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MLB: Guardians 5, Tampa Bay Rays 3
Idea of abortion: Cleveland is one of the few US cities that plans to help residents get out-of-state abortions. Courtney Astolfi reports that the controversial idea is in some ways the culmination of political trends that have left cities holding the bag in all sorts of policy areas, given federal inaction and increasingly inconsistent state laws. more to the needs or preferences of urban voters.
Cuyahoga Jail: A 2014 report shows that if Cuyahoga County had started making $236 million in recommended major repairs eight years ago, it may have extended the physical life of the aging justice center into 2039 , but it doesn’t seem like that would have eliminated talk of building a new prison. Kaitlin Durbin reviews a 655-page “facility condition assessment report” previously blocked for public review. She also has a wish list of what the heads of operations would like to see in a new prison.
Abortion positions: Ohio’s leading gubernatorial and U.S. Senate contenders have talked a lot about abortion this campaign season, but when it comes to the specifics of the hotly contested issue, it’s hard to tell. identify them with precision. Andrew Tobias contacted the four main candidates – Republican Governors Mike DeWine and JD Vance, and Democrats Nan Whaley and US Representative Tim Ryan.
The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System will lead a series of consolidated investor lawsuits against Meta Platforms, Facebook’s parent company. We talk about how Ohio is playing a part in this massive case on Today in Ohio, cleveland.com’s daily half-hour news podcast.
Legislative maps: We’ve heard from readers who, while trying to make plans to vote in Ohio’s August 2 special primary election, can’t figure out which state legislative district they live in. Andrew Tobias has larger Ohio House Maps and Cuyahoga County Senate Maps created by recutting.
Backlash: Critics blast Ohio Supreme Court Justice Patrick Fischer, a Republican seeking re-election, for comparing abortion to slavery and segregation in recent remarks to a group of Republicans at the exterior of Columbus. Laura Hancock reports that Fischer spoke at the Delaware City Republican Club on July 14 in which he compared Roe v. Wade to a pair of United States Supreme Court decisions that upheld slavery and segregation.
Regional Sewer District Focuses on Planning Well-Designed Park After Horseshoe Lake Dam Removal
Horseshoe Lake: Opponents of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s decision to remove the Horseshoe Lake dam have repeatedly tried to save the lake. But Steven Litt reports peace around Horseshoe Lake’s disappearance could come at the end of August, when the sewer district kicks off the eight-month public phase of a “pre-design” planning process aimed at to consider the future of the 60-acre Horseshoe Lake Park after the dam is removed.
Jail planning: For some, questions linger about the possibility of renovating the Cuyahoga County Jail, but those with the final say on its fate seem determined to build a new facility outside of downtown. Resolutions presented to council on Tuesday will kick off the countdown to finalizing where the county plans to locate a new jail and how it will pay for it, Kaitlin Durbin reports.
CMA Violation: The Cleveland Museum of Art notified email subscribers on Thursday that its service may have been compromised by a ransomware attack against its external email delivery provider, WordFly. Steven Litt reports that the breach involved names and email addresses, but no sensitive personal information, such as credit card numbers.
Bathroom renovation: Laura Johnston currently has a full bathroom on her family’s century-old farmhouse. She writes how her latest home renovation transformed it from an ineffective, musty bubblegum pink to a cool coastal blue.
Deadly accident: Two young men are dead and a teenage girl was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Strongsville, police say. Cliff Pinckard reports that Davion Flanagan, 19, and Dominic Russo, 20, were both pronounced dead at the scene after the crash at the intersection of Progress and Alameda drives. A 17-year-old girl was airlifted to MetroHealth Medical Center.
medical advice: Governor Mike DeWine intends to reappoint the president of Ohio Right to Life to the state medical board, even though concerns about the appointment have been raised by rights activists. Gretchen Cuda Kroen reports that the groups include the Ohio Chapter of Doctors for America, Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights, Doctors Organized for Healthcare Solutions, Physician Action Network and Cincinnati Physicians for Change.
CDC map: The CDC map designates more than half of Ohio’s 88 counties — including Cuyahoga, Lorain and Portage — as red, or as having high transmission of COVID-19, reports Julie Washington. Ohio has steadily deteriorated in terms of COVID-19 community spread since mid-July.
Mask Mandates: The masks start again. Cuyahoga County announced Friday that anyone entering a government building will be required to wear a mask, regardless of their vaccination status, starting today. Kaitlin Durbin reports that the executive order takes effect whenever the county turns red on the CDC COVID-19 map that tracks community spread. Megan Sims reports that Cleveland State University now requires students and faculty to wear masks in all indoor facilities on campus.
COVID report: Two studies suggest that the animal market in the Chinese city of Wuhan is the likely epicenter of SARS-CoV-2, millions of people with COVID-19 are still tasteless and odorless months after recovery, and the Blacks and rural Hispanics have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Gretchen Cuda Koen sums up the latest news on COVID-19.
Hall of Fame Village work continues in time for August HOF inductions
Football hall: After eight years of debate and delay, the sports-themed entertainment zone surrounding the Pro Football Hall of Fame is beginning to take shape. Workers are rushing to prepare for the entrenchment festivities, which begin Thursday. Susan Glaser reports that significant financial issues remain.
Below $4: For the first time in nearly two months, the average gasoline price in Cuyahoga County is below $4 a gallon, the sixth county in Greater Cleveland to do so. Average gas in Cuyahoga County was $3.98 a gallon on Friday, Zachary Smith reports.
police shooting: A 48-year-old man died after being shot dead by Lorraine police trying to execute a warrant on Saturday. Elyria Police, who are investigating the shooting, said it happened after the man was found hiding in a basement and then began stabbing a police dog.
Akron Shot: An unidentified Akron police officer shot a woman after she was involved in a shooting that killed another woman Friday morning at a bar, Kaylee Remington reports. The shooting victim died on Saturday, reports Cliff Pinckard, while the suspect was still in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
guilty officer: A jury finds Euclid police officer Michael Amiott guilty of assaulting a black motorist during a violent traffic stop in 2017 that drew international attention and propelled Euclid into the national conversation on police brutality . Kaylee Remington reports that Amiott was found guilty in Euclid City Court on Friday of one count of assault and assault on the civil rights of Richard Hubbard III during the August traffic stop 2017 which was captured on a cellphone video that went viral.
Elton John: Elton John knows how to milk it. The 75-year-old music legend has amassed more than 250 performances on his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” since its 2018 debut. Saturday night’s performance at Progressive Field was his third time in Cleveland for the “last” time. But Troy Smith reports that the roughly 40,000 people inside the stadium didn’t care how many times they had been told it was all about Sir Elton.
Departure from Tanaka: WOIO Channel 19 anchor Chris Tanaka is leaving the station for a new opportunity at WBZ Channel 4, the CBS-owned and operated station in Boston, reports Joey Morona. Tanaka, who hosts the 5 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WOIO and WUAB Channel 43, made his last local appearances on Friday.
Choolah: Choolaah opened its Ohio City location on Friday, reports Annie Nickoloff. The restaurant chain started in 2014 with a location in Orange, then expanded to locations in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Now it has found its way into a prime location in one of Cleveland’s most renowned dining districts.
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