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

The Holden Arboretum

Lehmans


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


Noon news headlines for Nov. 13, 2012
Ohio execution moves forward despite innocence claims; Toledo casino covers neighbor's extra expenses; Cuts coming in food stamp benefits
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Ohio execution moves forward despite innocence claims 
  • Toledo casino covers neighbor's extra expenses
  • Cuts coming in food stamp benefits 
  • Woman serves sidewalk sentence
  • Ohio execution moves forward despite innocence claims 
    The state of Ohio executed a condemned killer this morning who claimed he was innocent of a 1997 stabbing.

    Brett Hartmann came within about a week of execution in 2009 before federal courts allowed him to pursue an innocence claim.

    When that claim failed, Hartman had a new date set last year, but that was postponed because of a federal lawsuit over Ohio’s execution policy.

    Hartmannwas the 49th inmate put to death since Ohio resumed executions in 1999.

     
    Toledo casino covers neighbor's extra expenses
    The operator of Toledo's new casino has given a neighboring city $200,000 to address the potentially increased burden on its fire and police departments as the casino draws more people to the area.

    Penn National Gaming Inc. says the grant it gave to the city of Rossford yesterday helps with personnel costs for safety services.

    Emergency responders from Toledo have primary responsibility for the Hollywood Casino Toledo.  But officials from the company say they recognize many customers travel through Rossford and the grant fulfills the developer's commitment to help the city deal with that increase.


    Cuts coming in food stamp benefits 
    Ohioans who get food stamp benefits could see that aid shrink by about $50 a month next year, partly because of a change in how the government calculates utility expenses for recipients.

    Ohio tried to appeal the change, but the request was denied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    Organizations that provide food assistance to those in need say the loss of $50 in aid could have a big effect on some families, and they're bracing for higher demand for help as a result of the change.

    869,000 households are enrolled in the food stamp program.   A spokesman for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says it will send letters this month to notify those affected by the change.


    Woman serves sidewalk sentence
    A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children stood in the cold this morning at an intersection holding a sign warning people about idiots.

    A Cleveland Municipal Court judge ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to serve the highly public sentence for one hour today and Wednesday.

    Her punishment is to hold a sign that reads: "Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus."

    Hardin's license was suspended for 30 days and she was ordered to pay $250 in court costs.

    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 Supreme Court hears arguments on who should be paid minimum wage
    Just a correction for your story: The trial court sided with the owners. The court of appeals sided with the sales reps.

    Husted defends the use of "monopoly" in the wording of Issue 3
    Jon, Give me a break. Why don't you concentrate your efforts on other issues to make Ohio a better place to live. Your comments about monopolizing the marijuana...

    The Sierra Club is launching ads against Ohio's U.S. Sen. Rob Portman
    “'I don’t know what the ad’s going to say. But I hope it’s truthful,' said Portman." This from a man who voted "no" last winter on a Senate resolution s...

    Ohio Republicans protest the loss of Mt. McKinley
    I believe the U.S.gov't. was overstepping its bounds by renaming a mountain that belongs to Alaska. How would we like it if Alaska (or any other state) telling ...

    Pluto: University of Akron cuts baseball - should football be next?
    remember when akron and Youngstown state were both in the ovc. As a Morehead State fan, made trips to both schools and had a wonderful experience. Played Akron ...

    Ohio to aid young adults who age out of foster care
    I think it's a great idea. I worked for an at risk high school and it was really sad to see the amount of kids who had no where to go because they had aged out...

    Could University Circle developments ripple into East Cleveland?
    Outsiders are so far off the beaten path and you all need to attend the meeting being held today 8/31/15 Cleveland Public Library, 1:00 PM. http://44112news.co...

    ResponsibleOhio leader says the state is trying to set Issue 3 up for failure
    Ohio suppose to believe that a group of investors were united under one cause to legalize marijuana.Once legal they all of sudden turn into 10 different compani...

    Terry Pluto: U of A's new athletic director has the toughest job in town
    It is a hard sell. The Students do not want to go to the football games and they do not want to pay for the program. They have a lot of student loan debt and t...

    Akron considering the future of the B.F. Goodrich smokestacks
    This BFGoodrich alumna says, "Thank you, Dave Lieberth!"

    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