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Reports: Former OSU President Gordon Gee to West Virginia University
Other morning headlines: Cleveland man to receive additional compensation for wrongful imprisonment; Cleveland area has highest number of lost jobs
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ
and LAUREN SCHMOLL


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 
  • Reports: Former OSU President Gee to West Virginia University
  • Cleveland man to receive additional compensation for wrongful imprisonment
  • RTA looking for input on expansion
  • Cleveland area has highest number of lost jobs 
  • Mineral City to receive new fire station
  • More than 1,000 permits granted for Utica Shale wells
  • Stark CIC offers Heinz $100 thousand package
  • Timken opening service center in India
  • Quarter percent sales tax hike proposed in Mahoning County
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    Reports: Former OSU President Gordon Gee to West Virginia University
    Former Ohio State University president E. Gordon Gee is headed back to West Virginia. The Plain Dealer reports that Gee plans to accept a position as interim president at WVU. Gee was president of West Virginia University from 1981 until 1985. He was also dead of the university’s college of law. He retired last summer as president of Ohio State University after controversial comments about Catholics and the SEC. A formal announcement is expected Friday.

    Cleveland man to receive additional compensation for wrongful imprisonment
    A man from Cleveland will receive more than half a million dollars for spending 16 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The Ohio Court of Claims found that Darrell Houston proved he was entitled to more than $600,000 in compensation, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. That money is in addition to $264,000 Houston received in January. Houston was found guilty on an aggravated murder charge in 1992, after Said Ali was shot to death during a robbery at the Sam & Rose Deli on East 140th. A witness who knew Houston described the killer as looking like Houston, but later identified another man as the shooter. The witness said he lied in his initial statement because he was afraid the real killer would come after him.

    RTA looking for input on expansion
    Three public meetings are scheduled for next week, to discuss adding more public transportation in the northeastern part of Cuyahoga County.  The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority wants input on whether it should expand its Red Line rail, its HealthLine bus rapid transit line, or both. RTA is considering expanding each their current end at the Louis Stokes/Windermere Station in East Cleveland to the city of Euclid. The goal is to reconnect Collinwood, East Cleveland and Euclid to University Circle, Midtown and downtown Cleveland.

    Next week's meetings will all be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.:

    • Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Moore Counseling and Mediation Services, 22639 Euclid Ave., Euclid
    • Wednesday, East Cleveland Public Library, 14101 Euclid Ave., East Cleveland
    • Thursday, Collinwood Recreation Center, 16300 Lake Shore Boulevard, Cleveland

    This will be the second round of meetings. An initial round was held in September.

    Cleveland area has highest number of lost jobs 
    The Greater Cleveland area has lost more jobs than any other large metro area in the country since May. In fact, it was the only metro area with a population of at least one million that lost jobs between October 2012 and October 2013. Nearly 8,000 jobs were lost during that time period, and that is the most in the nation. These numbers come from the Labor Department’s Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment report. Percentage wise, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area lost just 0.8 percent of jobs. The percent of jobs lost was not the highest in the nation. Decatur, Illinois lost 4.3 percent of its employment.

    Mineral City to receive new fire station
    A northeast Ohio town that lost its fire station to a tornado on July 10th will get $1.15 million to replace it. According to the Times Reporter, the Village of Mineral city will get the money from the Ohio Plan Risk Management Insurance company. Since the fire station was destroyed, the fire department has continued to respond to emergencies. They are in the process of building a pole barn to house emergency vehicles. The village will be able to keep the pole barn after the fire station is completed. Firetrucks are currently being housed in Zoarville, extending response time.

    More than 1,000 permits granted for Utica Shale wells
    For the first time, permits for Utica Shale wells in Ohio have topped one thousand. There are now 1,006 well permits issued in Ohio. The most active county for Utica drilling is Carroll County. It has 352 permits and 142 producing wells. Stark County has 13 permits, Tuscarawas County has 15. Thirty-five permits have been issued for Marcellus Shale wells, with most of them in Monroe and Belmont counties.

    Stark CIC offers Heinz $100,000 package
    The Stark County Community Improvement Corp. is adding to the benefits the H.J. Heinz Company will get for expanding its operations in Massillon. The CIC has tentatively approved a $100,000 forgivable loan to Heinz, according to the Canton Repository. Earlier this week, the company received tax credits from the Massillon City Council in the amount of more than a half million dollars. State officials are working on a package as well. The company plans to complete a $28 million expansion to its frozen foods facility and add 249 new jobs.

    Timken opening service center in India
    Timken Co. is opening a “one-stop shop” industrial service center in India. The Canton Repository reports that the 30 thousand square foot center is aimed at helping the company meet growing demand for products in that company. India has growing business sectors in cement, primary metals, mining and power generation. The center is located in Raipur, in the state of Chhattisgarh. It is Timken’s first industrial service center in that country to offer gear repair services.

    Quarter percent sales tax hike proposed in Mahoning County 
    It could soon cost more to make a purchase in Mahoning County. County commissioners Thursday proposed a one-quarter percent sales tax increase beginning next year, according to the Vindicator. The commission plans to conduct public hearings in January on the proposal. Any sales tax increase would be decided in a vote on May 6th.

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