Cleveland Catch Up

Ohio senate candidate slams incumbent

In an interview with The Plain Dealer and, U.S. Representative Jim Renacci (R) offered what his campaign against Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D) would look like should he advance in the Republican primary election.

With support from the Ohio Republican Party, Renacci is considered the frontrunner of May 8’s Republican Senate primary election. He also has support from Donald Trump’s political team, according to

The four-term congressman from Wadsworth, Ohio said in the interview that Ohio needs a senator who will support the White House’s agenda. He also said he thinks Brown is one of the most liberal Democrats in the senate.

Renacci, a self-made millionaire, believes his blue-collar background will allow him to relate to the average Ohioan, who makes an average about $50,000 per household.

A SurveyUSA poll found that Brown has a 14 point lead over Renacci, which is unsurprising compared to that of the other four Republican challengers.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland member receives award

17-year-old Tamara Thomas, a senior at Washington Park Environmental Studies Academy, is the recipient of the the Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year award for the state of Ohio, according to

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland provides after-school programs and a safe space for children who live in the area and otherwise lack access to such resources. Thomas said that experience from her six years of involvement with the Broadway Club helped her win the statewide title.

Thomas was awarded the title after a series of essays, interviews, recommendation letters and a three-minute-long speech, which she presented to various judges.

The Youth of the Year will have the opportunity to compete at a regional competition this July, which could potentially lead her to a national title.

Man selling Yeezys shot, robbed

After travelling from Parma, Ohio to Cleveland, a man selling two pairs of Yeezy sneakers was not only shot, but robbed of both pairs, as reported by

The police report stated that at approximately 11:20 a.m. near an apartment complex on Denison Avenue near West 22nd Place, the 19-year-old man was shot in the thigh. He was then taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released shortly after.

The man was was selling two pairs of Adidas Yeezy sneakers to someone he contacted via text, according to the police report. It also said the man planned on selling them for $800 total, even though each pair is valued at $450.

The report says that after meeting the buyers near the apartment complex, one said he forgot his wallet, took out a handgun and threatened to take off with both pairs. The seller, followed by one of the robbers, put the shoes in his car and was then shot in the back of the leg.

The second robber grabbed the Yeezys from the Parma man’s car, and then took off with the shooter, according to the report. said that no arrests relating to the case have been announced.