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If elected mayor, State Senator Sandra Williams promises to rebuild Cleveland

If elected mayor, State Senator Sandra Williams promises to rebuild Cleveland  by Bruce Checefsky    State Senator Sandra Williams was greeted by supporters as she entered the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections on June 8 where she filed petitions to run for Mayor of Cleveland. She pledged a campaign focused on a new, better Cleveland. Williams, who has held positions in … Continue reading

City Club hosts Clevelanders for Public Comment in a forum and a mock public comments session

City Club hosts Clevelanders for Public Comment in a forum and a mock public comments session by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2021)      The resident led movement, Clevelanders for Public Comment, now has a majority of Cleveland City Council — nine members — committed to passing legislation written by Near West Side activist Jessica Trivisonno that … Continue reading

City Council Health and Human Services Committee seeks information about the status of City of Cleveland’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution

City Council Health and Human Services Committee seeks information about the status of City of Cleveland’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution by Bruce Checefsky Plain Press, March 2021  The City of Cleveland COVID-19 vaccine program has been anything but easy. A shortage of vaccine supplies on the federal level has hampered the distribution process coupled with miscommunication on … Continue reading

Cleveland City Council issues statement about group attacking Cleveland Public Power

(Plain Press, January 2021)    On Christmas Eve 2020, Cleveland City Council released the following statement about Consumers Against Deceptive Fees, a group that did a number of mailings to Cleveland residents this past year:      Recent tax filings from the dark money group Partners for Progress clearly establish that dark money interests that funded the HB 6 … Continue reading

FirstEnergy statements could support broad scope for PUCO-ordered audit

FirstEnergy statements could support broad scope for PUCO-ordered audit Evasive legal responses don’t say what happened after funds from ratepayers went into a money pool. by Kathiann M. Kowalski This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism in partnership with the nonprofit Energy News Network. Please join our free mailing list or the … Continue reading

FirstEnergy fights against disclosing more details about alleged HB 6 bribery cases

FirstEnergy fights against disclosing more details about alleged HB 6 bribery cases Case filings and delay of possible nuclear bailout combine to block Ohioans from learning more before voting. This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism in partnership with the nonprofit Energy News Network. Please join our free mailing list or the … Continue reading

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority announces bus system redesign, opportunities for community feedback

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority announces bus system redesign, opportunities for community feedback by Paige Bennett (Plain Press, November 2020) The Greater Cleveland RTA presented plans for redesigning its bus system before Cleveland City Council’s transportation committee Sept. 30, and now it’s giving riders the opportunity to give feedback in October and November. Joel Freilich, director of service management with … Continue reading

Ohio regulators decline to force FirstEnergy to hire an independent auditor

The order agrees that spending should be open to review but first requires the company to review itself. Ohio regulators decline to force FirstEnergy to hire an independent auditor The order agrees that spending should be open to review but first requires the company to review itself. by Kathiann M. Kowalski    This article provided by Eye … Continue reading

Inconsistent Ballot Application Data Leads to Undercount of Disenfranchised Voters

Inconsistent Ballot Application Data Leads to Undercount of Disenfranchised Voters by Rachel Dissell and Lucia Walinchus Eye on Ohio  (Plain Press, October 2020) Haley Belisle, a recent graduate of Ohio Northern University, was baffled this spring when the Hardin County Board of elections rejected her application to vote absentee in the state’s presidential primary.  The problem … Continue reading

Why did 77 Ohio prisoners die of COVID-19, but just 10 PA inmates? A look at how overcrowding and poor design contributed to two of the worst national outbreaks

Why did 77 Ohio prisoners die of COVID-19, but just 10 PA inmates?  A look at how overcrowding and poor design contributed to two of the worst national outbreaks by Cid Standifer and Brie Zeltner This article was provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism. Please join our free mailing … Continue reading

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