Upcoming Ohio Redistricting Commission meeting sets deadline for new maps: The Wake Up for Friday, April 29, 2022 | SehndeWeb

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Temperatures are finally on the rise, with highs around 60 degrees today and mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will hit the mid-60s on Saturday with partly sunny skies, then approach 70 degrees on Sunday. However, there is a good chance of showers and thunderstorms. Read more.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 4, Guardians 1

Redistricting: Weeks after the Ohio Supreme Court ordered them to re-draw a new state legislative map, the Republicans who lead the Ohio Redistricting Commission have set an initial meeting date: two days before a court-imposed deadline. Andrew Tobias reports that Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp on Thursday agreed to hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 4, while rejecting appeals from his counterpart, Akron Sen. Vernon Sykes, for an earlier date.

State Superintendent: The Ohio State Board of Education narrowed candidates for state superintendent of public instruction on Thursday from seven to three, including a board member who conducted the search before resigning and applying for the post. Steve Dackin, Larry R. Hook and Thomas L. Hosler will have a second interview next month, reports Laura Hancock.

Today in Ohio, cleveland.com’s daily news podcast and The Plain Dealer.

The state’s personal income tax would be eliminated over the next 10 years under new Republican-sponsored legislation. Nearly a third of Ohio’s GOP senators are sponsoring a bill to cut Ohio’s nonbusiness income tax by 10% from what it is now every year for the next 10 coming years. We talk about what that would mean on Today in Ohio, cleveland.com’s daily half-hour news podcast.

Holocaust Memorial: A Bedford Heights memorial to victims and survivors of the Holocaust would gain national status under legislation introduced Thursday by US Representative Shontel Brown of Warrensville Heights. Sabrina Eaton reports that the Kol Israel Holocaust Memorial, erected in 1961, is one of the oldest Holocaust memorials in the country.

Male-only PTSA: Shaw High School is relaunching its Parent-Teacher-Student Association after 40 years and for the first time it will be male-led – a rarity in education, reports Alexis Oatman.

Little Italy Police: The Cleveland City Council is set to approve a jurisdictional expansion for the University Circle Police and Case Western Reserve University Police that would increase police coverage in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood and in a little slice of the Glenville neighborhood. Courtney Astolfi reports that the proposed expansion was approved by the board’s safety committee on Wednesday and could be approved by the full board as early as Monday.

NAO Trinidad

NAO Trinidad de Huelva, Spain will be heading to the 2022 Cleveland Tall Ships Festival this summer.Courtesy of Tall Ships America

tall ships: What would it have been like to sail with the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan during his famous expedition which resulted in the first circumnavigation of the globe 500 years ago? One of the attractions of the July Tall Ships Festival, last held in Cleveland in 2019, will be the Nao Trinidad, the flagship of Magellan’s little armada. Peter Krouse has pictures of all ships.

Gas prices: Gas prices fluctuate in northeast Ohio, sometimes reaching over $4 a gallon. Generally, the most expensive gas prices are found in Summit or Geauga counties, and the cheapest in Portage or Lorain counties. Zachary Smith follows the price.

Labor markets: The COVID-19 pandemic has changed labor markets in Cleveland and across the country. So where have the people of Cleveland gone? Zachary Smith lists the metros where most residents of the Cleveland-Elyria metropolitan area (Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties) found new jobs in the first quarter of 2021.

Weekly cases: Ohio State reported 8,731 new cases of COVID-19 in its weekly dashboard update on Thursday, the most since the state moved to weekly updates of COVID case numbers -19 in March. Julie Washington reports that the average is around 1,247 new cases per day.

Space research: Microgravity can damage cells during long spaceflights. In order to investigate, the Cleveland Clinic conducted two research projects involving the brain and spine, in conjunction with the recent privately funded flight of the Axiom 1 mission to the International Space Station, reports Julie Washington. Thanks to this work, people on future space missions could be prescribed specialized exercise and nutrition regimens during spaceflight to stay healthy.

Meijer Openings: Meijer opened supercenters in Brunswick in Medina County and Jackson Township in Stark County on Thursday. Marc Bona reports that the 155,000 square foot stores have digital shopping platforms and offer home delivery and pickup services.

racket sports: People have become much more fond of tennis, pickleball and other racquet sports over the past two years. Just under 5 million people have flocked to tennis since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while an older sport is growing, Sean McDonnell reports that new racquet sports like paddle and pickleball are also making their own waves in Greater Cleveland.

sex sting: A jury on Thursday found an 81-year-old art appraiser and lawyer guilty of charges accusing him of trying to meet an agent posing as a 15-year-old boy for sex last year. James IW Corcoran, of Cleveland, was convicted of attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, unwelcome and possession of criminal tools, Cory Shaffer reports.

film festival: The Cleveland International Film Festival reported attendance of 77,531 people for the 46th edition of the event, including 48,964 people who watched online, report Joey Morona and Annie Nickoloff.

cedar point: Amusement park season is officially kicking off in Ohio and for the first time in three years the pandemic is not expected to dominate operations. Regional amusement parks – including Cedar Point and Kings Island in Ohio, and Kennywood, Waldameer and Idlewild in Pennsylvania – are hoping for a robust season in 2022, thanks to pent-up travel demand and renewed interest in close destinations due to high gas prices, reports Susan Glaser.

Lionel Richie: Lionel Richie’s career can be divided into two parts. First, as part of the Commodores. Second, as a solo star who created some of the biggest hits of the 1980s, Troy Smith explores the case for Richie’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

“The price is right”: If you are a fan of “The Price is Right”, go next Friday to the West Side Market. The classic CBS game show will be there to celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary tour, giving fans the chance to play Plinko, Spin the Wheel and possibly take part in a locally-themed Showdown Showdown for a chance to win $50,000. , reports Joey Morona.

Things to do: Unleash your inner nerd at Fan Expo Cleveland, where you can meet the captain of the USS Enterprise or dress up as your favorite anime character. Plus, Joey Morona has 15 more things to do this weekend.

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