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.

Lehmans

NOCHE

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
Government and Politics


Pepper says DeWine's million dollar contracts dwarf his parking tickets
Democrat accuses the Republican incumbent of pay-to-play politics
Story by M.L. SCHULTZE AND KABIR BHATIA


 
David Pepper racked up nearly $10,000 in parking tickets in 14 years.
Courtesy of File photo
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

With hopes of winning the governorship damaged by scandals surrounding Ed FitzGerald, Ohio Democrats are shifting resources from the top of the ticket to a campaign focused on getting out the vote to boost their other statewide office candidates.

One of the down-ticket Democrats in David Pepper, who is running an aggressive campaign against Attorney General Mike DeWine. He was stumping in Northeast Ohio Friday. And he was pushing voters to pay more attention to millions of dollars in contracts awarded by DeWine to campaign donors than to the $10,000 in parking tickets Pepper had accumulated over 14 years.

LISTEN: Pepper on what should count in politics

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:25)


“I guess over the last 14 years -- about once a month -- I got a parking ticket.  It's not great, but that's what happened.  But the idea that that is somehow the equivalent of rigging bids for friends and all that.  I mean, we have massive problems in the Attorney General’s office.  And they obviously [don’t] wanna talk about those problems.

"They haven't answered any questions about what they did here.  So they're trying to distract by literally recycling a story from a decade ago.”

Pepper says he accrued the tickets while driving all over Hamilton County dealing with riots, terrible police-community relations and disinvestment.

 

 

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

Three exonerated of murder convictions from 18 years ago
Thanks heavens that none of them have been condemned to death. This alons should convince the USA to join the civilized world by abolishing the death penalty. E...

Kombucha: a sweet business brewed with fermented tea
Stevia is not an artificial sweetener. It is a plant. I have one growing in my sunroom. The leaves are dried and added to teas. It's harvested commercially and...

Bringing back ballet in Cleveland
I do think Ballet in Cleveland is doing good things, but the fact that director says "When we have flourishing companies like the New York City Ballet and the A...

Report confirms some Vietnam veterans may have been exposed to Agent Orange
was in nam 1969 exposed va stated lost medical records was in lawsuit from 197? till settled 0 $ 2010 ? said all nam vets will get back disability till 198? jus...

Mentorship grant program redefines "faith-based" provision
Can't anyone have values, beliefs, and morals anymore? How is it anymore unconstitutional for a school partner with a "faith-based" organization than any other ...

Exploradio: The challenge of finding a healthy balance with technology
Thank you, Jeff, for another well done Exploradio. I always learn something interesting about what is happening in NE Ohio.

Northeast Ohio's transgender community rallies around restroom issue
A good first step would be for Cleveland to require restaurants to have a public restroom. Cleveland is the only city I've ever been in where restaurants somet...

Vapor shops say tobacco tax hikes could hit them hard
Maybe you should be DOING a study, since every time you've tried to villianize them all that's happened was the opposite. I'm not a fan of alcohol that's flavor...

New law gives access to birth records to Ohio adoptees
Can siblings also look for their missing brother or sister? And how do we go about it?

Ida McKinley's tiara comes home, with the help of "Pawn Stars"
I donated to the fund to keep the tiara at the museum where I believe it belongs. I took my 16 year old granddaughter to the showing I dont think it will be som...

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