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.

Akron Children's Hospital

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.


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


First human cases of West Nile virus reported in Ohio
Other headlines: Ohio River diesel spill flows down stream; Smucker's sales fall 2% in first quarter
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Smucker's sales fall 2% in first quarter
  • First human cases of West Nile virus reported
  • Texas driller sues Ohio man over anti-waste well billboard
  • Reservoir in Norwalk shows unsafe levels of algal toxin 
  • First human cases of West Nile virus reported
    This year’s first human cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Ohio have been reported.  One of them is a 78-year-old Cleveland woman, and the other is a 24-year-old woman in Muskingum County.  The woman from Cleveland is being treated for encephalitis. The 24-year-old has been released from the hospital. 

    Dr. Richard Gary of the Ohio Department of Health says this West Nile virus season should be milder this season.

    Gary says infection rates in mosquitoes this year are very low compared to the outbreak year of 2012 when they were about ten time higher than now.  He says, "this is looking like a pretty normal West Nile year, not a particularly bad one.”

    Gary attributes the lower numbers to the cooler weather.  But he says people should still take precautions to avoid mosquito bites such as using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants in the evening when mosquitoes are most active.  

    Officials say 80 percent of people who are infected with West Nile Virus do not show any symptoms.


    Ohio River diesel spill flows down stream

    Drinking water plants in Ohio and Kentucky have resumed pumping water from the Ohio River after a diesel fuel spill led them to stop intake of river water.

    The districts stopped pumping water from the river after a Monday night spill at a Duke Energy power dumped about 5,000 gallons of fuel oil into the waterway.

    A 15-mile river section, which had closed after the spill, also reopened Tuesday with some restrictions. Vessels traveling through must get Coast Guard clearance and maintain a safe speed.

     
    Smucker's sales fall 2% in first quarter
    J.M Smucker Co.’s quarterly earnings fell slightly short of analysts’ estimates at the start of the fiscal year. 

    The Orrville-based company today reported earnings of $116 million for the quarter.

    Sales fell 2% to $1.32 billion, driven by increased promotional activities in its U.S. retail coffee segment. 

    Smucker shares have declined slightly since the beginning of the year. The stock has decreased 5 percent in the last 12 months.


    Texas driller sues Ohio man over anti-waste well billboard
    An eastern Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing a deep-injection well is facing a legal threat from the well's Texas operator.

    Texas-based Buckeye Brine alleges that the billboards paid for by Michael Boals of Coshocton contain false and defamatory attacks against its well, which injects contaminated wastewater from oil and gas drilling.

    An environmental legal group argues quoting prophecy from Revelation — on men dying from waters "made bitter" — is Boals' free-speech right.

    The company says its well is safe and legal and the messages are misleading. 

     
    Reservoir in Norwalk shows unsafe levels of algal toxin
    Officials in Norwalk say the city’s drinking water is safe as they battle a harmful algal bloom in a reservoir.

    The Sandusky Register reports that test results released Tuesday showed 22 parts per billion of microcystin toxin, nearly four times the safe limit for for recreational use.

    Norwalk doesn't draw drinking water from the Upper Reservoir, but residents are being warned not to let pets drink from it.

    Snyder says the city's drinking water has no shown any algal toxins.

    Earlier this month, toxins from algae in Lake Erie left about 400,000 people in Toledo without clean tap water for several days.

    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

    Will Ohio's marijuana initiative follow casinos' lead?
    We just ask to have marijuana legalized and here comes some nimrod trying to rob us of our rights and make us buy it from some legalized new type DRUG DEALER th...

    Fancy dinners from humble beginnings at The Blue Door
    Grandma of Chris Miller moved to Florida in a retirement community but I sure miss the Falls and the Blue Door, and the fine service and the true friendship of ...

    The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
    Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

    A guide for gift-shopping for older Ohians
    I'll never be to old for peanut brittle.

    Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
    Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

    Cleveland Hugo Boss workers are fighting for their jobs again
    Bro. Ginard; I support your effert to keep your jobs, I understand all about concesions, I was a Union offical from 1965 until 1991 and the company th...

    Asian Carp control could benefit from bill passed by House, heading to the Senate
    help me fight the battle against invasive carp by method of harvest

    Ohio's Portman supports lifting limits on party political money
    If Portman was legitimately concerned about outside groups influence on elections he would have supported the DISCLOSE act. Instead he helped block it being bro...

    Study shows trade with China has cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs
    I disagree with James Dorn! If we don't change the playing field and make it a fair competition the whole US industry will be weaker and weaker. Eventually all ...

    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