Morning Headlines: Federal Court Will Impose Invalidated Ohio Legislative Maps If State Officials Can’t | News

Here are your headlines for Thursday, April 21:

  • Federal court to impose invalidated Ohio legislative maps if state officials can’t meet new deadline
  • Husel acquitted of murder charges in patient deaths
  • Ramírez has a grand slam, 5 RBIs, as Guardians sweep White Sox, 11-1, 2-1
  • Weather: Clear showers around noon, then generally sunny

Federal court to impose invalidated Ohio legislative maps if state officials can’t meet new deadline

(Ideastream Public Media) – Federal district court judges are now giving Ohio until May 28 to come up with maps of the state’s legislative districts or they will intervene. In its decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said it would order an August 2 primary for the Ohio House and Senate seats and impose an earlier set of cards approved by the Commission on redistricting of Ohio. These maps, passed by the Ohio Redistricting Commission on February 24, were dismissed by the Ohio Supreme Court as illegal partisan gerrymanders.

Husel acquitted of murder charges in patient deaths

(AP) – A Columbus jury has found former Mount Carmel physician William Husel not guilty on 14 counts of murder in the deaths of multiple patients. Husel was accused of hastening their deaths by prescribing excessive amounts of the painkiller fentanyl. Husel’s attorney had argued that Husel only performed comfort care. He said Husel was “incredibly relieved”. The jury’s verdict ends one of the largest murder trials in Ohio history.

Ramírez has a grand slam, 5 RBIs, as Guardians sweep White Sox, 11-1, 2-1

(AP) — The Cleveland Guardians swept a double-header from the Chicago White Sox, 11-1, 2-1, at Progressive Field. Guardians star infielder José Ramírez hit his second Grand Slam of the season in Game 1 and then scored an RBI brace in the final drink. Ramírez leads the majors with 20 RBIs. He signed a seven-year, $141 million contract with the Guardians last week.

Weather: Clear showers around noon, then generally sunny

(National Weather Service) — Showers this morning, with drier conditions by noon. The clouds begin to diminish. Partly sunny, high 56 in Akron, 64 in Cleveland. Tonight, mostly clear, Low 44.

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