The Wake Up: How Ohio legislators created high-paying job for Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

  • Html
  • Text
    View in browser  
The Wake Up
What you need to know Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
Museum of the Bible says some of its Dead Sea Scrolls fragments likely fake

It will be slightly warmer today but still chilly, with a high around 30 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. There is a slight chance of morning snow showers. Highs will stay in the low 30s over the weekend with more chances of snow showers on Saturday. Read more.


How Ohio legislators created high-paying job for Lt. Gov. Jon Husted: Ohio lawmakers have revised an uncontroversial bill — one granting health benefits to the families of slain public safety workers — and made it controversial by tacking on pay increases for themselves and also creating a new administrative office in which incoming Lt. Gov. Jon Husted will get a major pay increase. Husted will run InnovateOhio, a new office with a $176,426 salary, a 60 percent raise over Husted’s salary as Secretary of State. Husted also will be paid $113,900 as lieutenant governor, an increase from $78,041. Read more   
Shaker Heights Middle School students caught with suspected marijuana edibles: School district officials have notified police and are investigating after a “small number” of Shaker Heights Middle School students distributed and consumed candy that may have been laced with marijuana. The school district is investigating to determine what illicit substances might have been in the candy. If the candies are found to be marijuana edibles, the students involved could face punishment. Read more  
Fired Euclid police officer gets five days in jail for pulling gun during bar fight: A fired Euclid police officer will spend five days in jail for pulling a gun during a bar fight with suspected members of the Hell’s Angels biker gang in August. Todd Gauntner, 32, was sentenced to 180 days in jail, but the judge suspended 175 days. Gaunter also will spend one year on probation and is barred from possessing a gun during that period. He will report to jail this morning. Read more

Freddie Kitchens begins search for assistant coaches: Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens reportedly will interview former Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken, 52, for the same position here, and former Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. Reports say the Browns also are interested in former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator, although he could be the frontrunner for that role with the Cardinals. Former Broncos head coach Vance Joseph will interview for the Browns defensive coordinator position, reports say. Read more  

Stark County 17-year-old dies after being shot in the head playing Russian Roulette Read more
Former Oriana House recovery coach heading to prison for sexual assault Read more
Daisyfield sausage recalled for containing possible rubber bits Read more
Judge overseeing opioid lawsuits won't hear request for gag order against Mike DeWine, lawyers for appearances on '60 Minutes' Read more
Gov.-elect Mike DeWine names current, former lawmakers to cabinet positions Read more
Mahoning County Democrats' chair blasts state party's 'fatally flawed' 2018 election strategy Read more
Willoughby Hills council ratifies settlement of disputes with the mayor Read more
Newburgh Heights mayor won't appeal judge's dismissal of lawsuit against local TV station Read more
Cleveland Cinemas to bow out at Shaker Square; Atlas Cinemas will step in Read more
House fire in Parma sends woman to hospital (video) Read more
Unknown assailants killed teen who answered door at Maple Heights home, police say Read more
Man fatally shot outside Cleveland grocery store Read more
Shooting in Cleveland's Central neighborhood wounds one Read more
Man forces way into three Cleveland apartments with penis exposed, police say Read more
Albanian man headed to federal prison for moving large amounts of club drugs into Cleveland Read more
Man found dead of suspected violence in alley in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood, police say Read more


Community |    Politics    |    Videos    |    Photos
To ensure receipt of our emails, please add cleveland.com_newsletters@update.cleveland.com to your address book or safe sender list. You received this email because you opted-in to the newsletter. Was it forwarded to you? Sign up now!

Share this newsletter on


Related newsletters

© 2019