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Cleveland rally responds to proposed RTA changes

Cleveland rally responds to proposed RTA changes

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 25, 2016


Filed under Headlines, News

“Fix it, fund it, make it fair,” chanted the 50 or so people gathered outside the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) offices at 11:30 a.m. On Monday, March 21, Clevelanders for Public Transit held a rally and press conference to protest proposed fare increases and route cuts for RTA buses. The rally...

Two boys’ hoverboards stolen in Akron

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 18, 2016


Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

Two boys’ hoverboards stolen in Akron Over this past weekend, two boys aged nine and 12 had their hoverboards stolen while they were outside playing with them. The first robbery occurred on Friday, March 11, around 3:30 p.m. A teen (around 17 years old) approached the 12-year-old and demanded...

Cleveland asks Tamir Rice’s estate for $500

Kushagra Gupta, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2016


Filed under Headlines, News

Cleveland asks Tamir Rice’s estate for $500 The city of Cleveland has filed a creditor’s notice to Tamir Rice’s estate for emergency medical services. The Ohio Revised Code allows for the filing, as the medical services were considered the “last dying expense of the [person who has died].” ...

Megabus eliminates some services in Cleveland

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

February 5, 2016


Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

Megabus eliminates some services in Cleveland As a result of low gas prices, Megabus has cut services which offered rides from Cleveland to Columbus and Cincinnati. In an interview with cleveland.com, Sean Hughes, the director of corporate affairs for Megabus North America, said, "It wasn't perform...

Cleveland Catch-Up: Burglaries, the RNC and Progressive Field

Adithi Iyengar, Copy Editor

January 29, 2016


Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

Teens arrested after burglaries Three teen boys were arrested after a University Heights woman walked in on them burglarizing her home. Police report that the teens were also suspected in two other burglaries. In one them, a woman caught the burglars and was able to chase one teen down. He begged...

Cleveland’s millennial population multiplies

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

January 22, 2016


Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

Cleveland’s millennial population multiplies According to a new study by the Cleveland Foundation, the millennial population in Cleveland, and in its surrounding suburbs, has increased substantially during the ‘fifth migration,’ also known as the re-urbanization of metro areas that has happene...

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...

Nine dead following plane crash in Akron

November 13, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

Nine dead following plane crash in Akron: At about 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, a private jet carrying nine people crashed into an apartment building in Akron, killing all of its passengers. According to an article on Ohio.com, one potential cause of this crash was the foggy weather. College theater controversy gains national attention: A white actor was recently cast as Martin Luther King, Jr. in...

Ohio’s constitutional amendment voting results

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

November 6, 2015


Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

Redistricting redone Issue 1, approved with 77.7 percent of the vote, is a new state constitution amendment that created an Ohio Bipartisan Redistricting Commission consisting of seven numbers: the governor, the state auditor, the secretary of state, someone appointed by the speaker of the House of ...

Cleveland man shot, robbed in the street

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

Cleveland man shot, robbed in the street A Cleveland man was walking along Mt. Auburn Avenue, on the East side of Cleveland, when he saw four cars pull into a parking lot at a nearby apartment building. Three men then approached him from a field near the building. They instructed him to lay down ...

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