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Stories for September 2013

Monday, September 16

Cuyahoga Land Bank Renovates 700th Property

Demolishes 2,000th Property

This week, the Cuyahoga Land Bank hit two milestones as it continues to fulfill its mission to strategically acquire properties, return them to productive use, reduce blight, increase property values, support community goals and improve the quality of life for county residents.

Notre Dame College Presents “Portraits of Improvisation,” Linoleum Block Prints by Shyvonne Coleman

Opening Public Reception for Renowned Cleveland Heights Artist Slated for September 19

September 2013—Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “Portraits of Improvisation,” a showing of linoleum block prints by local artist, fashion designer and Notre Dame College alumna Shyvonne Coleman. An free, public opening reception will be held in the library on Thursday, September 19, from 6- 8 p.m.

Dinosaurs! exhibit held over until September 29 at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

If you have yet to experience the prehistoric roar of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Dinosaurs! exhibit, now’s your chance! The special seasonal exhibit has been extended through September 29 by popular demand.

Friday, September 13

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Behind the Camera

The past year has been the biggest year ever in the history of film production in greater Cleveland. With an estimated economic impact of more than $150 million, thousands of people and hundreds of businesses are now benefiting from our growing film industry. In order to keep this momentum going and continue growing this industry, we would like to introduce our inaugural "Behind the Camera" day.

Thursday, September 12

GM Donates 2011 Silverado Truck to Tri-C’s Auto Tech Program

General Motors gave a 2-ton learning tool to Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).

The company donated a 2011 Silverado truck to the College’s GM Automotive Service Education Program to support classroom instruction, reports Ted Schafer, assistant professor of automotive technology. This is the first diesel truck provided to the training program at the Western Campus in Parma.

Free OSHIIP “Medicare Check-up” Event Coming to Cuyahoga County

Event Sept. 17 at the Cleveland Heights Senior Center

Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced the Department’s Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) will hold a free Medicare Check-up presentation-only event in Cuyahoga County on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Heights Senior Center. The center is located at One Monticello Blvd.

Wednesday, September 11

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Santorum Responds to President Obama's Address to the Nation on Syria

"Let's hope that he finds a face-saving way of moving past this embarrassing mismanagement of American foreign policy"

Former Republican Presidential candidate, former U.S. Senator and Patriot Voices Chairman Rick Santorum issued the following statement in response to President Obama's address to the nation on Syria:

Monday, September 9

State treasurer should seek outside review of vehicle use

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s political operatives insist that state and federal campaign finance lawyers were consulted on a vehicle rental arrangement that has gained intense media scrutiny.

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National Conference of Black Mayors Terminates Executive Director

On September 6, 2013 the board of directors of the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) voted to terminate the employment of its executive director, Vanessa Williams. In a letter, Williams was notified she was terminated effective immediately “due to your failure over a sustained period of several years to fulfill core duties and responsibilities of the Executive Director of NCBM and your recent admissions regarding your use of the bank accounts of NCBM and The NCBM Title Company for personal expenditures totaling at least $623,000 without board approval.”

Friday, September 6

FitzGerald for Ohio Releases Kasich Tax Shift Calculator

Digital tool lets you instantly see how Kasich stiffs working taxpayers and rewards the rich

COLUMBUS, OH – The FitzGerald for Ohio campaign today launched a digital tax calculator that lets working Ohioans instantly measure how Gov. John Kasich’s new tax plan rewards the rich and stiffs working taxpayers and middle class families.

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Talespinner Children's Theatre

Three more days to register for Youth Theatre Arts classes!!

Registration deadline is Monday, September 9th Talespinner Children's Theatre (TCT) is accepting registration for the Fall Session of its Youth Theatre Arts Classes through Monday, September 9th. TCT, whose recent production of THE EMPEROR’S EARS was critically, audience and kid acclaimed, is a Cleveland theatre company that develops and produces highly imaginative, original, collaborative and interactive professional works for children.

Santorum Comments On Disappointing Jobs Report

Former presidential candidate, former U.S. Senator, and Chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum issued the following statement on today's disappointing jobs report.

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Ohio State Highway Patrol and Indiana State Police release results from Operation Blue Light

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police just completed a three month enforcement effort, dubbed Operation Blue Light, focused on Interstate 70 from the West Virginia/Ohio state line to the Indiana/Illinois state line. The effort ran from June 4 – August 31.

Thursday, September 5

Mayor Frank G. Jackson Invites Media to Tour Cleveland’s Neighborhoods

Mayor Frank G. Jackson invites members of the media to join him on a tour of Cleveland’s neighborhoods to survey the work that has been done, the work in progress and the work that remains

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Get Out of Your Own Way: Strategies for Getting Unstuck - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sometimes our biggest obstacle to accomplishing our goals is…ourselves.

Wednesday, September 4

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Ohio Officials Must Conduct Full Investigation into Suicide of Ariel Castro

ACLU Urges Officials to Assess Prison Mental Health Treatment

CLEVELAND – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following statement in response to the suicide of Ariel Castro while incarcerated in an Ohio prison.

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MULTI-AWARD WINNING INDIE ROMANCE "My Last Day Without You" Limited Theartical Release October 4th

On a one-day business trip to New York, a German business executive falls in love with a singer-songwriter who exposes him to her Brooklyn world and emotions he's never experienced before.

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Ingenuity Cleveland Launches GoFundMe Campaign to “Make Ingenuity Awesome” for 2013 Through Support from Individuals

Ingenuity Cleveland has launched a GoFundMe campaign with a video asking people to donate as the non-profit attempts to raise $10,000 to cover additional attractions for the “free” 2013 IngenuityFest, presented by Scene Magazine. The Festival will take place September 20-22 at Docks 30 and 32 North of FirstEnergy (Browns) Stadium and on Cleveland’s lakefront.

Tuesday, September 3

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CLEVELAND RIGHT TO LIFE WILL FOCUS ON OBAMA'S WAR ON BLACK WOMEN AT ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

The 5th Annual Bringing America Back to Life Symposium is set for March 7th and 8th, 2014. The final agenda and speaker roster will be announced shortly.

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American Red Cross Urges Households to Prepare for Emergencies Developing an Emergency Plan is the First Step

CLEVELAND, OH. September 3, 2013 – Disasters can strike quickly and often without warning. During National Preparedness Month, the American Red Cross of the Northeast Ohio Region encourages all households to get ready for the next emergency or disaster.

Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge and Black Elected Officials endorse Mayor Frank G. Jackson at 11th Congressional District Parade

Cleveland OH, August 29, 2013. Mayor Frank G. Jackson is pleased to announce the endorsement and support of Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge as well as a number of black elected officials on Monday, September 2, 2013 at 10:00 am - located at 146th and Kinsman Avenue - near the start of the parade route. The 11th Congressional District Labor Day Parade is described by many as the signature event - on Cleveland’s east side - marking the start of the campaign season.

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IngenuityFest 2013, presented by Scene Magazine, Announces Bands and Headliners Mr. Gnome, Angel Olsen, Thriftworks, and More

Cleveland, OH— (August 29, 2013) With a little more than a month left to go, Ingenuity has announced the headlining musical acts and the robust lineup of bands that will perform at IngenuityFest 2013, presented by Scene Magazine, September 20-22 at Docks 30 and 32 North of FirstEnergy (Browns) Stadium and on Cleveland’s lakefront.