SEVILLE, Ohio – Wreaths Across America held its annual day of tribute on Saturday, honoring veterans by placing holiday wreaths at gravesites in more than 1,400 cemeteries across the nation.Family members and volunteers placed more than 13,000 wreaths at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, according to Nathan Gradisher of the Hospice of the Western Reserve.With flags at half-staff to honor the Nov. 30 passing of President George H.W. Bush, the program started at 9 a.m. with an hour for family members to place personalized wreaths at the graves of their relatives. At 10 a.m., volunteers began the wider placement of wreaths in the 273-acre cemetery in Medina County. The program concluded with a ceremony to honor all branches of service.Wreaths Across America, a national nonprofit whose purpose is “to remind people how important it is to remember, honor and teach" about the sacrifice of veterans, began as the small effort of a group in Maine until 2005, when … [Read more...] about Wreaths Across America remembers veterans at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, Ohio
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CLEVELAND, Ohio - Imagine a new Ohio. A smaller state carved out around Lake Erie, where we could keep our tax money nearby, empower cities to enact their own laws and elect a legislature closely matched between Democrats and Republicans. We could focus on solving urban problems. Sure, it's a daydream. But we in Cleveland feel stuck. We're a Democratic metropolis governed by Republicans who see the state very differently than we do. Fights erupt time and time again, over fracking and gun regulation and minimum wage. The state legislature overrules, takes our tax money and disperses it to rural areas. This post is part of cleveland.com's series, "Western Reserve: the 51st state?" For more stories, click here. Life could be better, if we were properly represented in a new state of Western Reserve. Name the new state of northern Ohio To be clear, cleveland.com is not actually suggesting secession from Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton and the mostly rural rest of the state. We're simply … [Read more...] about Dreaming up Western Reserve — the 51st state?
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Shaker Heights man is charged in connection with the shooting of a Case Western Reserve University student during a carjacking that led to a shootout with police in Little Italy.Javon Williams, 19, is charged with attempted murder. He remains in the Cuyahoga County Jail while he awaits his first court appearance.Williams and a yet-to-be identified co-defendant tried to carjack the junior at Case Western Reserve about 8 p.m. Saturday outside the South Residential Village apartment complex on Murray Hill Road.The duo shot the 20-year-old student in the stomach and ran away, according to police.Police spotted them on Mayfield Road. They chased the two on East 119th Street, down a road that doubles as a parking lot for the Little Italy-University Circle RTA rapid stop and for nearby apartments.The duo ran down Coltman Road. Williams kept running until he was arrested on East 123rd Street, police said.The other suspect ran to a field on Coltman Avenue and East … [Read more...] about Man charged in shooting of Case Western Reserve student that led to Little Italy shootout with police
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Case Western Reserve University officials gathered with members of local law enforcement Sunday to provide an update on the Saturday night shooting of a Case undergraduate student and a subsequent officer-involved shooting of a possible suspect.University Circle police received a call about 8 p.m. Saturday that a 20-year-old man was shot on Murray Hill Road near South Residential Village, UCPD Chief Jim Repicky said at the news conference. Law enforcement believes the man was shot during an armed robbery or possibly a carjacking.The 20-year-old is a junior at Case, university president Barbara Snyder said. His identity was not provided, though officials said he is in stable condition at University Hospitals after undergoing surgery.Note: You can watch the full news conference in the video at the bottom of this post.Soon after the shooting was reported, University Circle police officers located two possible suspects in the Case student’s shooting on … [Read more...] about Officials provide updates in Case Western Reserve University student shooting, officer-involved shooting in Little Italy
HUDSON, Ohio - Western Reserve Academy has named Suzanne Walker Buck its new head of school. The school's board of trustees and search committee unanimously selected Buck for the position following a national search. Buck is the first woman to hold the position. She will succeed current Head of School Christopher D. Burner, who served in the role for a decade. Buck graduated from Connecticut College, received a master's degree in degree in clinical social work from Columbia University and a degree in education from Harvard University. Most recently she served as the rector (head of school) at Chatham Hall in Chatham, Virginia. Buck begins in the role in July, 2019. Want more Akron news? Sign up for cleveland.com's Rubber City Daily, an email newsletter delivered at 5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. … [Read more...] about Western Reserve Academy names Suzanne Walker Buck head of school