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.

Hennes Paynter Communications

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


Drug maker will stop supplying Ohio's execution mix
Other headlines: Challenger FitzGerald stumps ahead of governor's address; Cleveland launches bid for 2016 Republican convention
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Challenger FitzGerald stumps ahead of governor's address
  • Cleveland launches bid for 2016 Republican convention
  • Flood warnings in effect for Ohio rivers
  • Challenger FitzGerald stumps ahead of governor's address
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald and his running mate Sharen Neuhardt plan a series of separate stops around Ohio to present what they're calling "the real state of the state."

    The tour addressing Republican Gov. John Kasich's policies kicks off Saturday in Cleveland and Medina, the site of Kasich's State of the State address Monday.

    The statewide swing takes FitzGerald to the Ormet aluminum smelting plant in Hannibal on Sunday, while running mate Neuhardt visits Toledo and Lima.


    Cleveland launches bid for 2016 Republican convention
    Cleveland community leaders are launching an effort to lure a national political convention to northeast Ohio in 2016.

    Mayor Frank Jackson says Cleveland has the necessary event and hotel space for such a convention, which could help boost the local economy and tourism.

    It's not the only city courting a convention in the presidential swing state.

    Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati each had representatives visiting Washington recently to chat with Republican officials who will choose the site for their 2016 convention.


    Flood warnings in effect for Ohio rivers
    Ohioans are being urged to keep an eye out for potential flooding along rivers and low-lying areas after rain storms helped melt what's left of the recent heavy snowfalls.

    At least 10 sections of northern Ohio rivers are under a flood warning today from the National Weather Service.

    That list includes Killbuck Creek in Holmes County, the Mohican River near Loudonville, the Black River in Elyria, the Vermillion River, the Grand River in Painesville. Officials are watching the Rocky River where water levels continue to rise behind an ice jam.

    Rocky River police will sound sirens if an evacuation is needed.

    The National Park Service is reopening all sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, that were closed yesterday due to flooding concerns.

    Wind gusts today also are a concern as a cold front moves into the region.

    Temperatures will drop below freezing tonight.  More cold weather is in the forecast for next week.


    Drug maker will stop supplying Ohio's execution mix
    The AP reports Ohio's most recent batches of lethal execution drugs were produced by a company that wants states to stop using them for capital punishment.

    A sedative and a painkiller resulted in a prolonged execution last month that sparked calls for a moratorium on capital punishment.

    The drugs purchased from Illinois-based Hospira were used in the Jan. 16 execution of Dennis McGuire.

    Hospira says it manufactures the drugs to enhance and save the lives of patients it serves.

    Ohio purchased Hospira-made narcotics in 2012 and 2013 from drug distributor McKesson. 
    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

    Top staffers are leaving the FitzGerald gubernatorial campaign
    I's too bad that the dirt on Fitzgerald dug up by Kasich's operatives and publicized heavily by the Yellow Plain Dealer has caused the weak staffers of the Fitz...

    Churches come together to welcome and include Gay Games athletes
    Nicely done!!! A little known fact about the El Salvadoran and Columbian scholarships.. A big thank you to the Faith Community for their support of Gay Games 9....

    What do Ohio farmers need to do to control Lake Erie problems?
    This was a great article, thank you, Karen Schaefer. There was an error- Roger Wise is the past president of the Ohio Farmer's Union; not the Ohio Farm Bureau ...

    Registration for the 2014 Gay Games ends Monday at midnight
    Judy Benson and Sally Tatnall are loved and appreciated by all in our community and throughout the US for their untiring work for OLOC and for educating the com...

    Like any family, the Gay Games has its generation gaps
    Great article ... important perspective.

    Gay Games rodeo: Changing stereotypes
    Robin, Thank you for a fine piece of recorded history. This is history in the making; a gay, Asian man, one of the last bronc riders in IGRA, and Rodeo at Gay G...

    Ohio lawmakers hold hearing on prison food problems
    So you fine them..this has been going onand the law makers are aware of this issue.I have been told by many about the maggots and rotten food not fit for a dog ...

    Interview with early Beatle Pete Best
    "the Leshdu (?) Quartet.." Actually that's the Les Stewart Quartet. George Harrison was in that band at the same time as the Quarry Men.

    Experts debate whether to legalize marijuana in Ohio
    I'm an Iraq war veteran and I know for a fact that medical marijuana will help my PTSD.. I can't stand taken these freaking pills mo more. I will not bow when t...

    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