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Deep freeze causes water shortage and other headaches
Other headlines: Governor expands anti-drug message; Ohio roofer pleads guilty to employing illegal immigrants
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Kent State University names Beverly Warren as its next president.
  • Governor expands anti-drug message
  • Ohio roofer pleads guilty to employing illegal immigrants  
  • Kent State University names Beverly Warren as its next president. 
    In today’s announcement Kent State president Lester Lefton praised Warren as a scholar and a leader. Warren is currently provost and senior vice president of Virginia Commonwealth University. 

    Warren holds doctorates in higher education administration and exercise physiology. 

    In her 14 years at Virginia Commonwealth she served as a professor and dean of the school of education.  She was named provost and senior vice president in 2011.

    Warren will become Kent State’s 12th president when Lestor Lefton retires in July. Lefton has served 8 years as head of the university.


    Deep freeze causes water shortage and other headaches
    Schools in Akron, Cuyahoga Falls and Woodridge districts are closed today because buses wouldn’t start this morning due to the deep freeze.

    A burst pipe flooded part of the Columbus police department’s headquarters yesterday. 

    And this week’s cold snap has put a strain on the water supply in parts of Northeast Ohio. 

    Water intake lines in Lake Erie froze over on Tuesday threatening water supplies in the city of Medina.

    The Plain Dealer reports Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell worries the city’s storage tanks are running low.

    Workers at the Avon Lake intake facility worked overnight to pry open the frozen valves. 

    Meanwhile, residents in Medina are being asked to conserve water until the tanks are replenished.


    Governor expands anti-drug message 
    Drug overdoses, spurred by increased use of painkillers and heroin, have surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio.

    Attorney General Mike DeWine says heroin abuse kills at least 11 Ohioans a week.

    In an announcement today, Governor John Kasich is launching a state initiative aimed at getting the drug-free message to middle and high school students.

    Roughly two out of 10 of Ohio high school students reports taking prescription painkillers without a doctor's prescription.

    Ohio officials will soon take grant applications from schools and nonprofits in low-income areas to expand drug prevention efforts. The state expects to award the federal drug-prevention dollars in April.


    Ohio roofer pleads guilty to employing illegal immigrants
    The owner of an Ohio roofing company has pleaded guilty to charges related to employing immigrants who are in the country illegally, filing false tax documents and insurance fraud.

    Authorities say 55-year-old Gregory Oldiges could be sentenced from two years to nearly five years in prison for paying human traffickers to bring illegal workers from Texas and paying them less than their regular roofing crews.

    His attorney says many roofing companies use immigrants who are in the country illegally as laborers.

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