Cleveland City Hall

Today is the first official day of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's fourth term. 

If there was a theme to the ceremony, it seemed to be this: 'Being mayor is not easy.'

From the introduction by Judge Patricia Blackmon: "Then I saw him again and he said, 'I'm running for mayor,' and I said, 'Frank, don't do it ...'" a musical number sung by a city police sergeant.

photo of FBI plaque

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, December 7th:

George Voinovich

Elected officials and the general public gathered at Cleveland City Hall today to pay their respects to former mayor, governor and U.S. Sen. George Voinovich.  Voinovich, who died last weekend at age 79, laid in state and will be buried tomorrow.

Throughout the day, about a hundred people passed by Voinovich’s coffin in the City Hall rotunda. During an afternoon ceremony, he was eulogized by Mayor Frank Jackson, Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine among others.. DeWine called Voinovich a friend to him and his wife, and a political mentor.