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Suarez wants lone campaign finance fraud-related charge dropped
Other morning headlines: Cleveland Clinic #4 hospital in U.S., tops for cardiology; Akron plans LeBron homecoming celebration
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 
The latest WKSU morning headlines:

Suarez wants lone campaign finance fraud-related charge dropped
The Stark County businessman recently convicted of one charge in a campaign-financing scheme is asking a federal judge to overturn his conviction or grant him a new trial. Defense lawyers for Ben Suarez of North Canton filed the motion Monday, arguing the conviction on obstruction of justice violated his protection from double jeopardy. A jury convicted Suarez on just one of 10 charges related to $200,000 in campaign contributions to Congressman Jim Renacci and Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel. The Plain Dealer reports the defense argues the obstruction charge contained three separate offenses of witness tampering, but the jury did not identify which one they found him guilty of. 

Cleveland Clinic #4 hospital in U.S., tops for cardiology
The new rankings by the U.S. News and World Report ranks the Cleveland Clinic #4 in the country, just behind the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General and Johns Hopkins. That’s measured against 14 specialties. The Clinic is number 1 in the country for Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Urology. That makes the Clinic the top hospital in Ohio, followed by University Hospitals at #2, Akron General at #5 and Summa Akron City and and St. Thomas Hospitals at #6. 

Akron plans LeBron homecoming celebration
Akron plans to throw a big celebration in honor of LeBron James, who on Friday announced he’s returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Beacon Journal reports the city is working with the LeBron James Family Foundation on the event, which was announced during Monday’s council meeting. A date and time are still being worked out.bOn Monday, Cuyahoga County officials said James’ return could help bring almost $50 million a year in new economic activity to the city and region. County Executive Ed FitzGerald said his fiscal office worked with Positively Cleveland, the local convention and tourism bureau, to reach that figure. It’s attributed to increased ticket sales along with more jobs and sales tax collections.

Canton Council rejects charter government ballot issue
The latest attempt to change the city of Canton to a charter government has failed. Canton City Council on Monday voted 7-5 against taking the issue to voters in November. The proposed switch from a statutory government to a charter would allow Canton to make policy changes at the local level instead of turning to state officials to write its laws and regulations. It’s been attempted in Canton nearly 10 times over the years. Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown all have charters.   

Marysville begins making retooled Acura 
The central Ohio city of Marysville has begun producing the retooled Acura TLX. It’s Acura’s first new model since April, when Honda shifted its leadership to make Acura more independent. Employees paused yesterday for a brief ceremony to mark the start of the new model. For the Marysville plant, this is the third new or redesigned model in three years, following the redesigned Accord in 2012 and the debut of the Accord Hybrid in 2013.

Ex-teachers, pupils question Ohio charter schools
Former teachers and students at a string of charter schools in Ohio plan to question the state school board over its alleged inaction toward the facilities in the wake of mounting complaints. The FBI and other authorities are investigating schools in Ohio and other states that are affiliated with influential U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fetullah Gulen. The investigation comes amid allegations of test tampering, sexual misconduct and improper use of public funds. But in Ohio, former charter teacher Matthew Blair plans to ask the Ohio Board of Education today why irregularities he personally witnessed were not properly investigated. Ohio has 19 of the roughly 120 Gulen schools operating around the globe.

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