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.

Lehmans

Akron Children's Hospital


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


Cruze sales keep cruising despite GM recalls
Other headlines: Ohio House set to approve silencers for hunters; Toledo reporters file complaint over tank plant detention
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Ohio House set to approve silencers for hunters
  • Toledo reporters file complaint over tank plant detention
  • Death penalty unevenly pursued in Ohio
  • Cruze sales keep cruising
    Even as GM CEO Mary Barra is testifying on Capitol Hill the latest figures show sales of several GM models are up.

    The company says sales of the Lordstown-built Chevy Cruze rose 14 percent in March compared to the same period last year.  More than 65,000 Cruzes were purchased in 2014, up 17 percent over last year.

    Last Friday dealers suspended sales of some models of the car due to problems with the right front axle.

    172,000 Cruzes are part of the 6.3 million vehicle recall underway of GM cars and trucks for various defects.  2.6 million GM cars are being recalled due to a faulty ignition switch.


    Ohio House set to approve silencers for hunters
    The Ohio House is expected to vote today on a measure that will allow hunters to use silencers on their guns while hunting certain game.

    A House committee passed the bill last month with bipartisan support after lawmakers examined the devices and listened to silenced and unsilenced weapons.

    The bill allows licensed Ohio hunters to use silencers while hunting deer and other wild game, including birds, squirrels, and rabbits.  The silencer must also be properly registered.

    Backers say they protect hunters' hearing and reduce disruptions to neighbors. Opponents say quieter weapons are less safe and easier to use illegally.

     
    Toledo reporters file complaint over tank plant detention
    An Ohio newspaper and two of its journalists have filed complaints with the FBI after the staffers were detained and had cameras confiscated last week at the Army’s tank plant in Lima.

    A reporter and a photographer with the Toledo Blade filed the complaints on Tuesday alleging that their civil rights were violated when they were detained by military police Friday outside the General Dynamics plant in Lima. The reporters had not entered restricted property.

    The pair was detained for about an hour, and Fraser's cameras were confiscated outside the gates of the plant. Police told them photography of any part of the plant was prohibited. Fraser was briefly handcuffed.


    Death penalty unevenly pursued in Ohio
    A report by an anti-death penalty group criticizes the selectiveness of Ohio's capital punishment law, saying death sentences owe as much to an individual prosecutor's philosophy as the nature of the crime.

    The analysis by Ohioans to Stop Executions says Cuyahoga County, with the most capital indictments in the state, HAD charged numerous individuals with death penalty counts each year, but now charges very few.

    The report released today notes a similar trend in Franklin County, while pointing out that Hamilton County indicts few individuals but has a high death-sentence rate because it won't accept plea bargains in capital cases.

    The report also highlights the role of race, noting that two of every three Ohio death sentences since 1981 involved the killing of a white victim.

    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

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park OK's sharpshooters to thin deer herds
    In this article you mention that the Mule Deer Foundation is a "hunting group" in reality the Mule Deer Foundation is a conservation group that is over 25 years...

    In the driver's seat of history
    I believe he was a teacher of mine as James Ford Rhodes. My favorite teacher of all time! Loved learning this part of his amazing history.

    Cleveland RTA is moving Public Square bus stops beginning this week
    I am very confused. Why are you taking one or more of the park and ride 246 out of service in the morning. I looking over the new schedule I see that there ar...

    Canton school board will vote Wednesday on its high school merger
    Great to see that THE REPOSITORY is advising a 'no' vote for now! Another point, besides all the Very accurate points already made against this move is the fac...

    Some parents opting their students out of Common Core test
    I am an 8th grader at a school in Allen County. I have just recently taken the ELA performance based assessment and found it extremely difficult. It asked me a ...

    Fallout from the Ohio Supreme Court Munroe Falls ruling
    The comment by Nathan Johnson from OEC is confusing. Instead of cities being 'emboldened' to craft zoning laws that were just stricken down by this ruling, comm...

    Stopping sediment dumping in Lake Erie
    Ah, yes, the Army Coro of Engineers, the geniuses that designed the levee system in New Orleans that has made the flooding worse due to no sediment reaching the...

    Ohio charter school critic says reform bills are a good step
    The cold truth is that these charter schools are offering services beyond the what the state tests can guage. Parents and students have a choice and they are ch...

    State law trumps restrictions on oil and gas drilling in Munroe Falls
    Justice O'Neill's quote brings up a point I wish WKSU would address: since, unlike for Federal judges, our judges here in Ohio are elected, and therefore respo...

    Ohio Supreme Court invalidates local fracking bans
    If Ohio has their way, Fracking Wells will be planted in the courtyard of every town. That is if the State of Ohio can profit by it...for more on how the court ...

    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