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.

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

Hennes Paynter Communications

The Holden Arboretum


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


New look unveiled for Cleveland's Public Square
Other headlines: Search continues for missing boaters; Watershed district cuts tax assessments in half
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Search continues for missing boaters
  • Watershed district cuts tax assessments in half
  • Organic farmer sentenced to probation for pot plants
  • Ohio fines prison food contractor
  • New look unveiled for Cleveland's Public Square 
    The City of Cleveland has unveiled plans for a major renovation of its signature downtown space.

    Mayor Frank Jackson’s Group Plan Commission has released the architectural drawings for a revamped Public Square.

    The Plain Dealer reports that the $30 million project calls for routing traffic around the square, and removing two blocks of Ontario Street that run through it.

    The plan includes a cafe, a “splash zone” water feature and a lawn for outdoor events.

    Planners hope to break ground on the project this fall and completed in time for Cleveland’s bid to host a national political convention in 2016.


    Search continues for missing boaters
    Coast Guard crews resumed the search this morning for two missing fisherman in the waters off Port Clinton.

    The bodies of two of the boaters missing since Wednesday night have been recovered.

    The victims are 33-year-old Amy Santus of Perrysburg and 16-year-old Paige Widmer of Leesville, South Carolina.

    Both were wearing life jackets.

    The names of their missing companions, two men in their 30’s, have not been released.


    Watershed district cuts tax assessments in half
    The Muskingum Watershed District is cutting its tax assessments in half for nearly 500,000 property owners.

    Landowners in counties stretching from Medina and Summit south to Washington and Noble will see a 50-percent drop next year in their property tax bills from $12 to $6.

    The District made the cuts thanks to big returns from natural gas royalties.

    The district gets about $11 million a year from the assessments, and it’s gotten close to $78 million in signing bonuses for drilling leases. Royalties add another $3 million. 


    Organic farmer sentenced to probation for pot plants
    An Ohio judge is allowing an organic farmer to keep his 5-acre property despite the discovery that he was growing hundreds of marijuana plants.

    Defendant Adam Welly is the co-founder of one of central Ohio's largest organic farms and the supplier of food to restaurants throughout the region.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports that Welly was sentenced to spend five years probation for growing the marijuana found on his Union County farm last summer. 


    Ohio fines prison food contractor
    A private food vendor says it's committed to fixing problems with its contract feeding thousands of Ohio prison inmates.

    A spokeswoman for Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services, says the company encountered staffing and operational challenges expected in a large transition.

    The state privatized its food service operations last year with a $110 million contract with Aramark through 2015.

    The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said Friday it is fining Aramark more than $142,000 for failing to meet contractual requirements.

    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

    Terry Pluto: U of A's new athletic director has the toughest job in town
    It is a hard sell. The Students do not want to go to the football games and they do not want to pay for the program. They have a lot of student loan debt and t...

    Akron considering the future of the B.F. Goodrich smokestacks
    This BFGoodrich alumna says, "Thank you, Dave Lieberth!"

    State creates panel to look at Ohio charter school sponsors
    It is more than disturbing that charter schools, which seemed like a good idea years ago, have begun to cripple public school education.

    DEVO mural in Akron is now on display downtown
    The installation is not at the former site of Chili Dog Mac. CDM was one block north on the other side of Main St.

    New report shows growth in white collar jobs for Northeast Ohio
    Unfortunately, there are fewer jobs in comparison to the number of professionals applying for them. I have been had a full time job since June 2012. In order to...

    Advocacy group: Ohio could lead in clean energy
    Ohio Legislators, You are supposed to be our leaders but you're not taking us where we want to go - where we need to go!

    Campaign for and against marijuana legalization begins
    Cannabis legalization needs to happen as soon as possible! But not if it gives monopolies to a selected few to grow and sell the herb. Responsible Ohio's mono...

    Heinen's in downtown Cleveland sponsors a contest for food entrepreneurs
    Love that this took place right here! What a way to support local. Thank you Heinens! Love this quote, as a small local biz, I agree, it's big!! "To be a small...

    Pluto: How the Indians' blockbuster deal went bust
    Terry, As a long time reader of yours I am generally on the same page - and we're also about the same age. Anyway, like many, I am dismayed at the greedy and en...

    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