News

Jose Ramirez
commons.wikimedia.org

The Cleveland Indians are riding a 6.5-game lead over Detroit for first place in the American League Central Division, and it’s happening with some once unknown players enjoying breakout seasons.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says Jose Ramirez has been one of the surprising stars for the team.

photo of Mike Gonidakis
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.

Jon Husted
ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

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.

photo of Summit County Veterans Services logo
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.

photo of iBook
KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

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.

Pages