The money was there all along

UH police increase summary FY 2015
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Election day is over, and many of us are worried about the state of our state. I find myself increasingly concerned with the state of my city. Still. Even more so than while writing my prior posts in [what I thought was] a 5 part series. If you have been following this story, get out your […]

Identify friendlies, stay friendly

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For this final installment, a few clarifications and recommendations. First? There are so many people in the city of University Heights who support public education, in general, and our high school students at Wiley, in particular. Friends, please accept my tardy gratitude and acknowledgement for your support and dedication to this issue. It is because […]

Safety, security and the secrets of improv

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First, some housekeeping. Do we have a approved safety plan, a Memorandum of Understanding between the district and a law enforcement body right now? No, we do not. The district meets with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s office and UH Police Chief Steven Hammett on October 21st. Given that the City Engineer and the Fire Chief […]

What is GOING ON in University Heights?

go away
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Last week, I learned that a dear friend and neighbor is moving out of University Heights. In discussing the many reasons, we stumbled together into a briar patch of passion, frustration and, for her, resignation. “I can’t be fighting this school battle all the time. Why would I stay in a city that doesn’t want […]

Cooking, Comedy and WWII

My Dearest Anna
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Cooking, Comedy and WWII No, I’m not writing about a Downton Abby spin off.  I am writing about giving life to local voices this holiday season by giving a book to all your loved ones. A very popular idea this gift giving season is to support local.  Why not support local voices, local authors and […]

Remembering a father, an Olympian, an inspiration to many

The Olympic Bronze Medal
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“The throwing having begun, I put on a borrowed pair of shoes, the first I ever wore. I was feeling great…”  -Eugene Oberst, 1924 Olympic Bronze medalist This year marks 88 years since Eugene Oberst won a bronze medal in the javelin throw at the 1924 Olympics in Paris.  Mr. Oberst was the first American […]

Voters ask questions at Candidates Forum

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I had the pleasure of moderating the League of Women Voters- and FutureHeights-sponsored Candidates Night on Oct. 6. We had a good crowd, and several good questions from the audience. Unfortunately, we had a finite amount of time for each group of candidates and were not able to have the candidates answer all of the […]

Stop the Oakwood Rezoning Now

Go Green and Bring In More Green
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What is the big hurry to develop the Oakwood Property? There are plenty of other uses that could benefit the region much more… Instead of rushing to develop a piece of land that only comes along once-in-a-century (or really once-in-history), why don’t we pool our resources and show a little imagination? Let’s show the world […]