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.

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

Akron Children's Hospital

The Holden Arboretum


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


Ohio's stand-your-ground bill draws fire
Other headlines: Steubenville grand jury works without timeline; Cleveland radio host "Rover" indicted
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Steubenville grand jury works without timeline
  • Cleveland radio host "Rover" indicted, accused of assault
  • Officials install giant "filter" to clean Ohio's largest inland lake 
  • Ohio's stand-your-ground bill draws fire
    A group of state lawmakers and faith leaders are asking Gov. John Kasich and Republican legislators not to enact a proposed stand-your-ground gun law.

    The Ohio Black Legislative Caucus and its partners today delivered petitions with10,000 signatures and eight city resolutions.

    Ohio’s stand-your-ground bill, introduced in June, would allow people to use force to defend themselves without having to retreat first.

    At least 21 states have laws similar to the one in Florida that lawyer’s for George Zimmerman successfully used to defend him after he fatally shot Trayvon Martin.

    More than a dozen lawmakers back the Ohio proposal, which would also ease restrictions on carrying concealed weapons.


    Steubenville grand jury works without timeline
    The grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl raped in Steubenville last year is five months into its review without criminal charges.

    One of the chief issues before the 14-member panel is whether coaches, school administrators, or other adults knew of the rape allegation but failed to report it as required by Ohio law.

    The grand jury convened by Attorney General Mike DeWine has met periodically since its first meeting in early May.

    DeWine says he can't give a timeline for the panel to finish its work.

    Cleveland radio host "Rover" indicted for assault 
    A local radio host has been indicted on more than a dozen charges related to a scuffle over the July 4th  weekend.  

    Shane “Rover” French, host of “Rover’s Morning Glory” on WMMS is charged with assault, vandalism, and resisting arrest among other charges. 

    Today’s indictment stems from a July 5th incident on Whiskey Island near Cleveland’s downtown where French is accused of illegally setting off fireworks and assaulting an off-duty officer who tried to stop him. 

    French’s companion, Michael Toomey, of Lakewood, faces similar charges.


    Officials install giant filter to clean Ohio's largest inland lake 
    State and local officials say a site that uses natural and engineered methods to clean water for Ohio's largest inland lake has helped reduce chemicals that contribute to its toxic algae problem.

    The site near Grand Lake St. Marys uses a pump station to move water through ponds and pools with different types of plants, organisms and rock barriers.

    The so-called "treatment train" cleans more than 1 million gallons of water daily and cost about $1.4 million.

    Five similar sites are planned around the western Ohio lake.

    Officials also have used chemical treatments, dredging and farm outreach to significantly reduce phosphate levels that fed the toxic algae blooms that plagued the lake in recent years.

    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 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 prevention..to 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