Salt Storage

In hopes of getting a better price for road salt, Columbiana County and its townships and communities banded together to seek single bids, directly from salt companies.  It didn’t work. 

Columbiana County Engineer Bert Dawson says his county is typically charged more per ton for salt through the state buying program than nearby counties, and he’s never gotten a good answer for why.  So, this year, he asked the county’s, villages and townships to join a unified effort to pursue a salt buy outside the state system.

Congressman Marcy Kaptur

The Cleveland-based Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation, known as LEEDCO, has gotten a major financial boost in the decade-long effort to build the nation’s first off-shore wind energy project.

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur says the U.S. Department of Energy has picked the Cleveland project over other efforts in Virginia and New Jersey to erect six experimental wind turbines in Lake Erie.

Rosenberger Boyce

  It's not unusual to see exchanges between lawmakers get heated, especially during the frenetic pace in the days before a long recess. Still, a face-to-face altercation inside the House Chamber between the Republican speaker and a high-ranking Democrat reached an unsettling level.

wind turbines

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $40 million to the group building a wind farm in Lake Erie. It’s one of three wind-power demonstration projects in the country to get the money, and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur called it “somewhat of a surprise,” after projects in Virginia and Oregon were downgraded. The three-year award is going to LEEDCo, which is building turbines about 10 miles off the coast of Cleveland.

festival sign


Every year, Peninsula holds a festival to welcome the arrival of ramps. They’re a native species that smells like garlic and tastes like onions, and they’re highly prized by country folk and chefs alike. But the “little stinkers,” as they’re known in the Cuyahoga Valley, aren’t easy to find as WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports in today’s Quick Bite.

“Want to ride the rest of the way?” 

The weather’s fine, but it’s a bit of a walk down Riverview Road from the parking lot. So Nancy Rhodes rides the packed shuttle bus to Ramp Up Peninsula.