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.

Greater Akron Chamber

Don Drumm Studios

Wayside Furniture

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

Ohio lawmakers try to soften impact of carbon ruling
Other headlines: GOP hopes to pick up voters in Cuyahoga County; Ohio Senate votes to cut number of teacher evaluations

Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
Download (WKSU Only)
  • GOP hopes to pick up voters in Cuyahoga County
  • Ohio Senate votes to cut number of teacher evaluations
  • Law limits teen access to prescription painkillers
  • Ohio high court to hear arguments from execution survivor
  • Ohio lawmakers try to soften impact of carbon ruling
    An Ohio House committee has approved a bill intended to limit the impact of a newly announced federal plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.

    The U.S. EPA announced the rule Monday, part of President Barack Obama's goal of reducing pollution linked to global warming.

    Ohio's plan would require the state to protect electric affordability and to minimize harm to industrial and residential consumers.

    Some states that rely heavily on coal have objected to the federal effort. Ohio gets 70 percent of its electricity from coal.

    GOP hopes to pick up voters in Cuyahoga County
    The site selection committee for the 2016 Republican National Convention is touring Cleveland today.

    Cleveland is one of four cities on the short list to host the convention.

    Committee chair Enid Mickelsen says if Cleveland hosts the event, the GOP could gain voters in the traditionally Democratic Cuyahoga County - “And we feel that the more people get to know who we really are and not that boogie man that they sometimes see described by some of the pundits, we feel that the more people get to know us, the more Republican voters we’ll have.” 

    Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, are also in the running for GOP presidential convention.

    Mickelsen says the committee could announce its choice by mid-August.

    Ohio Senate votes to cut number of teacher evaluations
    A proposal to cut the number of state-mandated evaluations required for top-rated public school teachers has been slipped into a Senate bill as a way around House opposition.

    In a surprise maneuver today, the Senate Education Committee added the change to a separate bill, the education mid biennial review, and it passed with all but one vote.

    The proposal was prompted by educators' concerns that Ohio's new evaluation rules that require more classroom observation sessions, reports and conferences are misdirecting district resources.

    Law limits teen access to prescription painkillers
    Ohio lawmakers have passed a bipartisan measure aimed at preventing youth drug abuse by requiring a guardian's consent before a minor is prescribed painkillers.

    The bill also would limit supplies of painkillers to minors to three days.

    The bill’s co-sponsor Republican Rep. Stephanie Kunze (KOON'-zee), from Columbus says the issue caught her attention when she learned about a girl who was prescribed painkillers without parental consent and later abused the drugs.

    Ohio high court to hear arguments from execution survivor
    The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments from a condemned killer who survived a botched execution almost five years ago.

    Romell Broom argures that a second attempt to put him to death amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

    The state stopped Broom's 2009 execution after two hours when executioners failed to find a usable vein following 18 attempts to insert needles.

    The 57-year-old Broom is only the second inmate to survive an execution in U.S. history and the only via lethal injection.

    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