Residents have questions for CH-UH Board of Education candidates at Oct. 14 forum

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More than 170 people attended the Oct. 14 Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and FutureHeights, I moderated both the CH-UH Board of Education and the Cleveland Heights City Council sections. Here are the questions that were asked of the Board of Education candidates. Candidates responded at the forum, but if they […]

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 […]

A Moment with… Mary Dunbar

Council woman Mary Dunbar
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A MOMENT WITH…MARY DUNBAR Over the next four posts I am highlighting four individuals who live in the Heights and have graciously agreed to be interviewed about their interest and love of the Heights. In January 2012, Mary Dunbar started a four-year term as a Cleveland Heights City Council Member.  She is President of the […]

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 […]

Jerry “The Birdman” Kramer

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Jerry “The Birdman” Kramer has many ideas about how life should be lived.  Just read the sign that hangs in the window of his Obama/Elvis car. He’s used to getting stopped by the police or having people follow him home to ask about his automobiles. Or in my case, having a half-crazed woman chase him […]