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Updated: 2017-12-15T16:56:43Z

 



A new president for JCU; LaunchHouse Bootstrap Bash to honor Steve Potash; more: Press Run

2017-12-15T16:56:43Z

Press Run this week includes a new president at John Carroll University; a New York Times bestselling author speaking at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood; and some impressive local science students. Press Run this week includes a new president at John Carroll University; a New York Times bestselling author speaking at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood; and some impressive local science students.



Euclid man charged with aggravated murder in 2015 shooting at Cleveland bar

2017-12-14T15:02:17Z

Corey Brown, 27, is accused of fatally shooting a Shaker Heights man at a Cleveland bar in 2015. Corey Brown, 27, is accused of fatally shooting a Shaker Heights man at a Cleveland bar in 2015.



Shaker discusses proposed $7.3 million Capital Budget for 2018

2017-12-13T15:31:31Z

Tucked away in the city's proposed $7.3 million capital budget for 2018 is $40,000 expenditure for a new community policing initiative -- a bike patrol. Tucked away in the city's proposed $7.3 million capital budget for 2018 is $40,000 expenditure for a new community policing initiative -- a bike patrol.



Nearly $1 million sewer, water main replacement OK'd for Van Aken

2017-12-10T23:43:23Z

Infrastructural improvements in the Van Aken district will include a $958,000 sewer and water main replacement along Farnsleigh Road. Infrastructural improvements in the Van Aken district will include a $958,000 sewer and water main replacement along Farnsleigh Road.



Car thefts, burglaries have officials warning residents to be vigilant in face of holiday season crime

2017-12-09T03:17:04Z

Recent increases in car thefts and burglaries have local officials and police warning residents to be aware of what is taking place around them. Recent increases in car thefts and burglaries have local officials and police warning residents to be aware of what is taking place around them.



Political strategist Jerry Austin to speak at Beachwood Library; an award for the CH-UH Libraries; more: Press Run

2017-12-08T17:00:45Z

Press Run this week includes items about a visit to the Beachwood Library from veteran political strategist Jerry Austin on Jan. 24; free holiday events at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood; and an award for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library system. Press Run this week includes items about a visit to the Beachwood Library from veteran political strategist Jerry Austin on Jan. 24; free holiday events at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood; and an award for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library system.



You've got to be kidding: Letter to the Editor

2017-12-07T18:48:32Z

In a regularly shown TV ad, a loud voice calls out, "You've got to be kidding." Such is my reaction when I read that the Koch brothers have enlisted high school students to go door-to-door to tell average citizens how... In a regularly shown TV ad, a loud voice calls out, "You've got to be kidding." Such is my reaction when I read that the Koch brothers have enlisted high school students to go door-to-door to tell average citizens how...



'Babes in Toyland' on stage at South Euclid's Notre Dame College Dec. 15-29

2017-12-07T14:25:23Z

Mercury Theatre Company will present the light-hearted musical 'Babes in Toyland' Dec. 15-29 at Notre Dame College's Regina Auditorium in South Euclid. Mercury Theatre Company will present the light-hearted musical 'Babes in Toyland' Dec. 15-29 at Notre Dame College's Regina Auditorium in South Euclid.



Get immersed in 'Pure Imagination' at Playmakers Youth Theatre's 'Willy Wonka' Dec. 7-17

2017-12-06T00:21:58Z

The Mandel Jewish Community Center's Playmakers Youth Theatre will present "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka' on Dec. 7, 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17 at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd. in Beachwood. The Mandel Jewish Community Center's Playmakers Youth Theatre will present "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka' on Dec. 7, 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17 at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd. in Beachwood.



Shaker's proposed 2018 budget shows static income vs. rising expenses

2017-12-04T23:22:36Z

But conservative estimates show the proposed $47.9 million budget finishing out with a projected surplus of over $500,000 ans . But conservative estimates show the proposed $47.9 million budget finishing out with a projected surplus of over $500,000 ans .



A hard knock life will be turned sweet by Beachwood Community Theater's 'Annie,' through Dec. 17

2017-12-01T14:35:03Z

Beachwood Community Theater will present the musical "Annie" weekends Dec. 2-17 at Beachwood Middle School, 2860 Richmond Road in Beachwood. Beachwood Community Theater will present the musical "Annie" weekends Dec. 2-17 at Beachwood Middle School, 2860 Richmond Road in Beachwood.



Barbers-library team to boost literacy in Cleveland Heights; 'Willy Wonka' coming to Beachwood; more: Press Run

2017-12-01T21:56:43Z

Press Run this week includes items about 'Willy Wonka' coming to Beachwood, via Playmakers Youth Theatre, and 'The Little Price' set to open at Ensemble Theatre in Cleveland Heights; an open house at Laurel School in Shaker Heights; and local barbers and the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library System teaming to boost literacy. Press Run this week includes items about 'Willy Wonka' coming to Beachwood, via Playmakers Youth Theatre, and 'The Little Price' set to open at Ensemble Theatre in Cleveland Heights; an open house at Laurel School in Shaker Heights; and local barbers and the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library System teaming to boost literacy.



Horseshoe, Lower Shaker Lakes' dams to receive $4.1 million in upgrades

2017-11-29T23:45:21Z

With the dredging of the "Duck Pond" wrapping up this month, City Council has signed off on improvements to the Horseshoe and Lower Shaker Lake dams. With the dredging of the "Duck Pond" wrapping up this month, City Council has signed off on improvements to the Horseshoe and Lower Shaker Lake dams.



Local communities, residents will suffer if GOP tax plan wipes out state and local tax deductions: Earl M. Leiken (Opinion)

2017-11-30T21:57:18Z

State and local tax deductions have been part of the federal tax code since it was adopted in 1913. Their elimination will be costly in Northeast Ohio both for residents and communities, writes Shaker Mayor Earl M. Leiken on behalf of 18 other local mayors. State and local tax deductions have been part of the federal tax code since it was adopted in 1913. Their elimination will be costly in Northeast Ohio both for residents and communities, writes Shaker Mayor Earl M. Leiken on behalf of 18 other local mayors.



Old Shaker street signs donated for schools foundation fundraiser

2017-11-29T06:29:59Z

The city turned over more than 1,000 of its discarded street signs that will now be made available through a two-week online auction that runs from 9 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 29) through 9 p.m. on Dec. 13. The city turned over more than 1,000 of its discarded street signs that will now be made available through a two-week online auction that runs from 9 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 29) through 9 p.m. on Dec. 13.



Chump change or Trump change?: Letter to the Editor

2017-11-28T22:48:40Z

Kudos to Darcy for his cartoon on Nov. 27 showing Santa dropping a few coins down the chimney for the middle class. Voters should ask themselves -- and Senator Portman -- who is getting the better deal from the current... Kudos to Darcy for his cartoon on Nov. 27 showing Santa dropping a few coins down the chimney for the middle class. Voters should ask themselves -- and Senator Portman -- who is getting the better deal from the current...



Teen charged in fatal shooting of 12-year-old boy had prior armed robbery conviction

2017-11-28T19:42:06Z

The 15-year-old boy arrested Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy was previously convicted of robbing a 16-year-old boy at gunpoint in Shaker Heights. The 15-year-old boy arrested Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy was previously convicted of robbing a 16-year-old boy at gunpoint in Shaker Heights.



Why are we not all outraged?: Letter to the Editor

2017-11-28T15:11:08Z

Why are we not all outraged? Our president is a KNOWN sexual assailant and is not being held accountable for his serious transgressions.  This is not conjecture. Since the 1980's, at least 16 women have accused him of sexual assault.... Why are we not all outraged? Our president is a KNOWN sexual assailant and is not being held accountable for his serious transgressions. This is not conjecture. Since the 1980's, at least 16 women have accused him of sexual assault. We...



Cleveland needs to focus on important issues: Letter to the Editor

2017-11-28T15:02:54Z

While I don't have a position one way or the other on the Cleveland airport's Winter Wonderland contest Is the Cleveland airport winter decorating contest anti-Christmas?, I do object to Councilman Zack Reed's comment that the contest takes away his... While I don't have a position one way or the other on the Cleveland airport's Winter Wonderland contest Is the Cleveland airport winter decorating contest anti-Christmas?, I do object to Councilman Zack Reed's comment that the contest takes away his...



Bob Oldenburg has taken public transit for most of his 92 years (photos)

2017-11-27T15:09:10Z

Bob Oldenburg began riding the Shaker Rapid to University School in sixth grade. At 92, he often uses the Red Line. Bob Oldenburg began riding the Shaker Rapid to University School in sixth grade. At 92, he often uses the Red Line.