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Poll: Gov. John Kasich’s approval at all-time high
More morning headlines: Once a judge, not always a judge; Akron to study food trucks
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 
  • Poll: Gov. John Kasich’s approval at all-time high 
  • Vote nearing on new two-year state budget
  • Once a judge, not always a judge
  • Akron to study food trucks
  • Cincinnati officials to approve $17 million for streetcars
  • 16th lawsuit filed against Haslam’s Pilot Flying J
  • Former Cuyahoga Falls Library employee accused of $350,000 in fraud
  • Python on the loose
  • Poll: Gov. John Kasich’s approval at all-time high
    A new poll finds Gov. John Kasich's job approval has hit its highest rating since he took office in 2011. The Quinnipiac University poll taken over last weekend shows 54 percent of Ohioans favor the Republican governor's performance while 32 percent disapprove. It also finds 49 percent of Ohioans say he deserves to be re-elected. The poll says Kasich currently leads Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald, a leading 2014 Democratic opponent, by a 47-33 margin.

    Vote nearing on new two-year state budget
    An Ohio legislative panel is scheduled to put the finishing touches on the state budget after today’s meeting. The six-member conference committee working out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the spending blueprint plan a vote after the meeting. Majority Republican leaders have already announced some tax changes expected to be included in the budget. Those include a gradual income tax reduction over three years, beginning with an 8.5-percent cut in the first year. The income tax cut would be paid for in part by an increase in the state sales tax, which would go from 5.5 percent to 5.75 percent.

    Once a judge, not always a judge

    Former Ohio judges shouldn't still be using the title of judge. That's the opinion of the disciplinary arm of the Ohio Supreme Court. The Columbus Dispatch reports that an advisory opinion issued by the court Monday said that with a few exceptions, a former judge should not continue to use the judicial title. The written opinion says social etiquette suggesting "once a judge, always a judge" is "misplaced in modern American legal and judicial ethics." It did say, however, retired judges assigned to preside over cases as fill-ins can appropriately use the title.

    Akron to study food trucks
    The city of Akron says it will look into the idea of allowing food trucks in the city.  Council President Garry Moneypenny said during Monday’s meeting that a committee will study the issue but will take its take. Local food truck operators and their supporters have been lobbying council through social media and an online petition. Columbus City Council earlier this month approved a pilot program to allow food trucks into the city on a limited basis to gather feedback.

    Cincinnati officials to approve $17 million for streetcars
    Cincinnati's city council is expected to officially OK an additional $17.4 million for a planned streetcar project . The funds are needed to close the gap between the $44 million construction cost originally expected and a later construction company bid of nearly $71 million. The growing price tag for the planned 3.6-mile track and streetcar was estimated last month at $133 million.

    16th lawsuit filed against Haslam’s Pilot Flying J
    There are now 16 pending lawsuits against Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s truck stop company. A  Mississippi company has filed a federal class action complaint alleging breach of contract by Pilot Flying J. Federal prosecutors allege members of Pilot Flying J's sales team deliberately withheld fuel rebates to hundreds of small trucking companies boost profits and pad sales commissions. So far, five Pilot Flying J employees have pleaded guilty to fraud. Haslam has consistently said he was not aware of any wrongdoing.

    Former Cuyahoga Falls Library employee accused of $350,000 in fraud
    A Tallmadge woman is accused of embezzling nearly 350-thousand dollars from the Cuyahoga Falls Library. The Beacon Journal reports former library deputy fiscal manager Theresa Karm made an initital court appearance Monday on one count each of theft in office. Fifty-four-year-old Karm was fired in March and investigators allege the fraud dates back to 2007.  

    Python on the loose
    Police have warned an Athens, Ohio mobile home park after a resident released her python. The woman told authorities she set the 4 ½-foot snake free because she could no longer afford to feed it.

    Listener Comments:

    Ed FitzGerald has shown our community that he is an old school politician. He grew up politically inside the Cuyahoga County corruption that ruled for decades. Those who came of age with Dimora, Russo, et. al., can't stop thinking like them; citizens don't count and are treated disrespectfully. Ed is one of those. Over 3,000 citizens have signed petitions asking for his help with the Cuyahoga County Public Library Board. This is a regional,county issue; 5 communities have protested to the board to no avail. The Board refused to survey taxpayers and decided not to put levies on the ballot. Instead of putting levies on the ballot, the Board issue $75 million in notes, indebting taxpayers for this $75 million plus the $100 million in interest on these notes. FitzGerald appoints over half of these Board members, but has done nothing to call the Board to the table. TONIGHT the Board is selling a building on the National Register of Historic Places and an Ohio Landmark that won a renovation award in 2002. They are selling it for $755,000 when it cost $700,000 to build in 1930, that's how beautiful it is. FitzGerald only cares about the powerful and well-connected, the regular citizens be damned. We are supposed to pay our taxes, keep our opinions to ourselves and vote for him. In between votes we are on our own...What a shame--he is a talented guy.


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