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3 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Morning Headlines: Cleveland Debate Protests Lead to 4 Arrests; 10 P.M. Alcohol Ban Under Review
Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, September 30: Cleveland debate protests lead to 4 arrests 10 p.m. alcohol ban under review Ohio testing prison wastewater to heed off COVID-19 outbreaks Ohio appeals court rules state doesn’t have to accept electronic absentee ballot requests COVID-19 testing in Akron shows 5.8% positive test rate Biden to take train tour with stop in Alliance Cleveland Foundation awards nearly $28M Judge, Yankees pound Bieber, Indians in opener Cleveland debate protests lead to 4 arrests Four people were arrested during protests outside the presidential debate in Cleveland Tuesday. Cleveland.com reports city officials provided no other information about the arrests. A press conference is scheduled for Wednesday at 1 p.m. The website reports police handcuffed two men wearing ski masks, goggles and backpacks after they walked around a barrier set up along President Donald Trump’s motorcade near the Cleveland Clinic where the debate was being held. Several
5 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Eye on Ohio: Inconsistent Ballot Application Data Leads to Undercount of Disenfranchised Voters
Haley Belisle, a recent graduate of Ohio Northern University, was baffled this spring when the Hardin County Board of Elections rejected her application to vote absentee in the state’s presidential primary. The problem was her signature on the application: It didn’t match her voter registration signature. “When I originally registered, I was just out of high school, and I apparently signed my name in a very curly cursive, which I don’t do any more,” she said. The 24-year-old got a new application and replicated the original style, she said, effectively “forging my own signature.” Belisle was able to cast her ballot. That wasn’t the case for all potential voters in Ohio’s presidential primary. This summer, Eye on Ohio set out to examine how many absentee ballot applications were rejected, why, and how voters could avoid those mistakes. The analysis of millions of Ohio applications from the state’s 88 counties revealed a patchwork and unreliable system for tracking the requests that
2 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Yankees Wallop Indians in Game One of Wild Card Round
The air was crisp, the weather cool, and it had the feeling of October Playoff baseball at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. The only thing missing were live fans in the stands. The Cleveland Indians hosted the New York Yankees in game one of their wild card series matchup. With the opening game featuring aces Shane Bieber for Cleveland and Gerrit Cole with New York, Bieber blinked first as the Yankees claimed a 12-3 victory. Bieber gave up a single to DJ LeMahieu to start the game and then star outfielder Aaron Judge rocketed a home run, only the second time the likely AL Cy Young had given up an earned run all year in the first inning. Bieber struggled all night, giving up seven earned runs. He hadn’t given up more than three in an outing all year and only 14 total earned runs this season. Josh Naylor was the team’s lone bright spot, going 3-for-3 against Cole and falling a triple short of the cycle on a night where the offense couldn’t capitalize. He ended his last at bat with a
3 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Morning Headlines: 44 KSU Students Told to Quarantine; Lawmaker Demands Charges Against DeWine
Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, September 29: 44 KSU students required to quarantine Lawmaker demands charges against DeWine over virus orders Cleveland urges calm among protesters ahead of presidential debate Cleveland officials laud Cleveland-Cliffs deal Akron sets trick-or-treat, issues guidelines UA to offer free COVID-19 testing for campus community Ohio tells GM to repay tax break after it shut down plant Trump praises Lordstown Motors ahead of debate Federal judge rejects changes to Ohio ballot signature rules 44 KSU students required to quarantine Several dozen Kent State University students are quarantined in two dorms after they were potentially exposed to the coronavirus. Twenty-five Clark Hall students were notified by the Kent City Health Department that they must quarantine until Oct. 7. Nineteen residents of Centennial Court A received similar notices, stating they must quarantine until Oct. 10. The university is providing them with meals and “other
5 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Election Protection: Carefully Fill Out Your Absentee Ballot Request, Or Risk Having It Rejected
By phone, email or mail, some Ohio voters are finding out that they have more work to do before they can vote by mail-in absentee ballot. WKSU’s Kelly Woodward reports on correspondence found in her own family’s mailbox.
3 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Morning Headlines: Cleveland-Cliffs set to buy ArcelorMittal; Ohio Suprasses 150K COVID Cases
Here are your morning headlines for Monday, September 28: Cleveland-Cliffs set to buy ArcelorMittal Ohio surpasses 150K COVID-19 cases Cleveland councilman steps down after nearly two decades Summit County’s prosecutor is recovering from COVID-19 Ohio GOP lawmakers praise Supreme Court pick Cleveland increases security ahead of presidential debate Democrats request nearly 450,000 ballots so far Indians rally past Pirates, will host Yankees in playoffs Mayfield leads Browns to first winning record since 2014 MAC returns with 6-game football season starting Nov. 4 Cleveland-Cliffs set to buy ArcelorMittal Cleveland-based Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is set to buy the U.S. operations of ArcelorMittal SA for $1.4 billion to become the biggest flat-rolled steel producer in North America. The deal would come after Cleveland-Cliffs acquired AK Steel for $3 billion last March. Cleveland-Cliffs employs about 11,000 people across mining and steel manufacturing operations in the United States and Canada
5 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
OH Really? Gets Answers to Your Voting Questions with Jen Miller of the League of Women Voters
You have questions about voting this fall: everything from early voting hours to finding unbiased information. You asked – we’re answering in this week’s "OH Really?" election-protection conversation with Jen Miller, director of the Ohio League of Women Voters.
5 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
The Future of Lake Erie's Icebreaker Windfarm Remains Up in the Air
Lake Erie is an abundant natural resource with 10,000 square miles of water, wind and wildlife. For more than a decade a group in Cleveland has been working to harness Lake Erie’s wind energy with a proposed six turbine windfarm called Icebreaker. But the project ran afoul of regulators earlier this year and a provision to save migrating birds has left the future of Icebreaker up in the air. The Icebreaker wind farm was the brain-child of local economic development groups and civic leaders more than a decade ago. Their dream was to make Cleveland a hub for clean-energy. Earlier this year the effort came close to collapse. In May, the Ohio Power Siting Board , a little-known group of regulators with enormous power over renewable energy projects, inserted a poison-pill into Icebreaker’s permit. The board required that the turbines stop spinning at night for eight months out of the year to avoid collisions with migrating birds, a process ironically called feathering. Backers say it makes
2 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
South Asians for Justice and Equity Working to Register Voters Ahead of Next Week's Deadline
With one week left to register to vote, Indian-Americans in Cleveland rallied over the weekend to highlight the importance of voting. The group South Asians for Justice and Equity – or SAJE – has been holding events since June to increase awareness of systemic racism – and trying to find ways to end it. At Saturday’s event, organizers encouraged everyone to both register to vote and work to ensure others are registered, too. Community activist Mordecai Cargill , co-founder of ThirdSpace Action Lab , was one of the speakers. He says in his neighborhood – Glenville – the efforts have been hampered this year by a lack of enthusiasm for either presidential candidate. “I gotta say, I respect that opinion. Do either of them understand what I’m going through here in the hood?” Cargill says people need to start realizing that voting is the beginning of the process through which lasting change occurs. “Ultimately, I believe that there is a transformation of values [and] consciousness in order
0 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
Cleveland Cavaliers GM Prepares for the NBA Draft
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the middle of a week of voluntary workouts inside a mini bubble – preparing for a season that may not start until Christmas or later. In his first press conference since February, GM Koby Altman said the team is thrilled to be back together. But he admits it’s been difficult to evaluate new talent since the coronavirus pandemic impacted the college basketball season. “This rookie class is going to be far behind because they haven’t played basketball in a long time: they don’t have workouts, they don’t have summer league, and then we don’t know what training camp is going to look like [because] it keeps getting pushed back and back. Some of these guys are not going to be play organized basketball for a long time.” Altman says they’re still determining how they will meet with players – whether virtual or in-person. The NBA Draft is scheduled for November 18, and the Cavs hold the No. 5 pick.
5 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
Akron’s Newest Indie Bookstore Elizabeth's Writes its Own Story on What Inclusion Really Means
Akron has a new pop-up bookstore and writing center focused on highlighting diverse authors in all aspects of literature and nonfiction. Author and activist Rachel Cargle started Elizabeth's earlier this year as an independent online bookstore. She’s using the power of her own voice and her nearly 2 million Instagram followers to change the landscape for how we see writers and authorship.
1 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
Mark's Almanac for September 25, 2020
It was on this date in 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffered a breakdown in Pueblo, Colorado and later a stroke. And on this date in 1975, Pink Floyd released an album that would be one of their most popular.
4 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
Morning Headlines: Stark & Summit Rise, Portage Drops On COVID Map; UA Reports 5 New Cases
Here are your morning headlines for Friday, September 25: Stark and Summit Rise, Portage Drops on COVID map Colleges urged to test 3% of students weekly UA reports five new COVID-19 cases Nursing homes, assisted living can resume indoor visits Ohio Quinnipiac poll shows presidential race is a dead heat Summit County offers relief to small businesses Governor urges against rush to judgment over woman's arrest 16 Ohio schools receive national blue ribbons Stark and Summit Rise, Portage Drops on COVID map Stark County has been upgraded to red alert level for the first time since the state began its color-coded coronavirus risk system. Gov. Mike DeWine says the county has seen nearly 200 new cases in the past two weeks, and doctor’s visits have doubled. Summit County’s level increased to orange, or level two. Portage County was downgraded from red alert to orange. The number of new cases had spiked due to off-campus spread by Kent State University students. This week the university and
0 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
LaRose Maintains Confidence About November Vote, Despite Pressure to Allow More Ballot Drop Boxes
Some members of Ohio’s congressional delegation penned a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose urging him to allow more than one box per county where people can drop off their November election ballots. LaRose appealed a Franklin County judge’s ruling that would allow multiple drop boxes. Democrats and voting rights advocates say LaRose wasted time appealing the Franklin County court ruling that allows counties to set up more of the secure boxes. They argue the one-box rule threatens to create backlogs in large counties. LaRose told the Akron Roundtable Thursday that he will abide by a final court ruling or action by the legislature, but also said that making any more changes could be difficult and confusing since early voting begins in about 10 days. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who once served as secretary of state, says there’s no good reason not to allow more than one drop box per county. He says more people than ever are likely to vote this year, and they don’t want to risk contracting
1 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Mark's Almanac for September 24, 2020
It was on this date in 1955, U.S. President Eisenhower complained of indigestion, later diagnosed as a heart attack. And it was on this date in 1964, the Munsters took to the airwaves on CBS.
5 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Morning Headlines: Protests in Cleveland Following Breonna Taylor Decision; BW Poll: Ohio a Tossup
Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, September 24: Protesters take to the streets in Cleveland, Columbus BWU poll shows Ohio is a tossup Error by Cuyahoga BOE tells potential poll workers told they aren’t needed 6-year-old Akron girl wounded in shootout dies Ohio National Guard called to Cleveland ahead of presidential debate Grocery stores, convenience stores get approval to reopen food stations Ohio sues to block nuclear bailout money from being paid State lawmakers vote to ban local plastic bag bans Downtown Akron complex looks to get out the student housing business Large drug trafficking operation busted in Marion MAC presidents to vote Friday on starting football Budget shortfall forces deep cuts in OSU sports program Protesters take to the streets in Cleveland, Columbus Protesters took to the streets in several Ohio cities last night, following a Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to indict any police officers directly in connection with the death of Breonna Taylor.
6 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Shuffle: Justin Tibbs Starts a Dialogue About Race with His '#BlackInAmerica' Performance
In 2018, singer-songwriter Angie Haze led a performance with her theatrical ensemble, The Angie Haze Project , at the Akron Civic Theatre . Haze approached her saxophone player, Justin Tibbs, in front of an audience of primarily white attendees with the question, “Will you play for us the way it feels to be a Black man in America today?”
0 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
New BW Poll Indicates Politics Is Influencing How People Will Vote in the General Election
A new Baldwin Wallace University / Great Lakes Poll reveals a partisan divide when it comes to how people are planning to vote. The poll surveyed likely voters in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin on a variety of topics about the upcoming election. Tom Sutton, director of Baldwin Wallace’s Community Research Institute , says what they found is Republicans are more likely to vote in person while Democrats are more likely to vote by mail. “Here in Ohio an example of a prediction says that the in-person balloting is more favored by Republicans, and so on election night, we’ll see returns initially that will appear to favor President Trump in several states," Sutton said. "But as those mailed ballots get counted and included that will start to change.” The poll also shows the presidential race in Ohio as a toss-up. It also finds Gov. Mike DeWine’s approval rating has dropped eight points since March and is currently at 72 percent.
1 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Mark's Almanac for September 23, 2020
It was on this date in 1938, the 1939 World's Fair was announced. And on this date in 1962, ABC's first color television show premiered.
5 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Morning Headlines: Kent State Issues Warning About Gatherings; Ohio COVID-19 Cases Drop
Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, September 23: Kent State warns students to avoid gatherings COVID-19 cases, positivity rate drop State unveils new COVID-19 demographics dashboard UA reports 7% enrollment drop Ohio to permit indoor nursing home visiting as winter nears Knight Foundation awards $8M to Akron projects Court, COVID, race are topics for first Trump-Biden debate Akron creates new position to ensure minorities get more city contracts Summit County offering $6.5M to help non-profits Two popular Summit County haunted houses to remain closed Kent State warns students to avoid gatherings Kent State University has reported 25 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, the second-highest jump since the university began using its coronavirus dashboard. Portage County is currently under Red Level 3 on the state's alert map, attributed to off-campus parties and Greek housing. The dashboard only reflects students tested at the campus health center or tests that are self
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