With coastal ports safeguarded, can Cleveland help fill the void? The awakening of Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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Rain is not forecast today, but the weather will remain cloudy, with highs in the mid-1950s. It will remain mostly cloudy overnight and temperatures will drop in the mid-1940s. Read More .
Cleveland Harbor: With a traffic jam of ships holding goods on the country’s shores, part of the solution may lie on the Cleveland waterfront. Sean McDonnell reports that the Port of Cleveland is using around 6% of its capacity but is ready to meet some of that shipping demand, and is within a day’s drive of much of the population.
Irishtown curve: David Bowen’s dual role as chairman of the Cleveland City Planning Commission and director of a design firm whose plans clash with a commission-approved park project sparks anger. Eric Heisig reports that Bowen voted to approve Irishtown Bend’s plan to create a waterfront park on the West Rim of the Flats at a meeting in September 2017 and has taken additional votes related to the park’s plans since. But his company has offered a wellness center and collaborative workspace on the southeast corner of West 25th Street and Detroit Avenue, the last item organizations in Irishtown Bend need to control to make their plan a reality.
School boards: The Ohio School Boards Association voted Monday night to sever ties with the National School Boards Association, becoming the latest organization to separate after the national group sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking for law enforcement federal level and assistance with increased threats and intimidation at local meetings. Laura Hancock reports that Ohio joined associations in Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Missouri that took offense at the September 29 letter from the National School Board Association, which argues that the acts “could amount to the equivalent of a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes “.
Electoral redistribution: After weeks of inactivity, the Ohio Redistribution Commission will meet this week to review congressional mapping plans, but will not pass anything until authority returns to the state legislature, reports Andrew Tobias. The committee will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the Ohio Statehouse to review the cards that have been presented, but Republicans will not present their own card, let alone the vote.
The Ohio Department of Health announced new quarantine guidelines allowing children exposed to the coronavirus to stay in school unless they start showing symptoms or are positive. Is this good science? Or just surrender to angry parents? We cover it in This Week in the CLE, cleveland.com’s half-hour daily news podcast.
Tamir rice: Samaria Rice, Tamir Rice’s mother, led several dozen supporters at a rally outside the White House in Washington, DC, where she urged the Biden administration to reopen its investigation into the police murder of her son from Cleveland in 2014. Sabrina Eaton reports that Rice argued that responsibility is needed in the murder of her child and others who were killed by police.
Water subsidy: Ohio on Tuesday awarded $ 93 million in water infrastructure grants as part of the Ohio BUILDS Initiative, with a total of $ 250 million in grants that will ultimately be distributed. Peter Krouse reports that the money will be used to build new water supply systems, install new water pipes, replace old water pipes and improve water supply systems. sewers.
Coal plant: The Sammis coal-fired power plant, along the Ohio River, will close its three remaining units at the end of 2028, reports Jeremy Pelzer. Energy Harbor already closed four of the plant’s seven units last year. Three years ago, Energy Harbor – then a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. called FirstEnergy Solutions – announced plans to completely shut down the 61-year-old power plant by 2022. But those plans were canceled in 2019 with the passage of House Bill 6.
Collaborators: After struggling to recruit enough seasonal and election workers for this year’s primary and general election, Board of Elections chief Anthony Perlatti calls for increases to attract more help, especially ahead of office elections governor next year. Kaitlin Durbin reports that Perlatti proposed an increase from $ 11.50 an hour to $ 15 “to compete with the food and retail industries which are rapidly increasing their wages.”
Distance learning: The Bedford City School District has moved high school students to distance learning at least until today due to recent “fighting and threats of violence” between students. Kaylee Remington reports that the Bedford Police Department has been involved in an investigation into six high school brawls since September 1.
Opioids: Trumbull County’s top drug prevention official took a stand on Tuesday in the first nationwide trial focusing on the role of pharmacies in the opioid crisis and said the scourge that has devastated his community could worsen this year, reports John Caniglia.
County council: Cuyahoga County Council on Tuesday gave full support to county executive Armond Budish’s $ 2 million demands to renovate two vacant buildings into a manufacturing center and affordable housing complex, Kaitlin reports Durbin.
CAK: Allegiant Air, which announced its departure from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport last month, will return to Akron-Canton Airport in March, starting with four southern destinations. Susan Glaser reports that a combination of cost and customer convenience factors brings the airline back to CAK, which it left in 2017.
Westin Hotel: The receiver overseeing the operations of the Westin Cleveland Downtown, which faces foreclosure, on Tuesday asked a judge to approve the sale of the hotel to a Norwalk, Connecticut-based company to clear current debts. Eric Heisig reports that HEI Hotels & Resorts has agreed to purchase the St. Clair Avenue Hotel for $ 40.2 million.
RTA: The Board of Directors of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority on Tuesday approved a contract with a development company to build apartments, offices and stores on 1.3 acres off Columbus Road near the station West 25th Street Red Line Rapid, reports Eric Heisig. The contract provides that a subsidiary of MRN Ltd. of Cleveland will create and submit plans for the agency-owned land, which is expected to include approximately 125 apartments and 50,000 square feet of retail and office space.
Cancer vaccine: Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have opened a clinical trial for a vaccine that could prevent an aggressive form of breast cancer before it occurs, reports Julie Washington. The proposed vaccine aims to potentially prevent triple negative breast cancer, the deadliest form of the disease.
Arson penalty: An Akron man was sentenced Tuesday to nine consecutive life sentences and 21 years in prison for starting a pair of house fires that killed nine people in 2016 and 2017. Kaylee Remington reports that the nine life sentences each concerned the nine people, including five children, who died in the two fires.
Police shooting: Officers shot and killed a gunman Tuesday morning following a five-hour SWAT standoff in Leroy Township, Olivia Mitchell reports. Officers shot the 57-year-old man after he came out of the house with a long gun and pointed it at officers, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release .
Murder trial: A prosecutor on Tuesday asked jurors to convict a man who won a second trial for the murder of his wife in 1974 because circumstantial evidence gathered nearly five decades ago still points to him. But Isaiah Andrews’ attorney said Cleveland detectives missed the initial investigation, then withheld the fact that they initially arrested another man who had even more evidence about him, Cory Shaffer reports.
Toxicology: Toxicologist Anne Chappelle answers burning internet questions about poison for cleveland.com’s sister site, Wired. How do antidotes work? Can a pencil cause lead poisoning?
Foo fighters: Fans won’t have to wait for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night to see the Foo Fighters take to the stage in Cleveland. Troy Smith reports that the band will be giving a surprise concert at House of Blues Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.
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