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RTA disrupted by the consequences of heavy rain -- again
Other noon headlines: Ohio health commissioner; Fudge and the Black Caucus

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Construction debris across the RTA tracks in Cleveland.
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UPDATE 1:54 p.m.: Greater Cleveland RTA does not expect to resume running its Blue and Green lines today and buses will continue to handle the passenger-train load. 

  • Rain causes train problems for Cleveland commuters, again
  • Dems want a hearing on the new health commissioner, and aren't likely to get it
  • Corn rowns are allowed again in the Army and Air Force

    Rain causes train problems for Cleveland commuters, again
    Flooding has once again disrupted train service for the Cleveland RTA.

    The problem discovered this morning is concrete rubble across the tracks at the Buckeye Woodhill Station on Cleveland’s east side.

    Two weeks ago, heavy rains loosened construction debris, collapsing a wall at the same station. Both times, Blue and Green line service were disrupted, and the RTA used buses as replacements during rush hour.

    Flooding also closed roads throughout the region over the last 24 hours, but the rain is expected to move out this afternoon.

    Dems want a hearing on the new health commissioner, and aren't like to get it
    The Democratic head of the Ohio Senate wants hearings on the appointment of Rick Hodges to head the Ohio Department of Health.

    Hodges has been head of the Ohio Turnpike Commission and was a state lawmaker, but is not a doctor. And Democrat Joe Schiavoni says Hodges does meet the alternative qualification set by state law that directors have extensive public health management experience. But Gov. Kasich says Hodge’s four years as marketing director of a county health center and two years as director of a community hospital gives him the experience he needs.

    The Plain Dealer is reporting that the Republican leadership in the Senate is likely to ignore Schiavoni’s push for a hearing.

    Corn rows are allowed again in the Army, Air Force
    The Army and Air Force are reworking their dress policies to eliminate language that Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge said was biased against women of color.

    According to the Plain Dealer, the revisions approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel allow certain braids and cornrows.

    Fudge chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, which wrote a complaint to Hagel in April that said a change in policy in March that prohibited the corn rows seemed to target black women. Hagel ordered a review and announced the reversal this week.

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