Sculptor Don Drumm works in his private studio almost every day.
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State of the Arts: Inside Don Drumm's Studio

Artist Don Drumm has been a fixture of the Northeast Ohio art scene for nearly 50 years. On this week’s State of the Arts WKSU’s Mark Arehart takes us behind the scenes at the sculptor’s Akron studios.

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Cleveland State of the City
MATT RICHMOND / WCPN

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s State of the City speech Wednesday night focused on two issues more than any others: crime and public education. Jackson highlighted the city’s current efforts for addressing crime and a couple initiatives for education.

Jackson worked the stage at Public Auditorium for an hour, reciting numbers of sidewalks fixed, buildings demolished, police officers hired, development projects funded and so on.

M.L. Schultze / WKSU public radio

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Oct. 11:

Shuffle: Musician-Turned-Audiologist is Changing the Tune About Hearing Wellness

Oct 11, 2018
Amanda Rabinowitz / WKSU

Musician-turned-audiologist Heather Malyuk is a trained fiddle and guitar player based in Streetsboro, who owns and operates a mobile hearing wellness business. She's one of only a handful of audiologists in the country who specializes in this type of wellness for the professional music industry.

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Early voting is now underway in Ohio, which has seen strong Republican wins in the last two midterm election cycles. But many are wondering about the impact of an increase in registered voters in a midterm year that looks good nationwide for Democrats.

Cathy Adamescue of Columbus is planning a trip next month, so she decided to get voting out of the way early.

“I probably could have voted on voting day, but I wasn’t really sure, and I did not want to miss an opportunity to vote,” she said.

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DAN KONIK / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

We are now four weeks away from Election Day where Ohioans will make several big decisions, such as who will be the next governor and whether drug crime sentencing will be reformed through Issue 1.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Kent State’s architecture program will help lead a new effort focused on making buildings and cities more environmentally friendly.

KSU, the University of Cincinnati and Heidelburg University will head up the Greater Ohio Living Architecture Center, or “GOLA.” It’s one of the first four centers of its kind in the country. GOLA will study the impact of growing plant ecosystems on buildings.

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JO INGLES / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

Several large and small cultivators of marijuana for Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program say they plan to be harvesting their products soon. That doesn’t mean patients will be able to buy it anytime soon.

Stephanie Gostomski with the Ohio Department of Commerce says marijuana growers won’t be able to do anything with their harvest for a while. 

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HENNES COMMUNICATIONS

Ohio journalists are questioning a move by the City of Cleveland that they say appeared to try to dictate news coverage. The City released specific rules for media outlets to follow during Wednesday’s State of the City address. The city later revised the requirements.

At major events like the State of the City, it is common for media to have specific requirements about where they can park and broadcast live.

CLEVELAND MUNICIPAL COURT

A Cleveland judge is welcoming the announcement that U.S. Marshals will conduct an independent assessment of conditions at the county jail after six inmates died in the last three months.  WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.

Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Michael Nelson says he’s encouraged that conditions at the jail are being evaluated.  He announced last week he wouldn’t send any more non-violent offenders to the jail, given the recent deaths, instead ordering personal bond or court-supervised release.

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WIKIMEDIA

In November, Ohioans will decide whether or not to amend the state constitution with a provision that addresses how the state handles drug offenders. Issue 1, which is titled To Reduce Penalties for Crimes of Obtaining, Possessing, and Using Illegal Drugs, would add a new Section 12 to Article XV of the Constitution of the State of Ohio. The official language of the proposal is here:

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