Republicans approve prepared card to give themselves 13 of 15 Ohio Congressional Districts: The Wake Up for Friday, November 19, 2021

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A mix of rain and flurries is likely before noon today before the afternoon clears. Not much buildup is expected in Cleveland, but parts of the snow belt could see up to 6 inches. The weather will reach about 40 degrees. Highs will be in the mid-1940s over the weekend, with rain showers likely on Sunday. Read more.

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Electoral redistribution: The Republican-dominated Ohio legislature gave final approval Thursday to a redistribution plan that would give the GOP a head start in 13 of the state’s 15 congressional districts. Jeremy Pelzer reports that the redistribution plan will only last four years before a new plan is to be adopted, rather than 10 years if the plan has bipartisan support.

An overlay of gerrymandered congressional districts passed by Republicans overlaid data showing the state’s minority population. Republicans have divided minority communities in three of Ohio’s largest counties. (Dave’s clipping / screenshot app)

Minority neighborhoods: In the new congressional maps, Republicans split or contained minority voters in Ohio’s three largest metropolitan areas – a move that could have legal implications. Seth Richardson reports that minority communities in Cuyahoga, Franklin and Hamilton counties are said to have their say diluted – known as cracking – or clustered as much as possible – known as wrapping – in several districts. Critics say the result could lead to the denial of the right to vote from voters and minority communities, who tend to support the Democratic Party.

Prohibition of mandate: Ohio House passed a bill Thursday afternoon that would ban K-12 schools, colleges and employers from requiring COVID-19 vaccines that have not been fully approved by the federal government . At an independent press conference minutes after the vote, Laura Hancock reports, the director of the Ohio Department of Health, Dr Bruce Vanderoff, said new cases of the coronavirus continued to increase, with a people in seven hospitalized in Ohio with COVID-19.

Residents of Ohio would no longer need a permit to carry a concealed firearm in one of the latest attempts by the Republican-dominated Ohio General Assembly to overturn the laws of Ohio on gun control. We’re talking about the Second Amendment on Today in Ohio, cleveland.comhalf-hour daily news podcast.

A map of projects whose planning will be paid for with a grant of $ 950,000.

A Cleveland Metroparks map shows projects whose planning will be partially funded by a new $ 950,000 grant from the US Department of Transportation. (Map courtesy of Cleveland Metroparks)

Cycle path: The US Department of Transportation has awarded Cleveland Metroparks a grant of $ 950,000 to plan several projects that will connect downtown Cleveland to surrounding areas, including the proposed 3.5-mile Slavic Village Downtown Connector bike path. Sabrina Eaton reports that the grant through Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity will fund several projects that advocates say “will connect poor neighborhoods with employment centers, schools, civic assets and other opportunities.” .

LGBTQ rights: Six cities in Ohio are among 110 cities nationwide that the Human Rights Campaign Foundation named “All Stars” in a new assessment of how municipal policies, laws and services treat lesbian, gay, gay, lesbian, gay, and lesbian people. bisexual, transgender and queer. Sabrina Eaton reports that the education arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ + civil rights organization looked at 506 cities in the United States and rated them on a scale of 0 to 100, depending on how well their laws, policies, benefits and services embody “LGBTQ + inclusion. “

Eviction trial: Arguing that a new federal immigration policy will end almost all deportations, increase crime and drug trafficking in Ohio communities, and force the state to devote its limited resources to illegal immigrants residing in Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined his Republican counterparts from two other states on Thursday in a lawsuit to arrest him, Sabrina Eaton reports.

Esther’s Law: The Ohio House voted unanimously Thursday to approve a bill that will allow nursing home residents or their guardians to install cameras in residents’ rooms. Cliff Pinckard reports that Senate Bill 58 is named after Esther Piskor, a resident of a Cleveland nursing home. Cameras placed in her room by her family revealed that nurse aides abused her, which later led to their arrest and criminal convictions related to the abuse.

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Thanksgiving trip: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport officials expect Thanksgiving holiday passenger numbers to exceed traffic from two years ago, as air travel continues to rebound from pandemic of coronavirus. Susan Glaser reports that the airport predicts 280,000 passengers will pass through Hopkins during the 10-day holiday period from today to Sunday, November 28 – an 8% increase from 260,000 travelers during the same period in 2019.

Mayor of Hudson: Hudson Mayor Craig Shubert is once again calling for criminal charges against members of the Hudson School Board for permitting the use of a book containing inappropriate writing prompts as an additional resource in a university course credited. The mayor’s most recent comments come after Summit County prosecutors in a report on Tuesday determined that the book’s “642 Things to Write About” writing prompts did not amount to child pornography and had never actually been awarded as part of the course, Megan Becka reports.

Turkey bowl: The annual Meadows Turkey Bowl expands its mission, reports Marc Bona. The pick-up football game that started in a backyard in 1990 and is now a serious fundraiser for Saint-Vincent-de-Paul and cancer charities expands its financial reach to help even more people .

Corridor of Opportunity: The long-awaited Opportunity Corridor has come true, connecting the neighborhoods of Broadway-Slavic Village, Kinsman, Buckeye-Woodhill, Fairfax and University Circle. See a bird’s-eye view of Cleveland’s sleek and pristine Black Road which now winds from East 55th Street to the Cleveland Clinic campus at East 105th Street in John Pana’s drone video.

house fire: An 8-year-old boy died early Thursday in a house fire in the Kenmore neighborhood of Akron, reports Adam Ferrise. The fire started around 4:30 a.m. at a house on 11th Street SW

Case mount: For the second week in a row, the rate of Ohio coronavirus cases per 100,000 population increased from 410.5 last week to 496.3 this week, reports Laura Hancock. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a high incidence of transmission is 100 cases per 100,000 people.

School case: Columbus City School District reports newest cases of COVID-19 among students and staff in the latest weekly update from the Ohio Department of Health. The school district, which is the largest in Ohio, has seen the number of cases among students and staff roughly double since last week, reports Alexis Oatman.

Education in demand: New report says there aren’t enough Northeastern Ohio residents who have the education they need for the area’s most in-demand jobs, and the gap s ‘will worsen by 2025. Sean McDonnell reports Team NEO says 65% of Ohio’s workforce will need to have a two- or four-year degree or trade school certification by 2025 to meet the expected labor demand.

Commercial deposits: 2021 is likely to be a banner year for new business filings. At the end of October, Sean McDonnell reports, Ohioans submitted 170,740 new business cases to the state, already nearly surpassing the record of 171,073 set for all of last year.

Carjackings: Lakewood Police are investigating two armed hijackings and one attempted hijacking that occurred within about 90 minutes late Wednesday. Police said in a statement they were investigating links between the three incidents that occurred between 7:30 p.m. and around 8:45 p.m., Adam Ferrise reports.

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The Blue Angels Precision Flight Team is scheduled to fly at the 2022 Cleveland National Air Show.Jacob Hamilton | Ann Arbor News

Blue angels: The Navy’s famous Blue Angels are set to fly to the Cleveland National Air Show 2022 in Cleveland over Labor Day weekend, reports Marc Bona. The show at Burke Lakefront Airport will mark the Cleveland debut of the Blue Angels flying a larger jet platform, the F / A-18 Super Hornet, and a new logistics support aircraft, the C-130J Super Hercules.

chicken nuggets: sister site Epicurious challenged chefs of three different skill levels – amateur Emily, home cook Lorenzo, and professional chef Saul Montiel of Cantina Rooftop – to prepare their take on Nuggets of chicken.

Things to do: Whether you want to attend a concert or an art show or get a head start on holiday shopping, Anne Nickoloff has 25 things to do in Northeast Ohio.

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