May 5, 2016

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Cleveland agrees to request from Smithsonian to delay tearing down gazebo where Tamir Rice was killed

CLEVELAND — Cleveland has agreed to a request from the Smithsonian’s new African-American history museum to delay the demolition of a gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot to death by police. City officials decided Monday to hold off on demolition for 30 days. Workers expected to begin dismantling the structure this week. It became Read More…

Cleveland to tear down gazebo near site of Tamir Rice shooting

CLEVELAND — Cleveland plans next week to dismantle the gazebo that became a makeshift memorial after the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy who was playing with a pellet gun when a white rookie patrolman shot him. Flowers and stuffed animals had been left in the gazebo near where Tamir was shot outside Read More…

Cleveland reaches $6 million settlement with family of Tamir Rice

CLEVELAND — The city has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center. An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on Monday says the city will pay Read More…

County residents can participate in Convention banner casting call Saturday morning

CLEVELAND — Residents of Lorain County can participate in a casting call Saturday for temporary signs welcoming visitors to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention in July. The Cleveland 2016 Host Committee will hold a casting call from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Global Center for Health Innovation on St. Clair Avenue downtown. Tickets will Read More…

Global Catholic Network founder Mother Angelica has died

HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Mother Mary Angelica, a folksy Roman Catholic nun who used a monastery garage to begin a television ministry that grew into a global religious media empire, has died. She was 92. Known to millions of viewers simply as “Mother Angelica,” the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network died Easter Sunday at Read More…

Sherwin-Williams acquires Valspar for $9 billion

WASHINGTON — Sherwin-Williams, which has long claimed to “cover the Earth” with its paints, is buying rival Valspar for about $9 billion in a move that it says will expand its reach in Asia and Europe. Sherwin-Williams said Sunday that it is paying $113 a share in cash, a 35 percent premium to the closing Read More…

Clinton holds town hall in Cleveland church

CLEVELAND — Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke on issues weighing heavily on the minds of Clevelanders at a town hall event Saturday. Clinton fielded questions regarding her plans for the war on drugs, poverty, police brutality and equal opportunities for education at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church. “I want to fight Read More…

Clinton in Cleveland talks domestic policy

CLEVELAND — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton focused largely on domestic policy when visiting Cleveland on Tuesday night while taking several swipes at her Republican competitors. “Every time I think the Republican primary can’t get an uglier, there it goes,” the former secretary of state said to a crowd at Cuyahoga Community College’s Metropolitan Campus. Read More…

Ikea drops plans for Cleveland-area store

BROOKLYN — Ikea has walked away from land in suburban Cleveland after spending more than a year studying the site for a potential store. The Plain Dealer reports that the company isn’t any closer to opening a store in the area. The Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain previously had signed a purchase agreement on 16 acres Read More…

Cleveland bills Tamir Rice’s estate for EMS services

CLEVELAND — The mayor of Cleveland has apologized for the city sending a claim to the estate of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy fatally shot by a white officer, seeking $500 for transporting the boy by ambulance to a hospital. Mayor Frank Jackson said during a news conference Thursday that a city attorney was Read More…