The iOpener: Cleveland Bishop Mourns Notre Dame; Cuyahoga County IT Chief Resigns

The Cuyahoga County office building in downtown Cleveland. The chief of the embattled Cuyahoga County IT department has resigned.
The chief of the embattled Cuyahoga County IT department has resigned. [Matt Richmond / ideastream]

Good morning, iOpeners. It's Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the first day of a new era for the fire-gutted, 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral, for Paris and for the world. French president Emmanuel Macron is vowing to rebuild the Gothic treasure.

The leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Nelson Perez, joined Pope Francis and millions of other Catholics in expressing sorrow and shock over the fire that has devastated Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.  Perez said he’s praying for the people of France over the loss of the “deeply spiritual place.”

Cleanup is underway in the Richland County city of Shelby, where a tornado struck Sunday.  The county emergency management director said it was an EF 2 tornado with winds of 120 to 125 miles per hour that, at its widest point, was half a mile wide.  He said five people were injured.  No word on their condition.

Cuyahoga County’s highest-ranking official in its troubled Information Technology Department is resigning.  Chief Technology Officer Michael Young offered no reason in his letter to the county. The department is under an ongoing corruption probe.

Trevor Bauer tamed a red-hot Mariners offense, allowing just one run in seven innings to lead the Indians to a 6-4 win over Seattle.  Slumping Jose Ramirez hit his first homer of the season.   

The Columbus Blue Jackets look to clinch their Stanley Cup Eastern Conference quarterfinals playoff series in Game 4 tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  CBJ leads, 3-0. The puck drops at Nationwide Arena at 7 p.m.

Weather forecast: Cloudy, with a slight chance of afternoon showers.  Warmer, high 58.  Tonight, a 40 percent chance of scattered showers.  Cloudy, low 47. 

 

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