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.

Don Drumm Studios

Meaden & Moore

NOCHE


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


Harvest for Hunger raises nearly $4.1 million, sets record
Other morning headlines: Elyria man gets life in prison for sex and drug trafficking; Former President Clinton to speak at Columbus fundraiser
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ
and LYNDSEY SCHLEY


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 
  • Harvest for Hunger raises nearly $4.1 million, sets record
  • Former President Clinton to speak at Columbus fundraiser
  • Business group asks Gov. Kasich for help with worker's comp suit
  • Elyria man gets life in prison for sex and drug trafficking
  • Lordstown union members raffle off millionth Chevy Cruze
  • ODOT says highways need no changes after rare floods
  • Harvest for Hunger raises nearly $4.1 million, sets record
    Harvest for Hunger hit a new fundraising record. The campaign raised $4,080,250 which will fund 16.6 million meals. It was about $100,000 short of the goal, but still topped the $4 million raised last year. The annual fund and food drive helps four regional food banks serve food pantries and soup kitchens in 21 Northeast Ohio counties. The campaign is over, but donations are still being accepted.

    Former President Clinton to speak at Columbus fundraiser
    Former President Bill Clinton is headlining an Ohio Democratic Party event to help raise money in one of the nation's top presidential battleground states. He is scheduled to speak tonight at the party's annual state dinner in Columbus. Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern says about 2,350 people plan to attend the dinner, the political organization's largest fundraising event

    Business group asks Gov. Kasich for help with worker's comp suit
    A group is asking Gov. John Kasich to help them with a worker’s comp suit. A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court ordered the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation to pay over $850 million to small businesses for overcharging for premiums for eight years. However, an appeals court ruled that the amount needed to be recalculated due to lower rates during the period when the charges occurred. The group “Pay Us Back Ohio BWC” held a press conference Thursday asking Kasich to help them settle the dispute and has launched a statewide campaign. So far, Kasich is not commenting.

    Elyria man gets life in prison for sex and drug trafficking
    A northeast Ohio man accused of prostituting four women and helping to keep them addicted to drugs has been sentenced to life in prison. A federal jury convicted Jeremy Mack of Elyria in February on charges that included conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, sex trafficking of a minor and drug trafficking. Mack's attorney, Lawrence Whitney, declined to comment on the sentence but said the trial involved complex issues that will get an airing in the court of appeals. An FBI and Elyria police investigation says that the 38-year-old Mack and an Avon Lake woman worked together for months to keep the young women addicted to drugs and would make them work as prostitutes in exchange for drugs.

    Lordstown union members raffle off millionth Chevy Cruze
    Union members at GM’s Lordstown plant will be raffling off its one millionth Chevy Cruze -- the vehicle that revitalized the plant four years ago. The Youngstown Vindicator reports union leaders wanted to keep the benchmark car in the area so they got permission to raffle off the vehicle that rolled off the line in April. Tickets are available to current and former members of the two local United Auto Workers unions. The proceeds will pay for the car and any excess raised will go to St. Vincent de Paul Society.

    ODOT says highways need no changes after rare floods
    State transportation officials who studied last month's flooding of southwest Ohio highways say no major changes are needed. The Ohio Department of Transportation says the flooding that overwhelmed sections of Interstate 70 and Interstate 75 north of Dayton was the result of unusually heavy rain. The agency says so much rain fell in some locations that it was the equivalent of a 1,000-year flood. The agency said in a report released Thursday that the highway was not designed for the "rare and extreme" event that resulted in 4 feet of water on some sections of the highways and required motorists to be rescued from their swamped cars. The Dayton Daily News reports that total rainfall in the area of the flooding was about 4 ½ inches in a two-hour period.

    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

    Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments on who should be paid minimum wage
    Just a correction for your story: The trial court sided with the owners. The court of appeals sided with the sales reps.

    Husted defends the use of "monopoly" in the wording of Issue 3
    Jon, Give me a break. Why don't you concentrate your efforts on other issues to make Ohio a better place to live. Your comments about monopolizing the marijuana...

    The Sierra Club is launching ads against Ohio's U.S. Sen. Rob Portman
    “'I don’t know what the ad’s going to say. But I hope it’s truthful,' said Portman." This from a man who voted "no" last winter on a Senate resolution s...

    Ohio Republicans protest the loss of Mt. McKinley
    I believe the U.S.gov't. was overstepping its bounds by renaming a mountain that belongs to Alaska. How would we like it if Alaska (or any other state) telling ...

    Pluto: University of Akron cuts baseball - should football be next?
    remember when akron and Youngstown state were both in the ovc. As a Morehead State fan, made trips to both schools and had a wonderful experience. Played Akron ...

    Ohio to aid young adults who age out of foster care
    I think it's a great idea. I worked for an at risk high school and it was really sad to see the amount of kids who had no where to go because they had aged out...

    Could University Circle developments ripple into East Cleveland?
    Outsiders are so far off the beaten path and you all need to attend the meeting being held today 8/31/15 Cleveland Public Library, 1:00 PM. http://44112news.co...

    ResponsibleOhio leader says the state is trying to set Issue 3 up for failure
    Ohio suppose to believe that a group of investors were united under one cause to legalize marijuana.Once legal they all of sudden turn into 10 different compani...

    Terry Pluto: U of A's new athletic director has the toughest job in town
    It is a hard sell. The Students do not want to go to the football games and they do not want to pay for the program. They have a lot of student loan debt and t...

    Akron considering the future of the B.F. Goodrich smokestacks
    This BFGoodrich alumna says, "Thank you, Dave Lieberth!"

    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