Morning Headlines: Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Fourth Round of Legislative District Maps…and More | News

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, April 15:

  • Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Fourth Set of State Legislative District Maps
  • Civil rights group joins CSU students in demanding name change for Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • GOP leaders in Ohio try to block Trump’s endorsement of Vance
  • Cuyahoga County is trying to address decades of disinvestment in communities of color
  • Guardians formalize Ramirez’s 7-year, $141m deal
  • Cavs get their final shot at the playoffs

Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Fourth Set of State Legislative District Maps

(Ideastream Public Media) – The Ohio Supreme Court orders the Ohio Redistricting Commission to reconvene and adopt a new set of maps of the state’s legislative districts after ruling the fourth attempt unconstitutional. The Ohio House and Ohio Senate district maps were adopted March 28 after Republican commissioners made changes to an earlier plan also struck down by the Supreme Court.

Civil rights group joins CSU students in demanding name change for Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

(Ideastream Public Media) – The fight to change the name of Cleveland State University’s law school received help Thursday night from civil rights activists. CSU law students who have been protesting the law school’s name for months have contacted the National Action Network (NAN), a civil rights organization formed by the Reverend Al Sharpton in 1991, to rally outside the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

GOP leaders in Ohio try to block Trump’s endorsement of Vance

(AP) Dozens of Republican leaders in Ohio are making a last-ditch effort to urge former President Donald Trump not to endorse JD Vance in the upcoming crowded primary for an open Senate seat. A draft letter circulating among Republicans and obtained by The Associated Press calls on Trump to remain neutral in the race. It was written following a report that Trump was going to endorse Vance, a step the former president has yet to take.

Cuyahoga County is trying to address decades of disinvestment in communities of color

(Ideastream Public Media) – Nearly two years ago, Cuyahoga County declared racism a public health crisis as the Black Lives Matter movement swept the country. Since then, county officials have taken some initial steps to address the racial and health inequalities that have plagued the area for centuries. The county made the statement because officials are dedicated to resolving the issue according to county executive Armond Budish.

Guardians formalize Ramirez’s 7-year, $141m deal

(AP) — José Ramírez’s new contract is official. His value to Guardians has long been undisputed. The All-Star third baseman — and one of baseball’s best all-around players — signed his seven-year, $141 million contract on Thursday. Ramirez signed the day before Cleveland’s home opener, first as a rebranded Guardians.

Cavs get second shot at playoffs, must slow Hawks’ Young

(AP) — The young Cavaliers took their bits to Brooklyn the other night and missed their first chance to qualify for the playoffs. Luckily, they get another chance tonight when they face the Atlanta Hawks. The winner of tonight’s game gets the 8th seed in the NBA playoffs. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. at Rocket Mortage Fieldhouse.

Weather: Sun, high 64, with wind warning

(National Weather Service) — Partly sunny, with highs near 64. Breezy, with southwest winds 16 to 20 mph, gusting up to 37 mph. Rain, mostly after midnight. Low around 43. Wind southwest 7 to 10 mph, gusting to 20 mph. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and a quarter inch are possible.

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