An excessive heat watch is in effect today as highs are expected to reach the low 90s, but it will feel even warmer. There also is an air quality advisory in effect. It will remain warm overnight, with lows in the mid-70s. Read more.
Local scores: Indians 7, Detroit Tigers 2
Opioid overflow: As more and more people became addicted to prescription painkillers, drug companies flooded states across the country with oxycodone, hydrocodone and other painkillers, and Ohio was no exception. Cleveland.comâ€™s Eric Heisig reports the state saw an average of about 40 pain pills per person distributed in the state each year from 2006 to 2012.
Optimistic statistics: Statistics released Wednesday offer an optimistic outlook of drug overdose deaths in Ohio, showing they declined by an estimated 22 percent last year. But preliminary numbers for 2019 suggest they are rising again in Cuyahoga County. Ohio had an estimated 4,002 overdose deaths in 2018, cleveland.comâ€™s Evan MacDonald reports. Overdose deaths also decreased last year across the U.S., the first such drop in nearly three decades.
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Book news: Tracy Strobel, deputy director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library since 2005, will replace Sari Feldman as the Cuyahoga County Public Library executive director when Feldman retires Aug. 2, cleveland.comâ€™s Mary Kilpatrick reports. Strobel oversaw the library systemâ€™s largest building-improvement program, managing the replacement of 10 library branches and renovations to 14 branches in seven years.
School security guard sentenced: A former East Tech High School security guard was sentenced to prison for sexually abusing two students, cleveland.comâ€™s Cory Shaffer reports. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Brian J. Corrigan imposed a four-year sentence on Derrick Dugger, who pleaded guilty to sexual battery, gross sexual imposition and importuning charges.
Apollo 11: Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 was in transit to the Moon. It was just a matter of days before a mission that required the contributions of over 400,000 people would be culminated by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepping on the lunar surface while Mike Collins circled overhead. Cleveland.comâ€™s Jamie Turner tells you 11 things you might not have known about the moon landing.
Popcorn popdown: Campbell’s Sweets Factory recently announced it will be closing its Lakewood location. Cleveland.comâ€™s Annie Nickoloff offers more details on the closure and what fans can expect from Campbellâ€™s other popcorn and chocolate spots.
Excessive Heat Watch issued for parts of Northeast Ohio Read more
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Ohio General Assembly passes bill to legalize hemp and CBD products Read more
Weeks into â€˜extra innings,â€™ Ohio lawmakers approve state budget Read more
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USS Cod celebrates 60 years on Clevelandâ€™s lakefront Read more
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