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.

Greater Akron Chamber

Levin Furniture

Metro RTA


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


Father of Chardon victim found dead on 2nd anniversary
Other headlines: Three Ohio cities on GOP convention short list; Protest filed against Damschroder place holder
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Three Ohio cities on GOP convention short list
  • Protest filed against Damschroder place holder
  • Former Ohioan pleads guilty to defrauding $10 million
  • Father of Chardon victim found dead on 2nd anniversary
    The father of one the shooting victims killed at Chardon High School two years ago has died.

    Russell King Sr. was discovered dead by family members shortly after 5am this morning on the second anniversary of the death of his son Russell Jr. and two other Chardon students.

    Geauga County Coroner Robert Coleman is leading the investigation but has not released the cause of death.

    The Geauga County Sheriff’s office says no foul play is suspected.


    Three Ohio cities on GOP convention short list
    Ohio's three flagship cities — Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati — have been named finalists in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus named all three among the party's eight finalists in a Twitter post Thursday. The others are Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

    It's the first time in modern memory that all three have bid to host the convention in the same year.

    Party and city officials are counting on the state's pivotal role in electing presidents to boost the chances that the party will pick one of their cities for its biggest event. No Republican has ever won the White House without carrying the state, and few Democrats have.

    Backers see the convention as a potential boon for tourism.


    Protest filed against Damschroder place holder
    The bid by a Republican lawmaker in western Ohio to have his wife run as a placeholder in the May primary has hit a snag. 

    A protest has been filed with the Sandusky County Board of Elections against the plan by Rex Damschroder to replace his wife in the general election should she win the primary contenst. 

    A clerical error prevented the two-term Damschroder from qualifying for the primary. 

    The protest calls his wife’s write-in candidacy “a false petition” since she has no intention of running for office. 

    Two other Republicans are vying for the 88th district House seat.


    Former Ohioan pleads guilty to defrauding $10 million
    A former Ohio man has pleaded guilty to fraud charges that include allegations he cheated Miami Heat basketball players out of millions of dollars.

    Haider Zafar is accused of swindling a Washington, D.C., businessman out of $10 million between 2008 and 2010 in a scheme that also defrauded Heat players, including former forward Mike Miller.

    Zafar pleaded guilty Thursday before federal judge Edmund Sargus in Columbus to wire fraud, money laundering and tax evasion charges.

    An IRS agent testified that Zafar laundered money by purchasing $30,000 watches and cars costing more than $100,000.

    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