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Community leaders push for charges in Tamir Rice case

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia
June 10
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Community leaders push for charges in Tamir Rice case Although the case of Tamir Rice, a twelve year old boy who was killed by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann in November, was recently referred to the county prosecutor, community leader...

Possible legalization of marijuana worries businesses

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor
June 3
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Possible legalization of marijuana worries businesses A proposal to amend Ohio’s constitution to legalize sale, use and possession of marijuana leaves employers worried. The language used in the proposal states that employers should not have t...

Justice Department announces strict terms for Cleveland Police Department reforms

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter
May 30
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Justice Department announces strict terms for Cleveland Police Department reforms On May 25, the Cleveland Police Department (CPD) made an announcement about their efforts to keep police activity more transparent. According to a new settlement...

Drug arrest; Museum offering lake tours; Home invasion in Akron; Cleveland Heights deals with water system deficit; Man accused of being in Mafia

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor
May 20
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Akron man who bragged that his drugs killed 15 people pleads guilty Richard Sandy, 22, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated drug trafficking, which lead to the death of 26-year-old, Alicia Dice. Sandy faces up to 11 years ...

Ten-year old killed in house fire the night before her alleged rapist’s trial; RNC organizers considering lawsuit over convention hotel rooms

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia
April 24
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Ten-year-old killed in house fire the night before her alleged rapist’s trial Ten-year-old Youngstown native Corinne Gump and her grandparents were killed in a house fire on March 30, the night before she was supposed to testify against her mother’s...

Toddler falls into cheetah pit at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo; Clevelanders protest against police violence; Local school boards change minimum requirements for certain positions

Julia Bianco, News Editor
April 17
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Mother accused of child endangerment after her son falls into cheetah pit at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Michelle Schwab, a 37-year-old childcare worker from Delaware, Ohio, was charged with misdemeanor child endangering after dangling her two-year-old...

Ohio University (OU) students protest over president’s $1.2 million new home after bats force him out of old house; Canton woman stabs boyfriend over salsa dispute

Julia Bianco, News Editor
April 3
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Ohio University students protest over president’s $1.2 million new home after bats force him out of old house More than a hundred students gathered outside of Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis’ house on March 31 to protest his n...

Nonprofits look to improve lakefront; Cleveland increases street-paving budget; Ohio senators extend statute of limitations for rape cases

Julia Bianco, News Editor
March 27
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Nonprofits look to improve lakefront A new lakefront planning effort, the Lakefront Greenway and Downtown Connector Study, is looking to improve four miles of property, from downtown east to Gordon Park and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The p...

Kasich makes State of the State Address; Local Fox 8 anchor uses racial slur on air

Julia Bianco, News Editor
February 27
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Kasich makes State of the State Address Gov. John Kasich delivered his fifth State of the State Address on Feb. 24, a speech modeled after the president’s annual State of the Union Address. In his talk, he focused on the economy; however, many wa...

Record cold stuns city; Anti-abortion bill makes reappearance in Ohio House

Julia Bianco, News Editor
February 20
Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Record cold stuns city Tuesday morning saw the third day in a row for Cleveland, with record temperatures falling to eight degrees. Sunday’s five below zero and Monday’s negative 12 below zero also set records for the city. The weekend ...

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