Court to limit activity during GOP convention in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials say the county courthouse in Cleveland will stay open during the Republican convention in July but will use only essential staff and limit its work to “critical matters” on those days.

The convention is scheduled for July 18-21.

In a statement issued Tuesday, Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Common Pleas Court officials say the event poses “significant logistical challenges” to jurors, the public and those who work in the downtown Cleveland courthouse.

They say the court’s general division will remain open using only essential staff. They say court dockets will be limited to “critical matters.”

The Republican nominating convention is expected to draw 50,000 to downtown Cleveland that week. That includes 15,000 members of media organizations.