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

Hospice of the Western Reserve

The Holden Arboretum


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


Ohio State hires UC Irvine chancellor as next president
Other headlines: State spends $66 million to land 257 low-wage jobs; GOP has mixed feelings about online voter registration
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • State spends $66 million to land 257 low-wage jobs
  • GOP has mixed feelings about online voter registration
  • Great Lakes ice could combat low water levels
  • Ohio State hires UC Irvine chancellor as next president
    Ohio State University has hired the chancellor of the University of California Irvine as its next president, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

    Michael Drake will replace former president Gordon Gee as the 15th president of Ohio State.  Drake has an MD and is a professor of Medicine. 

    He joins OSU midway in its completion of a new $1 billion cancer hospital.

    Drake is expected to begin his job in Columbus in June.  He will be Ohio State’s first black president.


    State spends $66 million to land 257 low-wage jobs
    A report shows that Ohio's new effort to find jobs for welfare recipients has fallen short.

    The $66 million effort launched six months ago has so far come up with work for 257 Ohioans, and three-quarters are earning $10 or less. Of that number, just five were still employed after 90 days.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports that half of the state's 20 regional workforce boards trying to make placements have found no one a job.

    The Ohio Works Incentive Program was intended to help people get from welfare to work, but state officials acknowledge that initial results are underwhelming.

     

    GOP has mixed feelings about online voter registration
    The state's top elections official says online voter registration can be implemented in Ohio as soon as state lawmakers pass it.

    Secretary of State Jon Husted said Thursday that a lack of online registration is one of the presidential battleground state's voting deficiencies.

    Senate President Keith Faber says his fellow Republicans have mixed feelings on letting residents register to vote online.


    Great Lakes ice could combat low water levels
    The frigid weather this month has produced the thickest ice cover on Lake Erie in 25 years.  This year’s ice cover is stark contrast to last winter when only about one-third of the five Great Lakes was iced over.  Researchers say roughly 60 percent of the lakes are now under ice. 

    The ice sheets could combat shrinking lake levels.

    Lake Erie and Lake Michigan hit their lowest recorded levels last February, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    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

    Terry Pluto: U of A's new athletic director has the toughest job in town
    It is a hard sell. The Students do not want to go to the football games and they do not want to pay for the program. They have a lot of student loan debt and t...

    Akron considering the future of the B.F. Goodrich smokestacks
    This BFGoodrich alumna says, "Thank you, Dave Lieberth!"

    State creates panel to look at Ohio charter school sponsors
    It is more than disturbing that charter schools, which seemed like a good idea years ago, have begun to cripple public school education.

    DEVO mural in Akron is now on display downtown
    The installation is not at the former site of Chili Dog Mac. CDM was one block north on the other side of Main St.

    New report shows growth in white collar jobs for Northeast Ohio
    Unfortunately, there are fewer jobs in comparison to the number of professionals applying for them. I have been had a full time job since June 2012. In order to...

    Advocacy group: Ohio could lead in clean energy
    Ohio Legislators, You are supposed to be our leaders but you're not taking us where we want to go - where we need to go!

    Campaign for and against marijuana legalization begins
    Cannabis legalization needs to happen as soon as possible! But not if it gives monopolies to a selected few to grow and sell the herb. Responsible Ohio's mono...

    Heinen's in downtown Cleveland sponsors a contest for food entrepreneurs
    Love that this took place right here! What a way to support local. Thank you Heinens! Love this quote, as a small local biz, I agree, it's big!! "To be a small...

    Pluto: How the Indians' blockbuster deal went bust
    Terry, As a long time reader of yours I am generally on the same page - and we're also about the same age. Anyway, like many, I am dismayed at the greedy and en...

    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