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.

Don Drumm Studios

Akron Children's Hospital


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


Algae bloom persists in Norwalk's Upper Reservoir
Other morning headlines: Toledo officials: Don't panic, water is safe; First batch of absentee ballots sent out 
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 
The latest WKSU morning news headlines: 

Algae bloom persists in Upper Reservoir in Norwalk
A toxic algal bloom is causing raised levels of microcystin in the Upper Reservoir in Norwalk, but officials say the drinking water is safe. The city of Norwalk in Huron County gets its drinking water from the Lower Reservoir, which has algae control methods in place. The Sandusky Register reports that the Ohio EPA is working with Norwalk to monitor the issue and says the city has an arrangement to obtain water from Northern Ohio Rural Water in an emergency. Residents are warned against letting their pets drink from the Upper Reservoir.

Toledo officials: Don't panic, water is safe
Meanwhile, Officials in Toledo — where a Lake Erie algae bloom made the city's tap water unsafe to drink earlier this month — are fighting rumors that water problems persist. The Blade newspaper reports that the rumors of another "do not drink" advisory became so persistent on Thursday that the city issued a statement asking residents not to panic. As the city was issuing the statement, residents were busy buying up bottled water at grocery stores. One man buying four cases at a Kroger store said he'd gotten a text about a pending "do not drink" advisory and also saw "random things on Facebook." 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.

First batch of absentee ballots sent out 
The Ohio Secretary of State John Husted announced he will begin mailing out more than six million absentee ballot applications for the November election to voters who were registered as of Aug. 1. More applications will be mailed out in October. A bill passed by Republicans in the Statehouse prohibits counties from mailing out their own applications, and Husted says he can only do so if lawmakers OK the funding. 

Prayer vigil underway at the Statehouse
Religious leaders launched a weeklong series of protests and prayer vigils at the Ohio Statehouse Thursday, taking on what they call "legislative extremism" on all sides. The group is challenging lawmakers to focus more on what they say are the many needy people rather than the privileged few.  It’s part of what the group calls a Moral Week of Action. The protests are modeled after a similar effort in North Carolina called Moral Mondays protesting similar laws.  

Housing sales up; down from last year
Housing sales inched up again in Ohio last month, but they’re still below the big recovery year of 2013. Sales of new and existing homes rose 1.2 percent in July from June, recovering from a slump earlier this year that was largely linked to the horrible weather through March. But July sales were still 1.2 percent lower than July of a year ago, according to the Ohio Association of Realtors.

Browns to show off renovations this weekend
The Cleveland Browns will be showing off the first phase of some $70 million in renovations at FirstEnergy Stadium at the team’s third preseason game Saturday night. The overhaul includes two new outsized video boards, as well as LED ribbon boards, and a new sound system. The team has also expanded its concessions deal with Aramark, with menu items featuring local food-scene standouts like Chris Hodgson and Michael Symon.  

Roads close Saturday as downtown Cleveland expects large sports crowds
Cleveland police have announced downtown parking restrictions in light of expectations that as many as 100,000 people will be heading into town Saturday night for Indians, Browns and Gladiators games. Parking will be off limits altogether on East 9th Street and Ontario and on parts of Lakeside and Prospect. The Indians play Houston at 7:05. The Browns start their last pre-season game at 8:05. And the Gladiators are playing the Arena Football championship game at Quicken Loans arena starting at 8 p.m. 

Westlake cardiologist charged with fraud 
A cardiologist in Westlake is facing federal charges that he performed unnecessary procedures and billed Medicare and other insurers $7.2 million to cover them. The 16-count indictment accuses Dr. Harold Persaud of health care fraud and making false statements over a period of six years. Persaud had a private medical practice and had privileges at Fairview Hospital, St. John’s Medical Center and Southwest General Hospital, According to the indictment, he switched codes on procedures to bill at higher rates as well as  performed tests and heart caths and other procedures that weren’t medically called for. 

Elyria schools' popular "pink cookie" goes into retirement
New federal nutritional guidelines for school cafeterias has meant the end of a favorite — and locally famous — treat in one northeast Ohio school district. The federal government's edict to provide healthier foods and cut fats and cholesterol put an end of the sale of the traditional Elyria pink cookie — a buttery sweet treat with pink icing. The pink cookie has been a favorite for four decades. The district will still bake the cookies for special orders.

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

Ohio lawmakers propose grants for home construction for disabled people
We have been trying to have a "Visitability Bill" passed for years. Thanks, Greg

Lake County crimes may give Trump immigration fodder
Shoddy reporting at best. "Mixed views" The question that came to my mind was, "How many people did he have to interview to get "mixed views". Do the two peo...

Ohio's U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announces plans to improve Medicare by lowering prescription costs for seniors
Sounds good. I'm living in Florida to escape the snow. So far it's working. I retired from GM in 2000. Keep pushing for all the working people. In the long run ...

The tiny town that time, and elections, forgot may go out of existence
Thank you for this story. I grew up in Limaville, my parents home is there still...unsellable due to the septic/sewer problem. Sometimes I am sorry I left...wis...

Where Ohio'sJohn Kasich stands in the presidential polls
We are fans of Gov. Kasich since he served in the House of Representatives. It pleases us to finally see him as the potential President of the United States. We...

Cleveland hosts the first national Movement for Black Lives conference
What a wonderful experience this was, So much love and understanding, without all of the other distractions that tend to come with organizing for change, this e...

Air Force unit gets training and Youngstown gets rid of some eyesores
Do they have to totally destroy all the beautiful oak and leaded windows, which I am thinking are probably there? Do they just have to destroy them like that? C...

Jewish challah and Native American fry bread at an Akron cultural exchange
Each time I saw the young students relate to each other, I got goose bumps. These young students can and hopefully will teach all of us to live and respect eac...

One of the Cleveland Orchestra's most celebrated musicians bids farewell
I had the honor of studying with Franklin Cohen in the late 80s and early 90s. He is unparalleled both as a clarinetist and as a musician. His deep personal war...

Summa's dress code is not 'etched in stone'
SOME OF THESE POLICIES ARE A COMPLETE JOKE. UNLESS YOU ARE DOING THESE TYPE OF JOBS EVERY DAY, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IS COMFORTABLE AND REASONABLE OR NOT. UNLESS ...

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