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Cuyahoga County is facing yet another lawsuit because of the county jail with an inmate alleging he was the victim of retaliation for speaking with U.S. Marshals, including threats against his life.

Ashlie Case Sletvold of the Chandra Law Firm is representing Corrionne Lawrence in a lawsuit alleging several instances of abuse last fall.

Cleveland Cavaliers TV play-by-play broadcaster Fred McLeod passed away Monday night, according to a statement from the team Tuesday.

He was 67 years old. No cause of death has been released.

A team of researchers led by Cleveland Museum of Natural History Curator and Case Western Reserve University Adjunct Professor Yohannes Haile-Selassie found a previously unknown early human ancestor in the Afar region of Ethiopia that could change the way scientists view human evolution.

Updated 6:17 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019

The Cleveland Indians have won six straight and are a season-high 12 games over .500 at the All-Star break as the baseball universe has arrived for the Midsummer Classic right here in Cleveland. But one person is missing from the excitement.

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco revealed just before All-Star Week kicked off that he has been battling chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in his month away from the team.

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced they've hired Lindsay Gottlieb to join new head coach John Beilein's staff.

Gottlieb spent eight seasons as head coach of the University of California, Berkeley women's team, where she led them to seven NCAA Tournament appearances and a Final Four. The 41-year-old compiled a 179-89 record with the Golden Bears.

The city of Green in Summit County will equip hotels with Narcan, the naloxone nasal spray drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, in a program believed the be the first of its kind in the United States. 

Mayor Gerard Neugebauer says the need rose from a disproportionate number of overdoses along Interstate 77.

  Top college prospects are seen on the stage before the first round of the NFL football draft, in Nashville, Tenn. on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
Gregory Payan / AP

Cleveland will host the 2021 NFL Draft, the annual selection of the top players in college football, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell annouced Wednesday.

Lake Erie water levels currently measure 11 inches higher than last May and areas along the North Coast are already starting to see an impact, according to Chris Winslow, director of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program.

The steady spring rainfall has been a factor, Winslow says, but most of Lake Erie's water comes from the upper Great Lakes.

After several attempts to lure longtime Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo to the Cavaliers, team owner Dan Gilbert found his big-name college coach from Michigan in the Wolverines’ John Beilein.

The Cavs confirmed reaching a multi-year agreement, reportedly five years, with Beilein late Monday morning.

Youngstown's Falcon Transport, which ended operations and laid off about 600 employees without warning in April, is facing multiple lawsuits according to a federal district court filing Tuesday. Falcon was part of the supply chain for GM's shuttered Lordstown plant, which ended production in March.

Elk and Elk lawfirm's Managing Partner Jay Kelly said Falcon was required to notify the state 60 days before closure under the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act.

Baldwin Wallace University is reconsidering its long-standing affiliation with the United Methodist Church, following the church's vote in February reaffirming its ban on same sex marriages and LGBT clergy. The ban puts the church at odds with BW's commitment to supporting its lesbian, gay and transgender faculty, staff and students.  

The BW Board of Trustees will take up the issue of disaffiliation at its meeting on April 26. 

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction found the Cuyahoga County jail in compliance with 51 state standards and in violation of 84 of them.

The state’s report comes nearly three months after the U.S. Marshal’s Service released its report, dated November 21, calling conditions at the jail “inhumane.”

The marshals conducted their review from October 30 to November 1, 2018. The state inspected the jail days later on November 6.

Former Put-in-Bay mayor Bernard "Mack" McCann pleaded guilty Friday to two misdemeanor counts of conflict of interest in a public contract in a deal with prosecutors, according to the Associated Press. 

McCann was indicted last year on six counts related to conflict of interest in public business. He resigned from his position on Wednesday but denied wrongdoing in his resignation letter. AP reports he agreed to leave office as part of his plea deal.

Interim mayor and former council president Jessica Dress says the news of McCann's resignation didn't come as a surprise.

State and federal law enforcement raided Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish’s office Thursday afternoon, a move that Budish denounced as “without justification.” 

About nine agents from the FBI and the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrived before noon and spent several hours in the county headquarters building, leaving just before 4 p.m., county spokeswoman Mary Louise Madigan said.

They left with five boxes, an envelope of equipment and two hard drives, one of which belonged to Budish, Madigan said.