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interior view of Landmark Building
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

After half a century of ideas and plans that never got off the ground, the renovation of a historic block in the heart of downtown Akron is getting underway

Groundbreaking for the Bowery Project came just hours after final details were worked out for financing it. The ceremony was in the long-empty Landmark Building. It was constructed in 1923 as the headquarters of Akron Savings & Loan.

KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A bipartisan bill dealing with how insurance companies deny certain treatments and drugs until other options are tried first is getting a final push in this lame duck session. And there’s a lawmaker who’s joining in on this effort – but as a patient.

ANDREW MEYER / WKSU

This month’s election results are still unofficial, and the process to close out the 2018 midterms starts this weekend.

There are more than 115,000 uncounted absentee ballots and just over 100,000 provisional ballots statewide – more than half are in the most populous counties of Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Montgomery, Stark and Summit.

Counting by county boards of elections can start on Saturday, but it must start by Wednesday – the day before Thanksgiving. And it must be finished by November 27.

MedWorks

The head of a nonprofit organization in Cleveland says there are a lot of residents who are not getting dental care because they don’t have insurance.

That’s why MedWorks will treat anyone for free at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland on Saturday. The center is located at 300 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44113. 

MedWorks CEO Jerome Belinson says 400 dental professionals have volunteered to clean teeth, do fillings, or pull teeth if necessary. It’s first come, first serve.

Belinson  says they expect to treat 1,500 to 2,000 people.

Cleveland skyline
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