News Home
Quick Bites
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
On AirNewsClassical
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Levin Furniture


Meaden & Moore

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

Search continues for missing boaters in Lake Erie
Mumps outbreak spreads in Columbus; Poll shows most Ohioans support renewable energy standards

Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
  • Mumps outbreak spreads in Columbus
  • Poll shows most Ohioans support renewable energy standards
  • No pro-football for Akron's Rubber Bowl
  • Cleveland Metroparks review plans for Acacia property
  • Search continues for missing boaters in Lake Erie
    The U.S. Coast Guard says the body of a missing boater has been found in Lake Erie and they're continuing to search for three others.

    The search is centered around South Bass Island where crews found a partially submerged boat this morning.

    Coast Guard boats and helicopters began looking for the missing boaters overnight.

    The four boaters went on a fishing trip Wednesday and were supposed to return early in the evening.

    The families of the missing have requested that their names not be released at this time.

    Mumps outbreak spreads in Columbus
    Columbus health officials say they've confirmed 2 cases of mumps at a local community college as an outbreak of the illness continues.

    Columbus Public Health says two Columbus State Community College students have been included in the official case count.

    Officials have confirmed 230 cases of the contagious viral illness in the area this year. They say 145 of those are linked to Ohio State University.

    Poll shows most Ohioans support renewable energy standards
    A new poll shows that a majority of Ohioans support the state’s renewable-energy requirements.

    The poll, sponsored by Advanced Energy Economy Ohio, showed that more than 70 percent of Ohioans back the current renewable energy standards.

    Ohio law requires utilities to produce 12.5% of energy through renewable means by 2025.

    A bill in the Ohio Senate would freeze those levels at today’s 2.5 percent mark.

    The freeze is supported by Akron-based utility FirstEnergy and some businesses.  Other businesses, environmentalists and the Ohio Manufacturers Association are among the bill’s detractors.

    No pro-football for Akron's Rubber Bowl
    Developers who recently bought the University of Akron's old football stadium have dropped a plan to pursue a pro football team for the facility and are pitching a multiuse entertainment venue instead.

    The proposal by Team 1 Marketing Group also includes adding a dome to the Rubber Bowl.

    Team 1's Sean Mason tells the Akron Beacon Journal the goal is a spring 2015 opening for concerts and sporting events such as boxing, mixed martial arts and wrestling.

    Complicating the proposal is the possibility that Federal Aviation Administration approval might be needed for the dome because the Rubber Bowl is near the Akron airport.

    Cleveland Metroparks review plans for Acacia property
    Commissioners at Cleveland Metroparks are getting details on an ecological restoration plan for a former golf course.

    The Conservation Fund, a Virginia-based private nonprofit conservation group, paid more than $14 million for the Acacia Reservation and then deeded it over to the Metroparks.

    The Plain Dealer reports the arrangement includes a requirement that the park will never be used for golf and will return to nature instead.

    The plan is being created by Metroparks staff and Biohabitats Inc., a company that specializes in conservation planning and ecological restoration.

    Add Your Comment


    E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


    Page Options

    Print this page

    E-Mail this page / Send mp3

    Share on Facebook

    Stories with Recent Comments

    Kasich campaign evokes dark images of a Trump presidency

    Backers of legalizing marijuana in Ohio promise to be back in 2016
    We should be aloud to grow more than 4 plants and not have to register with the state considering it will be a free market.

    Akron says it's had no second thoughts about welcoming refugees
    What business does Councilman Neal own on North Hill? I'd love to support him. I am so glad to have the refugees in our neighborhood. I have lived here for 25 ...

    Scarborough says the University of Akron is trying to rebuild relationships
    In order for the University of Akron to grow and become a desirable place for students across Ohio and elsewhere, it must address the crime problem in the Akron...

    Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite wants to end pay-to-play sports fees at Ohio's schools
    You can bet Hite and Husted will also rush to the rescue of the Academic Challenge team, the speech-and-debate squad, the Science Olympians and the chess club. ...

    Ohio lawmakers consider new gun bills
    States that have gun restrictions/cities have reduced gun violence is false. CHICAGO has some of the toughest gun laaws/restrictions but yet fun violence is off...

    Cleveland's public transit system considers fare increase for 2016
    I work with individuals with disabilities. Yes some of my folks need more help than the average person. As a whole, the group I work with however can manuver ju...

    Community group sues to re-open part of Wadsworth hospital
    My father was part of the founding group of citizens which started the "new" Wadsworth/Rittman Hospital. For some reason the leadership for the future of the ho...

    The Cleveland Museum of Art presents painters who loved their gardens
    brilliant masterpiece, Greetings from

    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