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Friday's Finds
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Friday, 12 February 2010 11:35

Here's a look at some of the stories we're covering today:

Agreement reached on jobs bill Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Max Baucus (D-IA) came to an agreement on a jobs bill on Thursday that had bipartisan support, but Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is threatening to remove some parts of the bill, including some of the tax breaks and other provisions intended to get support from Republicans. Many rank-and-file Democrats saw these moves as concessions to big business.

West 83rd suspect tampered with gas lines That's what prosecutors say William Calderwood did while he was inside the home on West 83rd Street in Cleveland that exploded, damaging 72 homes. He's being charged with one count of burglary and 72 counts of aggravated arson and is still in jail on $300,000 bond.

Lorain High smokestack falls It was the final phase of the demolition of the school, which was built in 1916, became a middle school in 1995, and was closed in 2005. This comes shortly before the merger of Lorain's two other high schools, Admiral King and Southview, which will take place in August.

Olympic Update The opening ceremonies, the preliminaries of skiing high jump, and the downhill skiing training runs are today. Watch this blog next week as we highlight Greater Cleveland's contributions to the 2010 Vancouver games.

Tune in for the AP Radio News at the top of every hour and local news updates at 6:03, 7:03, 8:03, 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30 today on 88.3 FM The Sting!

 
Thursday's Things
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 10:44

Here's a look at some of the stories we're covering today:

Transition meetings to be held in public The move to make the Cuyahoga County government transition meetings public comes after complaints by the ACLU and many citizens. However, transition leader Martin Zanotti said that the move was not motivated by the ACLU's complaint. He had previously expressed concerns that the presence of the media would discourage volunteers from speaking freely.

Homeless shelter employee killed 59 year old Rita Ciofani was stabbed to death by an air force veteran who was evicted from the Volunteers of America shelter on East 152nd Street yesterday. 48 year old Raymond Ice attacked Ciofani with an ax. When police arrived, he turned on them and was tased before being shot. Ice later died at the hospital.

First Energy buying Allegheny Energy The Akron-based company will pay $4.7 billion in stock for Allegheny. The move makes FirstEnergy one of the largest power companies in the country, although it must still gain regulatory approval.

Tune in for the AP Radio News at the top of every hour and local news updates at 6:03, 7:03, 8:03, 11:30, 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30 on 88.3 FM The Sting!

 

 
Wednesday's Word
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Wednesday, 10 February 2010 11:15

Here's a look at some of the stories we're covering today:

More Snow! A Winter Weather Advisory is still in effect until 7 PM tonight. The Cleveland area could get as much as four more inches of snow today. ODOT says over 1,000 trucks are on the roadways trying to keep the major arteries clear.

Drinking Fountains Back at the Q This comes as the Cavs found out that they violated state building codes that require one drinking fountain for every 1,000 occupants in a building. A spokesman for the team said that the team was already considering reinstalling the fountains because the H1N1 season is coming to an end, but many fans still believe the Cavs' move was an effort to try to make them buy expensive bottled water.

Dems to announce new Secretary of State candidate Maryellen O'Shaughnessy will be announce her candidacy at 3:15 this afternoon. She is a former Columbus City Councilwoman and currently the Clerk of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. She'll be introduced today by Governor Strickland and will take the place of Jennifer Garrison, who withdrew her candidacy last week.

Tune in for the AP Radio News at the top of every hour and local news updates at 6:03, 7:03, 8:03, 11:30, 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30 today on 88.3 FM The Sting!

 

 
Snow!
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Tuesday, 09 February 2010 11:26

No blog today due to technical difficulties.

There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for all of Greater Cleveland until 7 PM Wednesday. The west side is expected to get 6-12 inches of snow, while the east side can expect slightly less. If you're out on the roads, give yourself extra time and drive safely!

Tune in for the AP Radio News at the top of every hour, weather updates at the bottom of every hour, and local news updates at 6:03, 7:03, 8:03, 11:30, 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30 on 88.3 FM The Sting!

 
Monday's Myriad
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Monday, 08 February 2010 06:58

Here's a look at some of the stories we're following today:

No more water fountains at the Q You'll have to stand in line if you want free water at Quicken Loans Arena from now on. Administrators at the Q say they took the fountains out at the request of the NBA, but the NBA denies this. Free cups of water are still available at concession stands, but many fans say the move was motivated by greed.

Oil prices down, gas prices up The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded in Ohio is $2.56 a gallon. That's up 5 cents from last week, according to AAA.

Woman dies after Rottweiler attack 63-year old Caroline Baker of Cleveland Heights went outside to bring the dog inside when it attacked her. Baker's husband found her in the driveway with severe arm and shoulder injuries and bite marks. She later died at Huron Hospital.

Tune in for the AP Radio News at the top of every hour and local news updates at 6:03, 7:03, 8:03, 11:30, 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30 today on 88.3 FM The Sting! 

 
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