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Temperatures will take a significant dip today, with highs in the mid-70s. There are chances of showers and thunderstorms before 9 a.m., but it eventually will become mostly sunny. Skies will remain clear overnight and lows will be in the upper 50s. Read more.

Local scores: Houston Astros 9, Indians 3

COVID cases: Ohio reported its highest total of new coronavirus infections in nearly two months on Tuesday, Evan MacDonald reports. Trends are emerging to support the notion that disparities in COVID-19 vaccination rates could essentially be creating “two Ohios,” one where the vaccinated are largely protected and another where the more-transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus poses a significant risk to the unvaccinated. The highest vaccination rates are seen in cities and surrounding suburbs.

Hospital boom: University Hospitals is…

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