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.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Hospice of the Western Reserve

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


Cleveland RTA trains disrupted when retaining wall gave way
Other noon headlines: Goodyear vets; bioscience investment; immigrant children; Smokey Bear
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
About 80 percent of Cleveland RTA passengers ride buses, but the 20 percent on trains are seeing disruptions today.
Courtesy of Greater Cleveland RTA
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
  • Train service is out for the day for Cleveland RTA
  • Goodyear plans to hire 1,000 more vets
  • Investments in bioscience in NE Ohio nears $100 million
  • Ohio congressman and others say the region can't handle immigrant children
  • The Ohio State Fair needs a new bear
  • LISTEN: Shaffer on the disruption

    Other options:
    Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:22)


    Train service is out for the day for Cleveland RTA
    A collapsed wall at a Greater Cleveland RTA station -- and other problems caused by the weekend of heavy rain -- will be disrupting train service in Cleveland at least until tomorrow. The wall collapsed over night at the Buckeye Woodhill station along the Blue Green line on the east side. Crews continue to clear away debris and to check tracks for flooding.

    RTA spokeswoman Mary Shaffer says buses will continue to serve the Blue line area from Shaker Square to Tower City, as well as the entire Green Line. But passengers can expect delays.

    “We do not anticipate that we have train service today at all on the Blue or Green line that is not currently running. We’re just going to make sure that we’re doing it safely and as quickly as possible. So we’re trying to find some bigger buses so we can serve more people as we head into the evening hours.”

    Engineers are still trying to figure out why the wall gave way. The Ohio Department of Transportation has been working on a bridge in the area as well.

    Five counties in Northeast Ohio remain under a flash-flood watch until 4 this afternoon.

    Goodyear plans to hire 1,000 more vets
    Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is committing to hiring another 1,000 military veterans, to add to the thousand it’s hired over the last two years. 

    Goodyear met its earlier three-year hiring goal more than a year early, and thinks it can hire 1,000 more vets over the next year. The employment push was done with the nationwide Hiring Our Heroes program run by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Goodyear formed an employee veterans association to help people with the transition from military to civilian life.

    Investments in bioscience in NE Ohio nears $100 million
    A new report from Bioenterprise says local companies have raised nearly $100 million from investors in bioscience in the first six months of this year. 

    The report from the economic development agency based in Cleveland also says  investment in Northeast Ohio startups and early-stage companies grew by 20 percent compared to the first half of last year. 

    The Cleveland area was third in the Midwest region, coming in behind Minneapolis and just behind Detroit.

    Ohio congressman and others say the region can't handle immigrant children
    Republican Congressman Mike Turner and other Dayton-area politicians have sent a letter to President Barack Obama saying the city's mayor doesn't speak for the region in her offer to shelter some of the immigrant children crossing the U.S. border. The Dayton Daily News reports that they claim the region doesn't have the resources to deal with the influx.

    The Ohio State Fair needs a new bear
    State officials want $80,000 to replace the 55-year-old Smokey Bear figure that greets visitors by name at the Ohio State Fair.

    The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is asking the state Controlling Board for the money, saying the current Smokey is in irreparably poor condition.

    The nearly 15-foot Smokey Bear has been urging people to prevent forest fires since 1959. The agency says it would use a federal grant to help pay for his replacement.

     

    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

    ResponsibleOhio leader says the state is trying to set Issue 3 up for failure
    Ohio suppose to believe that a group of investors were united under one cause to legalize marijuana.Once legal they all of sudden turn into 10 different compani...

    Terry Pluto: U of A's new athletic director has the toughest job in town
    It is a hard sell. The Students do not want to go to the football games and they do not want to pay for the program. They have a lot of student loan debt and t...

    Akron considering the future of the B.F. Goodrich smokestacks
    This BFGoodrich alumna says, "Thank you, Dave Lieberth!"

    State creates panel to look at Ohio charter school sponsors
    It is more than disturbing that charter schools, which seemed like a good idea years ago, have begun to cripple public school education.

    DEVO mural in Akron is now on display downtown
    The installation is not at the former site of Chili Dog Mac. CDM was one block north on the other side of Main St.

    New report shows growth in white collar jobs for Northeast Ohio
    Unfortunately, there are fewer jobs in comparison to the number of professionals applying for them. I have been had a full time job since June 2012. In order to...

    Advocacy group: Ohio could lead in clean energy
    Ohio Legislators, You are supposed to be our leaders but you're not taking us where we want to go - where we need to go!

    Campaign for and against marijuana legalization begins
    Cannabis legalization needs to happen as soon as possible! But not if it gives monopolies to a selected few to grow and sell the herb. Responsible Ohio's mono...

    Heinen's in downtown Cleveland sponsors a contest for food entrepreneurs
    Love that this took place right here! What a way to support local. Thank you Heinens! Love this quote, as a small local biz, I agree, it's big!! "To be a small...

    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