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Trump Tells Akron Supporters "Something is Happening"

Donald Trump 's rally at the James A. Rhodes arena at the University of Akronactually got going about an hour earlier than scheduled -- a sign, he says, of the excitement surrounding his campaign. “There’s something going on,” Donald Trump said as he took the stage at the James A. Rhodes Arena oat the University of Akron well in advance of the scheduled start of his campaign address. “The seats are full,” he noted. “Why wait?” “Whether it’s here or in Pennsylvania or Virginia or in Florida, I...
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STATE OF OHIO/OHIO PUBLIC TELEVISION

There are calls for the president of the Ohio State Medical Board to step down over comments he’s made about a pending case. 

Earlier this month, Ohio Right to Life filed a complaint with the state’s medical board, accusing three Dayton physicians of performing an abortion on a woman who was could not give consent because she had been drugged or impaired.

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By a 2-1 decision, a panel of three federal appeals judges has shot down the week during which first-time voters can register and cast ballots at the same time. That sets the first day of early voting this fall on Oct. 12, after the last day of voter registration.

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SUMMIT COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES

Summit County leaders are donating $20,000 to a group that supports homeless and poor veterans.

Stand Down for Veterans has been looking for donations after a warehouse fire in New Jersey destroyed most of their supplies in February.

County Executive Ilene Shapiro and FirstEnergy Foundation President Dee Lowery presented the donations today at the Summit County Veterans Service Commission.

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There’s a new tool for Apple users who want to know more about Ohio’s history in presidential elections, and its role in the upcoming one.

It’s a multi-touch iBook called “Ohio: Pathway to the Presidency." It features five chapters covering the history of Ohio’s presidents, the process for electing a president, Ohio’s demographics, the 2016 presidential election and a live election-night feed.

It was put together by Jason LaMar from Columbus State Community College, who’s a graduate of the Apple Academy.

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Most of Scio, a village about 40 miles southeast of Canton, can drink the water again.  

Too much manganese was detected in the water supply and a drinking ban involving two dozen streets was issued a week.  But levels have dropped in most of the affected area, and the ban has been cut by two thirds. 

The Ohio EPA monitors drinking-water quality state wide.  Heidi Griesmer is deputy director of the agency for communications.

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Donald Trump’s depiction of African-American communities drew a harsh rebuke today  from Northeast Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on what Fudge dismisses as a composite of stereotypes masquerading as outreach.

During his speech to an overwhelmingly white audience in Akron, Trump described some American cities as war zones, where blacks and Hispanics live in constant fear. And he asked “What do you have to lose?” in voting for him.

Fudge, whose district stretches from Cleveland down to Akron, picked up on that refrain in her response.

Trump Rally in Akron
Tim Rudell / WKSU

Donald Trump 's rally at the James A. Rhodes arena at the University of Akronactually got going about an hour earlier than scheduled -- a sign, he says, of the excitement surrounding his campaign.

“There’s something going on,” Donald Trump said as he took the stage at the James A. Rhodes Arena oat the University of Akron well in advance of the scheduled start of his campaign address. “The seats are full,” he noted. “Why wait?” 

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The state has authorized nearly two million dollars to be spent to set up the new medical marijuana program – which is supposed to take effect in less than three weeks. 

A panel of lawmakers has authorized more than $1.8 million to establish the state’s medical marijuana program, which is supposed to start September 8.

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OHIO SENATE

A proposed change in a rule on how charter school sponsors would be measured on their compliance with state laws has been delayed for now. 

On a party line vote, a Republican-dominated panel of lawmakers sent the charter schools rule back to the state office that reviews regulations for their impact on business. But that office has already done a report on this rule.

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A new report details how Northeast Ohio could become a hub for additive manufacturing – technology better known as 3-D printing.

One of the first steps is teaching workers and business owners just what additive manufacturing can do.

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From NPR

The nation's first "soda tax" on sugar-sweetened beverages, which went into effect in Berkeley, Calif., last year, appears to be working.

According to a new study, consumption of sugary drinks — at least in some neighborhoods — is down by a whopping 20 percent.

Author Lawrence Wright was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War, which meant he was required to do two years of what was called "alternative service." He ended up in Egypt, teaching at the American University in Cairo. And it was there that the man from Texas started his obsession with the Middle East.

Since then, Wright has written a lot about the region and about terrorism as a staff writer for The New Yorker. Now, he has compiled his many New Yorker essays into a new book called The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State.

Mike Pence sat down in Henry Jones' barbershop in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, during a campaign swing — and the media came along for the ride.

CNN streamed 20 minutes of silence and small talk on Facebook Live, as Pence got a trim. Watch it here:

Among the moments captured on camera:

Pence: You've been at this location since '92?

Jones: Yes

Pence: It's a good location

After looking in a mirror and proclaiming it a "great haircut — perfect," Pence applauded, then walked behind the chair to shake Jones' hand.

A series of medical images published Tuesday offer the most complete picture, so far, of how the Zika virus can damage the brain of a fetus.

"The images show the worst brain infections that doctors will ever see," says Dr. Deborah Levine, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, who contributed to the study. "Zika is such a severe infection [in fetuses]. Most doctors will have never seen brains like this before."

It's been a rough summer for supporters of Donald Trump.

A convention that aimed for harmony had some disharmony. The candidate picked arguments with a Gold Star family and with Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Polls have shown Trump falling behind.

At a recent rally in Altoona, Pa., Trump told the crowd that the only way he could lose Pennsylvania — a state where he is polling well behind Democratic rival Hillary Clinton — would be in the event of a fix.

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