How Genealogy Helps Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Solve Unresolved Cases: The Monday July 12, 2021 Awakening



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Family DNA: Authorities have arrested what Cuyahoga County prosecutors hope to be the first of a dozen previously unidentified rapists and murderers, thanks to an emerging crime-fighting technique where investigators use managed DNA databases through popular genealogy websites to resolve unresolved cases. Cory Shaffer reports that Cuyahoga County prosecutors have partnered with a Texas-based genetic testing company and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office forensics lab Dave Yost to match DNA found at the scene to any family members.

Stimulation watch: A proposal to use federal stimulus dollars to give $ 4,000 in bonuses to police and firefighters in Mayfield Heights turned into an opportunity to give bonuses to all city employees and administrative staff who have were deemed “essential” and worked during the pandemic. Robin Goist reports officials don’t yet know exactly how much money the city will receive over two years from the US bailout, but estimates are around $ 1.9 million.

Trump loyalty: The dynamics of the Republican race for the Ohio Senate have been well documented: Candidates seek support from Donald Trump, as well as support from Trump voters as they attempt to claim the nomination to succeed the incumbent Senator Rob Portman. Andrew Tobias reports that the flip side of this purity test is that candidates are also quick to point fingers, drawing past criticism of Trump.

Police examination: A proposal by the Citizens for a Safer Cleveland group would rewrite part of the Cleveland Charter to give oversight of the police department to the citizens officers have sworn to protect. The proposal is deeply rooted in the community’s mistrust of the police. Robert Higgs explains how it would work.

This week at CLE: Arthur Keith’s family say investigators never attempted to interview additional witnesses following Keith’s fatal shooting by a housing police officer. Cleveland Police and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office deny that the investigation was not thorough. We raise questions about the explanations of law enforcement authorities in This Week in the CLE,’s half-hour daily news podcast.

Police shooting: Cleveland Police and officials at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office on Thursday refuted statements by the attorney representing Arthur Keith’s family that investigators never attempted to interview other witnesses at the aftermath of Keith’s fatal shooting by a Housing Police officer. Adam Ferrise reports that Keith family attorney Stanley Jackson said investigators never interviewed 15-year-old Jhazir Melton, who spoke at a press conference on Wednesday. Jhazir said he saw the shooting and did not see Keith point a gun at the officer. Cleveland Police spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said, however, that Jackson never provided investigators with any information, including the names of additional witnesses or ways to contact him.

Demonstration: Friends and family of Arthur Keith protested Saturday against the Ohio Attorney General’s announcement that the officer who shot and killed the 19-year-old would not be charged. The protest took place outside the ACSM Police Headquarters off 59th Street East and Woodland Avenue – not far from where James Griffiths shot Keith in the back on November 13, 2020, in the King-Kennedy residential complex where Keith grew up, Olivia Reports Mitchell.

General public fireworks: Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed a bill Friday afternoon that would have legalized consumer fireworks in Ohio, saying the change in law was dramatic and would have been one of the least restrictive from the country. Laura Hancock reports that Senate Bill 113 would have set off fireworks on a handful of public holidays – from the days around July 4, Diwali and New Years Eve, on weekends Memorial and Labor Day, and New Years Day, Juneteenth, Cinco De Mayo and Lunar New Year.

Delta variant: Many mask orders across the country have been lifted, and new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations have slowed to a trickle in Ohio. Still, the World Health Organization recommends that everyone wear a mask indoors, even those who have been vaccinated. Evan MacDonald Reports What Experts Said About Mask Wearing As Delta Variant Becomes Dominant Strain In US

The Willow Avenue lift bridge, built in 1965.Steven Litt,

Willow Avenue Bridge: The Willow Avenue Lift Bridge carries pedestrians and cyclists, but also more than a thousand industrial trucks a day over the old Cuyahoga River Channel to and from Whiskey Island, south of the Norfolk Railroads Southern Railroad. Hannah Drown reports that as helpful as it may be, residents are asking for his replacement as cyclists struggle to get more than one bike on the narrow sidewalk at a time and truck traffic plagues the housing complex social workers near Lakeview Terrace, blowing fumes that endanger the health of residents and creating dust that covers cars and homes.

Coronavirus timeline: Marc Bona offers a summary focused on Vax-a-Million numbers, the Tokyo Olympics, federal aid for Cuyahoga County, and Ohio’s COVID-19 cases.

telos comrades: The telos leadership foundation has named its top 10 fellows for the 2021 Emerging Leaders Fellowship as the organization strives to help uplift diverse youth and strengthen their development, reports Cameron Fields.

Northwest neighborhoods: Two West Side community development companies announced their merger on Thursday, years after deliberations and a decision to share staff. Eric Heisig reports that the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cudell Improvements Inc. have stated that the new organization will be called Northwest Neighborhood CDC and will provide economic development, community and marketing services to the Detroit-Shoreway, Cudell and Edgewater neighborhoods of Cleveland. .

Haunted house: The owners of the new Haunted House restaurant in Cleveland Heights have chosen a unique conceptual theme, mixing horror movies and good food, reports Marc Bona. The restaurant will open on July 20.

The Buffalo Ryders: Ohio rock band The Buffalo Ryders has undergone a few changes over the past year or so. After the band took the stage at Brite Winter 2020, the pandemic arrived and changed everything. Anne Nickoloff shares how the shutdown of the world and the resulting downtime helped the band produce their latest album, “Where the Liars Go”.

Dance scenes: Are you a fan of movies like “Footloose”, “Grease” and “Step Up? Christopher Scott, choreographer for “In the Heights” breaks down iconic dance scenes from films such as “In the Heights”, “Singin ‘in the Rain”, “Teen Beach Movie”, “Grease” and “Stormy Weather” for cleveland The sister site of .com, Vanity Fair.

House of the week: Living a stone’s throw from Lake Erie and all its amenities can seem inaccessible. But you don’t have to be a millionaire to live by the lake. Joey Morona talks about a colonial half-timbered brick house in Rocky River that spans nearly 3,000 square feet, with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The house is listed at $ 699,900 and has been on the market since late June.

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