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 […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A little over a year after the Republican National Convention came to Cleveland, we are getting a look at the impact it had on our area. Thursday, the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee announced the hosting of the 2016 RNC resulted in up to $188.4 million of economic benefit to our region, which includes Cuyahoga; Lake; Geauga; Lorain; […]

Critics shouted “Shame! Shame! Shame!” at Debbie Wasserman Schultz reports CNN. The DNC is off to a rocky start with the abrupt resignation of longtime chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the weekend amid a searing email scandal, during which hacks revealed she showed favoritism toward Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. On Monday, Wasserman Schultz was booed when […]

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: Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News […]

Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) Earth, Wind & Fire just joined a growing list of musicians — including Adele and Queen — unhappy with the use of their music without prior consent. “Another unauthorized use (September) at the Republican Convention, against our wishes,” Earth, Wind & Fire tweeted from their verified account on Tuesday, referencing the […]

While we're pleased the vendors had the opportunity to sell their wares at the RNC, organizers should have put more thought into the set up of the Urban League tent, which appeared to be segregated from the predominantly White convention.

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’ […]