School Funding

Bill would shift burden of school funding from businesses to homeowners: The Wake Up for Friday, April 8, 2022

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Unfortunately, gloomy weather conditions are expected for much of the weekend. Showers and thunderstorms are likely today, with highs in the upper 40s. Saturday will start with a mix of rain and snow, changing to full rain. The highs will stay in the low 40s. Flurries are possible Sunday morning, but the sun could break through later. Highs will be in the mid 40s. Read More

MLB: Kansas City Royals 3, Guardians 1

School funding: The Ohio General Assembly has sent Gov. Mike DeWine a bill that could shift the funding burden more from schools to homeowners by limiting how school districts challenge commercial property values ​​during property commissions. revision. Laura Hancock reports that House Bill 126 would amend a law in effect since 1976 that allowed school districts to file complaints with county boards of review when they believe properties are undervalued.

Privacy breached: The new Cleveland Municipal Court website for nearly an hour Thursday gave the public access to the Social Security numbers of those charged with crimes. Adam Ferrise reports that the website provided access to documents containing personally identifying information between 11:06 a.m., when the system went live to the public, and 12:01 a.m.

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Cuyahoga County hasn’t even officially announced setting aside $66 million in stimulus funds to create discretionary funds for each council member. But Councilwoman Cheryl Stephens has already pledged University Heights $120,000 of its planned $6 million share for a Cedar Road repaving project. We talk about how the stimulus was for transformational projects on Today in Ohio, cleveland.comhalf-hour daily news podcast.

COVID relief: The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted largely by party to add an additional $42 billion to a coronavirus relief fund for restaurants and hotels. Sabrina Eaton reports the money would help more than 150,000 institutions across the country that have missed out on previous emergency grants.

Transit assistance: The U.S. Department of Transportation will provide more than $20 billion to support public transit across the country in 2022, with Ohio’s share being $259 million. Sabrina Eaton reports that Cleveland will receive $65,192,461 and $12,283,925 will go to Akron.

Akron Zoo animals still need to eat

A penguin at the Akron Zoo. The zoo, like many in North America, moves the birds indoors to protect them from bird flu.David Petkiewicz

Bird flu: Akron Zoo and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo are among many zoos in North America that have moved birds indoors to protect them from the highly contagious bird flu. Evan MacDonald reports that 23 million birds have already died in the United States, either from the virus itself or because they were culled to prevent it from spreading.

Clean Water Act: It’s been 50 years since the Clean Water Act was passed in a bid to clean up the country’s waterways, and while there’s reason to celebrate what the legislation has accomplished, toxins still litter the rivers and waterways. lakes. Peter Krouse reports that Case Western Reserve University law professor Jonathan Adler and a host of experts on historical legislation will participate in a forum exploring the law today.

Black population: Warrensville Heights has the highest black population in all of Ohio by percent, made up of 94% of the community. Half of the top 25 places with the highest percentage black population in Ohio are in the Northeast region, including East Cleveland (91%), Bedford Heights (83%) and Maple Heights (71%). ). Zachary Smith uses US Census data to rank cities in Ohio.

Youth and family: According to Sonya Pryor-Jones, setting up Cleveland kids for success means giving them plenty of opportunities and letting them decide their path in life. Courtney Astolfi portrays Pryor-Jones, who has spent two decades working with educators and nonprofits to provide opportunities for children, and is now Mayor Justin Bibb’s Chief Youth and Family Success Officer.

News quiz: It took a lot of money to keep third baseman Jose Ramirez with the Guardians. Remember how long that took? And for how many years? If so, you should show off your knowledge by taking this week’s news quiz.

covid case: Ohio State reported 3,828 new cases of COVID-19 in its weekly dashboard update on Thursday. That’s an average of about 546 new cases per day over seven days, reports Julie Washington. The average for the week ending March 31 was just over 443 new cases per day.

JetBlue's Cleveland service takes off

JetBlue arrived in Cleveland in 2015 amid high expectations, which went largely unmet due to competition from other carriers.The ordinary merchant

JetBlue: Two major American airlines are fighting to acquire Spirit Airlines and whatever the end of this love triangle, travelers to Cleveland will probably feel the effects. Susan Glaser reports that JetBlue Airways revealed this week that it had made an unsolicited $3.6 billion bid for Spirit, after Spirit and Frontier airlines announced plans to combine into what would become the fifth largest carrier in the country.

Casino revenue: The state’s 11 casinos and racinos reported $216.3 million in gambling revenue last month, beating the $215.9 million reported in March 2021, reports Sean McDonnell.

Cavs CEO: Longtime Cleveland Cavaliers regular Len Komoroski will step down as CEO at the end of this season. Sean McDonnell reports that Komoroski joined the Cavaliers as president in 2003, before Dan Gilbert bought the team in 2005. He’s been the CEO since 2013.

personal injury: An appeals court has ruled that a key part of a class action lawsuit against Akron-based law firm Kisling, Nestico and Redick can proceed. Cory Shaffer reports that a three-judge panel of the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a lower court ruling that grants class certification to former clients to whom the firm Lawyers charged a $50 fee for investigative services that lawyers suing the firm say were never provided.

jimmy malone: WTAM AM/1100 has hired a familiar voice to take over the morning slot recently vacated by Geraldo Rivera. Jimmy Malone, who hosted the morning show on WMJI FM/105.7 for 30 years, will host Akron’s WARF AM/1350 “The Jimmy Malone Show” beginning April 12, reports Joey Morona.

Sedona: During a two-day visit, Susan Glaser visited Cathedral Rock, a magnificent sandstone formation filled with spiers and towers just south of Sedona, Arizona. The desert offered views like this all around – atop Chicken Point, Submarine Rock, and Devil’s Bridge, among other places.

Things to do: There’s no shortage of shows, festivals, games and educational events this weekend in northeast Ohio. Annie Nickoloff has 20 ideas.

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