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Cleveland Lays Out Republican National Convention Security Plans

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 9:25 pm
Police expect 500 local officers working security downtown—plus, another 2,500 to 2,700 from outside the city.

Report: Minimum Wage Worker Needs Many More Than 40hrs/wk To Pay Typical Rent

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 6:25 pm
A report says one earning minimum wage would have to work 71 hours/week to afford a basic two-bedroom apartment in Ohio.

Cleveland Unveils Safety Plans for RNC

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5:43 pm
Plans include coordination between police, fire, corrections and EMS

Scarborough is Out as University of Akron's President

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5:38 PM

by M.L. Schultze 

Scott Scarborough is out as the president of the University of Akron. Trustees accepted his resignation at a special meeting Tuesday, giving him the option of a year’s pay – about $450,000 – or taking a faculty position in the business school.

If he opts for the faculty position, the contract the university trustees signed when they hired him promises him 65 percent of his president's salary for at least five years or the highest pay  in the business school -- whichever is higher. The 65 percent comes to $292,500 a year.

Youngstown City Schools Governance Churns

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5:30 PM

by Michelle Faust

Youngstown City Schools will soon see new governance with a new CEO and a new commissioner.


The Youngstown City Schools Academic Distress Commission Tuesday announced Krish Mohip, a Chicago school administrator, will be the new Chief Executive Officer for the district. Mohip was the commission’s unanimous choice for the position after interviewing 6 candidates. Next week, he will be in Youngstown to meet with community members.


RNC Host Committee Announces Beautification Projects for Convention

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 4:49 pm
Several Beatification projects are happening ahead of the RNC and will stay long after.

Scarborough Steps Down as President of the University of Akron

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 11:17 AM

by Michelle Faust

Scott Scarborough is no longer the president of the University of Akron. The Board of Trustees at the college issued a statement after a meeting Tuesday that Scarborough will step down effective immediately. Interim Senior Vice-President and Provost Rex Ramsier will assume the position until it can be filled permanently.

Statements from Scarborough and Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan Pavloff are below.



Cleveland Courts Prepare for RNC Demonstrations

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 4:41 pm
Prosecutors, defense attorneys and the courts have been planning how they’ll respond if there are large-scale arrests.

Local Universities to House Various Group During RNC

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 7:05 am
Local Universities are letting law enforcement organizations and students use their dorms during the RNC

Ohio Won't Join Lawsuit Over Transgender Bathroom Rules

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm
Mike DeWine did write a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, but won't join other states in suing.

Musician and Artist Mark Mothersbaugh Comes Home for a Career Retrospective

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 1:06 am
A dual-museum show offers complete look at the DEVO co-founder's artistic life

East Cleveland Council to Consider Merger Talks with Cleveland

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 9:11 pm
Annexation would require agreement of Cleveland city council and East Cleveland voters.

DeWine Confirms Gubernatorial Bid In 2018

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:25 pm
DeWine thinks it’s too early to be making a formal announcement, though.

Critics Claim Charter School Millions Wasted

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:24 PM

A liberal-leaning charter school critic says the federal government has put nearly $30 million into charter schools that have either closed or never opened in the first place. Statehouse reporter Andy Chow has more.

A report from Innovation Ohio’s Know Your Charter says a state panel that distributed the millions of dollars was made up of members from different charters that ended up getting the funds.

Know Your Charter’s Steve Dyer says improving this system needs to be a team effort.

Cavs Coach Considers Next Game to be His Team's Game 7

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 5:54 pm
Actual Game 6 is in Toronto where Cleveland is winless