News Aggregator Archive 3 (4/24/12 – 6/30/12)

  The Great Lakes Region Played a Key Role in the War of 1812, and You Can Visit Several Important Sites (Plain Dealer)   Ohio Health-Law Reaction Draws Fire (Toledo Blade)   Ohio Faces Medicaid Decision After Health Care Ruling (Dayton Daily News) Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s Adminstration Wrestles With Health Care Ruling, Considers Next Steps (Plain Dealer)   … Continue reading “News Aggregator Archive 3 (4/24/12 – 6/30/12)”

PLAIN DEALER REPORT: A REGION DIVIDED 2004

PLAIN DEALER REPORT: A REGION DIVIDED Read The Plain Dealer’s original 2004 series on how Cuyahoga County and its surrounding communities might benefit from consolidating governments and city services Part 1: Is there a better way? • A new Cleveland without borders? • PD’s Doug Clifton: Regional government deserves exploration • Five models of regional government • Regional cooperation … Continue reading “PLAIN DEALER REPORT: A REGION DIVIDED 2004”

Cleveland in the 1980s – Mike Roberts

Michael D. Roberts was a reporter for The Plain Dealer in the 1960s and covered many of the events in that decade including the Vietnam War. He later edited Cleveland Magazine for 17 years.  Cleveland in the 1980s The .pdf of this article is here             While the 1980s gave promise … Continue reading “Cleveland in the 1980s – Mike Roberts”

Regional Government vs. Home Rule by Joe Frolik

(PDF version) In the summer of 2004 a lot of the people who had labored to create Cleveland’s much-touted “comeback” in the 1990s were dismayed—if not exactly shocked—when a new Census Bureau report declared it to be America’s poorest city.  Christopher Warren was no exception. Warren started out as a community organizer in Tremont long … Continue reading “Regional Government vs. Home Rule by Joe Frolik”

‘Doing nothing is not leadership’ Before his death three years ago, the visionary Richard Shatten challenged us to take bold steps forward; today, a sinking region still waits. by Brent Larkin Plain Dealer 2/13/2005

‘Doing nothing is not leadership’ Before his death three years ago, the visionary Richard Shatten challenged us to take bold steps forward; today, a sinking region still waits. Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) – Sunday, February 13, 2005 Author: Brent Larkin, Plain Dealer Editorial Pages Director A QUIET CRISISThree years ago today, this community lost one of … Continue reading “‘Doing nothing is not leadership’ Before his death three years ago, the visionary Richard Shatten challenged us to take bold steps forward; today, a sinking region still waits. by Brent Larkin Plain Dealer 2/13/2005”

How Cuyahoga County Reform Effort Turned Into Political Turmoil Plain Dealer/NEOMG September 13, 2009

COUNTY REFORM The threats started in May, soon after State Sen. Nina Turner publicly voiced support for Cuyahoga County reform. Several operatives for Cleveland’s most powerful black Democrats – many of whom Turner had looked up to – telephoned the young black Democrat with this dire warning: They would ruin her if she didn’t reconsider, … Continue reading “How Cuyahoga County Reform Effort Turned Into Political Turmoil Plain Dealer/NEOMG September 13, 2009”

County Government Reform is Likely to Happen in Stages Plain Dealer/NEOMG November 9, 2009

The revolution will arrive in waves. In January 2011, a new Cuyahoga County Council will meet, its 11 members bucking commissioners’ habit of staid rubber-stamping to jostle and debate. The first Cuyahoga County executive will take over, and with 1.3 million people to serve, become the second most powerful leader in Ohio. By June, a … Continue reading “County Government Reform is Likely to Happen in Stages Plain Dealer/NEOMG November 9, 2009”

A New Cleveland Without Borders Plain Dealer/NEOMG January 25, 2004

A REGION DIVIDED / Is there a better way? Welcome to the city of Metro Cleveland. We’re new, but we suspect you’ve heard of us. We’re the largest city in Ohio, by far. With 1.3 million residents, we’re the sixth-largest city in America. Right back in the Top 10. Our freshly consolidated city covers 459 square miles on the Lake … Continue reading “A New Cleveland Without Borders Plain Dealer/NEOMG January 25, 2004”

You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide – Cleveland Magazine

You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide – Cleveland Magazine article written by Mike Roberts that ran in their September 2007 issue. The link is here You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide Shaker Heights’ mayor’s angry letter about the magazine’s “Rating the Suburbs” issue speaks to larger concerns: suburban mayors’ fears of decline and … Continue reading “You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide – Cleveland Magazine”