Ohio briefly, Nov. 27
Divers find body of man who fled
ROCKY RIVER (AP) — Authorities say divers have found the body of a man who went over a cliff and into a river while running from police outside of Cleveland.
Rocky River police said Sunday the man’s body was found near a spot in the river where he’d been spotted Saturday night by fishermen at a marina.
Police say the man had pending arrest warrants and fled an officer who saw him sitting in a car outside an apartment building. Police say the man went under a fence at the edge of a cliff leading to the Rocky River below.
Fishermen spotted the man in the river minutes later. An officer and a fisherman tried to rescue him but were deterred by currents and water temperatures.
Woman killed after shots fired
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a woman has been killed while sitting in the living room of a Cleveland home after multiple gunshots were fired from outside the residence.
A Cleveland police spokeswoman said Sunday the 43-year-old woman was pronounced dead after officers were called to the home Saturday night. The woman, who hasn’t been identified, was shot in the head.
It’s not clear whether the residence was the intended target of the gunfire.
Cleveland State taps Gee
as commencement speaker
CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Ohio State University president is returning to the state to deliver a commencement address at Cleveland State University.
E. Gordon Gee is set to address the school’s fall graduating class Dec. 17.
CSU President Ronald Berkman said he is looking forward to Gee’s remarks, which will focus on the importance of higher education to students, the U.S. economy and society at large.
Gee led Ohio State twice, from 1990 to 1998 and then from 2007 to 2013. Other institutions he has led include the University of Colorado, Brown University and Vanderbilt University.
He is currently serving his second stint as president of West Virginia University.
Ohio names tourism director
COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio has hired a hospitality professional as its new tourism director.
Ohio Development Services Agency Director David Goodman says Matthew MacLaren will begin the job in January.
MacLaren, an Ohio native, served as a senior vice president for the industry trade group American Hotel & Lodging Association where he oversaw membership, business development, partner-state association relations and research.