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The sun continues today, with highs in the 80s. The weekend will bring a few chances of much needed rain. Although Saturday will be sunny and warm, with highs in the mid-80s, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening and overnight. Sunday is even more likely, with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the mid-80s. Read More
MLB: Guardians 4, Detroit Tigers 0
redlining: University Hospitals has found that living in a neighborhood that has long been affected by discriminatory lending practices known as redlining increases your risk of cardiovascular disease. Gretchen Cuda Kroen and Zachary Smith report on a study that found patients with the most heart risk factors and the worst health outcomes lived in the same designated geographic areas with the lowest loan scores several decades earlier.
Ohio Critic: Ohio’s abortion ban that led a 10-year-old rape victim to get the procedure in Indiana and the state’s past refusal to recognize same-sex marriages were in the spotlight Thursday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on whether to reject Roe v Wade would affect other personal freedoms. Sabrina Eaton reports that in response, U.S. Representative Jim Jordan read out a list of 50 pregnancy crisis centers and churches vandalized in the past 10 weeks, describing it as a coordinated “domestic terror effort” that Democrats should pick up on. focus instead of “their radical pro-abortion program.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has publicly questioned the existence of a 10-year-old rape victim who left the state to have an abortion. After her rapist confessed, Yost said he stood by “everything he said.” We talk about how the statement from Ohio’s top prosecutor could make the victim feel on Today in Ohio, cleveland.com’s daily half-hour news podcast.
Portman debate: U.S. Senator Rob Portman, a Republican from Ohio, will take a brief respite from the partisan battle in Congress on August 1 to engage in an Oxford-style debate with a fellow Democrat in hopes of ‘restoring a spirit of compromise and consensus for the good of the American people.Sabrina Eaton reports that he will debate from US Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut to George Washington, with CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nikole Killion as moderator.
electoral maps: Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Thursday that he has instructed the 88 county election commissions to implement new boundaries for the Ohio State Board of Education that Gov. Mike DeWine created in January — which civil rights groups and teachers’ unions have criticized as gerrymandered, reports Laura Hancock.
Prison standards: Cuyahoga County Jail fails to meet state standards for inmate care every year, but the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections has overlooked some of the shortcomings as the county promises to build a new establishment. Kaitlin Durbin reports that the only proposed way to address four lingering issues, largely related to the size of inmate cells and lack of natural light, is to use “new or additional facility space,” the author wrote. ex-sheriff in ‘action plan’ reports.
The police raise: The union representing most Cleveland police officers said Thursday that the city has agreed to give police officers a 2% raise each for the next two years as part of a tentative agreement for negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement . Olivia Mitchell reported that union members and city council should sign the tentative agreement.
basher jones: Cleveland City Hall has received multiple FBI subpoenas seeking information on former Councilman Basheer Jones, according to two city officials. Mayor Justin Bibb’s administration did not deliver the subpoenas when cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer requested the public records Thursday, Adam Ferrise reports.
Call for recycling: An East Cleveland business owner whose buildup of hazardous materials filled the air and ground with toxins and sparked a week-long fire in 2017, leading to what the Ohio attorney general has called the state’s largest civil penalty in an environmental case, asked the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider his sentence, reports John Tucker.
ARPA: A Cuyahoga County Board committee agreed Thursday to move forward with a dozen COVID-19 stimulus projects worth $5.3 million. Lucas Daprile reports that the projects, which still require full council approval, include funds for the zoo, building playgrounds and renovating community centers.
airport control: Seven years ago, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport was hit with the biggest fine in FAA history for a series of outages involving snow and ice removal. This year, reports Susan Glaser, the airport received its second straight report with no changes required or recommended.
UH cuts: Citing labor issues, teaching hospitals are dramatically reducing medical services available at UH Bedford and UH Richmond Medical Centers, reports Julie Washington. Hospital, surgical and emergency services will be transferred to UH Ahuja, Geauga, Lake West, TriPoint, Beachwood, Geneva and Conneaut Medical Centers, UH said.
Hospitalizations: The number of COVID-19 patients in Ohio hospitals topped 1,000 on Thursday for the first time since March 1, hitting 1,008 in the Ohio Hospital Association’s daily survey. That’s a 39% increase from July 1’s 724 patients and more than triple the spring low of 296 patients, reports Julie Washington.
steel fabrication: Majestic Steel develops its activity by buying a manufacturer of metal constructions in the South and a transport company on the West coast. Sean McDonnell reports that the Pepper Pike-based steel distributor and processor has purchased Quicken Steel LLC, a steel building manufacturer based in Claxton, Georgia, and Mercury Transport, a trucking company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Georgia. California.
Edwin’s Daycare: Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute acquires a two-story commercial building in Shaker Heights for use as a nonprofit daycare center. Marc Bona reports that plans are for the 2,882-square-foot site to become the Edwins Family Center this fall, after renovations, permits and licenses.
whale watching: The San Juan Islands, an archipelago of more than 170 islands northwest of Seattle, are considered among the best places in the United States for whale watching. Susan Glaser’s experience last month confirmed this.
FRONT: The FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art has announced the recipients of a new three-year Career Development Fellowship for artists of color in northeast Ohio, a program designed specifically to address racial inequalities, reports Steven Litt.
Blazing Paddles: Blazing Paddles Paddlefest will give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the Cuyahoga River on July 22nd and 23rd. Annie Nickoloff reports that approximately 600 paddlers from 14 states will take off and recover from Merwin’s Wharf.
Things to do: Lots of summer fun awaits in northeast Ohio this weekend. Annie Nickoloff has 20 art exhibits, block parties, theater performances and other events to go.
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