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Akron Zoo partners with Hattie’s Gardens to improve the community

The Akron Zoo and Hattie Larlham are pleased to announce a newly formed partnership, Hattie’s Gardens at the Akron Zoo. Hattie’s Gardens will transform two acres of unused land at the Akron Zoo into sustainable gardens that grow chemical-free produce ...

University Circle to be site of city's first market-rate, 20+ story residential tower in more than 40 years

CLEVELAND - April 10, 2014 - University Circle is about to get a big addition. University Circle Inc. has partnered with a world-class development team to bring a $130 million residential high-rise that will be a towering and tasteful addition ...

Residential Broadband Adoption in Ohio Surpasses National Average

COLUMBUS – Connect Ohio today released new data showing that broadband adoption in Ohio surpasses the national average, with 72% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 66% in 2011. Broadband adoption in rural Appalachian Ohio increased ...

Horizon Science Academy Cleveland Hosts Army Musical Concert

CLEVELAND - HSA is hosting the United States Army Musical Outreach Concert on Monday, 7 April, at 1:40 pm in the high school gymnasium. The school is located at 6000 S. Marginal Road in Cleveland. The featured performer is Sergeant ...

Advocates Press for Second Hearing on Bill to Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Rape Cases

Columbus—Today, State Senators Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) and Capri Cafaro (D-Hubbard) held a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse calling for additional hearings on Senate Bill 83, legislation that would repeal the statute of limitations for the prosecution of rape and ...

IN CELEBRATION OF RED CROSS MONTH, MULTIPLE CLEVELAND ORGANIZATIONS COME TOGETHER TO OFFER LIFE-SAVING RED CROSS TRAINING TO CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOLS

The American Red Cross is proud to announce its collaboration with Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), Cleveland Metroparks, Cleveland EMS, Cleveland State University, and The Greater Cleveland YMCA to provide first aid, CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) training to ...

CONGRESSWOMAN FUDGE APPLAUDS RE-USE OF HARDEST HIT FUNDS TO TACKLE BLIGHT THROUGH DEMOLITION IN CUYAHOGA AND SUMMIT COUNTIE

Warrensville Heights, OH – Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) released the following statement following the February 28th announcement by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) of first-round funding awards to land banks in 11 counties through the “The Neighborhood Initiative ...

Cleveland Botanical Garden Vice President Encourages Kids to Experiment with Gardening in New Book Hitting Shelves April

Renata Fossen Brown has shared her passion for plants with thousands of students from pre- kindergarten through graduate school over her 10 years at Cleveland Botanical Garden. Now, the Cleveland Heights resident aims to instill a lifelong love of gardening, ...

CLEVELAND MAYOR, CMSD CEO, COUNTY EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCE PLANS TO EXPAND PRE-K IN CITY OF CLEVELAND

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Cleveland Pre-K Task Force announced PRE4CLE, a plan to expand access to high-quality pre-K programs to children in the City of Cleveland. PRE4CLE is a major next step in implementing Cleveland’s Plan for Transforming Schools.

Ohioans Gather to Demand Fair Access to the Ballot Box

COLUMBUS—Today on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse, legislators, community leaders, and voting advocates gathered at the second Testimony Tuesday event to call upon the state’s political leaders to stop enacting restrictive voting policies, and to instead encourage broader participation ...

Fewer Ohio Kids Abusing Rx Painkillers, Many Texting & Driving

COLUMBUS—Prescription painkiller abuse by teens dropped nearly in half during the past two years, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s 2013 Ohio Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). In 2011, 21.3 percent of students reported using prescription pain relievers or ...

Through Jerse’s 2000 “Upskirt” Law, Ohio Avoids Massachusetts Dilemma

Last Friday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill updating the state’s voyeurism laws two days after the state’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a man who took photos up women’s skirts on a subway did not violate current law ...

Ohio, the other border

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Every Tuesday night in Painesville, Ohio, immigrants with a common denominator meet at a converted church: they are protagonists or collateral damage in the government’s deportation machine.

Rep. Budish Advocates for Retaining Top Workforce Talent in Ohio Provides testimony for STEM Tax Credit Bill

COLUMBUS— Former Speaker and Minority Leader State Rep. Armond Budish (D-Beachwood) appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee today to offer sponsor testimony on House Bill 405. H.B. 405 would offer income tax credits for Ohio residents who graduate ...

State Assists Elderly and Disabled Ohioans

Elderly and low-income disabled Ohioans will receive help accessing services that allow them to live independently. Controlling Board approved $315,000 for the Resident Services Coordinator Program.