It’s almost hard to believe that is been about 7 years since the then 12 year old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a police officer outside of the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland, Ohio sparking outrage and protest across the United States.  Since then there has been so many names being said because there […]

Live on The Sam Sylk Show with Bijou Star: Cleveland Housing Court is postponing evictions and other matters as judges across Northeast Ohio scale back the number of hearings amid the coronavirus pandemic. See video below  Read More

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 […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – According to Cleveland City council, city streets will occupy new lights very soon. During Monday’s meeting, council members approved legislation to replace the standard street lights with new high-tech LED lights. The city’s 61,000 lights will now have “smart photo cell technology” with the ability to remote on, off and dim the lights. […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Former Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman entered a guilty plea to 26 misdemeanor counts Friday morning during his initial arraignment. Cimperman’s charges stem from his alleged involvement in city contracts with design firm LAND Studio, which employs his wife. According to court documents, the offenses occurred from April 2002 through March 2012. The judge ordered […]

CLEVELAND – Former Cleveland Councilman Joe Cimperman has been indicted on ethics violations. The councilman was indicted on 26 charges of “unlawful interest in a public contract.” The charges were filed in Cuyahoga County court. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor brought in a special prosecutor to handle the case. He was indicted by information, which is […]

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 […]


GETTY IMAGE: The Cleveland City Council was scheduled to hold their final vote on plans to approve The Q on Monday, but the Council said the vote was put on hold. The renovations were recently approved by the Council’s finance committee, but the proposal would still need to pass a final vote from the Council for […]


GETTY IMAGE: Cleveland City Council will officially vote next Monday on renovations at Quicken Loans Arena. Monday night, the Council voted in favor of the deal, but did not secure enough “yes” votes to enact it as an emergency measure. Next week, supporters will bring it back for a third reading and final vote. Last […]


Monday night, Cleveland City Council approved a $607 million dollar spending plan for the city’s 2017 operating budget. As WKYC Channel 3’s Hilary Golston reported last week, among the $8 million dollars worth of additions to the budget after two weeks of hearings last month, will be $5 million dollars for condemned house demolitions. There […]