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.

Akron Children's Hospital

The Holden Arboretum

Northeast Ohio Medical University


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


Lawmakers question Ohio's private police forces
Other headlines: Court says double tasering of inmate justified; Team NEO attracts 16 companies to region in 2013
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Court says double tasering of inmate justified
  • Bipartisan group urges US Army Corps action against Asian carp
  • Team NEO attracts 16 companies to region in 2013
  • Court says double tasering of inmate justified
    An appeals court has rejected an Ohio inmate's claims that deputies used excessive force when shocking him with a stun gun twice in one day.

    The allegations by Michael Reed were among several claims of unconstitutional use of stun guns brought by inmates at the Franklin County jail in past years.

    Reed said deputies improperly used a stun gun when trying to remove him from his cell for a medical appointment in 2009, and again later in the day at the hospital.

    A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that deputies responded appropriately to control Reed and his claims aren't backed up by video evidence.


    Lawmakers question Ohio's private police forces
    Two Ohio lawmakers think arrest and crime reports by police at private universities and hospitals should be made public.

    A House bill proposed Wednesday would make private police forces — including at 17 nonprofit hospitals and 16 private universities in the state — subject to Ohio's public-records laws.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports that more than 800 privately employed police officers in Ohio are authorized by the state to carry handguns and make arrests, but they're not required to provide records to the public.

    Critics say they should have the same transparency and accountability demanded of government police departments.


    Bipartisan group urges US Army Corps to take action against Asian carp
    A group of Ohio Lawmakers with often widely different political perspectives are coming together on one issue of importance to the state.

    Members of congress from both sides of the aisle sent a letter recently to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging immediate action to stem the threat of Asian carp to the Great Lakes.

    GOP Representatives Dave Joyce of Bainbridge and Jim Renacci of Wadsworth, together with Democrats Marcia Fudge of Warrensville Heights and Tim Ryan of Niles are urging the Corps to take “quick and decisive action” to prevent the invasive fish from entering the Great Lakes.

    The Army Corps last month issued a long-awaited study detailing several options to keep the fish out, but did not recommend any of them. 

    That decision, they say, belongs with elected officials.

     
    Team NEO attracts 16 companies to region in 2013
    The group that markets Northeast Ohio to the rest of the country is claiming success for its efforts last year.

    Team NEO says it helped bring a record 16 new businesses to the region in 2013.

    Tom Waltermire, CEO of Team NEO says the new companies bring a total of 1,400 new jobs and $85 million dollars in new payroll to the region.  The majority of the companies are in manufacturing, healthcare and biomedical. 

    Team NEO says it has brought 83 companies to the region since it formed in 2007.

    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

    The first big private gift comes in for the pro football HOF project
    The HOF has needed a shot in the arm for many years and this project will go a long way to getting the attraction the attention it deserves (next: upgrad...

    Environmental study nears completion in East Liverpool
    Twenty years ago my twin sister and I protested the building and operation of the WTI facility citing several studies that indicated the risk of cancer due to ...

    HOF's Canton expansion could take an island and make it a village
    I live in the block from Broad St to the Hall of Fame and will be impacted by the expansion. I am in the process of selling my home and planned to long before i...

    Cleveland redeploys police to replace rejected red-light traffic cameras
    Periodic rotational enforcement without warning does NOT change behavior and the city officials know that. This is the basis of all officer-run enforcement trap...

    New enrollment period offers more insurance options
    The removal of federal funding for healthcare CO-OPs may limit the growth of the CO-OP movement. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6381

    The family of Boardman vet killed in Vietnam receives his medals
    My name is Mike Eisenbraun. I am Larry's brother. I was 14 years old when Larry was killed in Vietnam. He has been gone for 46 years but it seems like yester...

    Cleveland seniors are creating new wealth -- and facing new challenges
    Why is anyone surprised that we people over 65 are not retiring? If you have been paying attention, defined company funded pensions were phasing out in the eigh...

    Ohio company cuts off a dairy supplier after allegations of animal abuse
    these people should be held accountable for their actions. i would be more than pleased to see a year or more behind bars. i will NEVER eat anything that comes ...

    Goodyear recruits thousands of vets
    What a wonderful interview! Excellent reporting skills by a talented young reporter! I look forward to hearing more from Ms. Schley!

    Copyright © 2014 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