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Gund Foundation adds $5 million to Public Square project
Cleveland settles with city officials' son shot by police; Former northeast Ohio couple killed in Malaysian air disaster
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Cleveland settles with city officials' son shot by police 
  • Former northeast Ohio couple killed in Malaysian air disaster
  • Biden pushes job training and infrastructure spending in Ohio visit 
  • Gund Foundation adds $5 million to Public Square project
    The plan to remake downtown Cleveland’s signature landmark got another big boost.

    The Gund Foundation announced Wednesday a $5 million dollar gift toward the $30 million dollar makeover of Public Square.

    This follows last week’s $8 million donation from the Cleveland Foundation.

    The design by leading American landscape architect James Corner includes a ribbon-like path, a splash zone with fountains, and a broad lawn for movies and concerts.

    The northern side of the square will be renamed The Gund Foundation Green.


    Cleveland settles with city officials' son shot by police
    The son of two members of Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson’s administration has received a half-million dollar settlement from the city after he was shot by police.

    The Plain Dealer reports that Randell Scott Jr. last month received $540,000 after suing the city for a 2013 shooting that left him critically injured.

    Scott’s father Randal Scott Sr. is a top aide to the mayor.  His mother, former Councilwoman Sabra Pierce Scott works in the city's public utilities department.

    Scott was shot by police after being stopped for carrying an open container of beer near his home.  


    Former northeast Ohio couple killed in Malaysian air disaster
    A former northeast Ohio businessman and his wife were among the 298 victims in the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over Ukraine.

    The Record-Courier reports that Auke Dalstra was the former president of Americas for the Dutch rubber industry supplier VMI. 

    Dalstra and his wife Aafke lived in Hudson before returning to the Netherlands in 2010.

     
    Biden pushes job training and infrastructure spending in Ohio visit 
    Vice President Joe Biden touted much needed infrastructure investments and more job training at an event in Cincinnati today.

    Biden told members of the National Urban League conference that the U.S. needs to increase economic opportunities in the nation's cities.

    Biden said the United States needs to increase its skilled workforce to meet new business needs and to improve roads, bridges, and other transportation to spur growth.

    Earlier, Republican chairman Reince Priebus assured participants the GOP is making a serious, determined effort to build ties with minority voters.

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