CLEVELAND– A Cleveland city councilman is leading the charge to see a change in the celebration of the holiday known as Columbus Day. Councilman Basheer Jones, and some of his colleagues and supporters rallied on the steps of Cleveland City hall Monday night. They called for the recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus […]

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland City Council introduced Monday a piece of legislation that would temporarily prohibit giving permits to open so-called “dollar stores” within the City of Cleveland. The legislation says a rapid increase of small-box general discount stores in Cleveland is hurting local businesses and the local economy. Discount stores carry a variety of […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The newly formed group called Cleveland First has so far gathered close to 3,000 of the 6,000 signatures needed to put two issues on the ballot. Cleveland First wants voters to choose whether or not the number of city council members should shrink from 17 to nine, and whether the salary […]

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio – The city of Willoughby Hills filed a temporary restraining order against Mayor Robert Weger on Friday in an attempt to keep the mayor from “any further attempts to interfere with the lawful operations of Willoughby Hills City Council and Government.” Earlier this week, Weger removed six council members from their positions, citing “gross misconduct, […]

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) – Kyle Plush’s family patiently sat in the front row through five hours of testimony at a City Hall meeting Tuesday as Cincinnati leaders sought answers in the death the 16-year-old boy who called 911 twice pleading for help but died without it. Then, the grieving family stormed out with one of […]

AKRON, Ohio — After several heated exchanges during a discussion portion of the meeting, Akron City Council voted down a resolution declaring the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Akron Councilman Russ Neal introduced the legislation to change the federal Columbus Day holiday to instead recognize indigenous people. Columbus Day honors Christopher Columbus, […]

EUCLID, Ohio – More than 60 protesters were removed from the August 21 council meeting by Euclid police officers in riot gear after an argument broke out when the group said it was not given a proper chance to speak at the meeting. The protesters were family and friends of 25-year-old Richard Hubbard the third […]

OBERLIN, Ohio – A controversial vote put an end to Columbus Day in Oberlin Monday night. City Council voted unanimously to instead celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, capping a months-long debate that many agreed was about much more than a name. While Council spoke with one voice, those in attendance […]

CLEVELAND – After serving for nine years as councilwoman of Ward 6, Mamie Mitchell announces her retirement. Ward 6 encompasses the East Side neighborhoods of Fairfax, Larchmere, Little Italy, University Circle, Woodland Hills and parts of Buckeye-Shaker, Slavic Village and Union-Miles. Mitchell was appointed in 2008 to replace former Councilwoman Pat Britt who became Clerk of […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland city councilman Zack Reed announced his plans to run for mayor Wednesday. Reed held a news conference to make the announcement official at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Reed, the Ward 2 councilman, has served 16 years on city council. “I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for Mayor of the City […]

During a city council meeting in Portland, Oregon, a man tried to give the mayor a Pepsi. The protester, who identified himself as Carlos Enrique, told council members, “What I realized is that the language of resistance has not been properly translated.” He then approached Mayor Ted Wheeler and took a can of Pepsi out of his […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Despite a lot of opposition, Cleveland City Council members passed a $2.3 million dirt bike track proposal Monday night with a vote of nine to seven. Tracks will be coming to the southeast side of the city in the Garden Valley neighborhood. “We spend $2.3 million on a dirt bike track,” said […]