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.

Akron General

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

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


Morning headlines: Inspectors looking into Timken accident that killed two
Also: Obama sends off Ohio State grads
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 
Download (WKSU Only)
  • Obama tells OSU grads to be active citizens in commencement speech
  • Safety inspectors will look into Timken plant accident
  • Columbus spending $10 million to fight Emerald Ash Borer
  • Gas prices up
  • Coshocton woman dies after being attacked by dog
  • Committee ready to hear ideas for Statehouse holocaust memorial
  • Obama tells OSU grads to be active citizens in commencement speech
    President Barack Obama has urged graduating Ohio State University students to be active citizens, to fight for causes they believe in, and to be better than generations before them. Obama spoke to thousands of graduates and audience members who had stood in long lines wrapping around Ohio Stadium Sunday. They passed through metal detectors and bag checks amid security heightened because of the president's visit and increased caution after the Boston Marathon explosions. Obama's commencement address marks the Democrat's fifth trip to Ohio State since the start of 2012. He kicked off his re-election campaign there a year ago. He carried the battleground state twice. The university said he would be the third sitting president to deliver its commencement address. The others were Presidents George W. Bush in 2002 and Gerald Ford in 1974.

    Safety inspectors will look into Timken plant accident
    Authorities say federal workplace safety inspectors will investigate an accident at the Timken plant that killed two workers. The two men, Brian Black and Mark Tovissi, were killed Saturday while working for Beaver Excavating at the Timken Company’s Faircrest Steel plant near Canton. The Canton Repository reports that they were dead at the scene after a crane boom fell on them. It’s not known why the crane fell.  Timken says construction work was suspended, and the company suspended its steel-making operations at the plant throughout the weekend. The company says the accident has been reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

    Columbus spending $10 million to fight Emerald Ash Borer
    Ohio's capital city is in a costly, multi-year battle against a tree-killing beetle. Columbus is spending $10 million to remove most of an estimated 30,000 ash trees and replace them with other species. The Columbus Dispatch reports many of the ashes line streets in public rights of way. The city forester says $1.5 million will be spent this year on removing trees, with two full-time city crews focused on chopping and chipping ash trees. The city has removed some 8,600 so far.

    Gas prices up
    Ohio drivers are paying more for gas this week. A gallon of regular gas in Ohio is listed at an average of about $3.68 in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's 12 cents lower than last Monday's average of $3.56. Experts say a better-than-expected jobs report last week and other factors pointed to growth, which pushed oil prices higher. The Ohio price this week is 16 cents higher than the national average. The state average is a dime higher than this time last month — but a dime lower than at the same time in 2012. The lowest average price in the state today is about $3.63 in the Akron and Canton areas.

    Coshocton woman dies after being attacked by dog
    Authorities say an Ohio woman has died from injuries suffered last week when the family dog attacked her. Authorities say 35-year-old Rachael Honabarger of Coshocton died Saturday at a Columbus hospital. Coshocton's dog warden says Honabarger was attacked Tuesday by the family's 100-pound, 3-year-old German shepherd.

    Committee ready to hear ideas for Statehouse holocaust memorial
    The committee choosing the artist to create a Holocaust memorial on the Ohio Statehouse grounds is ready to hear the three semifinalists' plans. The panel is scheduled to meet Monday with the designers. They are Ann Hamilton of Columbus and two others, one from New York and a Spanish artist with representation in Chicago. The selection panel includes representatives from government, the arts and the Jewish community. Private donations will fund the $2 million project pushed by Gov. John Kasich. It's expected to be the first Holocaust memorial at any statehouse in the nation.

    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

    Pluto: The Cavs and LeBron have to make changes for Game 2 vs. Bulls
    Cleveland Press Coverage "WAKE UP CALL" I'm amazed at the writing style of Cleveland's press. Do they teach these optimistic skills in school or is it mandatory...

    Akron Children's Hospital hosts career fair
    I Love working at Akron Children's Hospital. The children are such a joy to work with. At Akron Children’s Hospital, we’ll take this foundation and build s...

    Kasich's budget director takes House spending plan to task
    If Kasich is so obsessed with a balanced budget, he is going to have to ask the wealthy to chip in; the middle class has already been tapped out. !!!

    Faculty, students not behind proposed University of Akron name change
    Mr. Scarborough, although I am sure you only want what you think is good for this University, you have crossed a line which has lit a fire among students,alumni...

    Ohio is expected to take on bond debt to save Buckeye Lake Dam
    let the homeowners pay for everythink including hiring 50 bull dozers to dig out 2 feet of old mud from the lakebottom and use it to make 10 new islands.this sa...

    Petition to put marijuana legalization on Ohio ballots makes progress
    I sign on 420 came home made a few calls to send others to. Sign hey hey let move it forward. Get out there a sign people

    Ohio's tax commissioner says the ID quiz is going well
    I filed electronically and there was no provision to print out a copy that I could find. How do I get a copy sent to my exclusive address of record, including ...

    Ohio to appeal ruling keeping Akron's red light cameras in place
    I don't understand what all the fuss is about. If you don't like tickets drive the speed limit and stop at red lights. It's really all up to you.

    Who's on public assistance in Ohio?
    legalize marijuana get over it,,, its here its been the main drug test scare of a lifetime. u got people that get drunk every night and work u got peoples on ...

    Letters from a lost friend: A Beachwood survivor's Holocaust remembrance
    What a great story -- and how important it was for both Marlene and her mother to tell it! Thank you.

    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