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 General

Don Drumm Studios

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


More high school grads need help in college
Other headlines: Eight Cleveland firefighters disciplined over prank; Water main break hits RTA's Windermere station
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Eight Cleveland firefighters disciplined over prank
  • Water main break hits RTA's Windermere station
  • Ohio's execution policies face legal challenges
  • Murder/suicide suspected in Defiance slayings
  • More high school grads need help in college
    A report says that more than one-third of recent high school graduates entering Ohio colleges require developmental classes in English or math to get up to speed.

    The report highlights the need to work with the education systems for kindergarten through 12th grade to make improvements, according to Randy Dunn, President of Youngstown State University.

    The Board of Regents report showed that 40 percent of 2012 high school graduates took developmental courses in either of the two core courses at a public university or community college.


    Eight Cleveland firefighters disciplined over prank
    Officials say eight Cleveland firefighters have been demoted or suspended for taking part in a prank that involved urinating on the photo of a former division chief.

    City safety director Martin Flask says the conduct of the firefighters "brought dishonor to the ranks of fire officers."

    Apparently the official photograph of a former chief was placed in urinals at two bars during a celebration held in honor of newly-minted firefighters.


    Water main break hits RTA's Windermere station
    A water main break has tied up RTA routes in East Cleveland.  RTA officials have closed the Windermere transfer station and are diverting all routes to the Superior station.

    Crews are on the scene working to repair the break.


    Ohio's execution policies face legal challenges
    Ohio prisons lawyers are being kept busy with legal issues regarding recent, and planned executions. 

    The Columbus Dispatch reports the number of simultaneous lawsuits over the state’s execution policy is unprecedented.

    The family of Dennis McGuire is suing on constitutional grounds over the more than 25 minutes it took for the state to put him to death using an untried pairing of drugs.

    The next inmate scheduled for execution, Gregory Lott, is contesting that procedure.  Those hearings will be held February 19th.

    And lawyers are struggling with the details of a death row inmate who wishes to donate organs to a family member.  The execution of Ronald Phillips has been postponed until July 2nd


    Murder/suicide suspected in Defiance slayings
    A sheriff's office in northwest Ohio says four people have died in what is being investigated as a triple murder-suicide.

    Officials identified the dead as 68-year-old Robert Garza Sr., his 61-year-old wife, Christine Garza, 42-year-old daughter, Zoila Garza, and granddaughter, 15-year-old Rebecca Garza.

    Sheriff David Westrick said today that the grandfather apparently was the shooter. The sheriff said Garza had health problems but hasn't determined if that's the motive.

    The bodies were discovered Thursday night by a family member who was checking on the welfare of the four near Defiance, about 60 miles southwest of Toledo. 

    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

    Three exonerated of murder convictions from 18 years ago
    Thanks heavens that none of them have been condemned to death. This alons should convince the USA to join the civilized world by abolishing the death penalty. E...

    Kombucha: a sweet business brewed with fermented tea
    Stevia is not an artificial sweetener. It is a plant. I have one growing in my sunroom. The leaves are dried and added to teas. It's harvested commercially and...

    Bringing back ballet in Cleveland
    I do think Ballet in Cleveland is doing good things, but the fact that director says "When we have flourishing companies like the New York City Ballet and the A...

    Report confirms some Vietnam veterans may have been exposed to Agent Orange
    was in nam 1969 exposed va stated lost medical records was in lawsuit from 197? till settled 0 $ 2010 ? said all nam vets will get back disability till 198? jus...

    Mentorship grant program redefines "faith-based" provision
    Can't anyone have values, beliefs, and morals anymore? How is it anymore unconstitutional for a school partner with a "faith-based" organization than any other ...

    Exploradio: The challenge of finding a healthy balance with technology
    Thank you, Jeff, for another well done Exploradio. I always learn something interesting about what is happening in NE Ohio.

    Northeast Ohio's transgender community rallies around restroom issue
    A good first step would be for Cleveland to require restaurants to have a public restroom. Cleveland is the only city I've ever been in where restaurants somet...

    Vapor shops say tobacco tax hikes could hit them hard
    Maybe you should be DOING a study, since every time you've tried to villianize them all that's happened was the opposite. I'm not a fan of alcohol that's flavor...

    New law gives access to birth records to Ohio adoptees
    Can siblings also look for their missing brother or sister? And how do we go about it?

    Ida McKinley's tiara comes home, with the help of "Pawn Stars"
    I donated to the fund to keep the tiara at the museum where I believe it belongs. I took my 16 year old granddaughter to the showing I dont think it will be som...

    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