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

Akron General


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


FirstEnergy invests $475 million in regional infrastructure
Other headlines: FitzGerald holds final State of the County address; Elections officials question some of Ealy's signatures
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • FitzGerald holds final State of the County address
  • Elections officials question some of Ealy's signatures
  • FitzGerald holds final State of the County address
    In his fourth and final state of the county address this afternoon Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald is expected to announce plans to reorganize the region’s jails.

    The plan would consolidate the 55 jails in the county to fewer than a dozen, all managed by the county. Talks are currently underway for the county to take over the Euclid jail, further discussions will include the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Council.

    FitzGerald is also expected to review a county run college savings plan and a new program to attract investors to support social services.

    FitzGerald is running for governor against Republican John Kasich instead of seeking a second term leading the county.


    FirstEnergy invests $475 million in regional infrastructure
    Akron-based FirstEnergy announced today that it plans to spend nearly half a billion dollars on upgrades to its infrastructure in Northeast Ohio.

    The $475 million allocation nearly doubles last year’s spending and includes a new 100 mile transmission line linking a southern Ohio power plant to Cleveland.

    New transmission lines are also planned for the Massillon area, and in eastern Ohio to support the Pennant Midstream shale gas processing plant near Boardman.

    The expenditures include upgrades to Ohio Edison substations and the replacement of around 2,000 utility poles.


    Elections officials question some of Ealy's signatures
    A local elections official says a little-known, Dayton-area Democrat who qualified for the May ballot has questionable signatures on his petitions to run for Ohio governor.

    Montgomery County Board of Elections officials say petitions submitted by Larry Ealy were referred to the secretary of state for investigation into possible fraudulent signatures. They say some signatures appear to have been written by one person.

    But the elections board's director says Ealy met that 1,000 signature threshold without the questionable signatures.

    Ealy's certification as a candidate sets up a gubernatorial primary with Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, who has campaigned for months to be the Democratic nominee.

    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

    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!

    Ohio Democratic Party begins the rebuilding process
    I agree 100% with Sen. Brown. I think it is absolutely critical for the Democratic Party in Ohio to engage in the long, tedious, hard task of re-building from t...

    They're talking again in the Macedonia bridge dispute
    Norfolk Southern says the Ledge road bridge meets regulations for train traffic, however it was built as an overpass for a roadway and/or farm usage. I think t...

    Cleveland City Council to consider transgender public restroom law
    this is sick. I do not want my daughter in the same bathroom as a perverted 45 year old man. this proposed legislation could seriously damage the security of ch...

    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