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Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court announces easing of some coronavirus restrictions while jury trials remain suspended

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court announces easing of some coronavirus restrictions while jury trials remain suspended

Administrative and Presiding Judge Brendan Sheehan issued an administrative order that extends a moratorium on jury trials through at least July, but lays out how the court will slowly begin to allow more judges to hold hearings starting on Monday.

Cuyahoga County considers using $30 million in federal aid for coronavirus-related modifications to county buildings

Cuyahoga County considers using $30 million in federal aid for coronavirus-related modifications to county buildings

Cuyahoga County is considering spending up to $30 million in federal coronavirus aid on building modifications to accommodate social-distancing and other public health measures as county business begins to reopen to the public.

Ohio pools allowed to open Tuesday, but many choose to stay closed

Ohio pools allowed to open Tuesday, but many choose to stay closed

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Many Northeast Ohio families are facing a summer without trips to the pool.While the state of Ohio told pools that they could reopen today if they followed guidelines meant to halt the spread of COVID-19, many cities have decided to close their outdoor municipal pools, either temporarily or for the summer. Some cities cited health concerns, and worries about their ability to meet the Ohio Department of Health’s rules for reopening pools, which includes social distancing and frequent sanitizing of surfaces.

Cleveland Business Journal offers free virtual Paycheck Protection Program event

Cleveland Business Journal offers free virtual Paycheck Protection Program event

Journalists Sougata Mukherjee and Andy Medici will offer updates and insights into the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) when the Cleveland Business Journal hosts a free virtual event on this topic on Thursday, June 4 at 2 p.m.Mukherjee and Medici have written extensively about PPP since the program began inception as part of the CARES Act that went into effect on March 27. The journalists work for American City Business Journals, the parent company of CBJ.

Jimmy Dimora wouldn’t have contracted coronavirus had prison officials followed orders from AG, judge, his attorney says

Jimmy Dimora wouldn’t have contracted coronavirus had prison officials followed orders from AG, judge, his attorney says

Had officials followed the guidance of the attorney general or the order of a federal judge, one of Cuyahoga County’s most notorious politicians would not have contracted the coronavirus while serving time at a federal prison in Ohio, his attorney argued.