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Noon headlines: Nov. 9, 2012: Boehner, RTA, Gee's pay and protests
Boehner press conference; RTA driver attacks, Ohio State pay and protests

Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
In The Region:
  • Boehner pressures President Obama to make deficit deal work
  • Another RTA driver attacked
  • OSU's Gee pay boosted to about $2 million
  • Ohio State protesters tossed from trustees' meeting
  • Boehner pressures President Obama to make deficit deal work
    House Speaker John Boehner today put the pressure on President Obama to figure out how to come up with a deficit-cutting deal that does not include tax increases on wealthy people – or anyone else.

    According to Politico, the southwest Ohio Republican insists “this is an opportunity for the president to lead. This is his moment to work on a solution that can pass both chambers.”

     Boehner insists that raising tax rates will slow down the economy. President Obama consistently campaigned on an increase on taxes on incomes above $250,000 a year as one way to start bringing down the deficit, and exit polling suggests 60 percent of Americans agreed.

    Another RTA driver attacked
    Cleveland’s public transit agency is investigating an  assault on a bus driver --- during the same week it fired another driver involved in an assault.  The RTA says Gregory Vranekovic  was hit in the face several times Thursday afternoon when someone trying to get on the bus, refused to pay and got his foot caught in a closing door. The union representing Greater Cleveland RTA bus drivers held a press conference, demanding the agency improve safety for drivers. This week, the RTA fired driver Artis Hughs after he punched a belligerent woman passenger in September. The incident was captured on a cell phone and went viral on YouTube.

    OSU's Gee pay boosted to about $2 million
    Ohio State University trustees boosted the pay this morning of President Gordon Gee to 3 percent and added a nearly $334,000 bonus for meeting fundraising and new initiative goals.

    The increase in pay alone brings Gee to a base salary of nearly $860,000. And his total package is now worth about $2 million.

    Ohio State protesters tossed from trustees' meeting
    A group of Ohio State students was ejected from that board  meeting today after they objected to an apparel contract that they say supports sweat-shop labor.

    About a dozen students interrupted Gee to object to a contract the board is considering with the Dallas Cowboys' merchandising arm for athletic apparel.

    Gee told the students he doesn't "negotiate in public" and told them to leave. Campus police escorted the students out. One student said police barred her from going back in the room to get her purse after they pulled her out of the room.



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