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County Executive FitzGerald’s state of the county address outlines new plan

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore “Greater Cleveland has had its share of speeches and plans. And talk is cheap,” Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald began his fourth state of the county address Feb. 19. “It’s results that inspire confidence.” Cuyahoga, the most populous county in the state, measuring 459.8 square miles, has had its share of [...]

Local spiritual healer speaks at Lakewood Public Library

By Nicole Hennessy Lakewood His hands flat on the table before him, where a wooden flute lies on top of its case, Johnathan Davis chats with people as the auditorium at Lakewood Public Library gets more and more crowded. A diverse group fills seats, one by one, and focuses on him; most have come alone. [...]

Transitioning Olmsted Falls government leads some to question city’s future

By Nicole Hennessy Olmsted Falls Just a few weeks ago, newly elected Mayor Ann Marie Donegan began her tenure as mayor of Olmsted Falls, confident and ready to dive into the city’s issues, the election behind her. While some of the funding and tactics used during the election are still raising questions within the city, [...]

Exploring Northeast Ohio’s heroin problem

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore Last year I wrote a short series about heroin use in Northeast Ohio – an epidemic, they say. A seemingly unsolvable situation after a decade of opiate-based painkillers being prescribed for every little ailment, ache and pain, until the number of addicts became noticeable and the process to stop the trend began, [...]