1. Forecasters are predicting the weather last night through tomorrow will be the worst of the 2016-2017 winter season? What are your thoughts about the winter storm in mid-March?
2. Katarina Bitterman, the 17-year-old girl from Parma who was missing for a week until she was found in the home of a 19-year male in Salem, Massachusetts, has been charged with inducing panic. Do you think she should be charged or just released to her parents?
3. The Browns lost Wide Receiver Terrelle Pryor to free agency over the weekend. He signed a 1-year deal for $8 million with the Washington Redskins. Enter Josh Gordon. The troubled and oft-suspended Browns Wide Receiver has filed for reinstatement to the NFL. Gordon has been active on Instagram and Twitter recently posting pictures of his workouts, inspirational quotes and biblical references. Gordon hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2014. Is this a sign of change? Should the Browns give Gordon another chance?
4. Today is March 14th. Three point one-four or Pi day. Do you like to eat pie? Do you have a favorite kind of pie?
5. Two former Penn State employees pled guilty to child endangerment and face a maximum of five years in jail for failing to report child abuse in the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Ex-Athletic Director Tim Curley and ex-Vice President Gary Schultz failed to report the abuse to police after former assistant coach Mike McQueary alerted Penn State officials. Schultz and Curley were arrested 6 years ago and finally agreed to a plea bargain instead of going to trial. What type of penalty do they deserve if the max sentence is five years?
6. A new film documentary, “Strange Fruit” about Michael Brown, who was killed in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 by police, shows never before seen video of Brown in a convenience store. The filmmaker, Jason Pollack, says the footage shows Brown leaving behind a bag of cigarillos 11 hours before he was killed and more footage is scene of him coming back the next day arguing about getting his things back. Why do you think it took so long for this video to be released? Will it change the public perception on what happened?
7. The Reputation Institution has released their annual survey listing the top companies based on their worldwide reputation. The top ten companies with the best reputations are: Rolex, the Lego Group, the Walt Disney Company, Canon, Google, Bosch, Sony, Intel, Rolls-Royce and Adidas. Do you agree with the top ten? Are there any other companies that deserve to be on the list?
8. The American Health Care Act will have severe implications for Medicaid in the state of Ohio according to Gov. Kasich and the Center for Community Solutions. They say by 2025, $19 billion would be slashed from the program’s funding. Kasich said, “It’s unrealistic to think that cutting coverage saves any money, since we will only see uninsured people returning to the emergency room for their care and walking away from unpaid bills.” Is the American Health Care Act bad for Ohio?
9. Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt caused quite a stir with his comments over the weekend in which he said that carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to global warming directly contradicting NASA’s quote on man-made CO2 emissions in January, “The planet's average surface temperature has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere” Who do you believe? The EPA head or NASA?
10. United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions think Guantanamo Bay in Cuba is a very fine place to hold captured terrorists. Sessions says he opposed to closing down Gitmo and a lot of criticisms from the previous administration were totally exaggerated. He adds the U.S. spent a lot of money fixing it up. Should Gitmo stay open or be closed?