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CELEBRATING OHIO’S POETS AND POETRY ON OHIO POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY

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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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Heaton, Theiss to Speak at Tri-C West about Reporting on 9/11

In the hours after hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, writer Michael Heaton drove to Manhattan, where he spent the next several days covering the biggest news story of his lifetime.

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SKYLIGHT FINANCIAL GROUP NACB GAELIC GAMES FINALS BRINGS 2,300 ATHLETES TO NORTHEAST OHIO

Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie Championships to be Held at Barton-Bradley Fields Aug. 30 – Sept. 1

Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie Championships to be Held at Barton-Bradley Fields Aug. 30 – Sept. 1

Attorney General DeWine Announces Second Quarter Update on National Mortgage Settlement; Ohioans Received $383 Million to Date

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that today's release of monitor's data shows more than 10,000 Ohioans have received more than $383 million in consumer relief from the National Mortgage Settlement since it was announced last year.

Notre Dame College Appoints New Dean of Students

Notre Dame College’s new dean of students has led campus life at postsecondary institutions for more than a decade, including directing a small living-learning community on a much larger university campus.

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Cleveland Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program

Another industrial brownfield has been investigated and remediated

Through the voluntary efforts of the city of Cleveland, another industrial brownfield has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) and is targeted for redevelopment into a residential neighborhood.

Black Conservatives Reflect on 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

On August 28th, Americans will observe the 50th anniversary of the "March on Washington" civil rights rally.

On August 28th, Americans will observe the 50th anniversary of the "March on Washington" civil rights rally. Black conservatives affiliated with the Project 21 leadership network are sharing their reflections on the anniversary by talking about the lessons learned since that day, how the March affected their lives and how American society has changed since that day in 1963

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BASIC Hair Care (BASIC) announced its official launch to the hair care community at the historic Bronner Bros. International Hair Show in Atlanta, GA

Streamlined to deliver only what's needed to get results

Streamlined to deliver only what's needed to get results

Few improvements on state report card, CMSD reaffirms commitment to Cleveland Plan

The Ohio Department of Education released its 2012-2013 school report cards today, and results show few improvements

The Ohio Department of Education released its 2012-2013 school report cards today, and results show few improvements

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Ohio State Rep. Reece to Speak to Ohio Civil Service Employee Association

Cincinnati lawmaker will announce “Voter Bill Of Rights” initiative

CINCINNATI—State Representative Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) will be speaking at the Ohio Civil Service Employee Association Luncheon, this Thursday, August 22nd, 12 p.m. at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Rep. Reece will speak to over 500 delegates about voting rights in Ohio, her work on the issue and her voting rights initiative.

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DAVITA VANCE-COOKS TAKES THE OATH OF OFFICE AS PUBLIC PRINTER OF THE UNITED STATES

Washington, DC – In a ceremony attended by her family and friends along with GPO employees, business partners, and other stakeholders, Davita Vance-Cooks took the oath of office as Public Printer of the United States today.

AMERICA’S FAVORITE SUMMER SERIES “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” COMES TO PLAYHOUSESQUARE FOR ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!

ONLY ONE PERFORMANCE! OCTOBER 15 at 8:00 pm

Cleveland, Ohio - So You Think You Can Dance

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School supply shopping is a ritual for many heading back to school.

School supply shopping is a ritual for many heading back to school.

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Frank G. Jackson, Mayor, City of Cleveland, To Debate at City Club, Wednesday, September 18th at Noon

Cleveland OH, August 16, 2013. Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Mayor, City of Cleveland will participate in a debate hosted by the City Club of Cleveland at Noon Wednesday, September 18th

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PRSA GREATER CLEVELAND NAMES MEDINA NATIVE 2013 NORTHEAST OHIO PR STUDENT OF THE YEAR

PRSA GREATER CLEVELAND NAMES MEDINA NATIVE 2013 NORTHEAST OHIO PR STUDENT OF THE YEAR

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National Nonprofit Partners with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Cleveland Foundation to Host Economic Summit

ICIC’s annual Inner City Economic Summit comes to Cleveland October 23-24, 2013

ICIC’s annual Inner City Economic Summit comes to Cleveland October 23-24, 2013

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ODU and OU Announce Med School Early Acceptance Program

New Ohio Dominican University and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Partnership Assures Top High School Students a Path to Medical School

New Ohio Dominican University and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Partnership Assures Top High School Students a Path to Medical School

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Rep. Clyde Announces Over $635,000 for Local Public & Private Projects

State Funds Awarded to KSU Liquid Crystal Institute & Davey Resource Group

State Funds Awarded to KSU Liquid Crystal Institute & Davey Resource Group

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FEAT/REV: NEW BOOK TEACHES MINORITIES HOW TO BATTLE TYPE II DIABETES IN TODAY'S FAST FOOD CULTURE

As many as 5,225 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each day according to the American Diabetes Association. This is hardly surprising.

First public polling with FitzGerald winning

Today, Public Policy Polling (PPP), one of the most accurate pollsters in America, released the first public poll to show former FBI agent and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald leading Ohio’s Governor John Kasich in a straight matchup.

Individual tickets for 2013-14 Cleveland Orchestra season on sale now

CLEVELAND – Individual tickets for The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2013-14 season

Horizon Science Academy Cleveland Enrolling 9th Graders and Kindergarten

HSA Cleveland elementary school, located on the same campus at 6000 S. Marginal Road in Cleveland, reports that it has space available for its Kindergarten class. Please call 216-432-9576 for enrollment information. School begins on August 20, 2013.

Another March, Another Dream

50 Years After Martin Luther King Jr. Made History

50 Years After Martin Luther King Jr. Made History

How Payday Lenders Skirt State Crack Downs

State after state has tried to ban payday and other high-cost loans

The Ohio legislature banned high-cost loans in 2008, but loopholes in regulation has allowed the industry continue to peddle payday loans.

EDUCATION SECRETARY ARNE DUNCAN ANNOUCES EIGHT TEACHERS SELECTED FOR 2013-2014 TEACHER AMBASSADOR FELLOWSHIPS

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the names of eight teachers selected to be Teaching Ambassador Fellows for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year.

Three teachers will serve as full-time employees at Department of Education headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Ohio Wine Producers Association

August 24 from 7 til 9 pm at the Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown

Ohio EPA Workshop to be Held in Ashtabula Sept. 4

State, Federal Help Available to Redevelop Blighted Properties

Ohio EPA is offering a free workshop to inform communities of the state and federal resources available to help redevelop brownfields, or blighted properties.

Will You Love Me for Breakfast?

Taco Bell, Wendy’s and Popeyes have expanded some of their locations to include breakfast items.

For years, McDonald’s, Burger King, Chick-Fil-A have all been dominate forces in the breakfast game. Recently, others have been testing the market.

Taste of the Browns Helps Cleveland Foodbank Tackle Hunger for Northeast Ohio

The Cleveland Browns and local culinary stars team up to raise awareness, money for charity

Celebrating 15 years of tackling hunger for Northeast Ohio families, the Taste of the Browns Celebrity Dinner returns to the Cleveland Browns’ FirstEnergy Stadium on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

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