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Sen. Portman says he will consider confirming President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

"I look forward to seeing who President Trump plans to nominate and thoroughly assessing his or her qualifications for this important role.”

Cruz urges Department of Justice to investigate Netflix film ‘Cuties’

Kansas City Chiefs fans boo teams during display of unity against racism, social injustice

Prosecutor looking into the origins of Russia probe resigns

Challenger to QAnon supporter bows out of race in Georgia

Russian hackers targeting U.S. campaigns, Microsoft says

Over 1 million Ohio voters applied for absentee ballots, Secretary of State says

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  Cleveland city council approves $8 million federal grant to hire 30 police officers

House expected to vote on marijuana decriminalization bill in September

  Mayor promises police reforms following Daniel Prude’s death

  Veterans are divided about reports Trump disparaged military

  Protesters gather outside Pelosi’s California home after her salon visit

US officials: No signs of foreign targeting of mail-in vote

  WHAT TO WATCH: Melania, Pompeo and Trump at GOP convention

First lady Melania Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are the featured speakers Tuesday at the Republican National Convention.

Kanye West did not meet requirements to appear on Ohio’s presidential ballot, election head says

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Kanye West did not meet the minimum requirements necessary to appear as a candidate on the state’s presidential ballot.

Trump wants Supreme Court’s OK to block critics on Twitter

A federal appeals court in New York ruled last year that Trump violated the First Amendment whenever he blocked a critic to silence a viewpoint.

LeBron James, other Lakers wear altered MAGA hats in honor of Breonna Taylor

Instead of reading “Make America Great Again,” the hats had “Great Again” crossed out and said, “Make America arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.”

WHAT TO WATCH: Biden agenda and reviving Obama enthusiasm

A US WeChat ban could hurt many in America, not just China

  Potential mailing issues leading up to 2020 election discussed by US Congressman Ryan

Mentor company to provide surgical masks to Ohio poll workers for Election Day

  Proposed effort could revive Mississippi’s rebel-themed flag

  Mail processing equipment dismantled behind Cleveland’s main post office, will the timing of this impact the election and mail-in votes?

Trump to withdraw Pendley’s nomination as public lands chief

President Donald Trump intends to withdraw the nomination of William Perry Pendley to head the Bureau of Land Management, a senior administration official said Saturday — much to the relief of environmentalists who insisted the longtime advocate of selling federal lands should not be overseeing them

  Birx says college football players can get back on the field if they’re ‘ultra careful’

White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx believes there is a “way forward” when it comes to college football this fall.

  Cleveland continues to get municipal income taxes as many work remotely in suburbs now; bill introduced to change that

A bill in the Ohio state senate proposes to keep tax dollars in the cities where people physically work while less people are commuting to big cities and more are working from home during the pandemic

  Case Western Reserve University denies involvement in Gov. DeWine’s false positive COVID-19 test

There are contradicting stories about where Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s false positive COVID-19 test was conducted before President Trump’s arrival in Cleveland on Thursday.

  President Trump visits northern Ohio to tour Whirlpool plant, host Bratenahl fundraising event

If you would like to attend President Donald J. Trump’s fundraiser in Bratenahl, it will set you back at least $5,600.

President Trump proposes to move the debate in Cleveland to an earlier date

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to call for an earlier first debate in Cleveland.

President Trump hosting fundraiser in Cleveland with photo opportunity costing $35,000

If you would like to attend President Donald J. Trump’s fundraiser in Cleveland on Aug. 6, it will set you back at least $5,600.

California salon continues cutting hair indoors in defiance of state orders

San Jose’s Salon Blu is now cutting hair outdoors amid California’s recently relaxed rules on hair salons, but it is also servicing clients indoors.

US Mint: ‘We need your help’ by using exact change when making purchases

The U.S. Mint is asking for the public to make purchases using exact change.

  Ohio House Republicans introduce legislation to repeal controversial bailout of nuclear power plants

A pair of republican members of the Ohio House of Representatives are introducing a bill to repeal House Bill 6, the controversial bailout of the state’s nuclear power plants now at the center of a bombshell corruption scandal.

Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status.

  State lawmakers double down on need for foster care reform after report of teens living in Cleveland office building

The lead sponsor of a foster care reform bill in the Ohio House of Representatives is doubling down on the urgency of the legislation after it was revealed some teens have been temporarily living in a Cuyahoga County office building in Cleveland.

  Cleveland City Council sends order to Mayor Jackson to approve extended outdoor seating space for restaurants

The extension of the dining space will help them serve more customers while maintaining the social distancing guidelines as the coronavirus crisis continues.

New Zealand down to one active coronavirus case

New Zealand health authorities have reported no new virus cases for a week.

Ohio Gov. DeWine’s coronavirus response approval rating highest among governors

A study published Thursday called “The State of the Nation: A 50-state COVID-19 survey” showed Ohio Governor Mike DeWine had the highest coronavirus response approval rating among governors.

President Trump reportedly plans to travel to Ohio soon

President Donald Trump announced he plans to travel to Ohio soon for apparent official events during Wednesday’s business roundtable discussion, according to CBSN.

  Low voter turnout and confusion highlight Ohio’s delayed primary election

Low voter turnout and confusion highlighted Ohio’s delayed primary election, which was completed Tuesday night.

Northeast Ohio schools announce unofficial levy results

With the results of Tuesday’s primary still trickling in, some school districts are seeing passes while others are looking at possible financial cuts coming to the district.

  Voters rush to beat voting deadline in Ohio primary election

“You’ve gotta change with the times, man.”

  Coronavirus pandemic forced Ohio residents to vote by mail for state’s primary election

The Ohio primary election was scheduled for March 17th, but got postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

  Deadlines fast approaching for voting in Ohio’s mail-in primary election

Key deadlines are coming up for voters in Ohio’s primary election, which will now be conducted mostly through mail-in ballots.

  Mid-April in America is an unforgiving time, and now this

For a generation, mid-April has delivered some of American life’s most difficult moments. Traumatic anniversaries of the past 27 years are rolling by as Americans experience one of the most disruptive moments in their history: the coronavirus, and the effort to contain it.

  Ivanka Trump ignores White House guidelines against discretionary travel

Ivanka Trump traveled with her family from Washington to Bedminster, New Jersey, last week to celebrate Passover despite coronavirus guidelines discouraging discretionary travel, which she's encouraged others to follow.

  Scientists warn virus will be with us through summer

Coronavirus has already spread widely in Australia, which is coming out of its summer.

  Small business owners find obstacles trying to get stimulus loans

Some small business owners say they can't find a place to get a loan through the federal coronavirus relief package meant to help pay employees, rent and other expenses.

Watch: Full Court Press Now Weeknights

Full Court Press Now is a new 30-minute newscast that airs every weeknight on Gray Television stations across the U.S.

  Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order

Planned Parenthood joined other abortion providers Wednesday in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during the coronavirus outbreak.

  Legislation introduced to inform Ohio first responders of possible COVID-19 exposure

An Ohio state representative has introduced legislation that would require hospitals and health departments to inform first responders of possible exposure to COVID-19.

Ohio Legislature approves all-mail primary up to April 28; legislation awaits Governor’s signature

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine wanted the state's primary, with in-person voting, pushed back to June 2nd. Wednesday, state lawmakers approved language that went in an opposite direction.

DHS: Pandemic measures cut illegal border crossings by half

A Trump administration official says illegal border crossings have dropped by half as the strictest U.S.-Mexico border policies yet went into place amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite confusion about how it was all working.

Governor recommends that in-person voting in Ohio for Tuesday’s primary election delayed until June

Gov. Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Frank LaRose detailed additional health safety measures that will be enforced ahead of Tuesday’s planned election procedures.

  Here’s how Cuyahoga County is preparing for voting on Tuesday during the coronavirus crisis

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections will address the impact coronavirus may have on Tuesday’s voting process.

Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders campaigns coming to Cleveland on Tuesday

Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will both make campaign stops in Cleveland on Tuesday, Mar. 10.

  Medina police track down caller who made violent threats against pastor, no charges expected

Police have tracked down the man who made violent threats to a Medina pastor, and the church he serves, over the pastor’s support of the LGBTQ community.

  Solon father detained in Thailand over one alleged bullet found in luggage

Mike Jones, 37, was detained after he wrapped up a birthday trip. He and his family deny the allegations, adding that there’s no proof or evidence of the bullet being found.

  Nearly 9 million Ohio license and ID holders to be added to facial recognition database

Nearly nine million Ohio drivers and state ID holders will soon be added to the state’s controversial facial-recognition system.

How the Iowa caucuses ‘broke down in every way possible’

Democratic Party leaders and activists are describing widespread missteps in planning and implementation that made the Iowa caucuses a historic disaster.

Proposals to cut Cleveland city council and reduce salaries removed from March 17 ballot

Cleveland City Council confirmed that Clerk of Council Patricia Britt received a request on Monday to withdraw the proposals to reduce the number of council members and to reduce their salaries from the March 17 ballot.

  Northeast Ohio agencies embracing their portion of $2 million grant to fight war on drugs

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the recipients of $2 million in grant money to combat the growing drug problem throughout the state.

  Cleveland City Council committee advances legislation that would decriminalize certain marijuana possession offenses

The Cleveland City Council’s Safety Committee met Wednesday to discuss a proposal that would lessen the penalties for certain marijuana possession offenses.

US border arrests drop as focus turns to Mexicans

U.S. authorities said they made 40,620 arrests or detentions of people on the Mexico border in December

President Trump, Vice President Pence visit Toledo for 1st campaign rally of 2020

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arrived to Ohio on Thursday evening for their first campaign rally of 2020.

  Baldwin Wallace launches polling of key Great Lakes states for 2020 election

Four Great Lakes states could decide the next presidential election, including Ohio. Baldwin Wallace University is expanding polling to predict these key votes.

President Trump to visit northern Ohio for first campaign rally in 2020

President Donald Trump is expected to hold his first campaign rally of 2020 in Ohio.

  What should Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine focus on in 2020? (one-on-one interview)

Chris Tanaka interviews Governor Mike DeWine

Bill cosponsored by US Rep. Dave Joyce, of Ohio, ‘harmonizes religious freedom’ and LGBTQ rights

Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart introduced a bill, which is cosponsored by Rep. Dave Joyce from Ohio, that would provide added protections to LGBTQ individuals.

Ohio Senate OKs abortion bills on reversal info, infant care

The Republican-led Ohio Senate has passed more abortion-related requirements

Results, polling places, and ballot issues: Here’s what you need to know for Election Day in Ohio

It’s Election Day in Ohio. Polls across the state are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Summit County Board of Elections says votes were cast for candidates who withdrew

The Summit County Board of Elections said confusion in the voting stalls led to ballots being cast for candidates who dropped out of their respective races.

  Polling places for 80,000 voters in Cuyahoga County changed: Look up your location here

Polling locations have changed for 80,000 voters in Cuyahohga county residents ahead of the Nov. 5 general election, and officials want to make sure people are showing up to the correct locations.

US Rep. Tim Ryan, of Ohio, withdraws from 2020 presidential race

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced on Thursday that he is ending his bid in the 2020 presidential election.

  Ohio attorney general addresses reports of harassment during state’s petitioning process

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost spoke Monday on recent reports of intimidation aimed at petitioners.

Bill that would ban flavored vaping products in Ohio introduced by lawmaker

An Ohio legislator proposed a bill that would ban the sale of flavored vaping products statewide as health concerns over the effects of e-cigarette use grow.

  88 inmates just registered to vote in Ohio during drive at Summit County Jail

The Summit County Clerk of Court, Sandra Kurt, along with community activists have just finished a fall voter registration push in the Summit County jail.

Ohio receives $17.8 million to study self-driving vehicles

Ohio's U.S. senators say the state has received $17.8 million to generate data on self-driving vehicles

University in Ohio to host 4th Democratic debate in October

The Democratic National Committee says the party's October presidential debate will take place at a small university in Ohio

  Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson won’t talk to local media about family problems

Is the mayor stonewalling media from behind giant pillars at City Hall because of the controversy surrounding his grandson? We wanted to ask him about that and a few other important questions.

Elections chief narrows deletion of voter registrations

Ohio's elections chief has taken steps to protect eligible voters from being removed from the rolls as more than 200,000 inactive registrations are deleted