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Updated: 2018-02-21T03:58:45Z

 



FBI seeks 3 suspects in East Cleveland bank robbery

2018-02-21T03:58:45Z

One of the suspects held a gun to a security guard's head during the robbery. One of the suspects held a gun to a security guard's head during the robbery.



Doing nothing about school shootings is no longer acceptable: Letter to the Editor

2018-02-16T18:19:54Z

Another shooting. More young lives denied their potential. Leaders giving condolences and saying when the time is right we will make some change. Well, you have missed the "right time." The best respect that can be given for those lives... Another shooting. More young lives denied their potential. Leaders giving condolences and saying when the time is right we will make some change. Well, you have missed the "right time." The best respect that can be given for those lives...



State approves $3.25 million more to clean up East Cleveland Arco dump, after fire

2018-01-23T03:08:43Z

After a fire at the illegal East Cleveland Arco dump broke out in October, the state approved more money Monday to pay for cleanup and prevention. After a fire at the illegal East Cleveland Arco dump broke out in October, the state approved more money Monday to pay for cleanup and prevention.



East Cleveland can't collect higher rental fees from 2 major landlords - at least temporarily

2018-01-08T14:55:48Z

Landlords who own three of the largest apartment buildings in East Cleveland won't have to pay increased occupancy fees on the properties - a difference of just over $85,000 - while a lawsuit wends its way through court. Landlords who own three of the largest apartment buildings in East Cleveland won't have to pay increased occupancy fees on the properties - a difference of just over $85,000 - while a lawsuit wends its way through court.



Miles of traffic toured holiday displays inside Nela Park (photos)

2017-12-29T06:56:33Z

More than 9,000 cars drove onto the 92-acre campus of GE's Nela Park on the five nights it was open to visitors touring the famed holiday lighting displays. More than 9,000 cars drove onto the 92-acre campus of GE's Nela Park on the five nights it was open to visitors touring the famed holiday lighting displays.



The Browns owe the city for not producing a winning team: Letter to the Editor

2017-12-22T18:24:56Z

We have gone for a long time without a win from the Cleveland Browns and even longer since we could say we have had a winning team. They are playing in a taxpayer-owned stadium. It seems to me that the... We have gone for a long time without a win from the Cleveland Browns and even longer since we could say we have had a winning team. They are playing in a taxpayer-owned stadium. It seems to me that the...



Landlords sue East Cleveland over 900 percent increase in annual rental occupancy fees

2018-01-05T20:25:39Z

Two large Northeast Ohio landlords are suing the city of East Cleveland over a sharp occupancy-fee hike that they characterize as an illegal cash grab. Two large Northeast Ohio landlords are suing the city of East Cleveland over a sharp occupancy-fee hike that they characterize as an illegal cash grab.



New supermarket coalition aims to improve access to healthy food in Cuyahoga County

2017-12-06T13:14:18Z

The Health Improvement Partnership-Cuyahoga Consortium Supermarket Coalition is working to improve supermarket access in Cuyahoga County. The Health Improvement Partnership-Cuyahoga Consortium Supermarket Coalition is working to improve supermarket access in Cuyahoga County.



Cleveland gang member gets life sentence in teen girl's execution

2017-11-30T15:55:28Z

A gang member convicted of executing a 17-year-old girl to cover up his involvement in a bank robbery was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with his first chance at parole after 49 years. A gang member convicted of executing a 17-year-old girl to cover up his involvement in a bank robbery was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with his first chance at parole after 49 years.



Federal judge sanctions East Cleveland for suggesting comatose detective should be deposed in lawsuit

2017-11-16T23:36:53Z

A judge admonished the beleaguered city of East Cleveland for failing to comply with federal court rules when a city attorney suggested that a comatose detective could be deposed in a civil case. A judge admonished the beleaguered city of East Cleveland for failing to comply with federal court rules when a city attorney suggested that a comatose detective could be deposed in a civil case.



Man charged with setting fire to dead body in East Cleveland

2017-11-15T16:50:54Z

Brandon Montgomery, who was also wounded in a 2015 shooting that left his father dead, is accused of helping Jerry Sims Jr. set fire to Jamarr Forkland's body. Brandon Montgomery, who was also wounded in a 2015 shooting that left his father dead, is accused of helping Jerry Sims Jr. set fire to Jamarr Forkland's body.



3 long-serving incumbent mayors -- in Beachwood, Brook Park, University Heights -- ousted in Cuyahoga County

2017-11-08T21:15:33Z

Longtime mayors Merle Gorden, Susan Infeld and Tom Coyne lost reelection Tuesday. See how Cuyahoga County cities voted on mayors this Election Day. Longtime mayors Merle Gorden, Susan Infeld and Tom Coyne lost reelection Tuesday. See how Cuyahoga County cities voted on mayors this Election Day.



U.S. Marshals arrest second man charged in East Cleveland killing

2017-11-07T20:26:32Z

Merlin Johnson was arrested Tuesday on Nela Avenue near Noble Road in East Cleveland, authorities say. He faces a murder charge in the deadly shooting of Jonathan Singletary. Merlin Johnson was arrested Tuesday on Nela Avenue near Noble Road in East Cleveland, authorities say. He faces a murder charge in the deadly shooting of Jonathan Singletary.



Suspected gang member accused of killing man, setting van on fire in East Cleveland

2017-11-02T21:45:48Z

Jerry C. Sims, also known by the street name J-Roc, is charged with murder in the Oct. 21 killing of Jamarr J. Forkland, police said. Jerry C. Sims, also known by the street name J-Roc, is charged with murder in the Oct. 21 killing of Jamarr J. Forkland, police said.



Gang member guilty in 'cold-blooded, cowardly' murder of East Cleveland teen girl

2017-11-01T19:55:36Z

Kiechaun Newell now faces up to life in prison without parole after a jury found him guilty of all counts in the killing, which prosecutors called "calculated, cold-blooded and cowardly." Kiechaun Newell now faces up to life in prison without parole after a jury found him guilty of all counts in the killing, which prosecutors called "calculated, cold-blooded and cowardly."



Jurors deliberate in trial of killing of East Cleveland teen girl

2017-11-01T14:54:42Z

Jurors are deliberating in the trial of a gang member accused of executing a 17-year-old girl he and another man recruited to rob a Summit County bank. Jurors are deliberating in the trial of a gang member accused of executing a 17-year-old girl he and another man recruited to rob a Summit County bank.



Move or pay more for 'deplorable' conditions: Residents of East Cleveland complex in limbo

2017-10-29T12:42:03Z

On Oct. 9, the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority notified residents at Forest Hills Park Apartments that the building is losing its housing-subsidy contract. On Oct. 9, the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority notified residents at Forest Hills Park Apartments that the building is losing its housing-subsidy contract.



Fire at Arco dump poses no risk, Cleveland says

2017-10-29T15:15:03Z

The city of Cleveland says a fire that started early Saturday morning at the controversial Arco dump site on Noble Road in East Cleveland does not pose a risk to residents in the area, a statement released Saturday night says. The city of Cleveland says a fire that started early Saturday morning at the controversial Arco dump site on Noble Road in East Cleveland does not pose a risk to residents in the area, a statement released Saturday night says.



East Cleveland Fire Department called to Acro dump site after report of smoke, officials say

2017-10-29T15:15:49Z

Firefighters responded early Saturday morning on a report of smoke at the site, according to Ohio EPA spokeswoman Heidi Griesmer said in an email. Firefighters responded early Saturday morning on a report of smoke at the site, according to Ohio EPA spokeswoman Heidi Griesmer said in an email.



Mother outed gang member son in execution of teenage bank robbery accomplice

2017-10-24T22:50:25Z

Kiechaun Newell is on trial on aggravated murder, kidnapping, robbery and other charges in the August 2016 death of Breanna Fluitt. Kiechaun Newell is on trial on aggravated murder, kidnapping, robbery and other charges in the August 2016 death of Breanna Fluitt.