Cleveland Officials Are Proud of the Job Done on the RNC

Jul 22, 2016
RNC barriers being removed

Cleveland officials were all smiles Friday morning as they gave their final press briefing on the Republican National Convention,  which most people have deemed a big success.

After major concerns about the city not being prepared, they say Cleveland has proven the naysayers wrong.  

WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports on the wrap-up of the relatively trouble-free event.

“Cleveland Rocks!” says Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, echoing the famous rock anthem.

Sokolowski sign

An iconic cafeteria that’s usually closed for dinner on weeknights has extended its hours to help the RNC get a taste of Cleveland.

In today’s Quick Bite WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports the Tremont family restaurant has long been recognized for its authentic Cleveland cuisine.

Featured specials Friday nights at Sokolowski’s University Inn include Chicken Paprikash, smoked Kielbasa, and the specialty of the house, Salisbury steak.

2016 RNC

It's been called the most conservative platform in living memory.

With strong planks rejecting gay marriage and abortion, and calls for inserting religion into public schools and as a guide in lawmaking, the 2016 Republican platform is certainly tailored to appeal to a key constituency of the party, evangelical  voters.  

photo of Cory Booker

One of the Democrats who has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate to run with Hillary Clinton says he flew in to Cleveland to serve as a fact checker for the Republican National Convention.

photo of Cleveland Police and members from Revolutionary Communist Party

It too more than 24 hours to arraign 17 people arrested Wednesday after a flag burning protest got out of hand near the Q.

The National Lawyers Guild of Ohio says the court didn’t receive the charging paperwork, causing the delay. 

Those taken into police custody are facing numerous charges including failure to disperse and resisting arrest.

Attorney Gordon Friedman working on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild and NAACP says the people charged with misdemeanors should not have spent a night in jail.