The Observer

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, 2015


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 23, 2015


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 16, 2015


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 2, 2015


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 26, 2015


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, 2015


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, 2015


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 ...

Republican National Convention gets a CEO; Superman flies into CLE

Julia Bianco, News Editor

February 13, 2015


Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Republican National Convention gets a CEO Jeff Larson, a Republican National Committee (RNC) staffer, was named the chief executive officer of the 2016 RNC, which will take place in Cleveland in the summer of that year. Larson previously serve...

Shaker Square shooting leaves two dead; Bonne Bell closes doors, lays off

Julia Bianco, News Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Shaker Square shooting leaves two dead Tonia McCrary, 35, was shot and killed by her boyfriend on Feb. 2 outside of U.S. Bank in Shaker Square. The shooter, Julius C. Whaley Jr., 38, was later found dead from an apparent suicide a few blocks awa...

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