2016 RNC

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Now that the Cleveland Host Committeehas finally put out its numbers for the Republican National Convention held in July of 2016, we can compare them to the Democratic National Convention held in Philadelphia a week later. The number that stands out the most is direct spending. This is the estimated money attendees spent in […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Some parts of downtown were busy last week with the Republican National Convention. Some restaurants like the Alley Cat in the flats saw a lot of business, but not all restaurants and businesses flourished. The barriers kept a lot of foot traffic away. READ MORE: Cleveland19.com Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News […]

If there’s one thing Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly is good at is pissing people off. The latest is TV personality Montel Williams who was mad at O’Reilly that he walked off “The O’Reilly Factor” show Wednesday evening. As far as O’Reilly is concerned, Williams’ walk-off was about “some gay thing.” He then called Williams “cowardly,” […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Some are using the Republican National Convention as a way to promote more than politics. The Cleveland Police Department posted a photo of one young man who was standing on East Fourth Street. Sgt. Tom Ross and Officer Darian Laska saw him standing with a large sign that said, “My name is […]

The crowd erupted, continually chanting, “Endorse Trump!” But they never got their wish. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump‘s tumultuous relationship came to a head on Wednesday evening, when the former presidential candidate refused to endorse his political rival at the RNC. Cruz was welcomed with a prolonged standing ovation, but exited with a barrage of jeers after he […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Transportation Security Administration officials are preparing for a large number of travelers to leave the Cleveland on Thursday. A projected 18,000 passengers are expected to depart from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, 30 percent more than an average day there. Thursday marks the final day of the Republican National Convention. TSA is opening […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A few dozen demonstrators gathered at W. 18th Street to voice their opinions Thursday afternoon. To say the least, they’re not huge fans of the Republican nominee. The event started on Lorain Avenue, with protesters marching across the  Lorain-Carnegie bridge. When it started, about 50 people stood as part of the ‘Stand Together Against Trump’ protest. […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Donald Trump’s children have been taking to the stage at the Republican National Convention to convince America their father is the best choice for the White House. Trump’s second-youngest son, delivered his speech Wednesday night to delegates and America. Eric Trump spent Thursday morning talking about Cleveland. He said he’s having ‘a blast’ […]

CLEVELAND – The first two days of the Republican National Convention saw only five arrests in the city of Cleveland. That changed on Wednesday, day three, after 17 people were arrested and two officers were assaulted at a march and flag burning protest. Of those arrested, 2 people were charged with felonies for assaulting the officers. Neither sustained […]

CLEVELAND – Montel Williams and Caitlyn Jenner were special guests at an LGBT brunch being held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the Republican National Convention Wednesday morning. Jenner talked about her status as a Republican, recounting her experiences in the past year of her life, during her transition. She became emotional when […]

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police have made at least five arrests after protesters refused to disperse at a large gathering near East 4th and Prospect in downtown Cleveland. According to Cleveland police, two officers were also assaulted. They had minor injuries. The chaos started after a flag-burning event. After the march and flag burning began, a fight […]

CLEVELAND –  Protesters near Public Square on Wednesday began building a wall for Donald Trump in response to his call for a wall as a way to end illegal immigration. The Rukus Society is leading the building of the wall, which has brought thousands to the area. Eva Cardenas of the Ruckus Society added, “Standing […]