Ohio’s idyllic Amish country, which includes several northeast Ohio counties, looks like a snapshot from the past. Cars navigate around buggies traveling on the winding roads while large billboards lure tourists with homemade cheeses and expertly sewn quilts. But many in this community are resistant to modern medical interventions and are also hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine, even as the pandemic has sickened and killed local residents.
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Updated: 12:22 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2021 A special panel of three retired judges suspended Cleveland City Councilman Ken Johnson from office Tuesday, following a federal grand jury’s February indictment on corruption charges. Johnson pleaded not guilty to charges that he stole federal program dollars and falsified expense reports.
The historic Union Trust building in Downtown Cleveland could be reimagined as workforce housing under a redevelopment plan that’s been securing public financing in the past few months.
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