Northeast Ohio counties face foreclosure risk, but others top the list

Remember the international coverage of Cleveland as a hotbed for eviction and foreclosure cases during the housing collapse and Great Recession? Maybe that won’t be the case in this recession.

A report on vulnerability to foreclosures prepared by Attom Data Solutions, a housing data provider based in Irvine, Calif., shows Northeast Ohio counties are trending lower than other parts of the nation so far this time around. The Midwest is faring better than the Northeast U.S., according to Attom. The data services provider said housing costs rising faster in pricier markets put them at more risk for foreclosures than flyover country.

The index takes into account unemployment linked to COVID-19, home equity, percentage of income to buy a home, prices, current foreclosure cases, housing debt and other factors. The lower a county’s ranking on the list, the greater risk the area has for foreclosures. Surprisingly, just three Northeast Ohio counties

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‘The Con’: How 91-year-old Addie Polk’s suicide attempt in Ohio became a symbol of America’s home mortgage crisis

Addie Polk, a 90-year-old Black woman, shot herself twice in the chest as deputies were knocking at her door with eviction papers in hand. Polk, a widow, who lived in the house alone, knew when the foreclosure date of her home was and waited until the last moment before taking her own life in 2008. The Federal National Mortgage Association, Fannie Mae, foreclosed on Polk’s home in Akron, Ohio after acquiring a mortgage in 2007. 

Polk’s desperate measure made her a symbol of the nation’s home mortgage crisis, which saw hundreds of Americans rendered homeless. Polk was a deaconess at her church and was admired by her friends and fellow churchgoers. Some remembered her as a great cakemaker. Before the interest started piling up, Polk and her husband lived as a happy and loving couple. During the prime of their lives, the pair could have moved on to a bigger

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Ohio State football coach Ryan Day details COVID-19 precautions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Those in the Ohio State football program are taking COVID-19 so seriously that some coaches are not staying in their own homes as a safeguard against contracting the virus, coach Ryan Day said Friday.

On the day President Trump announced he had contracted the coronavirus, Day detailed the lengths to which the Buckeyes are trying to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

“This has been a difficult time because we understand the ramifications and the consequences for our health, but also just in terms of playing a season, of testing positive,” Day said in a conference call. “That’s for the players. They’ve made great sacrifices.

“But it’s also for the coaches. For those of us who have school-age children at home, it’s very, very difficult. To make sacrifices, some of us are

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What to know about Gov. James M. Cox’s mansion Trailsend in Dayton, Ohio

“The residence is of the purest type of French architecture, the designer, Oswald Hering, of New York, having in mind the Petite Trianon at Versailles,” Cox wrote in his memoir, “Journey Through My Years.”

Here are some things to know about the Ohio governor’s former home.

1.) LUXURY

The 15,000-square-foot home sits on five acres and includes six bedrooms/bathrooms, two tennis courts, a billiards room and an in-ground swimming pool located in the basement.

Here's a look inside Trailsend, the former mansion & grounds of Gov. James M. Cox, Governor of Ohio from 1913-1915 & 1917-1921 and founder of the Dayton Daily News & Cox Enterprises. Located at 3500 Governors Trl. in Kettering, the property is currently listed for sale by Nancy Webb with Irongate Realtors for $1.2 million. Since the current owner purchased the property in 2015, extensive repairs and a restoration have been completed. Trailsend, built in 1916 and 1917, was designed by New York architect Oswald Hering in the French Renaissance architectural style with inspiration from the Petit Trianon at Versailles. Listing realtor Nancy Webb can be reached at (937) 212-3737 or through her website at nancywebb.irongaterealtors.com where the listing for this home can be viewed. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Here’s a look inside Trailsend, the former mansion & grounds of Gov. James M. Cox, Governor of Ohio from 1913-1915 & 1917-1921 and founder of the Dayton Daily News & Cox Enterprises. Located at 3500 Governors Trl. in Kettering, the property is currently listed for sale by Nancy Webb with Irongate Realtors for $1.2 million. Since the current owner purchased the property in 2015, extensive repairs and a restoration have been completed. Trailsend, built in 1916

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says peaceful transition of power will prevail in November election

COLUMBUS – While President Donald Trump initially declined to commit to the peaceful transition of power if he loses in November, fellow Republicans, including Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, say it will happen.

“Historically, what’s made us different from the beginning is we have a peaceful transfer of power,” DeWine said, adding that no matter how hotly contested a race is, when the results are in, both sides have to accept it and move on.

“Those who lose will accept it, because that’s what we do in America,” DeWine said.

On Wednesday, Trump said, “Well, we’ll have to see what happens” when asked if he would commit to a peaceful transition if he lost the election.

Without naming Trump specifically, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, tweeted “there will be an orderly transition just as there has been every four years since 1792.”

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