Kevin Niedermier

Reporter

Kevin was raised in New Washington in rural North Central Ohio. He attended Bowling Green State University and Ashland College (now Ashland University) before beginning his career in commercial radio news.

Kevin’s first radio job was as weekend reporter at WMAN in Mansfield. Soon after, he became news director at WCLW in Mansfield, followed by positions at WCPZ in Sandusky and WCPN in Cleveland. Kevin made the move to WKSU in 1990 and is based at the station's Cleveland Bureau.

He covered the Ohio Delegation at the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, the Republican National Convention in New York in 2004, and the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.

A former board member of the Ohio Associated Press, Kevin has won many local, state and national awards for his work, including a national Gabriel Award and was named reporter of the year by the Ohio Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists in 2004.

He lives in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid with his wife, Christine, and twin daughters, Ava and Claire.  There are 3 cats in the mix as well.

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YOUNGSTOWN AIR RESERVE STATION

Youngstown’s Air Reserve Station now has funding for a new multi-million dollar indoor gun range. The money is part of the omnibus budget deal federal lawmakers reached this week. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports.

Ohio's U.S. Sen. Rob Portman backed the $9.4 million gun range appropriation. He says the funding will have a wide-ranging benefit.

WKYC

Half-a-dozen Cleveland buildings are on the list of state historic tax credit winners announced today. One of the Downtown Cleveland recipients is the Huntington Bank building. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports.   

A Florida development group wants to spend $270 million converting the Huntington Building into apartments, a hotel and retail space. That project was awarded $25 million in historic tax credits.   

 Terry Schwarz is director of Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. She says historic tax credits are responsible for much of the renovation in downtown areas nationwide. And she says of the six structures on Cleveland’s latest list, the Huntington Building is the most significant.

“Because that building has been under-utilized for some time. And with the growing residential demand for the core city, it’s such a great opportunity to bring more people and contribute to the downtown revival.”

Downtown’s Cleveland Athletic Club also received a historic tax credit to help with its conversion into apartments. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company headquarters in Akron missed out on a tax credit. Developers want to convert that building to mixed use.

Cleveland Council
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

 Cleveland averages an estimated 400 cases of lead poisoning each year.  During a hearing today city health and housing officials briefed council on attempts to change that.

 Some members of City Council believe the city’s lead- poisoning prevention programs must focus more on eliminating lead in homes before children become sick.  WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports. 

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

U.S. Geological Survey researchers are working to make algae bloom predictions quicker to protect swimmers and boaters on Ohio’s waterways. Testing is underway at several Lake Erie and Ohio state park beaches. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports.

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  The City of Cleveland has submitted its first six-month report on progress in meeting police department reforms listed in the consent decree the city signed this spring with the Department of Justice. The report submitted to the judge overseeing the decree lists several milestones and goals for next year. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports.

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