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Local results: Indians 8, Baltimore Orioles 7
Household out: State Rep. Larry Householder, a former two-time House Speaker, was expelled from Ohio House on Wednesday almost 11 months after his arrest on federal corruption charges. Jeremy Pelzer reports that the 75-21 vote on expulsion came after months of hesitation and debate among Republicans over the Perry County Republican and his role in a $ 60 million bribery program. The vote marks the first time an Ohio legislature has been removed from office since the Civil War. Householder defended himself on Tuesday, and Peter Krouse has the highlights.
Budget dump: State budget laws in Ohio aim to determine state finances for the next two years. But the latest draft budget contains many important measures that have little to do with money – even though it’s illegal under the Ohio Constitution to do so. Jeremy Pelzer lists 28 policy changes that were incorporated into the Senate budget without much discussion.
Mayoral candidates: Eight candidates ran to succeed four-time Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson on Wednesday, Seth Richardson reports. The open seat is highly coveted, bringing out seven Democrats and one Republican, and making for probably the longest-serving mayor in Cleveland history. The list includes current and former city council members, a state lawmaker, deputy sheriff, attorney, charitable director, and a former mayor.
Police accountability: Citizens for a Safer Cleveland has garnered more than 15,000 signatures – more than twice as many – since April to put its police accountability initiative on its November ballot paper. Cameron Fields reports that the coalition, which includes social interest groups such as Black Lives Matter Cleveland, NAACP Cleveland and Stand Up for Ohio, announced this in front of Cleveland City Hall on Wednesday.
Embryo shell: A Cleveland attorney on charges of breach of court in the University Hospitals fertility case has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to remove the judge who determines his fate. John Caniglia reports that Subodh Chandra wants Geauga County’s Common Pleas Judge Carolyn Paschke to be released from the case and a new judge appointed.
This week at the CLE: Defendant State Representative Larry Householder on Tuesday vehemently set out his arguments for his co-legislators not to dismiss him, arguing that they were “purely politically motivated”. We talk about how the hearing went this week on CLE, cleveland.com’s daily half-hour news podcast.
New numbers: On Wednesday, an additional 381 coronavirus cases were reported the day before, below the 21-day moving average of 396 cases. Laura Hancock reports that the Ohio Department of Health has tracked 1,107,902 cases since the outbreak began.
Vax-a-Million Winner: Findlay’s Suzanne Ward is the fourth winner of the Ohio Vax-a-Million $ 1 Million Prize, the Ohio Lottery announced on Wednesday night. Sean Horning of Cincinnati will receive a full four-year college scholarship, reports Laura Hancock. The last drawing is on June 23rd.
Name, image, resemblance: The Ohio Senate unanimously passed bill Wednesday that would allow college athletes to make money off their name, image, and likeness. Laura Hancock reports that the bill – which would go into effect on July 1 after being reviewed by the House of Representatives – would allow students to benefit financially from product recommendations, social media influence, private lessons or autograph sessions.
Sports betting: The Ohio Senate passed bill on Wednesday that would legalize betting on professional, college, Olympic and other sports, Laura Hancock reports. Senate Bill 176 passed, 30 to 2. There would be a 10% tax on net income from sports betting. After deducting tax refunds and administration costs, 98% of the money would be transferred to a fund to be used for the public and private education of the K-12; 2% would go to the Problem Sports Gaming and Addiction Fund.
Anti-haze: The Ohio Senate on Wednesday passed an anti-hazing measure that would increase criminal penalties for hazing and require a state-wide college prevention plan. Senate Law 126, also known as Collin’s Law, was passed unanimously and is now going to the House of Representatives for review, Laura Hancock reports.
Cleveland Council: Almost every ward in Cleveland will have a competitive race for Cleveland City Council in the 2021 election, continuing a pattern from 2017. More than 70 candidates had submitted petitions by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, reports Robert Higgs. Among the challengers are four former city council members, all of whom were sacked at the ballot box.
armed force: Mayor Frank Jackson and 27 other mayors from major US cities have written to President Joe Biden asking for help in reducing gun violence. Mayors praised proposals like red flag laws but said more was needed, Robert Higgs reports. “We believe there are further steps that the federal government is uniquely qualified to take to reinforce efforts already underway,” they wrote.
Trump rally: Former President Donald Trump will hold his first rally since taking office on June 26 at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio. Cliff Pinckard reports that the rally, Trump’s first since leaving office in January, will begin at 7 p.m. The listing for the event does not indicate who else could appear at the rally.
Fireman fired: The city fired a Cleveland firefighter who pleaded guilty in March to allegations of assault and improper restraint after a woman accused him of raping her while she slept at his home. Security Director Karrie Howard released 36-year-old Peter Yachanin Monday, a week after a judge released him from prison after serving two months of a six-month sentence, Cory Shaffer reports.
Library books: Libraries across Northeast Ohio have suspended accepting book donations during the coronavirus pandemic over fear of spreading COVID on surfaces or having a rush of used book donations after people clean up their homes. Cameron Fields reports that libraries like the Cleveland Public Library and Cuyahoga County Public Library stopped accepting book donations as of March 2020.
June th: Cleveland Public Libraries are helping residents celebrate freedom this week with a series of programs in honor of June 15. Alexis Oatman reports that the library identified the holiday as a day of reflection, renewal and pride and hopes to spark conversations about the history and future of Black America.
Marcia Fudge: Secretary of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Marcia Fudge will make her first trip to Ohio on Friday in her official capacity as a member of President Joe Biden’s cabinet. Sabrina Eaton says Fudge will recognize Juneteenth and National Homeownership Month by serving as keynote speaker at a Cleveland State University event promoting black home ownership.
Summer on Fridays: In order to make it easier to return to the office after the coronavirus pandemic and in response to changing work habits, some companies offer flexible leisure options, new options for remote work and so-called “summer Fridays”, which give employees a jump start on the weekend by adding the working week ends on a shorter day. Alexis Oatman and Cameron Fields report that companies want to make work more attractive when employees experience burnout or the sudden competitive nature of the labor market.
Summer camp: In addition to campaigning for the “dignity of work”, Senator Sherrod Brown spends some of his summers promoting the dignity of manufacturing work to children enrolled in summer camps across Ohio. Brown tells Sabrina Eaton that nine counties, including Portage, Summit, Lake, and Geauga counties in northeast Ohio, are working with his office to host manufacturing warehouses this summer.
Fried chicken: Professional chef Esther Choi, owner of Mŏkbar in New York, and house chef Lorenzo swap ingredients to make fried chicken sandwiches in this video from cleveland.com’s sister site, Epicurious. Which is better, a $ 151 version or $ 19?
Colleagues with dogs: Our furry friends are not always the most cooperative office colleagues, sit at the computer or demand attention during work hours. Brenda Cain and Yadi Rodriguez requested photos to help identify the cutest canine worker in northeast Ohio.
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