Cleveland Catch Up

Airline removes destinations from Cleveland Hopkins

The low-cost airline Allegiant Air, a carrier that launched 11 new destinations from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport last year, has removed six of those destinations, according to

A spokesman said the cuts are only temporary, as the airline plans to transition to a new fleet of airplanes. The cancelled locations include Fort Lauderdale, Destin, Austin, New Orleans, Phoenix and Myrtle Beach.

In June, however, outside of Cleveland Hopkins, Allegiant was ordered to cancel dozens of flights to and from Florida and Las Vegas because of aircraft shortages. The airline, as reported, was also featured in a “60 Minutes” report which highlighted its questionable safety record.

Allegiant has not indicated how long the temporary cuts will be in place.


John Carroll University cites students with “loud college party”

According to, University Heights police cited multiple John Carroll University students for engaging in a “loud college party” off campus. Roughly 100 people were in attendance, but five were cited.

Investigators said that police were called at approximately 2 a.m. for “a large and noticeably loud college party.” Police reported that somewhere between 100 and 150 people were standing in the front yard and on the sidewalk, and the crowd was yelling and shouting loudly around the house.

The five men who were cited with disturbing the peace all lived in the house. They are set to appear for their first court appearance on Sept. 12.


Downpour leads to flood advisory

Until 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, reported that Cuyahoga and Lake counties were subject to a flood advisory after a heavy rainstorm.

Over 20 cities were affected by the advisory, including Cleveland. Another half-inch of rain was expected to follow later in the night, while thunderstorms ceased mid-afternoon.


Ohio Supreme Court to review $13.2 million verdict

On Wednesday, Aug. 29, reported that the Ohio Supreme Court confirmed it would review and hear a case which will determine whether or not the city of Cleveland must pay $13.2 million to a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder.

David Ayers, a former Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority security officer, filed a lawsuit after spending 11 years in prison for a murder he was not guilty of committing.

In 2013, a jury decided that former Cleveland police detectives Denise Kovach and Michael Cipo were responsible for the false murder conviction and awarded Ayers $13.2 million.

Initially, the city of Cleveland was named in Ayers’ lawsuit, but it was dismissed before the trial began. Both officers were represented by Cleveland city attorneys, though.

Cleveland, in an attempt to doge the $13.2 million, hired an attorney to help the police detectives file for bankruptcy.

Based on a court filing by an attorney for Ayers, the case could impact tens of thousands of state employees who work for the government.