COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's elections chief will soon mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters with up-to-date addresses ahead of the fall election. Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) says residents should begin getting the applications around Labor Day. Ohioans can cast an absentee ballot by mail or in person without giving any reason. The applications were sent statewide ahead of the last presidential election. About 1.3 million Ohioans voted by mail. Another 600,500 voted early in person.
HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) - Funeral services are set for a Kent State football player who was found dead in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment this week. The university has said police believe 21-year-old Jason Bitsko passed away from an undetermined medical issue. The Dayton Daily News reports visitation is scheduled tomorrow afternoon and evening at the St. Peter Catholic Church family center in his hometown of Huber Heights, a Dayton suburb. The funeral is scheduled at the church Monday afternoon.
CLEVELAND (AP) - A dedication ceremony is planned for the reopening of Cleveland's historic League Park. A $6.3 million city-funded project to restore and renovate what's left of the old ballpark on Cleveland's east side has been completed and an opening ceremony is planned for this afternoon.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is set to christen its new airship, launching the next generation of its well-known blimp. The company said "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts would christen "Wingfoot One" today at its hangar just southeast of Akron. Goodyear has used the "Wingfoot" symbol for a century, and the airship was assembled at the Wingfoot Lake hangar.
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