COVID-19 cases spiked in Ohio yesterday with yet another one-day record of reported cases: 3,590.
It is by far the biggest one-day increase in the course of the pandemic so far.
All but two of Ohio's 88 counties are now in red or orange the second in the state's color-coded public advisory system.
Governor Mike DeWine described the virus as "raging" in Ohio and bluntly told Ohioans that there is "no place left to hide".
Despite concerns that Cuyahoga would be put in the purple or highest advisory level--that did not happen.
No county has yet made it to the top advisory threat level and this week no counties are on the purple watch list.
A New York judge has ordered two far-right activists who launched a hoax robocall campaign aimed at keeping Black voters from casting ballots to call everyone back and admit they lied.
Victims in Cleveland and East Cleveland are among the 80,000 people who will receive the updated call explaining the hoax and the false statements.
The judge accused the pair of electoral terror."
Two people charged in connection with a bribery scandal tied to the passage of House Bill 6--known by opponents as the "nuclear bailout bill"-- have agreed to plead guilty to federal racketeering charges.
The FBI alleges that Householder and others accepted bribes in exchange for the passage of House Bill 6--a wide ranging energy bill that would among other things collect extra fees from electrical customers to subsidize aging nuclear plants.
Election Day is Tuesday and more than 2-million Ohioans have cast ballots either via mail or early in-person voting.
It is predicted that we might see record turnout this year in numbers that surpass the mark set in 2008 with the election of Barack Obama. Whether all-time records are broken the bottom line is that there is going to be a LOT more ballots being cast this year by voters. We talk with Jen Miller the Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio about the final days before the election, the effort to pull off such a high-turnout election during a pandemic and why, she says, trust remains in the voting system.
Nick Castele, Reporter, Ideastream
Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio/TV
Jen Miller, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Ohio