Bee—Where Is Thy Sting?
Posted Tuesday, August 24
Thousands of buzzing colonies of hornets have been quietly growing across Ohio since last Spring. It's an annual process that sees the creation of gray, paper hives attached to eaves, growing inside large pipes, and hanging from tree branches. For many people, the appearance of a hornet's nest is a thing of fear and the possibility of danger. But the sting of such insects actually holds the potential for good, as 90.3's David C. Barnett learned one recent evening.
Pay to Stay Jail
Posted Thursday, August 5
Even though crime rates continue to fall, most Ohio counties are struggling with overcrowded jails. 20 counties are now under federal court orders to address the problem. Some counties have opted for expensive new jails, but others have been more innovative. For example, this week Butler County lawmen put up a military tent to hold inmates that couldn't fit inside their jail. But one rural county southwest of Akron has taken a unique approach. The Wayne County Sheriff's department recently opened a minimum security facility in downtown Wooster that charges its prisoners $20 per night. 90.3's Ley Garnett reports that some are calling it "the pay to stay jail."