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News From Around Ohio and the U.S. 
of Interest to Northeast Ohio
   

FEATURES/OPINION/VIDEO 

Video from the “2018 Ohio Political Crystal Ball” forum (11/17/2017)

The Man Dead Set On Building an Offshore Wind Farm on Lake Erie (11/17/2017) Smithsonian

A historic look at Cleveland’s settlement houses (11/16/2017) Cleveland.com

From Desegregation to School Choice: How the Civil Rights Era Influenced the Cleveland Schools of Today (11/15/2017) Ideastream

Innovations from Cleveland’s urban farms are taking root around the world (11/9/2017) FreshWater

43 photos honoring the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes election as Mayor of Cleveland (11/9/2017) Cleveland.com

The 50 Year Policy Legacy of Mayor Carl B. Stokes-video (11/3/2017) City Club of Cleveland

Video from “Nuts and Bolts of Ohio Campaign Finance” forum 10/26/2017

Taking On the Man Four Women Vying for Seats on a Male-Dominated Cleveland City Council (10/25/2017) Cleveland Scene

Doing urban history in Cleveland-a personal reflection: Todd Michney (10/19/2017) The Metropole

Video from “Home Rule” forum at Lakewood Library (10/17/2017)

Redistricting ‘reform’ brought to you by Ohio GOP leaders scared of a ballot issue: editorial (10/11/2017) Cleveland.com

Why Ohio’s recent effort to update its constitution fell short: Steven H. Steinglass (10/8/2017) Cleveland.com

“People were saying nice things about Cleveland again”: reflecting on Carl Stokes and city image by J. Mark Souther (10/5/2017) Metropole

NEWS 

The Right To Not Vote: Larry Harmon’s Supreme Court Case Against Ohio (11/24/2017) WOSU

Route Reductions And A Fare Increase Looming For Cleveland’s Public Transit (11/23/2017) Ideastream

What hospital consolidation means for Ohio communities (11/23/2017) Plain Dealer

Federal judge to hear why Cleveland fails to properly handle citizen complaints against police (11/21/2017) Cleveland.com

Report Highlights Trends Both Encouraging—And Concerning—For NEO Economy (11/20/2017) Ideastream

Poverty, health care, housing in Cleveland’s wards remain key issues, report shows (11/20/2017) Cleveland.com

Joyce, Kaptur sponsoring bill for algal bloom research (11/20/2017) News-Herald

Will Say Yes to Education scholarship program boost Cleveland’s economy? (11/19/2017) Plain Dealer

The Clark Freeway Fight Offered A Lesson On What It Takes To Protect A Neighborhood (11/17/2017) Ideastream

With status of federal historic tax credit unclear, Ohio advocates fear “devastating” blow (11/17/2017) Plain Dealer

Ohio unemployment rate 5.1% in October; state gained 4,300 jobs (11/17/2017) Cleveland.com

Ohio’s political future in 2018: Experts weigh in on governor, U.S. Senate races (11/16/2017) Cleveland.com

Cleveland Plan for schools gets mixed review from State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria (11/17/2017) Plain Dealer

Algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it (11/16/2017) Detroit News

Ohio behind national average for educated workers (11/15/2017) Dayton Daily News

Ohio Senate passes Down syndrome abortion ban (11/15/2017) Cleveland.com

Teacher education in Ohio to include instruction on preventing opioid abuse (11/15/2017) Cleveland.com

Art museum, sewer district launching $5M Doan Brook project that blends art, environment (11/14/2017) Plain Dealer

Controversial license-plate scanners to go up in Cleveland, 18 suburbs (11/14/2017) Cleveland.com

Candidates Agree Campaign Financing Reform Is Needed In Ohio But Disagree On The Solution (11/14/2017) Statehouse News

Ohio School Board Members Skeptical Of Kasich’s Message (11/14/2017) WOSU

Health, wealth, housing disparities evident in Cuyahoga County Council districts, report shows (11/13/2017) Cleveland.com

36,000 suspensions for Ohio third graders and younger could prompt ban on harsh punishments (11/12/2017) Plain Dealer

Euclid close to building lakefront trail that could set a precedent in Great Lakes (11/12/2017) Plain Dealer

State Medicaid cuts could run deep in Northeast Ohio (11/12/2017) Crain’s Cleveland Business

What to expect from Frank Jackson’s fourth term (11/12/2017) Crain’s Cleveland Business

12 Ohio counties vote to raise taxes in fight against opioid crisis (11/10/2017) Cleveland.com

Unofficial Election Results from 11/7/17 Election Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Wins Fourth Term (11/8/2017) Ideastream

3 long-serving incumbent mayors — in Beachwood, Brook Park, University Heights — ousted in Cuyahoga County (11/8/2017) Cleveland.com

Lake Erie algal bloom of 2017 severe; third largest ever (11/7/2017) Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Council will review budget for demolition, opioid crisis, public defender (11/7/2017) Cleveland.com

Tuesday is Election Day: Here’s what you need to know (11/6/2017) Cleveland.com

Initiated statutes like Issue 2 don’t have a great success rate at the polls (11/6/2017) Cleveland.com

Port authority, NOACA seek $11.5 million federal grant for Irishtown Bend (11/6/2017) Crain’s Cleveland Business

Ohio legislators say gerrymandering needs to be fixed, but will they act? (11/2/2017) Cleveland.com

November 2017 General Election Guide (11/2/2017) Ideastream

New strategic plan for Cleveland Museum of Art sets big goals: $1 billion in art, $1.25 billion endowment (11/1/2017) Plain Dealer

Cleveland-area house-price gains accelerate, Case-Shiller report shows (10/31/2017) Plain Dealer

Despite Complaints Medicaid Expansion Funding Approved By Ohio Panel (10/31/2017) WOSU

Amazon Fulfillment Centers May Bring the Reverse Mass Transit Commute to Northeast Ohio (10/31/2017) WKSU

Amazon lands estimated $3.9 million Ohio tax credit tied to Euclid fulfillment center jobs (10/30/2017) Plain Dealer

Ohio’s Public Transit Systems Continue to Look for a $238 Million Solution (10/30/2017) WKSU

Cleveland ‘lead safe’ advocates recommend 3 next steps (10/29/2017) Plain Dealer

Dredged sediment from Lake Erie ports has value, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is discovering (10/29/2017) Plain Dealer

Citizens tell Ohio lawmakers to fix gerrymandering (10/26/2017) Cleveland.com

Cleveland to test online system it says will make it easier to get public records (10/26/2017) Cleveland.com

Cleveland failing to meet its goal of demolishing hundreds of vacant homes near schools this year (10/26/2017) Channel 5 News

Pretrial Justice Institute highlights need and willingness to reform bail practices in Cuyahoga County (10/25/2017) Cleveland.com

Cheap, efficient bike lane additions to Detroit-Superior Bridge show sea change in city policy (10/24/2017) Plain Dealer

Cleveland Clinic CEO sees ‘total restructuring’ ahead for health care business (10/24/2017) Crain’s Cleveland Business

Ohio’s Shale-Drilling Shows Signs of a Re-Boom Though Not to Everyone’s Delight (10/24/2017) WKSU

He Didn’t Vote in a Few Elections. In the Next One, Ohio Said He Couldn’t. (10/23/2017) New York Times

Cleveland lead poisoning 2 year progress report (10/22/2017)

Global innovation firm Plug and Play to partner with Cleveland Clinic, JumpStart on health innovation (10/22/2017) Plain Dealer

First Look: Newly installed Towpath Mounds bring landscape art to trail (10/21/2017) Plain Dealer

Mayor Frank Jackson, challenger Zack Reed spar in contentious Cleveland mayoral debate at the City Club (10/19/2017) Cleveland,com

Cleveland Mayoral debate between Mayor Frank Jackson and Councilman Zach Reed (10/19/2017) City Club of Cleveland Video

Red, blue political split widens between Ohio’s urban, rural areas (10/18/2017) Cleveland.com

A Highway Runs Through It. The demolition of the FirstEnergy plant presents Cleveland a unique opportunity to return neglected Gordon Park to its glory days, but a few obstacles stand in the way (10/18/2017) Cleveland Scene

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture To Cut Grant Funding 20 Percent (10/17/2017) Ideastream

Will Ohio Voters Enshrine Crime Victims’ Rights in State Constitution? (10/17/2017) Governing

Ohio’s high school graduation “crisis” has eased – some (10/17/2017) Plain Dealer

State’s largest pension system considers benefit cuts (10/16/2017) Dayton Daily News

BioEnterprise to oversee struggling Global Center for Health Innovation (10/16/2017) Cleveland.com

News Aggregator “Feature” Archives 2017

News Aggregator “News” Archives 2017

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Important Upcoming Live Events

Last Week’s Forum
Thursday November 16, 2017
“A look at the political crystal ball for 2018”
moderated by Andrew Tobias, Cleveland.com
Parma Snow Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library 2121 Snow Road, Parma 44134
7-8:30 p.m. Free & Open to the Public
See the video     Read the post forum summary

Important Upcoming Live Events
All are free and open to the public.
Please contact if you have questions about any of these events or would like to be added to our mailing list for future forums.
Email: 
teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

Wednesday December 13, 2017
“Shaker Heights City Council, School Board, & Library Board Forum”
moderated by Amy Hanauer
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Road, Shaker Hts 44120
6:30-8:50 p.m. Free & Open to the Public
If you would like to suggest a question, please click here

Wednesday February 21, 2018 7-8:30pm
Opportunity Corridor —will the opportunity be realized?
moderated by Steven Litt Plain Dealer, Art, Architecture, Urban Design and City Planning Reporter
The Opportunity Corridor provides a connection between west and east sides; through neighborhoods that would benefit from economic renewal. It has been condemned, extolled, and now is becoming a reality. But what will it do in reality?
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106
Tuesday March 20, 2018 7-8:30pm
Redistricting and Gerrymandering in America and Ohio:
the effort to reform how districts are drawn
moderated by Rich Exner, Cleveland.com Reporter 
w/David Daley, Political Writer, Catherine Turcer, Common Cause/Ohio, more 
This forum will look at the Redistricting issue from a national and local perspective with experts in each area on the panel.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning Facility
25700 Science Park Dr #100 Beachwood OH 44122
 All open to the public. Please contact if you have questions about any of these events: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

 

Most of these are co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer plus Heights, Lakewood, Shaker and Cuyahoga County Library Systems. Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

 

Cuyahoga County Bag Fee links

Cuyahoga County Bag Fee Links
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/10/barbie_doll_heads_mice_in_bott.html

Cleveland History Self Study: A 5 Week Syllabus of Recommended Essays

Cleveland Stories: An Informal Look at the City’s Past

A 5 Week essay-based syllabus suggested by Dr. Marian Morton, professor emerita at John Carroll University with expertise in Cleveland area history.

Overview: A discussion of some of Cleveland’s most interesting and important people, places, and events
Objective: To link the city’s past with its present policies, politics, and practices

Week 1. Introduction. Read Teaching Cleveland Stories (TCS)John J. Grabowski, “Cleveland: Economics, Images, and Expectations”

Week 2. TCS: Mike Roberts and Margaret Gulley, “The Man Who Saved Cleveland.” Elizabeth Sullivan, “Immigration”  John Vacha, “The Heart of Amasa Stone”; Joe Frolik, “Mark Hanna: The Clevelander Who Made a President”

Supplemental: TeachingCleveland.org: Timeline of Cleveland/NE Ohio; The Western Reserve, 1796-1820, and Pre-Industrial (Erie and Ohio Canals), 1820-1865 and The Industrial Revolution/ John D. Rockefeller/ Mark Hanna, 1865-1900

Week 3. TCS: John J. Grabowski, “Cleveland 1912 – Civitas Triumphant”; Joe Frolik, “Regional Government versus Home Rule”  John Vacha, “When Cleveland Saw Red”  Margaret Bernstein, ‘’Inventor Garrett Morgan, Cleveland’s Fierce Bootstrapper”  Marian Morton, “How Cleveland Women Got the Vote and What They Did With It”

Supplemental: TeachingCleveland.org: Progressive Era/Tom L. Johnson/ Newton D. Baker, 1900-1915 and Fred Kohler/City Managers/Political Bosses, 1920s and The Van Sweringens/ Depression … 1930s

Week 4. TCS: Thomas Suddes, “The Adult Education Tradition in Greater Cleveland”  Bill Lubinger, “Bill Veeck: The Man Who Conquered Cleveland and Changed Baseball Forever”  Jay Miller, “Cyrus Eaton: Khruschev’s Favorite Capitalist” Roldo Bartimole, “One Man Can Make a Difference”  Mike Roberts, “Cleveland in the 1960s” and “Cleveland in the 1970s”

Supplemental: TeachingCleveland.org: World War 2- Post War, 1940s; Carl Stokes- Civil Rights, 1960s and Ralph Perk-Dennis Kucinich, 1970s

Week 5TCS: Mike Roberts, “Cleveland in the 1980s” and “Cleveland in the 1990s” Supplemental: TeachingCleveland.org: “10 Greatest Clevelanders”; “12 Most Significant Events”; Cleveland Politician Interview Series (George Forbes, Jim Rokakis, Louis Stokes, George Voinovich, Michael R. White); Mike Roberts, “Cleveland in the 2000s

General questions: what is the main point of each article? Did you agree or disagree? What did you find most interesting? What would you add? Or subtract? 

 

“The Nuts and Bolts of Ohio Campaign Finance” Thursday October 26, 2017

Thursday October 26, 2017
“The Nuts and Bolts of Ohio Campaign Finance”
Flyer here

Video here

  
Donald C. Brey                                        Donald J. McTigue

Session #1: Ohio Campaign Spending/Finance Laws
▪ Donald C. Brey, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
▪ Donald J. McTigue, McTigue and Colombo

 
Catherine Turcer                  Cyndra Miller-Cole

Session #2: Alternative Campaign Funding Models Current Used in Other States and Communities
▪ Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio
▪ Cyndra Miller-Cole,  The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, The University of Akron

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Room,
1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44115
9:30am-11:30am Free and Open to the Public.
CLE credit available for $30. Register for CLE here with CMBA

Program cosponsored by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

“A look at the political crystal ball for 2018” forum on Thurs Nov 16, 2017

“A look at the political crystal ball for 2018”
a forum moderated by Andrew Tobias, Cleveland.com
Thursday November 16, 2017
Parma Snow Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library
2121 Snow Road, Parma 44134
7-8:30 p.m. Free & Open to the Public
The flyer is here

The preview is here

The forum summary is here

The video is here

Panelists:

Matthew R. Cox, lobbyist, attorney, political operative, founder and President of Capitol Partners

Michael F. Curtin,
former Columbus Dispatch Columnist, publisher, author of “Ohio
Political Almanac, former member of Ohio House of Rep (D)

Mary Anne Sharkey,
Political consultant, former politics editor, Plain Dealer

Moderator: Andrew Tobias, Reporter, Cleveland.com


Andrew Tobias

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com, Plain Dealer plus Lakewood and Cuyahoga County Library Systems
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

The Best of Teaching Cleveland

Teaching Cleveland Stories

Tom L. Johnson, America’s Best Mayor video

“Cleveland: The City on the Hill 1901-1909” by Hoyt Landon Warner*****

Cleveland in the 1960s by Mike Roberts

Rockefeller in Cleveland by George Condon*

Confession of a Reformer by Frederick Howe (Tom Johnson chapter)**

Regional Government vs Home Rule by Joe Frolik

Cleveland: Economics, Images and Expectations by Dr. John J. Grabowski

Survival – Man and Boy. A story about Lorrenzo Carter from “The Cuyahoga” by William Donohue Ellis*

Making of a Mayor – The Election of Carl Stokes***

Mark Hanna Vs. Tom Johnson by George Condon*

Water by Brent Larkin

Success By Design: The Schreckengost Legacy (video)

Biography of Newton D. Baker by Prof. C. H. Cramer****

African-American Heritage Trail in Cleveland***

Cleveland’s Johnson: The Cabinet by Eugene C. Murdock*****

The Ohio Canal Movement by Harry N. Scheiber*****

The Power Brokers – Glory Days of the Political Bosses by Brent Larkin***

*from Cleveland Memory/CSU Special Collections

**from Kent State Press

***from the Plain Dealer

****from Archive.org

*****from the Ohio Historical Society

*****Ohio State University Press

Teaching Cleveland Stories

Cleveland 1912: Civitas Triumphant By Dr. John Grabowski

Mark Hanna: The Clevelander Who Made a President By Joe Frolik

Rockefeller’s Right-Hand Man: Henry Flagler By Michael D. Roberts

Cleveland’s Original Black Leader: John O. Holly By Mansfield Frazier

The Heart of Amasa Stone By John Vacha

Frederic C. Howe:  Making Cleveland the City Beautiful (Or At Least Trying) by Marian Morton

Bill Veeck: The Man Who Conquered Cleveland and Changed Baseball Forever By Bill Lubinger

When Cleveland Saw Red By John Vacha

Maurice Maschke: The Gentleman Boss of Cleveland by Brent Larkin

Inventor Garrett Morgan, Cleveland’s Fierce Bootstrapper  by Margaret Bernstein

How Cleveland Women Got the Vote and What They Did With It  by Marian Morton

One Man Can Make a Difference by Roldo Bartimole

The Election That Changed Cleveland Forever by Michael D Roberts

Deferring Dreams: Racial and Religious Covenants in Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights and East Cleveland, 1925 to 1970 By Marian Morton

Cyrus Eaton: Khruschev’s Favorite Capitalist By Jay Miller

Ray Shepardson: The Man Who Relit Playhouse Square By John Vacha

Bertha Josephine Blue By Debbi Snook

The Scourge of Corrupt and Inefficient Politician: The Citizens League of Greater Cleveland By Marian Morton

The Man Who Saved Cleveland By Michael Roberts and Margaret Gulley

“Home Rule for NE Ohio Communities. Should it be stronger or weaker?” October 17, 2017 @ Lakewood Main Library

“Home Rule for NE Ohio Communities.
Should it be stronger or weaker?”
Tuesday October 17, 2017
moderated by Tom Beres/WKYC-TV emeritus
Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH
6:30-8:00 p.m. Free & Open to the Public
Tom Bier, Ph.D, Senior Fellow, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Barbara
A. Langhenry, Director of Law, City of Cleveland
Gary Singletary, Chief Counsel, City of Cleveland

Thomas Suddes, Columnist, Cleveland.com/Columbus Dispatch/Dayton Daily News
Michael Summers, Mayor, City of Lakewood
 
This forum will cover the pros and cons of an issue that impacts Northeast Ohio communities almost every day. Who has the right to control laws regarding Gun Control, Fracking, Police, Schools, and many other issues. Should it be local communities? Or should the Ohio legislature set the laws for your city. 

In addition, some have argued that strong Home Rule laws in Ohio have contributed to sprawl and other public policy that may be damaging to Northeast Ohio as a whole

Tom Beres
Cosponsored by Lakewood Public Library, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.
For more information, please email: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net