Stories for May 2013

Wednesday, May 15

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Prêt-À-Poundo: Montreal Gets Its First Black Fashion Week

After Black Fashion Week Prague and Black Fashion Week Paris, Montreal is now getting its first Black Fashion Week, kicking off May 15 and lasting until May 17. The event is organized by Senegalese designer Adama Paris — who also organized the Dakar Fashion Week, African Fashion Awards — with the aim to celebrate fashion while revealing the cultural wealth of the black diaspora.

Calling All Future Leaders: Join Torchbearers for its Fourth Annual Signature Recruitment Event

AKRON (OHIO) – Future leaders of Akron are invited to join Torchbearers, the area’s leading young professional organization, for its Signature Recruitment Event on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Summit Art Space. The organization is searching for the best and brightest new members to join the Class of 2014.

Akron Rotary Camp for Children – Renovation Nears End!

$3.3 Million Raised Toward $3.5 Million Goal

AKRON, Ohio – Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs in 2010 set out to raise $3.5 million to upgrade its campus on the shores of Rex Lake in Akron. The camp has been serving children and adults with special needs since 1924.

Make it a dino-sized Father’s Day with half-price admission to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Round up the special dad, papa, father, daddy or pop in your life for a day out at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and treat him to half-price admission on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., when tickets for all dads will be just $6.25.

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Dr. Alex Johnson to Become Fourth President of Cuyahoga Community College

CLEVELAND – Dr. Alex Johnson, who led Cuyahoga Community College’s Metropolitan Campus from 1993 to 2003, will return to the College in July as its fourth permanent president, the Board of Trustees announced today.


CLEVELAND – Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters was selected to the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team and forward/center Tyler Zeller was named to the All-Rookie Second Team, the NBA announced today.


CLEVELAND, OH.--CEO Eric S. Gordon and CTU President David Quolke announce that the Cleveland Teachers Union and the Cleveland Metropolitan School

Free Girls Link program to help pre- and early-teen girls overcome shyness, teasing, fear of rejection

The two Case Western Reserve University researchers, Nicole Pucci and Amy Przeworski, know what it’s like to be an anxious, introverted young girl, and they don’t want others to feel like they did in middle and high school.

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Park improvements are part of community’s commitment to area kids.

Euclid, Ohio - Oaks of Euclid Apartments, located at 27061 Sidney Drive in Euclid, Ohio, has begun the renovation of a park owned by the City of Euclid that is located within its apartment community. New basketball hoops are up, and seal coating and restriping of the court has begun. Other improvements for completion later this spring include: landscaping enhancements, and the installation of new playground equipment, picnic tables, a grill, and picnic table shelter roof.


COLUMBUS – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) would return $112.8 million to nearly 3,800 local governments and schools under the $1 billion rebate proposed by Governor John Kasich and BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer last week. The proposal also includes a tripling of safety grants and a 4 percent rate reduction for public employers. The rebates and reforms are made possible by larger-than-expected fund balances at BWC generated by strong investment management.

Tuesday, May 14

Ensuring Ohio Taxpayers Don’t Pay for Wall Street’s Failures

Most Ohioans would be surprised to know that the same Wall Street megabanks which received bailouts from taxpayers in 2009 also receive taxpayer-funded advantages today simply because of their “too big to fail” status. This taxpayer-supplied subsidy is wrong, and it puts community banks in Ohio at a competitive disadvantage.

Equal Pay for Equal Work

As parents, we all want our daughters to have the same opportunities as our sons. As a father of two girls, I'm tired of seeing Ohio women lose $16 billion in income each year because they still don't earn equal pay for an equal day's work. Ohioans work hard and hard work deserves fair pay, regardless of gender.

Dem Lawmakers Introduce Targeted Middle Class Tax Cut in the Wake of 20,400 Ohio Jobs Lost in March

Largest Monthly Job Loss in US Highlights Kasich’s Failed Top Down Approach

COLUMBUS – State Representatives Mike Foley (D-Cleveland) and John Patrick Carney (D-Columbus) held a press conference today to discuss Gov. Kasich’s anti-middle class policies and failing job creation record. In March, Ohio lost 20,400 jobs. This is the highest month of job loss in the state since the height of the recession in April 2009. Ohio’s job losses in March were also the largest of any state in the nation. And as the nation continues to recover from the recession Ohio’s unemployment rate rose by nearly a half a point since December 2011, from 6.7 percent to 7.1 percent, demonstrating that Gov. Kasich’s top down approach is failing.

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17 North Carolinians Arrested, Jailed During NAACP “Pray In” Protest at NC Legislative Building

Seventeen people, including eight ministers, civil rights leaders, and students, were arrested for a prayerful protest at the state legislature in Raleigh, North Carolina on Monday.

Friday, May 10

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Region’s Top Athletes Honored at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards

Northeast Ohio’s top athletes were honored at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Thursday evening at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Grand Ballroom. The night featured many of Cleveland’s top sporting celebrities entertaining a sold-out room of more than 1,250. ESPN personality Scott Van Pelt

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The year 2013 marks the 37th anniversary of the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF), the premier film event in Ohio and around the country. In fact, travel expert Peter Greenberg recently ranked CIFF one of six standout film festivals in the country beyond

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Cleveland to Star in Marvel Studios'

Requires road closures and alternate routes; expect travel delays

Cleveland to Star in Marvel Studios'