Ida Lieszkovszky

A 19-year-old man was indicted Thursday for the murder of Cleveland police detective James Skernivitz, 53, and his informant, Scott Dingess, 50. 

David McDaniel was indicted on four counts of aggravated murder as well as several more counts of murder, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and one count of obstructing justice. 

A line of people at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections during the 2020 spring primary.
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Across Ohio, more than 17,000 homes were purchased in July, with thousands more sold in August. Now people are looking to move into their new homes over the next couple months – right before Election Day. 

So where should all those people vote? 

For many kids, going to school this year means an unusually short trip: from the bedroom to the living room. But for kids without internet or a computer at home, remote learning isn’t that simple.

Now, several area organizations have come up with a solution.  

Ohioans receiving unemployment benefits can expect an additional $300 weekly starting mid-to-late September. The payments will be retroactive, going back to Aug. 1.

Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) President John Baker told ideastream those additional funds are “really a lifeline” for many restaurant employees, whose industry has been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. 

A stop sign on a school bus.
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Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday that schools will be required to notify parents and local health departments of any COVID-19 cases among students or staff.

The Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday – online. 

Cindy Demsey, chairwoman of the Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus and a delegate for Joe Biden, told ideastream she’s disappointed she won’t be traveling to Milwaukee for the convention but having it online was the right move.