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Case Western promises to boost security following robbery
Fracking fire reveals lack of communication among agencies; P&G protesters reject plea deal
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • 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.

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