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Cleveland Catchup

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

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


Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

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...

Drive-by shooting kills toddler

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

September 18, 2015


Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Drive-by shooting kills toddler Shortly after 7 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 15, someone drove by and shot at a parked car containing a 24-year-old woman and a 3-year-old boy. The woman was hit once in the thigh, and the 3-year-old was hit multiple time...

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...

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