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Morning Headlines: Excessive Heat Today, Heat Warning Triggered…and More

These are the headlines for the morning of Wednesday, June 15:

  • Excessive Heat Forecast Today in Northeast Ohio
  • Cleveland, Akron, Canton, open cooling centers
  • Thousands still without power as temperatures rise
  • Ohio State Board of Education defeats effort to install permanent superintendent
  • DeWine says the state could use cash to pay for a $3.5 billion capital budget
  • Browns QB Watson addresses growing demands
  • Ramírez hits in the winning run, Guardians beat Rockies, 4-3, in 10 innings

Excessive Heat Forecast Today in Northeast Ohio Triggers a Heat Advisory
(National Weather Service) — That dangerous heat wave sweeping through much of the Midwest and South will bring northeast Ohio under control today and tomorrow. Temperatures today are expected to reach highs in the mid 90s and reach the 90s on Thursday. Heat index values ​​of 96 to 107 are likely. There is a heat advisory in effect from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and an air quality advisory in effect until midnight.

Cleveland, Akron, and Canton Open Cooling Centers
(WKYC-TV) — Community cooling centers will open across Northeast Ohio today to bring relief to those without air conditioning. Cleveland is opening eight locations. They will be open from 11:30 am to 10 pm Akron will maintain four community centers open from 8:30 am to 9 pm Canton will open a cooling center at the Garaux Shelter from 8:00 pm to 8:00 pm shelter rides.

Thousands still without power as temperatures rise
(Ideastream Public Media) — Thousands of customers are still without power after heavy storms Tuesday morning. FirstEnergy reported that more than 12,000 customers in Richland County and 5,000 customers in Ashland County were without power as of 7:45 am Cooling centers are opening in both counties to help those without air conditioning.

Ohio State Board of Education defeats effort to install permanent superintendent
(Cleveland.com) — The Ohio State Board of Education has rejected an attempt to appoint a permanent superintendent, following former chief Steve Dackin’s abrupt resignation earlier this month after 11 days on the job. In a 10-7 vote, the board rejected a resolution seeking to appoint Larry Hook to the position. Hook was one of three finalists in the previous superintendent search. Dackin resigned June 3 over ethics concerns.

DeWine says the state could use cash to pay for a $3.5 billion capital budget
(Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law a $3.5 billion capital budget that he said would not require a large amount of borrowing. DeWine said the state normally issues bonds to cover many of the infrastructure improvements included in the spending plan, but this time, his administration plans to pay for some or even all of those improvements with money from the state’s cash reserves. . He said paying cash for a portion of the $2.8 billion in the budget that can be linked could save taxpayers up to $1.6 billion in interest in years to come.

Browns QB Watson addresses growing demands
(Akron Beacon Journal) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson says he’s determined to keep fighting to clear his name and insists he never engaged in sexual misconduct. The former Houston Texan quarterback has spoken publicly for the first time since his introductory news conference with the Cleveland Browns in March, when he was facing 22 civil lawsuits for sexual misconduct. He now faces 24 lawsuits and two other women are threatening to sue him.

Ramírez hits in the winning run, Guardians beat Rockies, 4-3, in 10 innings
(AP) — Jose Ramirez doubled the winning run in the 10ththe inning, propelling the Cleveland Guardians past the Colorado Rockies, 4-3. Ramirez also had a two-run single and Josh Naylor had two doubles and had an RBI hit for Cleveland.

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