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Russo could face 10 years09/09/10
The criminal charges against Frank Russo are one of two big developments the public has been expecting since FBI agents raided his offices and those of Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora more than two years ago. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.
Cuyahoga auditor charged, quits, apologizes
Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo resigned this morning, has been charged with 21 counts of bribery and corruption, is apologizing and apparently is cooperating with prosecutors. Russo and Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora have been the...
Headline News for Thursday, September 9, 2010
President Obama proposes tax credits to boost economy in speech at Tri-C Wednesday Akron reaches two-year tentative deal, heads off layoffs with police union Former investment advisor and owner of Rico Latte defrauds clients out of $30 million WKSU's...
Energizing the base
The President was in Northeast Ohio Wednesday to talk tax credits and politics with an invited audience. Tim Rudell reports WKSU's Tim Rudell and Chris Wallis report.
President calls out Republicans
President Barack Obama came to Northeast Ohio to answer critics of his economic policies. And to win support for Democrats, many of whom are facing a tough election in November because of the continuing recession. WKSU's Tim Rudell reports WKSU's Tim...
Cruze into Lordstown
Congressman Tim Ryan, Governor Ted Strickland, car dealers and line workers were on hand to celebrate the official rollout of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze at GM's Lordstown Assembly plant. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia and Jeff St. Clair report.
Judge will decide if Cuyahoga recorder can defy county's...
Cuyahoga County should know in about 2 weeks if county Recorder Lillian Greene will keep her job...even though that job will no longer exist under the county's new charter government. As WKSU's Kevin Niedermier reports...a judge heard oral arguments...
Akron police union votes on tenatative contract
More than 440 Fraternal Order of Police members began voting on the contract today. But its success ultimately rests with Akron voters in November. That's because the city plans to ask voters to shift $12 million from an income tax that has been...
Lordstown rolls out Cruze
The coming of the Chevy Cruze hasn't exactly been a secret. For about two years, GM's been touting it as the best hope for the carmaker's future in America. And each announcement--from the 350 million investment in the Lordstown plant to recalling the...
Tax revenues creep up in Ohio
There's good news and bad news in the latest numbers on the current state budget. And that could signal just how big the multi-billion dollar hole is in the next Ohio budget. WKSU's Bill Cohen reports.
Headline News for Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Cuyahoga County voters pick exec candidates in historic primary Akron police union to begin voting on tentative contract Former head of Cleveland indoor pro soccer franchise expected to plead guilty WKSU's Amanda Rabinowitz reports.
Terry Pluto: Blame parents for unregulated youth sports...
A series of stories in the Columbus Dispatch explores the largely unregulated world of non-school youth sports, including the expensive private trainers, the summer traveling teams and camps. It says the $5 billion industry leaves children more...
Canton native and China trade expert says U.S. relations...
The Bush administration's last chief trade negotiator to China says there's more trade friction with that country now under President Obama. But Canton native Frank Lavin also says the U.S. is exporting more to China as that country's influence grows...
NASA's green engine
NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has completed testing of a new, greener rocket engine. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.
GOP campaign to privatize lottery
The performance audit of the Ohio Lottery yielded the suggestion that it become a quasi-private corporation, which is how 10 other states run their lotteries. WKSU's Karen Kasler reports.
Questions bring clemency
Now that Kevin Keith will not be executed, his supporters are pushing to get him a new trial. WKSU's Tim Rudell talks with three people close to the case WKSU's Tim Rudell reports.
Election Day in Cuyahoga County
Election days usually don't come on the heels of Labor Day -- or any other holiday, for that matter. And that's why the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is pushing hard to ratchet up awareness of today's countywide election. WKSU's M.L. Schultze...
Candidates, cows, and constituents
The Stark County Fair in northeastern Ohio features poultry and pie, a headless lady and a midway. Fairgoers this year were also treated to a good bit of politicking, as freshman Democrat Rep. John Boccieri fights to hold onto the 16th district. As...
Ohio AG asking oil companies for money back
Ohio's attorney general is charging that five major oil companies improperly got money from a state fund for cleaning up leaking underground petroleum storage tanks. Richard Cordray is asking for the money back. WKSU's Bill Cohen reports.
Keith supporters say fight is not over
Supporters of convicted murderer Kevin Keith are happy he's been granted clemency from Governor Strickland. But advocates for Keith who think he might be innocent say their fight is not over. WKSU's Jo Ingles reports.
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