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Lakewood High School students protest against regulations on attire

Nardine Taleb, Staff writer
August 28, 2015
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

Lakewood High School students protest against regulations on attire On Aug. 18, a female Lakewood High School student, Leah Fedor, was sent home for wearing “inappropriate attire.” Her clothing did not fit the high schools’ regulations, which prohibit the following: hoodies, low necklines, a...

Man dead after being hit by a Cedar Point roller coaster

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter
August 21, 2015
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

Man Died After Being Hit by a Cedar Point Roller Coaster People were screaming last Thursday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m., but not because they were on a roller coaster. James A. Young II from Canton, Ohio had entered the restricted area of the ride Raptor when he was struck by a coaster car. Young was going ...

Billboards call on Republicans to address police violence

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter
August 7, 2015
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Billboards call on Republicans to address police violence “#BlackAugust He was a child playing at the park.” Messages like this, seen on billboards in and near downtown, will be up throughout the weekend. This particular billboard messag...

RTA officer pepper sprays Movement for Black Lives gathering at CSU

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor
July 30, 2015
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. RTA officer pepper sprays Movement for Black Lives gathering at CSU At nearby Cleveland State University on Sunday, a GCRTA officer sprayed pepper spray towards a crowd of Movement for Black Lives activists, who were holding a conference at the university. This incident happened after transit police took a 14-year-old bo...

Lorain man films car crash, refuses to give footage to police

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter
July 23, 2015
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Lorain man films car crash, refuses to give footage to police Paul Pelton, 41, was accused of filming a car crash that was caused the death of Cameron Friend, 17. According to Lorain County police, Pelton entered the car to film Friend, who was...

Cuyahoga County forensic chemist fired for clearing sample with cocaine

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor
July 16, 2015
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Cuyahoga County forensic chemist fired for clearing sample with cocaine Gagandeep Sran, a forensic chemist for the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, was fired after investigators found that he cleared a sample that contained crack cocaine. Sran reported that the incident was his...

Cleveland firefighter investigated for anti-LGBT social media comment

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter
July 9, 2015
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week.  Cleveland firefighter investigated for anti-LGBT social media comment  Cleveland firefighter Guy Estergall has caused a heated controversy after posting an anti-LGBT comment on the Humans of New York page. A 13 year-old boy was being featured on the page with the caption: “I’m homos...

Group calls for probe into racist tweets from a Cleveland police officer

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor
July 2, 2015
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Group calls for probe into racist tweets from a Cleveland police officer The Council on American-Islamic Relations has requested a probe into Sergeant Frank Woyma’s Twitter feed, which features tweets of racist statements, including retweets with the caption, “We will turn back the Muslim hordes” as we...

Sheriff’s Department takes over Tanisha Anderson investigation

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter
June 26, 2015
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Sheriff’s Department takes over Tanisha Anderson investigation In a press release given June 23, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department announced that it will be taking over the investigation of the Tanisha Anderson case. Anderson was a 37-year-old woman who died ...

Tamir Rice activists say that the prosecutor’s office turned them away as they tried to ask questions about the investigation

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor
June 18, 2015
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Tamir Rice activists say that the prosecutor’s office turned them away as they tried to ask questions about the investigation Days after the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office released their investigation into Tamir Rice’s death, four activists are alleging that they were turned away...

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