Cleveland Catch Up

Construction worker killed in accident at CSU

An unidentified 56-year old man was killed in a construction accident at Cleveland State University’s Washkewicz College of Engineering building on Chester Avenue Wednesday afternoon, after a piece of sheet metal fell on him.

Emergency crews were called to the scene around 2:15 p.m. and attempted to give the man medical attention, according to The man worked for Gilbane Building Company as a pipefitter.

The new Washkewicz College building is scheduled to open at the end of 2017 and has been under construction since last year.


Archaeologists to examine former home of President Garfield

Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, the location of President James A. Garfield’s former home, will welcome a team of archaeologists, including members from its own college as well as the University of Akron, to study whether anything remains of the house’s outbuildings. The study will begin this weekend, according to

The investigation will be led by Matthew Notarian, visiting assistant professor of classics at University of Akron.

“This project is an unprecedented opportunity to learn about the private life of one our nation’s most fascinating leaders in the years before he became president,” Notarian said.

The archaeological investigation is open for the public to observe on Oct. 14 and 15.


Cleveland Police union to endorse Zack Reed for mayor in upcoming election

The union representing Cleveland rank-and-file officers has announced an endorsement for Zack Reed, City Councilman, for Cleveland city mayor due to his public-safety focused platform.

President of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association, Steve Loomis, said that the endorsement is due to Reed’s “consistent concern” over violent crime levels, which Loomis believes the current administration, under Frank Jackson, has largely ignored. Reed wishes to address these concerns by increasing police staffing levels by 400 members.

Reed has also received endorsements from the president of the Teamsters Local 416, a representative of Cleveland’s service workers, as well as the union of Regional Transit Authority workers, according to

Incumbent mayor Frank Jackson has received endorsements by the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and the majority of the city’s business and political leaders.

The election will take place on Nov. 7.


City of Lyndhurst buries time capsule to commemorate its centennial

The city of Lyndhurst buried a 14-by-14-inch metal time capsule in a ceremony Wednesday afternoon near the city’s veteran’s memorial. The capsule is meant to commemorate the centennial year of the city, and is set to be unearthed in one hundred years.

The box contains letters from Thomas Treer, Lyndhurst’s official city historian, as well as contributions from school children and local artifacts, according to Children in grades three and seven were asked to write letters saying what they loved about the city to place in the capsule.

“We hope there is a Lyndhurst in 100 years,” Mayor Patrick Ward, who left a four-page letter about the history of the city in the capsule, said.