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Cleveland catch-up

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

December 7, 2017


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Ohio Department of Commerce to award 24 medical marijuana cultivation licenses When it was discovered that the Ohio Department of Commerce had hired someone with a felony drug conviction on their record to help score applications for medical marijuana growing licenses, those in opposition of the medical m...

Cleveland catch-up

Sophia Yakumithis, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Woman sentenced for killing boy with car, continued driving without license After admitting to fatally hitting a 12-year-old boy with her car and continuing to drive without a valid license, Starlesha Lewis, 19, will face two years in jail, according to News 5 Cleveland. Lewis was sentenced to vehicular homicide and will concurrently face time for involvement in an unrelated hit-and-run incident. According to police, she never held a valid licen...

Cleveland catch-up

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

November 16, 2017


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Employee charged for stabbing co-worker with scissors at Cleveland Hopkins Vonda Gardner of East Cleveland, a Spirit Airlines employee, was accused of stabbing her co-worker with a pair of scissors at the ticket counter at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Sunday night, according to Clevelan...

Cleveland Catch-Up

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

November 9, 2017


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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Elected to Fourth Term In a historic election on Tuesday, Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson was elected to serve his fourth consecutive four year term, an unprecedented victory, according to Cleveland.com. According to unofficial counts from the Cuyahoga County Board of...

Cleveland catch-up

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

October 27, 2017


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Giant Eagle brings curbside grocery delivery to Cleveland The Pittsburgh-based supermarket Giant Eagle has announced that it will expand its curbside grocery delivery services to include 38 zip codes in the Greater Cleveland area, according to Cleveland.com. The delivery service has already b...

Cleveland Catchup

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

September 29, 2017


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Akron communities receive grant to fund revitalization At a gathering celebrating one year since the creation of the Well Community Development  Corporation, a nonprofit working to strengthen struggling neighborhoods in Akron, attendees also celebrated the recent awarding of $720,000 Knight Foundation...

Cuyahoga County Council passes Quicken Loans Arena transformation resolution

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

March 31, 2017


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Cuyahoga County Council passes Quicken Loans Arena transformation resolution In December, 2016 the Cleveland Cavaliers announced a $140 million upgrade to Quicken Loans Arena that would alter the appearance of the arena and make it more competitive by adding more space for dining, bars and public...

Community members address impending Cleveland Police reform

Samuel Qian, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2016


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On Tuesday, Nov. 15, a week before the two-year anniversary of 12-year-old Tamir Rice’s death at the hands of a police officer outside Cudell Recreation Center, an on-campus forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland discussed the Cleveland Consent Decree. The Consent Decree,...

Cleveland Catch up

Celia Wan, News Editor

September 9, 2016


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Wednesday Night Power Outage at John Carroll University According to cleveland.com, more than 500 John Carroll University students spent a sleepless night this past Wednesday due to a power failure of their residence halls. These students were settled at the school’s student center, where power...

One year later, Tamir Rice’s family, supporters still seeking justice

Jazmine Kirkland, Contributing writer

December 4, 2015


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One year later, Tamir Rice’s family, supporters still seeking justice On Sunday Nov. 22 at a prayer vigil marking one year since their son was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, Tamir Rice’s family told activists to continue demanding for justice. Black Lives Matter activists and on...

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