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AG candidate Pepper racks up 180 parking tickets since 2000
Other headlines: Oil spill forces closure of Ohio River; Toledo mayor calls algae bloom  "an environmental attack."
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Oil spill forces closure of Ohio River
  • Toledo mayor calls algae bloom  "an environmental attack." 
  • HUD charges Kent State with violating Fair Housing Act
  • Cleveland Foundation grants $5 million for Flats to lake link
  • AG candidate Pepper racks up 180 parking tickets since 2000
    Democratic attorney general candidate David Pepper has paid nearly $10,000 in parking fines over the past 14 years after being ticketed more than 180 times, according to The Associated Press.

    Pepper, who faces Republican incumbent Mike DeWine this fall, was ticketed mostly for parking at meters that had expired or in no-parking zones. He also was ticketed about a dozen times for displaying expired plates.

    The AP review shows Pepper, a Cincinnati lawyer, was cited an average of 13 times a year, most recently in July.

    A campaign spokesman said Pepper got many of the tickets while attending late meetings, “amid a hectic schedule.”

    The Democrat's dozens of parking tickets come to light as Democrats' gubernatorial candidate, Ed FitzGerald, faces criticism for lacking a valid driver's license for a decade.

     
    Oil spill forces closure of Ohio River
    The U.S. Coast Guard has closed 15 miles of the Ohio River after an estimated 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the river about 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati.

    A Duke Energy official says the spill happened late last night at one of its substations.

    An official with the Cincinnati Marine Safety Detachment says it will take several days to clean up the spill and that a vacuum likely will be needed to suck the oil out of the water.

    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is on scene.


    Toledo mayor calls algae bloom  "an environmental attack."
    Toledo's mayor compares the city's recent water emergency to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in terms of being a wake-up call for community action.

    Mayor D. Michael Collins tells the Toledo Blade that the water crisis earlier this month should change attitudes about water concerns the same way the terrorist attacks changed attitudes about terrorism preparedness.

    He called the water contaminated by blooming algae in Lake Erie "an environmental attack." 

    About 400,000 people were left without clean tap water Aug. 2 to Aug 4 when toxins produced by the algae got into the city's water supply.

    Also on Monday the city council questioned the administration's utilities leaders about water testing, the emergency response and the progress of the planned $300 million in renovations to the water plant.

     

    HUD charges Kent State with violating Fair Housing Act
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has charged Kent State University with housing discrimination for refusing to allow a student with disabilities keep an emotional support animal in her campus apartment. 

    The charge announced today stems from complaints filed in 2010 by a Kent State student who was told she could not keep a therapy dog. 

    A doctor had prescribed a companion dog to treat the student’s anxiety. 

    According to HUD, the Fair Housing Act requires a waiver to “no-pet” policies for people who use support animals.

    Kent State was not able to respond at this time.


    Cleveland Foundation grants $5 million for Flats to lake link
    The Cleveland Foundation today announced a $5 million gift to fund the Cleveland Metroparks' project to build a hike and bike trail from the Flats to the Lakefront.

    The Plain Dealer reports the grant is being funneled through the Trust for Public Land, a nationwide private non-profit that helps to build public parks and protects land from development.

    The Lake Link Trail will connect to the Towpath Trail.

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