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Families of the Chardon School Shooting Are Suing United Way of Greater Cleveland & Its Geauga Chapter

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:22pm Written by:

The families of the three Chardon High School students who were shot and killed in 2012 are now suing the United Way of Greater Cleveland and its Geauga County chapter for denying them access to the money set aside for them in the Chardon Healing Fund. The lawsuit states that the families of Demetrius Hewlin, […]

The Week Cleveland Will Never Forget

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2:54pm Written by:

Just shortly after 6 pm on Monday, May 6, 2013, neighbors on Seymour Ave.  neighbors heard a scream that they could not have possibly fathomed would ever be the scream of Amanda Berry. Moments later, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight, and a six year-old girl later found to be Berry’s daughter, emerged from the […]

Senate Kills ‘Right to Work’ Plan for Ohio

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 2:41pm Written by:

Just hours after a three-part strategy was unveiled to make Ohio a “right-to-work” state, GOP leadership in the Senate killed the idea. Senate President Keith Faber said in a statement Wednesday evening that the Senate’s “ambitious” agenda is focused on jobs and economy, but not right-to-work legislation. Faber continued his statement by declaring that there […]

More Than 100 Officers and Supervisors Face Discipline after Review of Deadly Cleveland Police Chase

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7:15pm Written by:

More than a third of all Cleveland police patrol officers on duty the night of Nov. 29 could be reprimanded, suspended or even fired for ignoring supervisors’ orders, or abandoning their respective districts to join the deadly pursuit of two suspects, at speeds reaching 125 mph, according to city officials. Six police supervisors also are […]

Selection of Grand Jury in Steubenville Case to Begin Next Week

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 12:55pm Written by:

Members of a grand jury will be selected the week of April 15 for the ongoing investigation into the Steubenville rape case. Two weeks after the grand jury is selected, evidence will be presented to contribute to the investigation. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine seeks to advance the investigation by focusing specifically on the Steubenville […]

Ohio, Along with 12 Other States, Call for Contraceptive Exemption to Obamacare

Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7:34pm Written by:

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, along with 12 other state attorneys general, have urged the government to widen the spectrum of religious exemptions under Obamacare, claiming the policy violates religious freedoms. Basically, under this request, any employer who says he or she objects to contraception should not have to provide insurance coverage of it to […]

Cleveland Internet Cafes Were Illegal, According to Appellate Court

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 6:49pm Written by:

Three internet cafes in Cleveland have been ruled as illegal businesses that operated too similarly to casinos, by the state appellate court. The Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals court upheld gambling convictions obtained last year against the owner of Internet Depot, Randall Thorne, and Michael Hawk, owner of Blackhawk I and II. Both owners […]

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims a Bar in Texas Served Already-Intoxicated Woman

Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 3:24pm Written by:

At the Austin, Texas Clive Bar, a lawsuit has been filed against the bar for serving a woman who was already intoxicated and about to get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Gabrielle Nestande had been drinking at Clive Bar before getting into her car and hitting and killing Courtney Griffin in 2011. A release […]

Erlanger’s Villaspring Nursing Home Pays $350K Settlement

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 3:34pm Written by:

An Erlanger, Kentucky nursing home will improve its care to residents, pay the federal government $350,000 and report its care improvements to federal officials after settling a lawsuit over patient care. Villaspring Health Care Center and its parent company, Carespring Health Care Management, will improve care at Villaspring and show federal officials the improvements for […]

Woman in Chicago Leaves Scene of Fatal DUI Car Accident

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:40pm Written by:

A Chicago woman was found wandering drunkenly along a highway ramp near Lyons, Illinois last month, when police found her and asked her about a fatal car crash killing two women. The woman did not have a response. Lisa Elner, 44, is now in custody with a $2 million bail for causing the crash that […]

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