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

Hennes Paynter Communications

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


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


Reporter / Host
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.

    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

    Faculty, students not behind proposed University of Akron name change
    I am a proud alumnae of The University of Akron (Jan'87). I have fond and great memories of my undergraduate years at Akron being actively engaged, participatin...

    Kasich's budget director takes House spending plan to task
    If Kasich is so obsessed with a balanced budget, he is going to have to ask the wealthy to chip in; the middle class has already been tapped out. !!!

    Petition to put marijuana legalization on Ohio ballots makes progress
    I sign on 420 came home made a few calls to send others to. Sign hey hey let move it forward. Get out there a sign people

    Ohio's tax commissioner says the ID quiz is going well
    I filed electronically and there was no provision to print out a copy that I could find. How do I get a copy sent to my exclusive address of record, including ...

    Ohio to appeal ruling keeping Akron's red light cameras in place
    I don't understand what all the fuss is about. If you don't like tickets drive the speed limit and stop at red lights. It's really all up to you.

    Who's on public assistance in Ohio?
    legalize marijuana get over it,,, its here its been the main drug test scare of a lifetime. u got people that get drunk every night and work u got peoples on ...

    Letters from a lost friend: A Beachwood survivor's Holocaust remembrance
    What a great story -- and how important it was for both Marlene and her mother to tell it! Thank you.

    Ohio lawmaker calls for an East Cleveland bailout
    Instead of blaming Kasich and the Republicans for all of East Cleveland's fiscal woes, take a look at the facts. Some political entities in Ohio are too small ...

    Legalized marijuana is a boon for a Cleveland-area grow light maker
    Shouldn't he be in jail for paraphernalia? He knows he is selling for marijuana production.

    Akron city council to vote on resolution for hiring ex-offenders
    Great as a taxpayer I paid for the police to catch them, the free lawyer, the jail to house them , the food their kids eat the medical for them and all its goin...

    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