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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, May 27:

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Normally this time of year, Progressive Field is filled with cheering Cleveland Indians fans and fireworks. Now because of the pandemic, Major League Baseball players and owners are locked in contentious negotiations to start the season around July 4 without fans. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says the baseball blues are setting in.

The City of Cleveland expected to increasingly enforce restrictions on businesses as the state further reopens following the coronavirus lockdown, Mayor Frank Jackson said in a Friday press conference.

Residents can file a complaint with the city if they suspect a business is violating social distancing or other restrictions. The city will reach out to the business by phone, Jackson said, as well as send a letter notifying the business of the complaint.

Now, a copy of the complaint will also be sent to the Ohio Department of Health, Jackson said.

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FLYER TV/DAYTONS DARKEST SUMMER

A team of University of Dayton filmmakers has released a documentary examining the city’s response to last year’s Memorial Day tornadoes, and the mass shooting that occurred just months later.

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UNIVERSITY PARISH NEWMAN CENTER

Catholic Churches in Northeast Ohio are open again for in-person masses. But the services look quite different.

The Cleveland Diocese has set guidelines for social distancing, such as wearing masks and blocking off pews.

Karol Kirk attends St. Eugene Catholic Church in Cuyahoga Falls and says she’s excited for a sense of community again, but the changes will take getting used to.

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AMANDA RABINOWITZ / WKSU

With the cancellation of the first two events in this year's Akron Marathon race series, the city's running community has formed a collaborative to help people continue exercising.

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, May 26:

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CITY OF CUYAHOGA FALLS

Water Works Family Aquatic Center in Cuyahoga Falls is set to reopen next month, but with major changes amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Memorial Day parades around the country are canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings. But there’s an effort underway to salute fallen service members, musically.

Wedding venues, banquet halls and large catering facilities can reopen June 1st. And some venues say they are ready to open now.

For the first time since World War II, the Ohio State Fair won’t go on as scheduled. The fair was set to start on July 29.

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TY GREENLEES / DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, May 20:

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Korean baseball is giving American fans something to enjoy while the sports world largely remains sidelined during the pandemic. The Korea Baseball Organization started its season earlier this month in empty stadiums with masks, gloves and no high fives allowed.

WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto has been watching some of the games that ESPN is airing.

ALEX GRAY

Ohio college students just finished their spring semester that was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. In early March, schools stopped in-person classes and switched to remote learning, upending campus life.

A Kent State University journalism class spent the week after spring break recording diaries about their experience. Alex Gray discovered two things that helped her cope: Quality time with her mom, and taking quiet drives. 

The one thing I will always remember about Annie and John Glenn is that I never saw them together when they were not holding hands.

Theirs was a magnificent, epic love story.

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AKRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, May 19: 

GARRETT NAYLON

Ohio college students just finished their spring semester which was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. In early March, schools stopped in-person classes and switched to remote learning, upending campus life.

A Kent State University journalism class spent the week after spring break recording diaries about their experience. Garrett Naylon stayed in Kent and reflected on what it's like to live on a deserted campus. 

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TY GREENLEES / DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, May 18:

The city of Beavercreek has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of John Crawford III. Crawford was shot and killed by police inside the Beavercreek Walmart store nearly six years ago.

Police were reacting to a 9-1-1 call that a man inside the store was carrying a rifle. Crawford was actually holding a pellet gun sold by the store when he was killed by Beavercreek Police Officer Sean Williams.

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, May 15:

Hannah Stickel

Ohio college students just finished their spring semester that was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. In early March, schools stopped in-person classes and switched to remote learning, upending campus life.

A Kent State University journalism class spent the week after Spring Break recording diaries about their experience. Hannah Stickel named her last semester, "Zoom University."

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CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, May 14: 

The Plain Dealer is dissolving its news guild and will publish coverage exclusively from cleveland.com.

The paper announced the changes Tuesday in a cleveland.com column from Editor-in-Chief Tim Warsinskey. The four remaining journalists at The Plain Dealer have been offered jobs at cleveland.com to continue their work, according to Warsinskey.

GOOGLE EARTH

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, May 13:

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Talks to start the Major League Baseball season amid the pandemic made some progress this week. Team owners have signed off on a plan that they will present to the player’s union. It calls for a shortened 82-game season beginning Fourth of July weekend.

WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says the details of this deal set the stage for a big battle over money.

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