTON AND MASSILLON, OHIO AREAS?

    Three exonerated of murder convictions from 18 years ago
    Thanks heavens that none of them have been condemned to death. This alons should convince the USA to join the civilized world by abolishing the death penalty. E...

    Kombucha: a sweet business brewed with fermented tea
    Stevia is not an artificial sweetener. It is a plant. I have one growing in my sunroom. The leaves are dried and added to teas. It's harvested commercially and...

    Bringing back ballet in Cleveland
    I do think Ballet in Cleveland is doing good things, but the fact that director says "When we have flourishing companies like the New York City Ballet and the A...

    Report confirms some Vietnam veterans may have been exposed to Agent Orange
    was in nam 1969 exposed va stated lost medical records was in lawsuit from 197? till settled 0 $ 2010 ? said all nam vets will get back disability till 198? jus...

    Mentorship grant program redefines "faith-based" provision
    Can't anyone have values, beliefs, and morals anymore? How is it anymore unconstitutional for a school partner with a "faith-based" organization than any other ...

    Exploradio: The challenge of finding a healthy balance with technology
    Thank you, Jeff, for another well done Exploradio. I always learn something interesting about what is happening in NE Ohio.

    Northeast Ohio's transgender community rallies around restroom issue
    A good first step would be for Cleveland to require restaurants to have a public restroom. Cleveland is the only city I've ever been in where restaurants somet...

    Vapor shops say tobacco tax hikes could hit them hard
    Maybe you should be DOING a study, since every time you've tried to villianize them all that's happened was the opposite. I'm not a fan of alcohol that's flavor...

    New law gives access to birth records to Ohio adoptees
    Can siblings also look for their missing brother or sister? And how do we go about it?

    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