Gayle Putrich

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, prepares to evacuate the floor as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Members of Ohio’s congressional delegation are scattered across the U.S. Capitol campus as pro-Trump extremists storm the Capitol building and surrounding offices, including the House and Senate chambers.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, left, talks with Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Cleveland.
Ron Schwane / Associated Press

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the team's first playoff game since 2002 on Sunday.

Updated: 4:29 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, 2020

Cleveland Indians ownership on Monday afternoon confirmed that the process of changing the team name has officially begun.

The New York Times first reported the team’s intent Sunday night, using anonymous sources.

Updated: 10:50 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020

Akron City Council passed legislation Monday night temporarily limiting the size of private gatherings in the city and mandating face coverings at those gatherings for 30 the next days, a proposal introduced earlier in the day by Mayor Dan Horrigan.

The measure passed 9-3, with one abstention.

Updated: 5:35 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020

Summit County has dropped from coronavirus alert Level 3, or red, down two levels to Level 1, or yellow, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday during his regular virus briefing.

But more counties are moving up from Level 1 to Level 2, and in the case of Portage County, the increase in COVID-19 cases has taken the county up from Level 2 to Level 3.

Updated: 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2020

Cuyahoga County has reached a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit filed after inmate at the county jail committed suicide.

County council on Tuesday approved the terms of the $950,000 settlement with the family of Gregory Fox who died after he was found unconscious in his jail cell on Aug. 28, 2018, in an apparent suicide attempt.

Cleveland City Council on Monday unanimously approved legislation that will provide access to free legal help for low-income families facing eviction.

The United Way of Greater Cleveland will lead the program, contracting with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland to provide services, according to the city.

“United Way is going to serve as the lead partner,” said Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley. “We can work through their infrastructure. They can do the training of attorneys, they can do the back office, they can do the billing.”

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster will not recuse himself from hearing the broad, national opioid litigation set to go to trial in Cleveland next month.

Several drug companies involved in the suits – including Cardinal Health, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen – filed a motion Sept. 14 objecting to the judge’s push for settlements and requesting he remove himself from the case.

Updated: 4:40 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25

Two Cuyahoga County corrections officers were found not guilty on three out of five charges in the alleged beating of an inmate at the county jail.

The jury was unable to reach a verdict on two of the charges against John Wilson: felonious assault and interfering with civil rights.

After nearly two weeks of review by the U.S. Attorney’s office, federal charges in the case of a Aug. 11 threat against Youngstown’s Jewish Community Center were unsealed Aug. 29.

James P. Reardon, 20, of New Middletown, Ohio, was arrested Aug. 16 and charged with one federal count of transmitting threatening communications via interstate commerce. Federal law allows for several weeks of investigation, officials said at a press conference Thursday at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Cleveland, and the ongoing investigation could result in additional federal charges.