Introduced by the Browns, Deshaun Watson Denies Wrongdoing

Introduced by his new team, the Cleveland Browns, the former Houston Texans quarterback vowed to keep fighting the 22 civil lawsuits filed by women who accused him of sexual misconduct.

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Court Declares Isaiah Andrews Wrongfully Imprisoned for 45 Years

The official declaration this week means that Isaiah Andrews, 84, can seek damages from the State of Ohio for spending more than half his life in prison after being wrongly convicted of killing his wife.

#cleveland-ohio, #cuyahoga-county-ohio, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #forensic-science, #innocence-project, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ohio, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prisons-and-prisoners, #witnesses

Prospects Get a Taste of N.B.A. Life During All-Star Weekend

Members of a developmental team, the N.B.A. G League Ignite, some still in their teens, participated in the N.B.A.’s All-Star Weekend.

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Celebrating Black History Month? These 5 Cities Are Going All Out

Honoring all things African-American, with performances, river cruises, exhibitions and more, in Richmond, Va., Portland, Ore., Philadelphia, Cleveland and San Antonio.

#black-people, #cleveland-ohio, #culture-arts, #philadelphia-pa, #portland-ore, #richmond-va, #san-antonio-tex, #travel-and-vacations

They Chopped Down a Centuries-Old Tree. Now They Face Felony Charges.

Todd Jones and his sister, Laurel Hoffman, were charged with grand theft for chopping down a black walnut tree near their property outside Cleveland, according to the police.

#cleveland-ohio, #cuyahoga-county-ohio, #hoffman-laurel-1967, #jones-todd-1965, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #robberies-and-thefts, #trees-and-shrubs

Cleveland Baseball Will Share ‘Guardians’ Name With Roller Derby Team

The settlement of a federal lawsuit will allow the Major League Baseball franchise to move forward with renaming its team, amid a reckoning over symbols of racism.

#baseball, #cleveland-ohio, #cleveland-guardians, #franchises, #major-league-baseball, #names-organizational, #ohio, #roller-derby, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trademarks-and-trade-names

Father and Son Help Crack Unsolved 1969 Bank Robbery

Theodore J. Conrad pulled off one of the biggest bank robberies in Cleveland’s history. The case eluded officials for decades, until an obituary appeared online and family secrets began to unravel.

#bank-robberies, #cleveland-ohio, #fugitives, #john-k-elliott, #massachusetts, #peter-j-elliott, #theodore-john-conrad, #united-states-marshals-service

Cleveland Guardians Roller Derby Team Sues Over M.L.B. Team’s Name Change

“To be blunt, Plaintiff was here first,” the Cleveland Guardians roller derby team said in filing a suit claiming trademark infringement.

#baseball, #cleveland-ohio, #cleveland-guardians, #cleveland-indians, #major-league-baseball, #mauritius, #names-organizational, #ohio, #roller-derby, #trademarks-and-trade-names

‘The Moratorium Saved Us. It Really Did.’

With the eviction moratorium over, the road to more opportunity and less inequality runs through affordable housing.

#affordable-housing, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #cleveland-ohio, #evictions, #foreclosures, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states-politics-and-government

2 House Races in Ohio Will Test Democratic Divisions and Trump’s Sway

In the Cleveland area, a bitter primary election is pitting the left against the Democratic establishment. Near Columbus, a Trump-endorsed candidate faces a crowded Republican field.

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With Guardians, Cleveland Steps Away From an Offensive Name

After years of pressure, and amid a growing trend away from names that reference Indigenous people, the team will drop its “Indians” mascot, which it used for more than 100 years.

#baseball, #cleveland-ohio, #cleveland-guardians, #cleveland-indians, #discrimination, #mascots, #names-organizational, #native-americans

Behind the Lordstown Debacle, the Hand of a Wall Street Dealmaker

A longtime real estate investor and former Goldman Sachs executive decided to take an electric truck company public. Chaos ensued.

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No. 3 House Democrat Steps Into Ohio Race to Head Off a Sanders Acolyte

The decision by Representative James Clyburn to oppose an outspoken ally of Senator Bernie Sanders in a special election in Cleveland highlights the generational and ideological gulf in the Democratic Party.

#cleveland-ohio, #clyburn-james-e, #elections-house-of-representatives, #endorsements, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

Rep. James Clyburn Opposes Sanders Ally in Special Election

The decision by Representative James Clyburn to oppose an outspoken ally of Senator Bernie Sanders in a special election in Cleveland highlights the generational and ideological gulf in the Democratic Party.

#cleveland-ohio, #clyburn-james-e, #elections-house-of-representatives, #endorsements, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

Simone Biles’s Brother Is Acquitted of Murder

Tevin Biles-Thomas was charged in the fatal shooting of three people at a New Year’s Eve party in 2018. This week, a judge said prosecutors had not presented enough evidence to convict him.

#biles-thomas-tevin, #biles-simone, #cleveland-ohio, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #gymnastics, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Drake Bell Charged With Attempted Child Endangerment

Mr. Bell, who starred in the Nickelodeon series “Drake & Josh” from 2004 to 2007, has pleaded not guilty.

#bell-drake, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #cleveland-ohio, #drakejosh-tv-program, #sex-crimes, #television

Tamir Rice’s Mother Asks Court to Block Rehiring of Officer Who Killed Her Son

Samaria Rice wants the Ohio Supreme Court to keep the man who killed her son in 2014 from being reinstated as a Cleveland police officer. The former officer, Timothy Loehmann, was never charged.

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Michelangelo Lovelace, Artist of Street Life in Cleveland, Dies at 60

His vibrant paintings of the urban Black experience, and his sketches of nursing home residents he cared for as an aide, drew increasing notice in his last years.

#art, #black-people, #cleveland-ohio, #deaths-obituaries, #lovelace-michelangelo, #nursing-homes

The Growers, Bakers and Beekeepers Embracing the Terroir of American Cities

Long celebrated in France, the concept of place-specific tastes is spurring the revitalization of neighborhoods and communities.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #bees, #black-people, #bread, #cleveland-ohio, #detroit-mich, #grapes, #manhattan-nyc, #wines

Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and Mary J. Blige Among Rock Hall Nominees

Seven of this year’s 16 nominees are women, including the Go-Go’s, Dionne Warwick, Kate Bush, Carole King, Chaka Khan and Tina Turner.

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Anthony Sowell, Serial Killer Who Terrorized Cleveland, Dies at 61

Mr. Sowell, who was sentenced to death in 2011, murdered 11 women and hid the remains of his victims on his property.

#capital-punishment, #cleveland-ohio, #columbus-ohio, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ohio, #serial-murders, #sex-crimes, #sowell-anthony

Gunfire and Crashing Cars: In Struggling Neighborhoods, ‘We’re Losing Our Grip’

A year of hardship in parts of Cleveland has left many with the sense that the fabric of their communities was fraying.

#cleveland-ohio, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #unemployment

2 Cleveland Police Officers Avoid Federal Charges in Killing of Tamir Rice

Finding a lack of evidence to prosecute, the Justice Department ended a five-year inquiry into the death of the 12-year-old Black boy, who had been carrying a pellet gun when an officer shot him.

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Dear Jets: There’s Hope to Be Found in a Winless Season. Take It From Someone Who Knows.

For one thing, you are leading the race for the top draft pick. But seriously, even finishing at 0-16 can yield valuable resilience. So says Hue Jackson, who coached the winless 2017 Cleveland Browns.

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Growing Discomfort at Law Firms Representing Trump in Election Lawsuits

Some lawyers at Jones Day and Porter Wright, which have filed suits about the 2020 vote, said they were worried about undermining the electoral system.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cleveland-ohio, #columbus-ohio, #legal-profession, #mcgahn-donald-f-ii, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Justice Dept. Is Said to Quietly Quash Inquiry Into Tamir Rice Killing

Supervisors denied civil-rights prosecutors’ request to use a grand jury for their investigation into the 2014 shooting of a Black boy by a Cleveland police officer, but did not tell his family.

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Cleveland Officer Is Shot and Killed

A second person was also killed, a police union official said. Details were scarce, and the police were still gathering evidence, he said.

#cleveland-ohio, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

Ja’Ron Smith’s Balancing Act: A Black Republican Navigates the Trump White House

As a congressional staff member, Mr. Smith once wore a hoodie in a demonstration on Capitol Hill protesting the death of Trayvon Martin. Now President Trump calls him “my star.”

#black-people, #cleveland-ohio, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kushner-jared, #police, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #smith-jaron-k, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Sanders and Biden Cancel Events as Coronavirus Fears Upend Primary

The presidential race entered extraordinary new ground as the leading Democrats called off primary-night events in Cleveland, and President Trump’s signature rallies also faced an uncertain future.

#cleveland-ohio, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sanders-bernard

Piled Bodies, Overflowing Morgues: Inside America’s Autopsy Crisis

Medical examiners provide crucial insights into public health and safety. What happens when we don’t have enough of them?

#autopsies, #cleveland-ohio, #forensic-science, #medicine-and-health, #opioids-and-opiates