Former East Cleveland mayor Gary Norton who was mayor from 2009 until being recalled by voters in 2016 and Vanessa Veals who worked for the city for 12 years, were each charged with obstructing justice by a federal grand jury in the wake of an FBI investigation, according to court records after an FBI investigation. The […]

EAST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Unofficial results out of East Cleveland show that the mayor and City Council president have been recalled. Council President Thomas Wheeler was recalled by a slim martin of 229 votes to 211 votes. Mayor Gary Norton, Jr. was also recalled by a slim martin, with 548 votes for the recall […]

EAST CLEVELAND, OHIO – It’s Election Day in East Cleveland Tuesday where politics are passionate and personal. It’s another special election, this one to decide whether Mayor Gary Norton and Council President Thomas Wheeler will keep their jobs or be recalled. Norton argues he’s done a good job keeping the struggling suburb afloat. He points […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton closed Prive Restaurant and Ultra Lounge after more than 40 reported incidents requiring police intervention. Most recently, police were called to the club for a double shooting on July 24 where a security guard and one other were wounded before the suspect took off and crashed […]

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio – A set of two photos, before and after, give a glimpse of East Cleveland that may surprise you. One shot is lush and green, the other is dry and desolate. A before and after separated by two years. They were snapped by local photographer Johnny Joo, famous for capturing abandoned buildings […]

EAST CLEVELAND — Backers of an effort to recall Mayor Gary Norton have fallen short of the needed number of signatures to get the recall on the ballot. They submitted 728 signatures on petitions but 298 were tossed out for a variety of reasons that made either petitions and/or signatures invalid. 559 valid signatures were […]

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Some residents ihere want to oust Mayor Gary Norton. A meeting is set for 5 p.m. tonight (March 5) East Cleveland library. City Councilman Nate Martin, who calls Norton a friend, is among those who wants to replace him. Norton took office in 2010. He runs a city in desperate financial […]

  EAST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A total of 12 people have been laid off in East Cleveland this month. That includes two police officers and a captain in the fire department. A third police officer has resigned, bringing the total number of officers patrolling the city to 46. Mayor Gary Norton says all these […]

  An Ohio man will be charged with aggravated murder after three bodies wrapped in trash bags were found in suburban Cleveland, the mayor said…

What some described to be a stressful community meeting wrapped up at an East Cleveland community center Wednesday night. The city’s mayor, Gary Norton, hosted a town hall meeting at the Helen S. Brown Community Center.   It was the first time Norton addressed the recent police department cuts since 20 members were handed layoff notices […]

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Mayor Gary Norton on Wednesday night will hold a town meeting for residents concerned over the city’s recent police layoffs. There, Norton says he’ll address the impact of city council’s decision to cut 25% in the police department budget. Norton says he’ll field questions from the community, as well as discuss […]