We Need Some New Ideas

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A couple of weeks ago, the Cleveland Heights 6:00 pm curfew for teenagers under 18 years of age in the Coventry and Cedar/Lee business districts was expanded to include the Severance Business District.  Councilwoman Bonnie Caplan cast the lone dissenting vote. It isn’t easy to break from the crowd and dissent on such an important […]

Wanted: Transparency

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Transparency was a frequent topic of discussion with voters during my campaign to win a seat on City Council in Cleveland Heights. If you attended this month’s special Municipal Services meeting on the Taylor Road resurfacing project, you got to witness a problem that resulted from a lack of it. It has been about ten […]

Absentee Ballots

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Due to recent changes in Ohio voting laws, it is now more difficult for many citizens to cast their votes.  Among the many changes that affect us, Secretary of State Jon Husted has issued a directive prohibiting the mass mailing of absentee voter applications by election boards.  Here in Cuyahoga County, mass mailing of absentee […]

Flash Mobs

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Teenage crime, unruly behavior and so called “flash mobs” in Cleveland Heights and surrounding cities have been a real challenge to the spirit of our community this summer. Since the emergency curfew was enacted in an attempt to restore public safety in the Coventry and Cedar Lee business districts, I’ve spent a lot of time […]

Rioting teens are “terrorists”?

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Did last week’s Sun Press editorial on July 7th upset anyone but me? In case you missed it, the Sun Press wrote an editorial supporting Cleveland Heights and our response to flash mobs, rioting, unruly teens, and the crimes they have committed.  In the editorial, they  labeled these teens, “terrorists,” and concocted an analogy with […]

The Nice Cable Lady

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I tried to retrieve my email yesterday morning, but I couldn’t get online. I’m pretty helpless when it comes to servers and web hosts, so I called my wife at work and told her I was really bummed because I had a busy day planned and couldn’t do a thing without my morning email fix. […]