Friday, December 28, 2012
Check out the top stories, and the links below to read what you may have missed in 2012.
4th of July Fireworks Show Canceled at Lakewood Park One Man Dead, One Wounded in Waterbury Shooting Lakewood Man Dies After 'Dancin' in the Street' Crash Dog Mauled to Death Before Spooky Pooch Parade Lakewood High School Student Shot, Killed in Cleveland Doors Close at Sullivan’s Irish Pub Lakewood Teacher Living Her Dream, Despite Her Disability Lifeguards Resign After Alcohol Pool Party Is Your House Up to Code? Car Goes Airborne, Shears Through Trees After Police Chase
Friday, September 14, 2012
Show airing on Saturday night on WKYC to catch the killer of Sherwon Wanzo.
The case involving the murder of Sherwon Wanzo has gone cold. It’s been six months, and no arrests have been made in the April shooting death of the 18-year-old Lakewood High School senior. The case remains unsolved. The producers of the TV show “Crime Stoppers” hope to change that. A film crew recently wrapped up a re-enactment at the site of the shooting — near Bosworth Road and Linnet Avenue in Cleveland — to generate new interest in the case. The episode is set to air on WKYC Channel 3 at 7 p.m. Saturday. Shawn Rech, executive producer of Crime Stoppers: Case Files — and the owner of Cleveland-based Pinpoint Media — said that the episode will examine the facts of the case in an attempt to get someone with information about the …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Death of Lakewood High School senior still under investigation.
Cleveland police have no suspects and are still investigating the early morning April 15 shooting death of Lakewood High School senior Sherwon Wanzo, said Cleveland police Det. Jennifer Ciaccia. According to the police report, the shooting was not alcohol, drug or gang-related, nor was it a hate crime. The police report gives the following account: Wanzo, 18, was shot in the forehead at Bosworth Road and Linnet Avenue on Cleveland’s west side while sitting in a vehicle at around 2 a.m. Wanzo and Stephen Kmetz, 19, of Brookpark, left the party at the 3500 block of Bosworth in Kmetz’s black Dodge Avenger. After traveling north on Bosworth, Kmetz said Wanzo decided to return to the party. Kmetz told police he turned around at Linnet and …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Lakewood High School senior was gunned down Sunday after he left a party on Cleveland’s west side.
The funeral and calling hours are set for the 18-year-old Lakewood High School student who was murdered by an unknown gunman in Cleveland on Sunday. The calling hours for Sherwon Wanzo are set for today, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 14768 Lorain Ave. in Cleveland. A 10 a.m. viewing is set for Friday, followed at 11 a.m. with a memorial service at St. Paul Church, 4118 Brookside Blvd. in Cleveland. His classmates will be allowed to miss school to attend the service. There have been a number of candlelight vigils — including one on Wednesday — at the site where Wanzo was murdered near Bosworth Road and Linnet Avenue on Cleveland’s west side. Wanzo’s family has set up a fund called the Sherwon D. Wanzo Memorial Fund…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The former teacher of Lakewood High School senior, who was murdered on Sunday, speaks out his former pupil.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Editor's Note: This letter to the editor was submitted by Felix Catheline, Sherwon Wanzo's former coach and teacher at Columbus South High School. My name is Felix Catheline and I am the head wrestling coach and 12th grade government teacher at Columbus South High School. Sherwon spent his Junior year living in Columbus, and it was my privilege to coach him in wrestling. Sherwon had never taken a very active role in high school athletics before he came to us at South, which made his athletic career all the more impressive. In his only season, he won a league championship at 152lbs., and showed great promise for the future. I was heartbroken when Sherwon had to return to Cleveland for his senior year. I kept in touch with him during the …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Students, staff at Lakewood High School support each other following the murder of senior Sherwon Wanzo.
Following the murder of their classmate, Sherwon Wanzo, students at Lakewood High School are coming together to mourn his death. The students have held vigils at the site where the 18-year-old was shot and killed near Bosworth Road and Linnet Avenue on Cleveland’s west side early Sunday morning. They’ve come with flowers, personal notes and candles. Students at Lakewood High School crafted and signed two large banners at the school on Monday, the first day back from their spring break. The banner was presented to Wanzo’s father after school. Student council began making black and blue ribbons, and are preparing for a sale, with the proceeds benefiting Wanzo’s family for funeral arrangements. Other students began designing and selling T-…
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Sherwon Wanzo killed as he left a party on Cleveland's west side.
The Lakewood High School senior who was shot and killed in Cleveland early Sunday morning was remembered by his classmates for his charming personality and wide smile. Sherwon Wanzo, 18, was shot in the head as he sat in a vehicle after he left a party on Cleveland’s west side, according to reports. The driver headed back toward the party on Bosworth Avenue and called for help, according to cleveland.com. Wanzo was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 5:43 a.m. According to the news reports, the driver wasn't able to describe the shooter. Dozens of friends posted comments to Wanzo’s Facebook page on Sunday. And friends trickled by a makeshift memorial near the site of the shooting to pay their respects. One …