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Cleveland Police Consider Transgender Slayings “Crimes Of Hate”

A disabled, transgender woman was found slain at an assistant living care facility. Another transgender woman was shot in the head in a vehicle.
16, 2013

A deputy police chief says federal authorities would have to decide whether to try the cases under hate crime law, but police are calling them “crimes of hate.”

Obama Says Administration “Fumbled” Healthcare Rollout

President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that his administration "fumbled" the rollout of his new health care law. Still, speaking at a Cleveland steel plant, he vowed to keep fighting attempts to scrap the whole program.
14, 2013

President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that his administration “fumbled” the rollout of his new health care law. Still, speaking at a Cleveland steel plant, he vowed to keep fighting attempts to scrap the whole program.

Ohio Communities Deal With “After-Life” Of Shopping Malls

The fountains at Euclid Square were shut off years ago, former fast-food stands now sit shuttered, and tuxedoed manikins in store windows stare out at empty walkways.
29, 2013

Thirty years ago, some of the most bustling places in the state were shopping malls. These enclosed commercial districts were “people magnets”, but, online shopping and a bad economy have hit the industry hard. Many Ohio communities are now struggling with redeveloping the abandoned properties.

Ohio-To-Boston Flight Makes Emergency Landing

The plane, similar to this one operated for United Express, had to land in Buffalo after reports of smoke in the cockpit. No one was injured.
14, 2013

Officials say the Chautauqua Airlines flight operated for United Express had to make an emergency stop in Buffalo after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit.

Family Claims Body Of Ohio Kidnapper Ariel Castro

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Family members of Ariel Castro retrieve his body from the Franklin County Coroner's office.
September 6, 2013

A coroner says the body of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro has been claimed by his family as authorities continue to investigate how a man who was perhaps Ohio’s most notorious inmate managed to commit suicide while under close supervision in prison.

Investigations Underway Into Ariel Castro’s Prison Suicide

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Investigations are underway into the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro at Orient prison.
September 4, 2013

The Ohio Highway Patrol and the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections have launched separate investigations into the suicide of inmate Ariel Castro. Castro hanged himself in his cell at the Orient state prison.

Ohio Activists Push For Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Eric Ritter leads a team of canvassers around Northeast Ohio, gathering support for the wind farm.
August 22, 2013

About 80 percent of the electricity used in Ohio homes comes from coal fired power plants. One Northeast Ohio group wants to change that by installing a wind farm in Lake Erie. If they succeed, this will be the first offshore wind farm in the nation.

Cleveland Gets Another Music Hall Of Fame

The Dynamic Superiors are thrilled to be inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame.... regardless of whether it ends up in Cleveland or elsewhere
20, 2013

Cleveland is home to another museum celebrating music – at least for now. The Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame inducted its first class over the weekend at Cleveland State University. It’s the beginning of a nationwide quest for permanent digs, and Northeast Ohio is making a strong case.

Demolition Complete On Ohio House In Kidnapping Case

Demolition is complete on the Seymour Avenue home in Cleveland where Ariel Castro held three women for more than a decade.
7, 2013

Demolition is complete on the Cleveland house where three women were held captive and raped over a decade.

Demolition Crews Prepare To Raze Castro’s Home

A contractor is tearing down the home at no cost. Plans for what will replace the house on the site haven't been made public.
6, 2013

The Cleveland house where three women were imprisoned and raped for about a decade will be torn down this week.