Playhouse Square Will Add to Cleveland's Skyline

Jun 11, 2017
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A Cleveland non-profit announced it will break ground this fall on a new addition in Playhouse Square.

The Playhouse Square Foundation plans to spend $135 million dollars to build a 34-story apartment complex.

The foundation’s Vice President for Strategic Development, Allen Wiant, says the project enhances their vision for the theater district.

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The City of Cleveland is searching for a new police headquarters. It’s the last step for the city in the long process of moving out of the downtown Justice Center.

City Council agreed Monday to the $925 million sale of the police building at the downtown Justice Center. The city will then pay a daily rate to house inmates in the county jail. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, during a press conference at City Hall Tuesday, described it as one part of an ongoing county project to move services from the town and city level to the county level.

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A community center on Cleveland’s east side will be the first in Ohio to receive a LGBT civil rights historical marker.

The LGBT Community Center in Gordon Square has been around since 1975.

Councilman Kerry McCormack says the center has played a major role in the history of LGBT rights in Ohio.

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Federal stats show nearly 14,000 jobs at call centers in Ohio have been lost in the last decade. Senate Democrats have proposed a bill that seeks to protect the 170,000 people still working at call centers in the state. 

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A mentorship program for Cleveland Latino youth is using new grant funding to continue its work improving graduation rates.The program helps more than 200 students from  three area high schools. 

Esperanza—a non-profit educational support program—will use a $20,000 grant from State Farm to fund its Hispanic Youth Leadership Program.

Victor Ruiz, Esperanza’s executive director, reports a graduation rate of 97 percent for kids involved in the organization’s programs. He says the ‘secret’ is in the relationships.