Cleveland Catch-Up

Big Sean tour to stop in Cleveland

Rapper Big Sean recently announced that the “Unfriendly Reminder Tour” will stop in Cleveland on May 5 at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, according to The tour commemorates the rapper’s decade-long run on Kanye West’s GOOD Music Label.

“Unfriendly Reminder” kicks off Apr. 12 in Orlando, Florida, and features opening acts from Playboi Carti, Shy Glizzy and Gashi. The tour’s playlist will be determined by fans, who can vote for their favorite songs on Big Sean’s website.

Tickets for the tour go on sale Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.

Suspected cocaine found in home of Cleveland cop

According to, investigators uncovered suspected cocaine and six other unidentified drugs in the home of a Cleveland police officer. Police reports say the officer was also accused of domestic violence.

The officer, Matthew Sliter, has been suspended without pay.

A dispatch report included a call to the police from his girlfriend’s 16-year-old child, suggesting Sliter fought with his girlfriend for 30 minutes in their bedroom. Additionally, the same night, his girlfriend made a police call, stating she was “very scared” because her boyfriend was “very angry.”

When police arrived at Sliter’s home, they discovered “unknown narcotics” and “suspected powder cocaine” in the basement rafters. Court records indicated that the officer’s wallet contained suspected cocaine, too, when he was booked into city jail.

Sliter is charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession and first degree misdemeanor domestic violence, and his bond was set at $5,000 when he appeared for arraignment in Cleveland Municipal Court on Monday, Feb. 5. He was also ordered to surrender any firearms he possessed. Since then, he has posted bond and been released.

Police collected nine guns from Sliter’s home, the report says.

Four judges file for Ohio Supreme Court seats

With two seats open on the November ballot, four Ohio judges filed for seats on the Ohio Supreme Court ahead of Feb. 7, the candidate filing deadline.

According to, Justice William O’Neill resigned to run for governor, and, along with Justice Terrence O’Donnell, cannot run for reelection due to his 70th birthday. O’Neill was replaced by Justice Mary DeGenaro, a who previously served on Ohio’s Seventh District Court of Appeals in Youngstown.

DeGenaro, who will have nine months of incumbency in November, could be voted out by Democratic judge Melody Stewart. Stewart has held a seat as a visiting justice on the Ohio Supreme Court and is a member of the Ohio Criminal Justice Recodification Committee. With the Committee, Stewart examines and amends Ohio’s criminal code.

Democrat Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge Michael P. Donnelly and Republican state appellate court judge Craig Baldwin filed as candidates as well, but in the other race.

Donnelly was formerly a Cuyahoga County assistant prosecutor, and is currently a member of the Supreme Court’s Death Penalty Task Force. Baldwin was the director of the Licking County Child Support Enforcement Agency.