Annual Fathers Walk is a Success
Cleveland dads participated in the annual Fathers Walk on the morning of Sept. 20. The Fathers Walk is sponsored by the Healthy Fathering Collaborative, according to Cleveland.com, and began as a way for fathers and father figures to show their support for the students of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Participating fathers walked their students to school as early as 7:30 a.m., where they then took a pledge to support and nurture their child throughout the school year. Pictures of smiling fathers and students flooded twitter under the hashtag #FathersWalk.
Cleveland to Bid on Amazon Second Headquarters
Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish issued a joint statement on Sept. 15 detailing their intent to host Amazon’s recently announced second headquarters, according to Clevescene.com. In their statement, Jackson and Budish cite this opportunity as having the potential to have a “tremendous near and long term impact on the City and region,” and reference the winning of the Republican National Convention bid in July 2016 as proof that Cleveland is able to play host to the headquarters of a corporation such as Amazon. The bid deadline is in October.
Euclid Woman Forced to Prove Her Sex
Early on Sunday morning, a woman, who did not want to reveal her name, was told to expose herself to prove her sex by a woman and armed man, according to news5cleveland.com. While relaxing at a “local after hour spot” on Sunday morning, a young woman was approached by the two individuals and struck up a friendly conversation. However, things took a turn for the worse when they suddenly began insisting that the woman was a transgender woman, and that she expose herself to prove that she was a biological woman.
When she tried to exit the lot herself, she was boxed in by two vehicles. She left her vehicle, to give the impression that she would comply, but instead ran across the street, locking her car behind her and contacted the police. While the pair did not pursue her, they did smash her windshield before leaving.
She was eventually escorted out. Cleveland police are currently looking for information about the incident.
Tremont Park is Cleaned Up by EPA
Clark Field, a playground in Tremont, a neighborhood in west Cleveland, was closed to the public after toxic pollutants were found in the soil. According to Cleveland.com, the park is set to be cleaned up by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and reopened by this time next year.
The project was delayed due to lack of funding, but the cleanup has been deemed critical by the EPA because the contaminants pose health threats, especially to children. There is now up to $5 million in grant funding available for the project to be completed by the end of summer 2018.