Our weekly regional news roundup covers Governor Kasich's State of the State speech; planning for the RNC to be held in Cleveland in 100 days; Huntington Bank buying the naming rights to the Cleveland Convention Center; the city of Cleveland withholding $3.1M from the Opportunity Corridor project; Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish banning non-essential government travel to North Carolina; a lawsuit filed by the ACLU against Secretary of State Jon Husted over purging of voter registration rolls; Beech Brook announcing a 40% cut in services to at-risk youth and families across NE Ohio; Cleveland being chosen as part of ConnectHomes to bring high speed internet to inner-city residents; Cedar Point announcing the groundbreaking on a new sports complex; and the Cavs look ahead to the playoffs with a ticket plan.
Mark Naymik, cleveland.com
M.L. Schultze, WKSU
Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief