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.

Wayside Furniture

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

Don Drumm Studios


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


Medina County city hit by tornado to consider bringing back sirens
Other morning headlines: Cleveland a finalist for RNC 2016; Nearly 240 fugitives turn themselves in
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 
The latest WKSU news headlines: 

Medina County city hit by tornado to consider bringing back sirens
A northeast Ohio community where a tornado touched down this week will consider reactivating its tornado warning sirens. A councilman in Brunswick, in Medina County, says he plans to discuss the issue of the non-working sirens at a meeting next month. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Brunswick during a storm on Monday night, damaging dozens of homes. No injuries were reported. WEWS reports that the city disabled the sirens nearly six years ago when officials say they got hacked. Since then, the city has used a reverse 911 system, sending severe weather alerts to phones and via email. The cost to get the sirens up and running again would be about $60,000.

Cleveland a finalist for RNC 2016
Cleveland and Dallas are the finalists to host the 20-16 Republican National Convention. Denver and Kansas City have been eliminated.  Speculation early on Wednesday had Cleveland being cut from the running. But following the vote, RNC officials called Cleveland and Dallas “world class cities that know how to roll out the welcome mat.” The RNC has visited Cleveland twice, most recently earlier this month to gauge the city’s ability to fund and host such a large event. The winning city must raise about 60-million dollars. The RNC is expected to make its final choice in August. The Democratic National Committee also announced Wednesday that Cleveland is one of six cities it is considering for its 2016 convention, as is Columbus. Cleveland is the only city competing for both conventions.

Closing arguments Thursday in Suarez trial
The prosecution and defense are ready to present final arguments at the federal trial of a North Canton businessman accused of illegally funneling campaign contributions to two prominent Republican politicians. Seventy-two-year-old Ben Suarez is accused of using employees, relatives and others to donate $100,000 each to Congressman Rep. Jim Renacci's 2012 congressional campaign and state Treasurer Josh Mandel's failed U.S. Senate bid. Suarez faces eight counts related to those allegations. The judge dismissed two obstruction charges, ruling that there was insufficient evidence for the jury to consider those counts. Attorneys for Suarez have said in court that he reimbursed the contributors but didn't know it was illegal and shouldn't be found guilty.

Nearly 240 fugitives turn themselves in
Ohio's attorney general says nearly 240 people turned themselves in during the first day of a Fugitive Safe Surrender Program in the Akron area. The program gives individuals with misdemeanors and low-level felonies the chance to resolve their warrants in a church or other community-based setting. The program is being held in Summit County through Saturday. The event isn't an amnesty program, but judges probably will give consideration to those voluntarily surrendering.

Diebold to acquire PIN pad maker
Green-based ATM and security system maker Diebold says it’s acquiring a Danish company known for its research and development in secure payment methods, including encrypting PIN pad technology. Cryptera has sold more than one million payment devices globally and generated revenues of nearly $30 million in 2013. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Swimming advisories posted in Cleveland
Swimming advisories have been posted at Cleveland’s Edgewater Beach after raw sewage was discharged into Lake Erie. The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District indicated that the heavy rains caused a sewer overflow at Edgewater, which caused the discharge of the raw sewage into the lake. The district says it will continue to conduct daily water quality testing.

Racinos poised to make more money than casinos
Ohio's racinos are on track to make more money than the state's four casinos. The state's casinos reported $71 million in revenue in May while Ohio's five racinos — which offer horse racing and slot machines, but no table games — made $55 million in profit. But with new racinos slated to open this fall in Dayton and in the Youngstown area, the racinos could soon become the overall revenue leader. Slot machines at the racinos are already taking in more money than the slots at casinos in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo and Cincinnati. Experts are telling the Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1lgbpTx ) that the key is location: racinos tend to be located in the suburbs and are easier for people to get to.

 

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

FitzGerald isn't giving up, but many Stark voters are worried, wary and weary
SB5 stands for "Snow Ball 5" because voters have about a snow ball's chance of remembering what it was.

Columbus groups are trying to pass a Bill of Rights to combat fracking
Its about time we make a stand against the criminal actions of an entire Indsutry.

Crystal Ball says Ohio governor's race is done
How much is the Kasich campaign paying you to keep repeating the phrase "woman who is not his wife"? Fitzgerald was in the car with a friend who happens to be f...

Plane that crashed killing Case students is a popular training aircraft
The following is incorrect. The last few words should read "UNDER maximum gross take-off weight." “They have a normal take-off speed and all those take-off...

Exploradio: The never-ending war against superbugs
Super Federico ,we are so proud of you ,and very lucky to be among your friends . Keep it up human kind needs people like you to survive .Thanks for being so d...

Ohio's Lyme disease-carrying tick population is exploding
Interesting report. The last sentence needs some editing. It isn't a good idea to "save garments carrying ticks for analysis." The garments carrying t...

Teach for America enters third year in Ohio
For more background on TFA, check out http://reconsideringtfa.wordpress.com/

Faith leaders hold week-long prayer vigil at Ohio Statehouse
I think this is the wrong link to the audio. Its Andy Chow about cigarette taxes.

A $30 million plan to turn Cleveland's Public Square from gray to green
The current plan is for the Land Bank, RTA, and Mr. Jeremy Paris to run a bus line through the new Public Square and cutting the park in half. Save Public Squar...

Medina County residents question safety of proposed natural gas pipeline
I'm very concerned about this nexus project. I've received mail requesting my permission to allow the company to survey my property. I don't understand how thi...

Copyright © 2014 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