Lying in State Ceremony for The Honorable Senator George V. Voinovich

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

CLEVELAND – The Honorable George V. Voinovich will be Lying in State in the Rotunda of City Hall on Thursday, June 16th. The viewing will be open to the public at 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The public viewing will cease immediately at 2:00 pm for a brief program. City Hall will be open for regular business on Thursday, June 16th. The City of Cleveland encourages members of the public to utilize RTA if traveling to the ceremony at City Hall. The B-Line Trolley makes frequent stops at City Hall and other downtown locations. The viewing will be live streamed, please check with your local media outlets for streaming information.

For Media Planning

Live truck parking will only be permitted on East Mall Drive and the eastern apron of City Hall. There will be no parking permitted before 7:30 AM.

One pool camera will be established on the 2nd floor mezzanine to records the public viewing ceremony and program. A media area will be designated in the eastern hallway on the 2nd floor of City Hall. Live streaming of the event is permissible. We ask that all media remain on the 2nd floor for the duration of the event.

Interviews and On-camera Comments
We ask that any interview or public comment take place outside of City Hall property. Any interview or on-camera comment should take place to the immediate western or eastern side of City Hall.

Pool photographs
A media dropbox has been created for all images that the city photographer will take throughout the day. Anyone wishing to access the drobox link will need to email and accept an invite. Please only copy and paste the images, leaving the originals intact. Credit should go to City of Cleveland Photography Bureau.

Street Closures

  • Intermittent closure of Lakeside Avenue at Ontario Street at 10:00 am.
  • Intermittent closure of Lakeside Avenue at East 9th Street at 10:00 am.
  • Closure of East 6th Street at Lakeside Avenue and St. Clair Avenue at 10:00 am
  • Full closure of Lakeside Avenue at 12:00 pm. Traffic can use East 9th Street to access Willard garage for Business at City Hall. All other traffic routed to St. Clair Avenue to continue westbound or eastbound.

View the program for tomorrow’s ceremony by clicking on this link: