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Kasich reverses stance on fracking in state parks
Other headlines: Snow melt and rainfall raise flooding concerns for region; ODOT sets up pothole portal

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  • Snow melt and rainfall raise flooding concerns for region 
  • Chardon community heals with help from Columbine principal
  • ODOT sets up pothole portal
  • Cavs trade two picks for new center
  • Snow melt and rainfall raise flooding concerns for region 
    Flooding is a concern for Northeast Ohio as a storm system moves through the region this afternoon. 

    The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch starting at 3 p.m. today through 10 a.m. tomorrow for all of the WKSU listening area.

    A combination of melting snow and rain will produce a threat of flooding, complicated by ice jams on rivers.  Essentially, the water has nowhere to go.

    Emergency officials are cautioning people who live in low lying areas to be prepared for rising waters.

    Kasich reverses stance of fracking in state parks
    Governor John Kasich is now saying he opposes drilling for gas and oil on state lands.  Kasich in 2012 signed into law a measure that opened up state parks and forests to fracking.

    This week Kasich announced that he no longer supports drilling on public lands.

    Kasich’s reversal comes as the governor, lawmakers and the industry are struggling to hammer out a new agreement on taxing shale gas drilling.

    Also this week, environmentalists uncovered a memo from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that targeted political adversaries to the plan for drilling in state parks.

    A spokesman for the governor says that Kasich’s policy reversal is unrelated to the release of that agency’s pro-fracking PR plan.

    Chardon community continues healing with help from Columbine principal
    The northeast Ohio community where three students died in a school shooting has received encouragement and advice from the principal who oversaw Columbine High School during the deadly 1999 shootings there.

    Principal Frank DeAngelis spoke Wednesday in Chardon, telling residents that the healing process is continual and that things never really get back to normal after such a tragedy.

    Next Thursday is the two-year anniversary of the Chardon High School shooting.

    Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane pleaded guilty and is serving life sentences for the rampage at the school.

    Investigators have said Lane admitted to the shooting but said he didn't know why he did it.

    ODOT sets up pothole hotline
    The Ohio Department of Transportation has set-up a website for the reporting of potholes on state roads.

    ODOT took advantage of this week’s warmer weather to repair some roads with hot-mix asphalt.

    The state is also filling claims from motorists who say their cars were damaged by potholes.

    Ohio paid out about $1.2 million to around two-thirds of the nearly 2,000 claims of damages.

    Cavs trade two picks for new center
    The Cavs have picked up a new ‘big man.’  Cleveland traded two second-round draft picks for Philadelphia’s  7 foot 1 inch center Spencer Hawes.

    Hawes will be a free agent this summer.

    The Cavs are on a 6-game winning streak.

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