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Kyrie Irving
Amanda Rabinowitz / WKSU

It’s been a tumultuous week for the Cavs. The team that was expected to spend the summer beefing up its roster for another title run is now faced with a star player who wants out and an inexperienced general manager at the helm.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says Kyrie Irving shocked everyone with news that he wants to be traded.

Gov. Kasich at Lake Erie
TIM DURBAVETZ / IDEASTREAM

Gov. John Kasich chose a deck at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland to sign a new bill aimed at protecting Lake Erie.  Senate Bill 2 will expand the power of the Ohio EPA, but it’s also aimed at helping businesses. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Mark Urycki reports.

Two years ago, the governor signed S.B 1 to prevent the dumping of dredged river material into Lake Erie.  Now Kasich has signed S.B. 2 to help find a market for that sediment.

“We want to take care of our environment. We don’t want to worship it but we want to be good stewards of it.”

photo of Mike Gibbons
YOUTUBE

A Northeast Ohio businessman regarded as an underdog in the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate has made a six-figure ad buy.

In his first ad, Mike Gibbons never mentions Josh Mandel’s name.

“We sent them to Washington to repeal Obamacare and cut taxes, that’s what they promised us.”

Instead the Cleveland-area business man, who’s challenging Ohio Treasurer Mandel in May’s Republican primary, takes aim at Washington insiders.

Photo of a Zika-carrying mosquito
Centers for Disease Control

The Ohio EPA is distributing a million dollars to 35 counties to battle mosquitos and the diseases they carry. 

Ronald Phillips
The FORGIVENESS FOUNDATION

After hiatus of more than three years, Ohio is set to resume executions at 10 this morning by putting Ronald Phillips of Akron to death. His lawyers filed last-minute arguments that the drug combination Ohio plans to use has a troubling history. But as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, that’s not the only argument being offered.

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