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.

Don Drumm Studios

Levin Furniture

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

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 March 18, 2013
Officials seek cause of Minerva oil tank explosion; Environmentalists ask US EPA to audit Ohio deep-well injection policies; Josh Cribbs tries out with Cardinals

Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
  • Officials seek cause of Minerva oil tank explosion
  • Environmentalists ask US EPA to audit Ohio deep-well injection policies
  • Josh Cribbs tries out with Cardinals
  • Toledo man killed in police shoot-out
  • Oberlin dean named Kenyon president 
  • Winter storm ices Northeast Ohio
  • Officials seek cause of Minerva oil tank explosion
    State EPA investigators, along with local safety officials are seeking a cause today for the second explosion of an oil and gas storage unit in Northeast Ohio in the past three days.  The blast occurred last night in a residential neighborhood near Minerva in Columbiana County.  No one was hurt in the explosion.  The oil tank is owned by Atlas gas. An oil storage tank owned by Dominion exploded Friday near Doylestown.  No cause has been determined yet for that explosion.

    Environmentalists ask US EPA to audit Ohio deep-well injection policies
    A coalition of environmental and community groups is asking the federal government to consider suspending Ohio’s authority to oversee the deep injection of chemically-laced wastewater from oil and gas drilling. The Center for Health, Environment & Justice and other groups today are asking the U.S. EPA to investigate Ohio’s regulatory program of deep injection wells, operated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The call follows indictments last month of a northeast Ohio waste-hauler and his employee charged with illegally dumping oil and gas wastes into a tributary of the Mahoning River.  The two pleaded not guilty Friday. A series of earthquakes around Youngstown prompted a moratorium on new injection wells in early 2012. The state resumed issuing injection permits last November after imposing new testing, reporting and tracking requirements.

    Toledo man killed in police shoot-out
    A man from the Toledo area was shot and killed late Sunday night in a shootout with police in suburban Cleveland. Authorities say 22-year-oild Kevin Bailey of Sylvania Township fled a police stop in Solon, crashed and then fired on approaching officers. The officers returned fire. It wasn't clear why the man fled officers.

    Josh Cribbs tries out with Cardinals 
    Browns receiver Josh Cribbs could become a Cardinal as soon as today. After 8 years with the Browns, the Kent State standout, and three-time Pro Bowler is ready to fly the coop to join Arizona.  The 29 year-old free agent says he wanted to finish his career in Cleveland, but apparently the new Browns management are not offering what he wants to resign him.

    Oberlin dean named Kenyon president 
    A dean at Oberlin College has been named the next president of Kenyon College.  Kenyon's board of trustees voted unanimously on Sunday to hire Sean Decatur. The 44-year-old has served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oberlin College since 2008. Decatur will start work on July 1 at Kenyon College, 50 miles northeast of Columbus.

    Winter storm ices Northeast Ohio 
    A winter storm warning remains in effect for Portage, Trumbull and  Mahoning counties until 4 this afternoon. The National Weather Service warns of icing on roads and other surfaces.  Freezing rain is adding up to a quarter inch of ice as temperatures hover just below the freezing mark.

    Listener Comments:

    I am not sure just when this statement was made, but it was probably the noon news. A man said that social security was paid by future workers. Social security was established for the workers to have money paid out of their salaries for their future social security beneit.

    Posted by: Nancy Kotowski (Newbury, OH) on March 18, 2013 2:03AM
    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

    Pluto: The Browns split from Manziel is long overdue
    Get Brock Osweiler from the Denver Broncos! He's fantastic and seems like a great person.

    Democratic Senate hopeful P.G. Sittenfeld pushes for local gun control
    That makes no sense at all... why not let cities determine driving codes as well? Maybe Cincy want's folks to drive on the left side of the road. What could go ...

    Exploradio: Autism in the workplace
    I would love to get more information re: Autism on The Town and other such programs in Northeast Ohio. Thanks!!

    Human trafficking cases rise in Ohio
    It is about time this is presented to proceed with a plan of protect our youth.And very necessary to inform communities through school, churches ...

    Fermented food company aims to preserve Cleveland's farm-to-table movement
    This is terrific! I make my own sauerkraut and consider it vital to good health. Well done, I wish you all success.

    Ohio doctors get new guidelines for prescribing certain painkillers
    I would gladly smoke pot to get off pain killers but its not legal.It would save the hassle of doctor visits for pill counts,pee tests,blood tests,driving to pi...

    Ohio unemployment cuts are nearing a Statehouse vote
    What about those that are laid off seasonally? My husband has been employed by the same company for 26 years and has been laid off (for the last 17) mid-Januar...

    Ban on microbeads is a big step in fighting plastic pollution
    What a bunch of liberal "so open minded their brains fell out" tree huggin yuppies. Professing to be wise they became fools.

    Who's on -- and left off -- Ohio's medical marijuana task force?
    Biggest joke everm these people are evil they know marijuana is harmless they rigged the polls last nov everypne kmows it

    Dayton 'Black Lives Matter' protesters to appear in court today
    Police to fast with the trigger finger and not the brain.A lot of police officers out here judge by color first instead of accessing the situation first. If a p...

    Copyright © 2016 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