James Crosby


James R. Crosby


Founder of CityNews Newspaper Group, Life Publishing and Village Television.

Former Committee Member - State of Ohio Minority Financing, District Director - United States Small Business Administration and Board of Directors – Urban League, Greater Cleveland.

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April is National Poetry Month

Ohio has a rich history of talented poets that have shared their gifts and talents through their insightful poems. Ohio Poem in Your Pocket Day pays homage to this history by sharing their work with others, handing out pocket-sized poems on the street, and inspiring Ohio’s next generation of poets.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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:

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.”

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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