|Tuesday, 19 January 2010 09:22|
From the Orchestra strike to the Massachusetts election, here's a look at the stories we're following today:
Strickland to announce his running mate: Governor Strickland is expected to announce Yvette McGee Brown as his running mate in the November election. Brown is a former juvenile judge and now works for a nonprofit child and family advocacy group, so this choice would seem to make sense seeing as how much of Strickland's time and energy has been spent on education policy.
Orchestra strike over? Fox 8 is reporting that a tentative agreement has been struck that will end the Cleveland Orchestra's strike. Definitely good news there as the Orchestra is a big asset to Cleveland.
Plane Crash Kills 4 in Elyria: A plane carrying four people crashed on approach to Lorain County Regional Airport, killing everyone aboard. Among those killed was Donald Brown, the inventor of drop ceilings.
Election Day in Massachusetts: Voters head to the polls in the Bay State to elect a new senator to replace the late Ted Kennedy. Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Martha Coakley are in a statistical dead heat in the polls, and the race has received national attention. It's a critical Senate seat for both sides because if Brown wins, the Democrats lose their filibuster-proof majority. That could derail the health care package that will be heading back to both the House and Senate for final approval. It should be interesting to see the returns as they come in later tonight.
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