Like its predecessor, 2021 will not go down in history as a great year. (Persistent pandemics will.) It is a bit of a relief, then, to take note of some positive developments in our part of the world that give us hope for better things to come. If you live or work in downtown Cleveland, …

AKRON, Ohio – This year’s annual conference Sugar Plum Vacation Home Tour marks the 20th anniversary of the Gay Community Endowment Fund of the Akron Community Foundation was established. What would you like to know Gay Community Endowment Fund’s Sugar Plum Tour Raises Money for Programs That Have a Positive Impact on the LGBTQ + …

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – The continuous gunfire in a Madisonville neighborhood makes a resident feel like he’s living in the Old West. The Chandler and Glenshade area is plagued by continued violence. In April, Cincinnati police called the intersection a “crime hot spot.” Months later, nothing seems to have changed, says Brandyn Norman. On November 22, …

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Friday announced nominations to fill five vacant judicial seats in three different courts in Cuyahoga County. Choices include two former Cuyahoga County Moot Court judges, a civilian attorney, a juvenile court magistrate, and the Brecksville city attorney. The appointments fill three vacancies in the Cuyahoga County Court …

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cuyahoga County has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce the prison population to a manageable level, but it is struggling to find one person to connect and lead them all. The county began advertising for an inmate population manager on September 29 and received 22 requests in six weeks. Then he …

As Kimberly Cardona, Brian Torres and Reanna Lopez spoke, it was obvious how much they care about their jobs. “The minute he saw us, a big smile hugged us,” Torres said. “He was grateful.” Cardona, Torres and Lopez make up the recently formed PROS team for the city of La Puente. The acronym stands for …

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – A woman in Toledo says the value of her property is being affected by vacant land next door, and she wants the city to clean it up. But the city says it’s not that simple. “Over the past three or four years, things have worsened,” says Rochelle Harris, longtime Toledo resident. …

“Valet parking near high-end restaurants will create a safer and more convenient neighborhood,” he added. The two properties the city purchased are in the state-approved 113-acre Entertainment District earlier this year. However, the land at the back of the lot at 98 W. Franklin where parking is being considered is not part of the district, …

Testing of the state’s drinking water system has detected PFAS chemicals in the treated drinking water of at least two communities in Indiana, according to limited preliminary results. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management found PFAS chemicals in the treated and untreated water of the Charlestown water supply system of Indiana American Water in Clark …

Last Saturday night, the Arnold Community Foundation’s annual fundraiser had its most successful auction ever, bringing in $ 67,000.00. One hundred and eighty people attended the event, which included a social hour, a meal, a live auction and the philanthropic awards ceremony. Wendell Brott was this year’s auctioneer, and residents were more than willing to …