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

Knight Foundation

Wayside Furniture


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


Garrettsville fire cause speculated; relief efforts underway
Other morning headlines: Leftover funds from Inner Belt Bridge to shift to I-75 improvements; Oil and tax hike revenues mulled  
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 
  • Garrettsville fire cause speculated; relief efforts underway
  • Leftover funds from Inner Belt Bridge to shift to I-75 improvements
  • Oil and tax hike revenues mulled  
  • Remains found in Colorado could be missing Bay Village 
  • ODNR still investigating cause of Youngstown earthquakes 
  • Family, friends mark one year anniversary of woman's mysterious murder
  • Update scheduled in crude oil leak near Cincinnati 
  •  
    Garrettsville fire cause speculated; relief efforts underway
    Officials say a fire that swept through several buildings in a Portage County village apparently started on the roof of one of the buildings. The Saturday fire affected 13 businesses in Garrettsville and caused $5 million damage. Fire investigators said Monday the fire may have started with workers repairing the roof of Miller’s business using a propane torch to hot tar the roof. On Monday, the Garfield Local School District Board of Education approved a plan to offer space in a district building free of charge to any of the displaced businesses. The Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce has a website set up that shows many of the different events and fundraisers that are already planned, including how to restock the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard.

    Leftover funds from Inner Belt Bridge to shift to I-75 improvements
    Highway officials in Ohio are shifting about $67 million left over from a Cleveland construction project to widening a stretch of Interstate 75 south of Toledo. The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission voted Monday to shift some of the money it had approved for construction of the Inner Belt Bridge over the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland to the I-75 project in Hancock and Wood counties. Construction of that stretch is expected to cost $68.3 million more than the $366.5 million that was originally estimated.

    Oil and tax hike revenues mulled  
    Gov. John Kasich’s administration is differing with legislative budget analysts on how much a proposed tax hike on big oil-and-gas drillers will generate. Kasich wants to raise a severance tax rate on large-volume drillers more than three-fold, to 2.75 percent. It’s part of a combination of proposed cuts and revenue increases needed to push Ohio's income-tax rate below 5 percent. Ohio's budget office places the amount raised from fiscal year 2015 through fiscal year 2017 at $874 million. The Legislative Service Commission projects an upper limit of $231 million for the same period. The Ohio House continues to debate the issue this week.

    Remains found in Colorado could be missing Bay Village man
    Authorities believe remains found on a Colorado mountain are those of 64-year-old Gene George, of Bay Village, who has been missing since he went hiking in the area in September. The remains were found Monday on Mount Harvard. George was last heard from on Sept. 18 when he spoke by phone with his girlfriend in Cleveland. He was reported missing four days latter when he failed to check out of his motel room. A four-day search last fall turned up no sign of him.

    ODNR still investigating cause of Youngstown earthquakes
    The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is still investigating whether fracking caused a series of small earthquakes in Mahoning County two weeks ago. A drilling site was closed after the 3.0 and 2.5 magnitude earthquakes. Spokesman Mark Bruce says close observers may notice some activity at the site this week. Bruce says the company who owns the well, Hilcorp Energy, is cleaning the well to put it “in an idle state”. 

    Family, friends mark one year anniversary of woman's mysterious murder
    Family and friends are remembering a Cleveland Clinic nurse who was fatally stabbed in broad daylight on a downtown Cleveland street in a case that remains unsolved one year later. 53-year-old Aliza Sherman was found dead outside her divorce attorney's office on the afternoon of March 24, 2013. The only evidence was from a nearby surveillance camera that showed a person running from the scene. The group Justice for Aliza held a memorial service Monday near where the crime occurred. A reward is still being offered in the case. 

    Update scheduled in crude oil leak near Cincinnati
    Officials plan an update on the cleanup of thousands of gallons of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline into a nature preserve in southwest Ohio. Workers have repaired and reopened the pipeline that federal officials estimate leaked more than 20,000 gallons of crude oil into the Oak Glen Nature Preserve just west of Cincinnati. Officials say no problems have been found with air quality or local water wells, but some small wildlife has been affected.
    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

    Ohio's Sen. Brown is pushing for more assistance for homeless vets
    That would be a great program to have for the homeless vets. Many of them are still suffering from PTSD even from the Vietnam war.

    Lordstown GM plant plans to install 8,500 solar panels
    How much will this solar array cost? How is it being funded, and who is really paying for it? How much real useful electricity will it actually produce in MEh p...

    Local Ebola concerns cause officials to pay more attention to West Africa
    I have a better idea, let's secure our borders and spend those billions of dollars on our own first.

    HUD and Cuyahoga Land Bank extend a housing deal for another year
    Need to sale lot, and would like to know how to contact someone to see if they may be interested in the property that sat between two lots. If you can give me...

    Akron Beacon Journal details abuse claims against televangelist Angley
    In the early 90's I went forth for pray. And the man was anointed by the hand of God. Just a fact I will never forget

    Lawmaker questions why a million voters didn't get absentee applications
    He's a damn lie! I vote n all elections. I missed 1. Haven't gotten my absentee ballot and their making it hard to get one.

    Thirsty Dog Brewery warns it might have to leave Akron
    Why is it the city's responsibility to find this guy a location? There are a hundred realestate companies that could help him.

    Kent State sends home three after contact with second Ebola-stricken nurse
    Why weren't all health workers who were around Duncan quaranteened for 21 days and tested for Ebola? That's a no-brainer. Why was Vinson allowed to travel right...

    New book says Willoughby Coal is haunted...and that's good for business
    Would love to see a series of books that would just thrill me. I cannot wait to visit some of the locations. And revisit some of the locations I have already vi...

    Cleveland Indians to continue with 'dynamic pricing'
    pricing is too high for a family as well as people like me who are on a fixed income. Bleacher seats are cheaper but concessions are rediculous.

    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