May 26, 2015

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Source: Cleveland reaches settlement with Justice Department over police

WASHINGTON — Cleveland has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by its police department, and it could be announced as soon as Tuesday, a senior federal law enforcement official said. The official, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the settlement before the Read More…

Census figures released; Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville are big gainers in county

Census figures

The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed figures about county population growth and once again Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville saw the largest population increases in Lorain County. Figures released in March showed that Lorain County, which has a total population of 304,216, saw a 0.9 percent population increase from 2013 to 2014, while populations Read More…

Elyria, Lorain educators and leaders study methods to improve

STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE 
Jeanine Donaldson, left,  executive director of Elyria YWCA; Erica Lasion, of Elyria Catholic Charities; Jason Williams, founder of Get With the Program; and Tony Richardson, of Nord Family Foundation,  listen as John Zitzner, president of Friends of Breakthrough Schools, describe a student workbook, at E Prep Cliffs Campus in Cleveland on May 9.

It was an eclectic mix of people who boarded a passenger van on a recent Friday morning at the Elyria YWCA. The community members, educators and leaders all headed to the east side of Cleveland with one goal in mind: to see what successes can be gleaned from other schools educating children of color that Read More…

Women held captive in Cleveland home release memoir

NEW YORK — When Amanda Berry’s toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn’t always get to her — because she was chained and couldn’t move that far. Big, heavy chains were a regular part of Berry’s life for years as she, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were Read More…

Some in law enforcement getting body cameras on their own

NEW RICHMOND, Ohio — The dramatic body camera video shows the slaying suspect charging at the officer, screaming — pleading, even — for him to open fire. “Shoot me!” yells Michael Wilcox to the backpedaling officer, who keeps the suspect at bay until he ultimately surrenders when backup arrives. The widely circulated video from Officer Read More…

Midview grad victim in apparent Cleveland double murder-suicide

A Midview High School graduate was one of two women killed in what Cleveland police have described as a double murder-suicide Tuesday. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office identified one of the victims as 19-year-old Amanda House, who Midview Schools Superintendent Scott Goggin said graduated from Midview in 2013. “Our collective heart is broken,” Goggin Read More…

Ribbon cut at Cleveland’s biomedical expo site

medical mart

CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s mayor led civic leaders at a celebration of a major new downtown project. The medical trade exposition hall is part of a $465 million project that includes a newly opened convention center next door. Mayor Frank Jackson, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and leaders of the city’s medical research industry were on hand for Tuesday’s ribbon-cutting Read More…

Indians squander scoring chances, disappoint sellout crowd

Indians Lose Fans

CLEVELAND — It was just one, and then it was all done. The Indians’ return to the playoffs for the first time since 2007 ended the same night it began. The Tampa Bay Rays invaded Progressive Field, won 4-0 and held a champagne celebration in the visitors’ locker room. Cleveland’s 10-game winning streak to end Read More…

Over way too soon: Indians’ crazy ride comes to a season-ending stop in 4-0 loss to Rays as offense fails to get going

Indians lose

CLEVELAND — The magic deserted the Indians when they needed it most. A perceived team of destiny after finishing the regular season with 10 straight wins to clinch the top spot in the American League wild-card race, Cleveland tasted defeat for the first time in two weeks Wednesday. And it was the type of loss Read More…

Jason Giambi picks up Indians with walk-off home run to beat White Sox

Indians

CLEVELAND — Jason Giambi has helped the Indians as a veteran presence and with a key hit from time to time this season, but perhaps his biggest contribution of the year arrived Tuesday night at Progressive Field. With the Indians trailing by a run in a pivotal game for their postseason hopes, Giambi rode to Read More…