CLEVELAND, Ohio — With the coronavirus surging across Ohio, we’re asking Gov. Mike DeWine to stop stalling and convert the state’s contact tracing data into something we can use.
On This Week in the CLE, we’re talking about the state’s third coronavirus record in a week, and how we can slow the spread if we don’t know where it’s coming from.
Editor Chris Quinn hosts our daily half-hour coronavirus news podcast, with politics editor Jane Kahoun and me, answering all sorts of questions from the news.
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Here are the questions we’re answering today:
How many times this month has Ohio set a daily coronavirus record? With 2,366 newly reported cases Wednesday compared to the previous day, Ohio has set the third record in a week and the fourth this month.
Why was Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson so slow on hiring a consultant for the West Side Market, and why has a City Councilman now stalled that hiring? Jackson’s administration hasn’t explained why it took eight months to come to meeting. But the plan was stalled Tuesday, when Councilman Kerry McCormack asked for a public hearing.
Why didn’t Ohio join the federal government’s huge antitrust lawsuit against Google? Because Attorney General Dave Yost’s office is participating in a similar but separate investigation into Google’s business practices that also involves attorneys general from 47 other states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Why has a Hudson mom sued her school district over the coronavirus? A mother of two Hudson students has sued the district and Superintendent Phil Herman over the decision to bring back daily in-person classes for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, claiming the decision “unduly risks the health and safety of the students, the staff and their families.”
Why did a federal appeals court rule that exotic dancers in an Elyria club called the Brass Pole must be treated as employees, not independent contractors? The court has ruled that the club could not survive without the services of its dancers.
How much rain fell during that very loud thunderstorm that shook our houses early Wednesday? About 2.5 inches. Cleveland nearly doubled its monthly rainfall, bringing the grand total at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to 5.16 inches for October 2020 so far. For the year, Cleveland’s had more than 45 inches of precipitation — 13 inches more than normal.
Can $1 million gift to Delta Airlines be enough to get them flying back into Akron Canton Airport? CAK hopes so. The incentive is one strategy that airport and community leaders are planning to use to boost the small airport, which has seen a dramatic loss of passengers and flights during the pandemic.
Why might Linda Schuler of Berkshire Drive in North Olmsted want to think about moving? Schuler has had two cars crash into her home in the four decades she’s lived at the end of a sharp curve on Berkshire Drive in North Olmsted.
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