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

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Lehmans


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


Third person charged in illegal dumping of fracking waste
Other headlines: Ohio lawmakers debate freeze of renewable energy standards; Ohio delegation pushes Army Corp on dredging
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Ohio lawmakers debate freeze of renewable energy standards
  • Northeast Ohio's Congressional delegation pushes Army Corp on dredging
  • Lake County Rep. Ron Young donates kidney to his wife 
  • Third person charged in illegal dumping of fracking waste
    A third person has been charged in a case of illegal dumping of fracking waste into a northeast Ohio waterway.

    The Youngstown Business Journal reports that Mark Goff has been charged with violating the Clean Water Act when starting in 2012 he allegedly dumped drilling into a wastewater drain leading to the Mahoning River.

    Goff worked for Hardrock Excavating, a company owned by Ben Lupo who pleaded guilty this week to directing employees to illegally dumping the waste liquids.  Lupo’s sentencing is in June.

    A second Lupo employee, Michael Guesman was sentenced last week to three years probation and 300 hours of community service.


    Ohio lawmakers debate freeze of renewable energy standards
    Ohio Senate Republicans are releasing a plan today that would freeze Ohio’s renewable energy standards.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports the proposal would cancel the next 11 years’ worth of increases in the requirements enacted in a 2008 law.

    Under that law, electricity utilities must get 25 percent of their electricity from renewable or “advanced” sources by 2025. Of that amount, half, or 12.5 percent, must come from renewable sources such as wind and solar.

    If the bill becomes law, the standards would remain at current levels, which is just 2.5 percent from renewable energy sources.

    The plan also calls for a study committee of legislators and interest groups to look at other changes to the law and make recommendations.


    Northeast Ohio's Congressional delegation pushes Army Corp on dredging
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers from Ohio is urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers not to delay dredging the mouth of Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. 

    The Ohio EPA is opposing a plan by the Army Corps to dump potentially polluted sediment from the river directly into Lake Erie. The EPA and others are concerned the sludge could contaminate Cleveland’s drinking water supply. 

    A letter sent today by US Senator’s Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown along with Reps Bob Gibbs, David Joyce and Marcy Kaptur urges the Army Corps to dump the sediment in confined disposal facilities near Burke Lakefront Airport. 

    The lawmakers are concerned a lengthy dispute between the Ohio EPA and the Army Corps could adversely affect shipping in Cleveland Harbor and the Cuyahoga.


    Lake County Rep. Ron Young donates kidney to his wife
    A northeast Ohio lawmaker is donating a kidney to his wife of 40 years to help her overcome an autoimmune disease.
    House Rep. Ron Young, a Republican from Lake County, is undergoing surgery today to donate the kidney to his wife, Kathy.

    She’s has been on dialysis because of the disease lupus.
    House Speaker William Batchelder led a prayer on the couple's behalf during Wednesday's House session.

    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

    Columbus groups are trying to pass a Bill of Rights to combat fracking
    Its about time we make a stand against the criminal actions of an entire Indsutry.

    Crystal Ball says Ohio governor's race is done
    How much is the Kasich campaign paying you to keep repeating the phrase "woman who is not his wife"? Fitzgerald was in the car with a friend who happens to be f...

    Plane that crashed killing Case students is a popular training aircraft
    The following is incorrect. The last few words should read "UNDER maximum gross take-off weight." “They have a normal take-off speed and all those take-off...

    Exploradio: The never-ending war against superbugs
    Super Federico ,we are so proud of you ,and very lucky to be among your friends . Keep it up human kind needs people like you to survive .Thanks for being so d...

    Ohio's Lyme disease-carrying tick population is exploding
    Interesting report. The last sentence needs some editing. It isn't a good idea to "save garments carrying ticks for analysis." The garments carrying t...

    Teach for America enters third year in Ohio
    For more background on TFA, check out http://reconsideringtfa.wordpress.com/

    Faith leaders hold week-long prayer vigil at Ohio Statehouse
    I think this is the wrong link to the audio. Its Andy Chow about cigarette taxes.

    A $30 million plan to turn Cleveland's Public Square from gray to green
    The current plan is for the Land Bank, RTA, and Mr. Jeremy Paris to run a bus line through the new Public Square and cutting the park in half. Save Public Squar...

    Medina County residents question safety of proposed natural gas pipeline
    I'm very concerned about this nexus project. I've received mail requesting my permission to allow the company to survey my property. I don't understand how thi...

    A small group of tea party and Democrats protest at Kasich campaign stop
    Enjoyed your excellent coverage of the statehouse for sometime now, never dreamed I'd be on. The feedback from people has been great. Thank you. Doris Adams

    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