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Twenty-year sin tax extension up to voters

Editor’s note: The original piece that ran in print attributed several quotes to Councilman Dave Greenspan. The corrected version below has those quotes correctly attributed to Greater Cleveland Partnership’s president and CEO, Joe Roman. By Nicole Hennessy Westshore On the counters of liquor and convenience stores, pins free for the taking read “Vote no on [...]

Vibrant NEO’s final vision details plans for more sustainable region

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore As development continues to sprawl farther and farther out from Cleveland’s center, existing inner- and outer-ring suburbs also experience population decline and aging infrastructure, a consequence not often considered by those who feel inner-city issues do not affect them. But Angie Schmitt, a local blogger who studies and writes about area transportation [...]

North Olmsted hosts cyberbullying info session

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore Online, the illusion of anonymity can skew judgment, allowing people to say things they would never say in person. The online comment section of any random news article shows this. Whether the piece is about melting ice caps or community improvement initiatives, sites that draw a lot of commentators also draw [...]

Local author releases second book in series, gives talk in Lakewood

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore Just after the first of the year, Shaker Heights author Sam Thomas released the second book, “The Harlot’s Tale,” part of a four-novel series called “The Midwife’s Mystery.” After stumbling upon the will of a 17th-century midwife in York, England, Thomas began imagining what her life must have been like, fictionalizing [...]

 

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