Saturday, December 8, 2018
Arts, Sports & Entertainment
Labor museum, MakerSpace opens in North Canton
Walsh University dedicated its IBEW 1985 Labor Museum and MakerSpace Thursday in the former headquarters of the union.
Canton Repository - 12/8/2018Reporter Jessica Holbrook
Automobile Industry
Elected officials invite Trump to visit GM towns
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, and four elected officials from Ohio and Michigan formally invited President Donald J. Trump to visit communities impacted by the idling of General Motors North American plants, including the Lordstown Assembly complex.
Youngstown Vindicator - 12/8/2018Reporter Graig Graziosi
Business & Corporate
Ohio casino, racino gambling revenue up 4 percent in November; MGM’s Hard Rock Rocksino leads
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Gambling revenue at Ohio’s casinos and racinos increased last month with the MGM Properties-owned Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park again leading the way.
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 12/8/2018Reporter Rich Exner
Campaigns & Elections
Ohio election panel tosses minor parties’ debate complaint
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State election regulators in Ohio delivered a blow to two minor parties on Thursday, dismissing complaints that alleged three debates this year that excluded their candidates for governor represented illegal corporate contributions.
Columbus Dispatch - 12/8/2018Reporter Julie Carr Smyth
Party chairman: ‘Ad clearly hurt’ candidate in razor-thin local statehouse race
With a mandatory recount over, a local party leader says the narrow outcome of an Ohio House race might have been reversed if not for a late attack against Democrat Dan Foley in a television ad by an outside Republican group.
Dayton Daily News - 12/8/2018Reporter Chris Stewart
Former Trump lawyer Cohen reveals new Russian outreach in 2016 campaign
Donald Trump secretly authorized his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen to try to arrange a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in New York just three months after Trump had announced his White House bid, according to new disclosures from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III on Friday.
LA Times - 12/8/2018Reporter Chris Megerian and David Willman
Democrat Dan McCready withdraws his concession in North Carolina congressional race roiled by accusations of fraud
Democrat Dan McCready withdrew his concession Thursday in a North Carolina congressional race that has been roiled by accusations of fraud.
Washington Post - 12/8/2018Reporter John Wagner
Final Ohio 2018 election results: Mike DeWine beat Richard Cordray, 50.4% to 46.7% with largest turnout in Ohio history for a governor’s race
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Republican Mike DeWine’s margin over Democrat Richard Cordray narrowed some in the official results for the 2018 governor’s race announced Friday, but he still won comfortably in what was the largest turnout ever for an Ohio governor’s race.
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 12/8/2018Reporter Rich Exner
Crime & Punishment
12 possible victims of human trafficking found in Columbus home during narcotics raid
The Whitehall police Narcotics Unit, with assistance from Columbus police, executed a search warrant for narcotics trafficking on a home in the 800 block of Ruby Avenue on the East Side. There were 18 people found inside the house.
Columbus Dispatch - 12/8/2018Reporter Kevin Stankiewicz
Will Cuyahoga County Jail warden Eric Ivey keep his job after report says he withheld food as punishment?Will Cuyahoga County Jail warden Eric Ivey keep his job after report says he withheld food as punishment?
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Amid the stunning revelations contained in the U.S. Marshals Service’s 52-page report that described “inhumane” conditions at the Cuyahoga County Jail, no single employee comes across as bad as warden Eric Ivey.
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 12/8/2018Reporter Courtney Astolfi
Will Cincinnati decriminalize weed? Voters may face that choice on marijuana
Some City of Cincinnati leaders are considering decriminalizing marijuana.
Cincinnati Enquirer - 12/8/2018Reporter Sharon Coolidge
Tallmadge school district seeks feedback on funding
TALLMADGE — The Tallmadge City School District has scheduled a community meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Tallmadge High School to generate feedback on how the district should move forward following the failure of a 7.4 mill operating levy Nov. 6.
Akron Beacon Journal - 12/8/2018Reporter Staff Report
AultCare spreads ‘You Matter’ message to school counselors
AultCare’s Outreach Services team recently recognized The Counselor Cafe for its work in local schools and also spread the health organization’s “You Matter” message.
Canton Repository - 12/8/2018Reporter Staff Report
Cincinnati school receives $2M anonymous donation, giving students 'many more options'
Thanks to a $2 million anonymous donation to Seton High School, construction of a new student center and outdoor learning space will begin next year.
Cincinnati Enquirer - 12/8/2018Reporter Max Londberg
Lakewood approves teachers contract and superintendent, treasurer raises
HEBRON - The Lakewood Board of Education approved raises for Lakewood teachers, the treasurers and superintendent.
Newark Advocate - 12/8/2018Reporter Maria DeVito
Energy & Utilities
Landowners alongside Ohio pipeline file lawsuit against it
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Several landowners along northeast Ohio’s NEXUS gas pipeline are suing the pipeline’s owner and its construction company, saying the companies broke agreements.
Columbus Dispatch - 12/8/2018Reporter Associated Press
Betty Lin-Fisher: Update on natural gas prices; December is higher, but stay the course
I intended for today’s column to be a pretty routine check-up for those of us who have been on the Dominion Energy Ohio Standard Choice Offer or SCO for our natural gas for quite some time.
Akron Beacon Journal - 12/8/2018Reporter Betty Lin-Fisher
Akron’s ban on recycling glass based on faulty information
AKRON, Ohio – The city’s service department announced last week that it would no longer accept glass in recycling bins, attributing the change to Waste Management Ohio, whose market for recycled glass had reportedly disappeared.
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 12/8/2018Reporter James F. McCarty
Next DP&L leader will face changing company, utility needs
Dayton Power and Light’s next chief executive will take over a power company that has greatly changed in past years with workforce and business restructuring.
Dayton Daily News - 12/8/2018Reporter Thomas Gnau
Brookfield residents file appeal in attempt to stop injection well
Discussions over an appeal filed by Brookfield residents who seek to reverse the state’s authorization for a company to begin operating one of its injection wells will likely happen after the start of the new year.
Youngstown Vindicator - 12/8/2018Reporter Samantha Phillips
Health Care
Pickaway County voters may see health district levy
The Pickaway County General Health District plans to ask voters to approve a property-tax levy to help support and expand its programs.
Columbus Dispatch - 12/8/2018Reporter Holly Zachariah
Ohio begins registering medical marijuana patients
COLUMBUS — Ohio’s online portal through which patients may register through their doctors to use medical marijuana quietly went live Monday, and state officials said medicinal pot products should be available for patient use within 60 days.
Toledo Blade - 12/8/2018Reporter Jim Provance
Mansfield drug treatment center owes state $11 million, audit finds
A addiction-treatment program in Mansfield owes nearly $11 million to Ohio’s tax-funded Medicaid program for services that it failed to substantiate or that were not eligible for reimbursement, a state audit found.
Columbus Dispatch - 12/8/2018Reporter Catherine Candisky
Ohio State's Urban Meyer has an arachnoid cyst. What is it? What to do if you have one?
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer announced Tuesday he is leaving the program next month because of an arachnoid cyst that has gotten worse this year.
Cincinnati Enquirer - 12/8/2018Reporter Anne Saker
What’s women’s importance in marijuana industry? Midwest CannaWomen host screening of ‘Mary Jane: The Women of Weed’
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Midwest CannaWomen, a Cleveland-based non-profit which works to help women become more involved in the state’s medical marijuana industry, will host a screening of the film “Mary Jane: The Women of Weed” here next week.
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 12/8/2018Reporter Mary Kilpatrick
‘Heartbeat’ abortion ban stalls in General Assembly
The Republican-dominated Ohio Senate delayed Thursday voting on a bill to ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, making it almost certain the “Heartbeat Bill” will not pass this year.
Columbus Dispatch - 12/8/2018Reporter Jim Siegel and Randy Ludlow
Ohio infant deaths fall overall, but rate for black babies increases
Ohio has recorded a small decrease in the number of infants who died before their first birthday, to 982 in 2017 from 1,024 the previous year.
Columbus Dispatch - 12/8/2018Reporter Catherine Candisky
Rate drought has ProMedica docs on verge of casting off Aetna
ProMedica group physicians say they have not had a rate increase from Aetna in six years, an issue that has ProMedica on the cusp of terminating its contract with the giant health insurer and making coverage unavailable to about 28,000 ProMedica patients.
Toledo Blade - 12/8/2018Reporter David Barkholz
Higher Education
Longtime educator graduating from Ohio State, and all his students are invited to his party
During a lengthy career as a teacher, principal, central-office administrator and ultimately a district superintendent, Keith Bell often preached to students that learning is a lifelong pursuit.
Columbus Dispatch - 12/8/2018Reporter Bill Bush
Kent State will no longer charge student groups security fees for events
KENT — Kent State University will no longer charge student groups security fees for events, according to documents filed in federal court this week.
Akron Beacon Journal - 12/8/2018Reporter Emily Mills
Youngstown State extends Jim Tressel as president through 2020
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Youngstown State University’s trustees and its president have agreed to extend his contract through June 2020.
Columbus Dispatch - 12/8/2018Reporter Associated Press
YSU announces new Chipotle, Mercy Health clinic
Despite the frigid weather and dreary, gray skies Friday afternoon, a group of Youngstown State University students erupted with glee when YSU President Jim Tressel revealed the latest dining addition to the campus – a Chipotle restaurant.
Youngstown Vindicator - 12/8/2018Reporter Graig Graziosi
Justice & the Courts
Federal judge sentences Painesville man at center of immigration power struggle to house arrest
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Painesville man in the United States illegally was sentenced to house arrest, the latest development for a man who found himself at the center of an ongoing power struggle between a federal judge and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 12/8/2018Reporter Eric Heisig
Group honors Judge Stormer and others for work with seniors
Summit County Common Pleas Probate Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer was honored Friday by Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities as this year’s recipient of the Harvey L. Sterns Lifetime Achievement Award.
Akron Beacon Journal - 12/8/2018Reporter Staff Report
Should judge who oversaw Hedy Moss trial sentence her before leaving office? Prosecutors, defense attorneys split
Summit County Common Pleas Judge Jay Wells — who is leaving office at year’s end — must decide whether to sentence Hedy Moss before he passes the gavel.
Akron Beacon Journal - 12/8/2018Reporter Staff Report
Local Government
Former Cuyahoga County regionalism chief Eddy Kraus appears before grand jury investigating possible corruption in county government
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Former Cuyahoga County official Eddy Kraus appeared Friday before a Cuyahoga County grand jury that is investigating possible corruption in the administration of County Executive Armond Budish.
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 12/8/2018Reporter Peter Krouse
New Stow mayor still wants to create downtown
STOW — Despite a lack of response from developers, the city’s new mayor says he is undeterred in his vision to create a downtown Stow.
Akron Beacon Journal - 12/8/2018Reporter Ellin Walsh
City workers got pay raises. The hikes boosted Cincinnati's retirement bill to $140 million
When Cincinnati city workers got raises in each of the past three years, they got more than a bump in their paychecks.
Cincinnati Enquirer - 12/8/2018Reporter Dan Horn
Montgomery County names new Job & Family Services director
Michelle Niedermier has been named the new director of Montgomery County Job & Family Services. Currently Lucas County JFS Director, she begins her new role with Montgomery County on Dec. 17.
Dayton Daily News - 12/8/2018Reporter Chris Stewart
Hudson continues debate on high-speed internet project
HUDSON — While residents will not be asked to vote on a property tax levy to help pay for high-speed internet service, City Council has tasked a committee with developing a business plan for providing citywide fiber to the home. The city now offers high-speed internet service to businesses through its Velocity Broadband program.
Akron Beacon Journal - 12/8/2018Reporter Phil Keren
Cuyahoga County Council President Dan Brady, Councilman Michael Gallagher and two council staff members subpoenaed to appear before grand jury
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County Council President Dan Brady, Councilman Michael Gallagher and two members of council staff have been subpoenaed to testify before a Cuyahoga County grand jury.
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 12/8/2018Reporter Courtney Astolfi
Military Affairs
Air base commander announces replacement
Col. Dan Sarachene, who announced Friday his time as commander of the 910th Airlift Wing will end in February, brought Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber members up to date on efforts to preserve the wing.
Youngstown Vindicator - 12/8/2018Reporter Ed Runyan
Non-Profit Organizations
Some nonprofit groups would be exempt from proposed ticket tax
Fundraising events organized by nonprofit groups not related to the arts, including the All American Quarter Horse Congress and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, would be exempt from proposed ticket-tax legislation that’s scheduled for a final vote Monday by the Columbus City Council.
Columbus Dispatch - 12/8/2018Reporter Marc Kovac
Akron Community Foundation announces $2.3 million in distributions, including first-ever capital grants
AKRON, Ohio - The Akron Community Foundation has announced more than $2.3 million in grants and distributions, including 27 first-ever capital grants totaling $250,000.
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 12/8/2018Reporter Megan Becka
Lame duck frenzy continues in Ohio legislature: Capitol Letter
Bill’s future unclear: A Senate committee delayed voting on the controversial “heartbeat” abortion bill.’s Laura Hancock writes that this may throw into question whether the bill will become law.
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 12/8/2018Reporter Andrew J. Tobias
The Ohio legislature wants to reserve to itself the power to change the state constitution with 50.01 percent of the vote but voters who propose changes need 60 percent? That’s wrong: Thomas Suddes
If you’re an elitist, Ohio House Joint Resolution 19 should be your cup of tea. HJR 19, backed by the Ohio General Assembly’s Republican leaders, would make it harder for rank-and-file Ohioans to amend the state constitution.
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 12/8/2018Reporter Thomas Suddes
Is Trump getting ready to replace White House Chief of Staff John Kelly? It looks that way
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats' investigations once they take control of the House.
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 12/8/2018Reporter Associated Press
Ohio Gov. Kasich on new gun bill: 'It's very hard for me to support anything like this'
COLUMBUS – Even after Ohio lawmakers removed “stand your ground” language from a gun bill passed Thursday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich finds the final proposal difficult to support.
Cincinnati Enquirer - 12/8/2018Reporter Jessie Balmert
Governor-elect DeWine coming to Akron
Governor-elect Mike DeWine will speak in Akron next month.
Akron Beacon Journal - 12/8/2018Reporter Emily Mills
PX column: How'd Cincinnati Democrat win over GOP? Hint: She didn't wallow in petty politics
Cincinnati's Brigid Kelly pulled off a near miracle for a Statehouse Democrat this week.
Cincinnati Enquirer - 12/8/2018Reporter Jason Williams
Dems take hard line on money for wall
WASHINGTON — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the idea of paying for President Donald Trump’s border wall in exchange for helping hundreds of thousands of young immigrants avoid deportation.
Columbus Dispatch - 12/8/2018Reporter Matthew Daly
John F. Kelly, hired to bring order to White House, to leave as Trump's chief of staff after bumpy tenure
John F. Kelly, the retired four-star Marine general who became President Trump's second chief of staff, will be leaving that post by month’s end after struggling for a year and a half to bring order to a White House beset by chaos thanks to the president’s impetuous behavior — and occasionally Kelly's own.
LA Times - 12/8/2018Reporter Noah Bierman
John Kelly, Trump’s Chief of Staff, to Leave White House
WASHINGTON — John F. Kelly, the retired Marine general tapped as chief of staff by President Trump last year to bring order to his chaotic White House, will leave the job by the end of the year, Mr. Trump said on Saturday, the latest departure from the president’s inner circle after a bruising midterm election for his party.
New York Times - 12/8/2018Reporter Michael D. Shear, Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Maggie Haberman
Trump thoughts at Bush Memorial: Darcy cartoon
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Looking at President Trump's facial expressions and body language I couldn't avoid wondering what he was thinking as he listened to the eulogies for former President George H.W. Bush. #Awkward!
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 12/8/2018Reporter Jeff Darcy
Chief of Staff John Kelly to leave White House by end of month, Trump says
President Trump said Saturday that White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly will leave his post by the end of the year, capping the retired Marine general’s rocky tenure as the president’s top aide and marking another personnel change in a White House dominated by departures.
Washington Post - 12/8/2018Reporter Josh Dawsey, Seung Min Kim and Philip Rucker
Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman predicts Senate will confirm Barr
Sen. Rob Portman predicted Friday the Senate will confirm William Barr as attorney general, replacing Jeff Sessions who was fired last month by President Donald Trump.
Columbus Dispatch - 12/8/2018Reporter Jack Torry
Nick Ayers Is Rising Fast in Trump’s Washington. How Far Will He Go?
WASHINGTON — To a president who likes his aides to have a certain kind of central-casting mien, Nick Ayers definitely looks the part.
New York Times - 12/8/2018Reporter Kenneth P. Vogel and Katie Rodgers
City of Akron issues 30-day notice for Second Chance Village
AKRON, Ohio – The city of Akron has given homeless advocate Sage Lewis 30 days to comply with the city’s zoning code and dismantle a tent encampment on Lewis’s property in the Middlebury neighborhood.
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 12/8/2018Reporter Jennifer Conn
Akron gives tent city 30 days to shut down and clear out
Akron has given a homeless tent city until early January to shut down.
Akron Beacon Journal - 12/8/2018Reporter Jim Mackinnon
Public Safety
WalletHub: Ohio big cities struggle when it comes to safety
When it comes to safe cities, a new report from WalletHub shows Ohio cities looking up at other large cities across the U.S.
Cincinnati Enquirer - 12/8/2018Reporter Chris Pugh
Years of police records gone: 'No. 1 concern is that this would affect a criminal case'
More than two dozen area police departments have their fingers crossed this week.
Cincinnati Enquirer - 12/8/2018Reporter Jennie Key
Newark sending people to collections for unpaid EMS bills
NEWARK - Starting in 2017, unpaid bills for emergency medical services provided by the Newark Fire Department were turned into a collections agency for the first time since the city began billing in 2007.
Newark Advocate - 12/8/2018Reporter Maria DeVito
Transportation & Infrastructure
Free Wi-Fi to cover the entirety of the Cincinnati streetcar route
Free wireless internet access will be available along the entire streetcar loop in Cincinnati within a year, officials said Friday.
Cincinnati Enquirer - 12/8/2018Reporter Cameron Knight
Stark County’s last Pearl Harbor survivor shares memories
CANTON — Adone “Cal” Calderone recalls the details like it was yesterday.
Akron Beacon Journal - 12/8/2018Reporter Charita Goshay
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