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.

Knight Foundation

The Holden Arboretum

Akron General

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 headlines, Jan. 29, 2013: Cleveland police shootings, Prade, PUCO
Cleveland police probe expands, Akron police captain freed, PUCO and ALEC, Cuyahoga justice center

Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
In The Region:
  • Cleveland police shooting investigation expands
  • Former Akron police captain is to be freed
  • The cost of Cuyahoga's juvenile justice grows
  • PUCO chief's ties to ALEC
  • Cleveland police shooting investigation expands
    The investigation of the mass pursuit and shooting deaths of two people by Cleveland police officers now involves 115 officers, supervisors and dispatchers, as well as local, state and federal investigators.

    Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announced today that’s why the internal investigation of the shootings will take longer than anticipated. The city had hoped to wrap up its administrative review by this week.

    The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation is handling the criminal investigation. But Police Chief Michael McGrath expects both it and the U.S. Justice Department will have input into what changes the city needs to make systemwide.

    McGrath: A look at policies
    Other options:
    Windows Media / MP3 Download

    The city estimates more than 50 cars joined the pursuit of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams on Nov. 29, after an officer reported hearing a gunshot coming from their car. There’s no evidence that either Russell or Williams had a gun. Both were killed when police opened fire on a dead-end street in East Cleveland.

    Former Akron police captain is to be freed
    The long saga of former Akron Police Capt. Douglas Prade may be over.   Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Judith Hunter has ordered the release of Prade, who has been in prison serving a life sentence after he was convicted of shooting his wife, Dr.  Margo Prade, in her van in 1997.

    Prosecutors found no witnesses but used bite marks on the victim’s arm to link her husband.  Four years ago, Douglas Prade declaring him innocent.

    Prade defense lawyer
    Other options:
    Windows Media / MP3 Download

    The Summit County prosecutor at the time was Maureen O’Connor, now an Ohio Supreme Court justice.  Today’s prosecutor, Shari Bevan Walsh, had asked Judge Hunter to keep Prade in prison until an appeal is resolved.  She argues that the DNA evidence is inconclusive and that other evidence connects Prade to the murder.

    Cost of Cuyahoga's juvenile justice grows
    Cuyahoga County taking another look at  how much it is spending to operate itss new juvenile justice center. According to the Plain Dealer, the county had projected the costs of heating, cleaning and securing the building would run about  $6 million. But now that’s up to $8.4 million. That’s about one fifth of the cost to operate nearly 50 county buildings. The county maintains, though, that the oridinal estimate was too low.

    PUCO chief's ties to ALEC
    The head of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, who opposed a planned American Electric Power solar farm and used his Twitter page to question global warming, has ties to a group behind model legislation that would repeal states' renewable energy requirements.

    Republican Todd Snitchler chairs the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, which is helping implement Ohio's renewable requirements.

    He was a keynote speaker at the American Legislative Exchange Council's April 2011 spring meeting. The event was held the month after Gov. John Kasich appointed the former Stark County lawmaker to the PUCO.

    A PUCO spokeswoman said Snitchler discussed telecommunications, broadband, energy and environmental issues.

    An Associated Press review of public documents finds Snitchler attended meetings of the exchange council regularly from 2009 through 2011, up to nearly a year after leaving the Legislature.

    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

    Local club works to bring back the once-prevalent American elm
    I would love to help! Where would I get some of the new Strain so I could plant them?

    Ohio Rep. John Boccieri sworn into office and hopes to look for 'middle ground' with colleagues
    Welcome back to the Statehouse, John. You are a terrific representative in the truest sense always representing the people's voice in teh district you serve. ...

    Lawmakers call for indefinite freeze on Green Energy standards
    It's a shame the Hudson Rep. Chooses to mimic the words of the extreme right senator on his way out to join ALEC when we know the Pope was just here because of...

    Youngstown Schools file suit against the Ohio Department of Education to stop the implementation of an academic distress commission
    Voters should ask WHY this plan was rushed into law under the cover of darkness. What clues point to the beneficiaries of this plan? Both Patrick O'Donnell of...

    Great Lakes conference considers a range of threats
    Your article states "Studies discovered over half of all PAHs found in the Great Lakes region come from a single source: Coal tar sealants.". I'm curious to whi...

    ODOT awards Kent-based Davey Research Group nearly $50,000 to improve highway landscapes
    This is an outrageous waste of taxpayer's money. Good for only Davey Tree and their cronies in the State government. It takes $50k to figure out the way to save...

    Canton: another Northeast Ohio city is planning its comeback
    Historic Ridgewood and the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority have no seats at the table. Very flawed right out of the gate. Ridgewood pays a huge percentage...

    Property owners oppose a wind farm in Northern Ohio
    Here is a link, exposing the connivance of the fossil fuel industry, in trying to prevent us from moving away from their outdated, filthy, and expensive forms o...

    A new industry in Ohio aims to repurpose river sediment
    and where do those PCB's end up??the story never says

    A safe space: How Northeast Ohio colleges try to fight sexual assault
    Very good and thorough job on a very sensitive topic!

    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