49-person jets

The specialty airline that wants to return regularly scheduled passenger service to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport is shooting for a Spring start. WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports. 

Aerodynamics Inc. wants to offer four round-trip flights daily from Youngstown to Chicago. 

There’s been no regular passenger service from the airport in Vienna Township since 2002.

Last month the U.S. Department of Transportation gave ADI a conditional “go-ahead.”  And airline Vice President Mickey Bowman says the conditions can be met in time for a May 1st service launch. 

photo of Keith Faber

The bill to defund Planned Parenthood is on its way to Gov. John Kasich’s desk, and he’s expected to sign it before the primary in South Carolina on Feb.  20.

The Ohio House voted 59-32 Wednesday to defund Planned Parenthood. The bill now awaits Gov. Kasich’s signature.

The bill strips from the organization more than $1.3 million earmarked for cancer screenings, HIV testing and services other than abortions. But backers of this bill say the money would be better spent at community health clinics throughout the state. Opponents of the bill say there are not enough clinics throughout Ohio that can provide those services.

John Kasich in New Hampshire

After John Kasich surged to second place in the New Hampshire presidential primary, frontrunner Donald Trump declared he may have to get tougher on the Ohio governor in the next phase of the campaign – in part because of Kasich’s attacks on him. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze takes a closer look what’s shaping perceptions back in Ohio as the battle between two of the Republican hopefuls heats up.  

Kevin Kern

The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees faced a packed house today for its first meeting since the school’s Faculty Senate overwhelmingly voted “no confidence” in President Scott Scarborough.

The mostly uneventful meeting saw about two dozen students and faculty show up a day after 26 of the school’s academic chairs and directors asked Ohio’s Chancellor for a change in university leadership, and a week after the faculty senate vote.