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The ducks have flown

The ducks have flown

Anne Nickoloff and Aquene Kimmel

October 2, 2015

On the morning of Sunday Sept. 27, Little Italy’s abandoned “rubber duck factory,” known for the hundreds of rubber ducks left there years ago, caught fire. Hours later, smoke was still billowing from what remained of the building. “I went outside, and saw people standing there,” said Randall...

A brief history of the burned-down Little Italy warehouse

A brief history of the burned-down Little Italy warehouse

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

October 2, 2015

On Sunday, Sept. 27 flames engulfed the abandoned warehouse on East 123rd and Coltman Road. Though the building had been abandoned for years, previously it had served several different purposes. Here is a quick rundown of the building’s diverse history. The building was originally built with th...

Five consecutive buildings catch fire in Cleveland

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

September 25, 2015

Five consecutive buildings catch fire in Cleveland At 3:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, two buildings on Detroit Avenue went up in flames. The couple occupying the upper floor of one of the buildings called in the fire, left and then returned a few hours later, according to an article on clevelan...

On the Beat: Fire, fire

On the Beat: Fire, fire

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

September 11, 2015

You are about to drift off to sleep after another fun-filled day here in Spartanland, going into your own special happy place when “BRAAAANG.” As you snap awake, you swiftly realize you are not in a submarine under depth charge attack, but you are in a Case Western Reserve University residence hall...

Trial begins for Cleveland police officer charged with killing unarmed couple; Factory fire on the East Side seen from the quad

Julia Bianco, News Editor

April 10, 2015

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Trial begins for Cleveland police officer charged with killing unarmed couple Michael Brelo, a Cleveland police officer, is currently on trial for shooting Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams during a police chase in November 2012. The couple...

Where there’s smoke

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

October 31, 2014

As anyone who has walked by the corner of Bellflower and E 115th Street can attest, former Cleveland City Council President George Forbes’ home recently sustained fire damage, fortunately without injuries. This incident serves as a reminder of the destructive power of fire. Recently, CWRU has experienced...

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