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

Hennes Paynter Communications

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

Case Western promises to boost security following robbery
Fracking fire reveals lack of communication among agencies; P&G protesters reject plea deal

Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
  • Fracking fire reveals lack of communication among agencies
  • P&G protesters reject plea deal
  • U of Akron updates presidential home
  • Case Western promises to boost security following robbery
    Case Western Reserve University is promising additional security after four students were robbed at gunpoint this weekend.

    In a statement, the university said its grateful no one was hurt and pledged to improve campus safety.

    Four students were robbed at gunpoint Saturday by three youth wearing hoodies with bandannas over their faces.

    No arrests have been made.

    Fracking fire reveals lack of communication among agencies
    Chemicals released by a massive fire at a southern Ohio fracking well site are being blamed for poisoning a nearby creek that flows into the Ohio River.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports that wildlife officials estimate more than 70,000 fish and other wildlife were killed by the spill into Opossum Creek in Monroe County.

    USEPA investigators were frustrated by a delay by Halliburton, the company managing the site, in providing a list of chemicals in the spilled fracking fluid.

    The Dispatch reports that Halliburton provided the list of fracking chemicals to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, but that agency did not share it with EPA officials.

    P&G protesters reject plea deal
    Efforts to reach a plea deal have stalled in the case of Greenpeace activists who staged an eye-catching protest at Procter & Gamble's headquarters in Cincinnati.

    Prosecutors said today that only one protester facing charges of burglary and vandalism has indicated a willingness to accept a plea that would avoid prison time.

    The Defense attorney for the activists says they don't believe they should be charged with felony burglary.

    Activists were arrested in March after slipping past P&G's security and using a zip line to unfurl huge banners from the company's towers.

    They were protesting P&G's use of a palm oil supplier that Greenpeace links to tropical forest destruction.

    U of Akron updates presidential home
    The University of Akron plans to spend about $375,000 to renovate its presidential home for the school's new leader.

    The Akron Beacon Journal reports that it will be the first major update to the French country home since the university bought it in 1999 for $850,000.

    Scott Scarborough started his presidency this month. He's required to live in university-provided housing.

    Scarborough is expected to move into the house later this year with his wife, 6-year-old daughter and his wife's parents.

    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

    New options in Ohio for secular wedding ceremonies
    Hello Mike, I support this action. I was not previously aware of the difficulty couples may encounter in locating officials to serve in their non-religious mar...

    Northeast Ohio prepares for the next refugees -- whoever they may be
    What a better place to place refugees than in the Midwest cities that have a steady population decline. These refugees will bring much to the culture and the ec...

    Charter reform bill includes controversial change for some teachers
    I work for a former White Hat charter school; it was sold to another (for-profit) company this past summer and we were told that they would not pay into STRS/PE...

    Bhutanese resettlement has had a big economic impact
    Informative especially for nonmembers of North Hill. I appreciate the fact that you mention that the younger generation has an easier time than the elders but t...

    Ottawa County Commissioner sworn in as new house member
    Congratulations on your new appointment to the Ohio House. I'm certain you will do an outstanding job in your new role representing our district. When you have...

    Holden Arboretum opens a new canopy walk and emergent tower
    Visited the Holden Arboretum today to witness the incredible work you did constructing the tower and bridges.WOW! Very impressed. Knew the build had to be great...

    Local club works to bring back the once-prevalent American elm
    I would love to help! Where would I get some of the new Strain so I could plant them?

    Four Geauga school districts consider consolidating on the Kent State campus
    Berkshire was smart to merge with Ledgemont because it had shrinking enrollment and excess capacity at its high school. Now that Cardinal is dragging its feet ...

    Ohio Rep. John Boccieri sworn into office and hopes to look for 'middle ground' with colleagues
    Welcome back to the Statehouse, John. You are a terrific representative in the truest sense always representing the people's voice in teh district you serve. ...

    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