CHICAGO - Cuyahoga County, Ohio, commissioners expect to announce within the next 60 days a location in downtown Cleveland for a long-planned convention center and medical mart that would be funded with revenue from a sales tax increase that went into effect last year.

Selection of a site would represent a step forward for the stalled project, which has started to attract criticism in part because the county began collecting the sales tax increase last fall. Last week a candidate vying for a seat on the three-seat county board called to suspend the tax hike until the deal is on firmer ground.

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