News Home
Quick Bites
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
On AirNewsClassical
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

The Holden Arboretum

Greater Akron Chamber

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 January 25, 2013
Mayfield Heights Mayor facing charges; Flu hospitalizations down; Former state rep's mileage reimbursements on hold

  • Mayfield Heights Mayor facing charges
  • Flu hospitalizations down
  • Former state rep's mileage reimbursements on hold
  • Mayfield Heights Mayor facing charges
    Mayfield Heights Mayor Greg Costabile is facing charges today in Franklin County court that he made false statements to the Ohio Ethics Commission.

    The news comes after Costabile abruptly resigned last week to spend more time with his family, on the heels of a 2-year ethics investigation. 

    Mayfield Heights Law Director Leonard Carr says the investigation was tied to the signing bonus from a drilling deal with Seagull Development, which does business with the city. 
    Another issue was a reported $100,000 deal with a real estate developer.

    Carr said the deals themselves were not the problem, just what Costabile did or did not report on his ethics disclosure form. 

    Costabile served as mayor and safety director for seven years, and will be replaced by Council President Anthony DiCicco.

    Flu hospitalizations down
    The number of Ohioans being hospitalized due to influenza has leveled off over the past week. That’s the word from the state health department. Spokeswoman Tess Pollock says in week number three of THIS winter's flu season, Ohio has 117 times as many hospitalizations as the same week LAST winter.
    While this respiratory form of the flu is hitting Ohio hard this winter, there’s also a different virus attacking people’s digestive tracts.

    Former state rep's mileage reimbursements on hold
    A former Ohio state lawmaker sought $1,490 in mileage reimbursement from the state while under criminal investigation and not making use of his assigned parking pass in Columbus.
    Four-term Dayton Democrat Clayton Luckie was sentenced this week to three years in prison for falsified campaign reports and misspending.
    The Dayton Daily News reports that Ohio House officials are withholding mileage payments Luckie requested since July 1 as they determine whether he actually the made associated trips.
    The newspaper reported Luckie's assigned parking pass hasn't been used since at least July 1, although he could have parked elsewhere.
    Luckie stopped attending legislative sessions in June. He attended one committee meeting in July.

    Add Your Comment


    E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


    Page Options

    Print this page

    E-Mail this page / Send mp3

    Share on Facebook

    Stories with Recent Comments

    Backers of legalizing marijuana in Ohio promise to be back in 2016
    We should be aloud to grow more than 4 plants and not have to register with the state considering it will be a free market.

    Akron says it's had no second thoughts about welcoming refugees
    What business does Councilman Neal own on North Hill? I'd love to support him. I am so glad to have the refugees in our neighborhood. I have lived here for 25 ...

    Scarborough says the University of Akron is trying to rebuild relationships
    In order for the University of Akron to grow and become a desirable place for students across Ohio and elsewhere, it must address the crime problem in the Akron...

    Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite wants to end pay-to-play sports fees at Ohio's schools
    You can bet Hite and Husted will also rush to the rescue of the Academic Challenge team, the speech-and-debate squad, the Science Olympians and the chess club. ...

    Ohio lawmakers consider new gun bills
    States that have gun restrictions/cities have reduced gun violence is false. CHICAGO has some of the toughest gun laaws/restrictions but yet fun violence is off...

    Cleveland's public transit system considers fare increase for 2016
    I work with individuals with disabilities. Yes some of my folks need more help than the average person. As a whole, the group I work with however can manuver ju...

    Community group sues to re-open part of Wadsworth hospital
    My father was part of the founding group of citizens which started the "new" Wadsworth/Rittman Hospital. For some reason the leadership for the future of the ho...

    The Cleveland Museum of Art presents painters who loved their gardens
    brilliant masterpiece, Greetings from

    Ohio Sen. Tom Patton proposes bill for firefighter cancer benefits
    Thank you Senator Patton. On behalf of all of those who love our firefighters; we appreciate that someone is standing up for them and their continued health. ??...

    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