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.

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

Wayside Furniture

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

County prosecutor argues clemency for death row inmate
Other headlines: Worker's comp. bureau will cut rates; Columbus sues Lyft ride share company

Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
  • Worker's comp. bureau will cut rates
  • Columbus sues Lyft ride share company
  • Ohio girl killed in tractor accident
  • County prosecutor argues for clemency for death row inmate
    Cuyahoga County’s prosecutor will argue to the Ohio parole board today that a Cleveland man deserves life in prison, not death.

    Arthur Tyler was convicted of killing Cleveland produce vendor Sanders Leach in 1983. He’s set to be executed May 28.

    Prosecutor Tim McGinty will argue Tyler's sentence should be commuted because of questions about the conviction.

    Tyler’s lawyer told the board this morning that Tyler is on death row while his co-defendant, who took responsibility for the fatal shooting, is now out of prison.

    McGinty says carrying out Tyler’s death sentence “may undermine public confidence” in the criminal justice system.

    Worker's comp. bureau will cut rates
    Private and public employers in Ohio will see a drop in rates paid to worker’s comp.

    The bureau that oversees employee injury claims is cutting premiums by 6.3 percent starting in July.

    This move comes after last year’s $1 billion rebate to companies.

    Steve Buehrer, the bureau’s administrator and CEO, told the Columbus Dispatch that worker’s comp rates for public employers is at their lowest levels in 30 years.

    He credits fewer claims, improved safety, lower-than-expected medical costs, and strong investment performance for bolstering the bureau’s finances.

    Columbus sues Lyft ride share company
    Columbus is fighting a second ride share company from setting up shop in the state capital.

    Yesterday the city filed a lawsuit against San Francisco-based Lyft. Earlier this month the city filed a restraining order against Uber.

    Both companies use cell-phone apps to connect people who need rides with drivers.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports that city officials are concerned the companies don’t have adequate insurance and drivers are not subject to background checks or vehicle inspections.

    Both services began operations in Cleveland this month without objection for city officials. 

    Ohio girl killed in tractor accident
    Authorities say a 14-year-old girl was killed and four members of her family injured when an agricultural tractor they were riding on went out of control and flipped in a western Ohio village.

    The Miami County Sheriff's Office identified the girl killed in the Wednesday afternoon crash in Covington as Michelle Burns.

    The Dayton Daily News reports the tractor was pulling a trailer filled with animal feed and some hand tools when the driver, Michelle's 43-year-old mother Tammy Burns, apparently lost control on a down incline.

    Also injured were 20-year-old Lisa Warner and her children, 18-month-old Darrin Warner and 1-month-old Kelly Warner. Lisa Warner is Tammy Burns' daughter.

    Darrin Warner was in serious condition, and Kelly Warner was in fair condition. The conditions of the others weren't available.

    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

    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

    Ohio Sen. Tom Patton proposes bill for firefighter cancer benefits
    Thank you Senator Patton. On behalf of all of those who love our firefighters; we appreciate that someone is standing up for them and their continued health. ??...

    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