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Ohio voters question unsolicited absentee ballot forms received in the mail

The ballot applications mailed by a third party concerned 3News viewers, who wanted to know if it was a scam. CLEVELAND — In this polarizing election, there’s much voter anxiety about disinformation and fraud. So when 3News viewers began receiving unsolicited absentee ballot applications in the mail that were not from the Ohio Secretary of State’s office, they wondered if they were part of a scam. Daunteley S. wrote to 3News: “Just got a letter, it appears to be from the election board about absentee ballots. I’ve already early voted. I called the board, and they say they didn’t send it. It looked very […]Read full article >

Akron Public Schools vote to stay in remote learning for the rest of the calendar year

AKRON, Ohio — With COVID-19 numbers continuing to rise throughout Ohio and in Summit County, the Akron Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday to remain in remote learning for the remainder of the calendar year. The district says in-school assistance will be made available for students who are determined to be in need of help.   Teachers and principals will assess which students will need assistance, which could range from academic to mental health services and more. According to the district, transportation will be available and all health and safety protocols will be adhered to strictly.   Akron […]Read full article >
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Geauga County sees record early voting numbers

Like several other Northeast Ohio counties, Geauga County is experiencing a huge turnout of early voters. CHARDON, Ohio — Similar to many other Northeast Ohio Board of Election offices, Geauga County has a line for early voting pretty much all day long. Pete Zeigler, director of the Geauga County Board of Elections, says he expects the lines to continue. “I expect the in-person voting to remain busy and it’s open for an additional hour this week,” says Zeigler. Like other Northeast Ohio counties, there is a clear uptick in voting trends. “Four years ago for the presidential election, there were a total of just […]Read full article >
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COVID-19 in Ohio: Number of reported cases in state surpasses 200,000

According to Governor Mike DeWine, the coronavirus cases are peaking and so are hospital admissions. CLEVELAND — Each day there’s a new announcement that depicts the total number of coronavirus cases in Ohio. The state has now surpassed 200,000 cases since the start of the pandemic with 200,231 cases. According to Governor Mike DeWine, the coronavirus cases are peaking and so are hospital admissions. Dr. Joseph Khabbaza works directly with Intensive care unit patients at the Cleveland Clinic. “The current ICU I’m sitting out of now, ten days ago we had zero covid patients and as of a couple hours ago we are up to […]Read full article >

Ohio politicians react to the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court justice

Gov. Mike DeWine and several local members of Congress weighed in on the confirmation of Barrett on Monday evening. WASHINGTON — On Monday evening, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 52-48. Shortly after the vote, Barrett was sworn in at the White House as Senate Republicans were able to overpower Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on abortion, the […]Read full article >

North Royalton parents upset with school district’s plans as COVID-19 challenges continue

“All we are asking for is a choice for our children and what’s best for our family.” NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio — As COVID-19 numbers rise in the state, parents in one Northeast Ohio district say they are being put in a tough spot as schools shift plans for in-person learning. While everyone is willing to acknowledge that school leaders are in a tough spot, left to make the call on whether students return to the classroom or not, some parents in North Royalton are just fed up.  “Cities that surround us that are back full-time or at least part of the schools are back full-time and we are not even in a hybrid […]Read full article >