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Are Republicans going to bypass Cleveland?
Other noon headlines: Flooding, Suarez, data-scrubbing, unemployment, abortion
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus praised the city to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson during a visit a few weeks ago.
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In The Region:
  • Flood advisory continues
  • Is Cleveland out of the RNC running?
  • Suarez acquitted on two charges
  • Columbus school administrators under investigation
  • Trouble with unemployment web site delays new regs
  • Abortion clinic debate
  • Flood advisory continues
    Two days of heavy rains have put roads and yards underwater in many parts of Ohio, and a flood advisory remains in effect for most of Northeast Ohio until 3:30 this afternoon. High water has disrupted traffic on interstates 90 and 71, and Cleveland's Hopkins Airport saw more than 3.5 inches of rain yesterday.

    Is Cleveland out of the RNC running?
    Cleveland is expected to find out shortly if it remains in the running for the 2016 Republican National Convention. It was one of four cities on the finalist list, along with Kansas City, Dallas and Denver.
    But media in Denver is reporting that Cleveland and Kansas City are out. And Cleveland.com is quoting Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges as saying “that has been the scuttlebutt for days.”

    Cleveland has also put in a bid for the Democratic National Convention, and is one of six cities in the running for that.

    Suarez acquitted on two charges
    A federal judge has thrown out two obstruction of justice charges against North Canton businessman Ben Suarez, saying there’s no proof he knew of – or tried to withhold -- one of the documents that prosecutors claim showed he steered political contributions through straw donors.

    After Judge Patricia Gaughan made that decision this morning, Suarez’s attorneys rested their case.  He still faces eight other charges related to allegations that he used employees and relatives to donate $200,000 to the congressional campaign of Jim Renacci and failed senatorial campaign of Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel.

    Suarez’s company – Suarez Corporation Industries --  is also charged and is continuing to call witnesses, including an FBI agent.

    Columbus school administrators under investigation
    Dozens of Columbus school staffers could lose their licenses over the attendance data-scrubbing scandal. A state education official tells The Columbus Dispatch the agency has informed the staffers by letter this month that they're under investigation. Most are believed to be administrators.

    Trouble with unemployment web site delays new regs
    The state is delaying enforcement of new regulations requiring out-of-work Ohioans do more to get unemployment benefits. The delay comes after beneficiaries posting their resumes on the state's job-search website -- one of the new requirements -- have had password troubles updating their resumes.

    Abortion clinic debate
    Toledo's Capital Care Clinic is urging state health officials to reject a hearing officer's decision it must close down because the abortion clinic doesn't have a valid emergency care pact with a "local" hospital. The officer disagreed with the clinic's assertion its agreement with a hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, puts it into compliance.

     

     

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