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Compromise clears way for Tesla to open third auto dealership in Ohio
Other morning headlines: Geauga is most healthy county in new report; Cuyahoga County approves Euclid jail takeover
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 
  • Compromise clears way for Tesla to open third auto dealership in Ohio
  • Geauga is most healthy county in new report
  • Cuyahoga County approves Euclid jail takeover
  • Dayton is latest city in traffic camera fight
  • Clean up of 20,000 gallons of crude oil to last another week
  • Cleveland firefighters battle massive factory fire  
  • Ohio House set to vote on $2.4 billion construction bill
  • Kasich set to sign calamity days bill

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    Compromise clears way for Tesla to open third auto dealership in Ohio
    Ohio automobile dealers have struck a deal that will allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars in the state. The agreement with the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association was negotiated on Tuesday and approved by a Senate panel. The bill allows Tesla to keep its existing stores in the Columbus and Cincinnati areas, and allows a third to open in Cleveland, but prohibits the company from opening any other stores. The bill allows no other automaker to operate manufacturer-owned stores in the state. Ohio was among states proposing to block Tesla from setting up additional direct-sales galleries on grounds they undercut traditional auto dealerships. Dealers saw Tesla as a threat to a system in which nearly all dealerships are independently owned franchises that are separate from manufacturers.

    Geauga is most healthy county in new report
    Several Northeast Ohio counties are among the healthiest in the state, according to a new report. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute releases its fifth annual “County Health Rankings” today. Geauga is ranked first among the state’s 88 counties in health outcomes, based on length and quality of life. Medina residents come in fourth statewide, getting high marks for earning a good income, not smoking as much and living longer. Stark is ranked 40th, Summit is down two spots from last year, ranked 43rd and Cuyahoga County ranks 67th.

    Cuyahoga County approves Euclid jail takeover
    Cuyahoga County Council has unanimously approved a county takeover of the Euclid City Jail. It could be the first of a series of moves to create a regional jail system. Under the terms of the five-year deal, Euclid will pay the county $400,000 a year to house inmates arrested by Euclid police or sentenced by the Euclid Municipal Court. Euclid will also pay the county $600,000 over five-years for any capital improvements needed at the facility. Similar legislation is pending for the Cleveland city jail. 

    Dayton is latest city in traffic camera fight
    The city of Dayton has become the latest front in the legal assault on traffic cameras in Ohio. Attorneys representing drivers filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Montgomery County. The new lawsuit raises the same issues as earlier cases — charging that the automated traffic enforcement for speeding and red lights is an unconstitutional violation of due process rights and that the city's system improperly bypasses the courts. A lawsuit against cameras in the city of Toledo is pending before the Ohio Supreme Court. 

    Clean up of 20,000 gallons of crude oil to last another week
    Officials cleaning up thousands of gallons of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline into a southwest Ohio nature preserve hope to complete the emergency phase of cleanup in about a week. Federal officials estimate more than 20,000 gallons of oil leaked into the Oak Glen Nature Preserve west of Cincinnati. The pipeline was repaired and reopened Sunday. Officials say no problems have been found with air quality or local water wells, but at least 13 small creatures contaminated with oil have died.

    Cleveland firefighters battle massive factory fire
    Dozens of firefighters were needed to battle a massive fire in a former factory in Cleveland’s East Side Tuesday night. The Plain Dealer reports it took firefighters about two hours to contain the fire at the former Dan Dee potato chip factory on East 65th Street. There were no injuries and the cause is under investigation. 

    Ohio House set to vote on $2.4 billion construction bill
    The Ohio House is set to vote on a nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget that funds a host of community, school, park and prison projects. The proposal up for a vote today directs $675 million toward primary and secondary schools and $450 million toward public colleges and universities for repairs, renovations and new buildings. Another $574 million goes for maintenance and renovation projects at state-owned facilities, including parks and prisons. Gov. John Kasich's administration estimates the projects would create 31,000 jobs over several years. 

    Kasich set to sign calamity days bill

    A group of fifth-grade students plans to watch Gov. John Kasich sign a bill giving Ohio schools four extra calamity days. Kasich received letters in support of the measure from some of the students at Stingel Elementary School in north-central Ohio. Snow, ice and bone-chilling temperatures led many districts to exhaust the school year's five allowable calamity days. The bill being signed today lets districts use the additional calamity days only after holding school on four other scheduled days off, such as holidays or during vacations. Districts could continue to make up missed days through 30-minute increments tacked onto regularly scheduled school days. They also would have the option of using work-at-home "blizzard bags" and online lessons.

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