Week in Review
Catch up on what you missed on Cleveland Heights Patch this week
Look for the Week in Review every weekend to get up to speed on Cleveland Heights Patch articles you may have missed. See below for briefs of and links to government, arts, education and neighborhood news from around the Heights last week.
- The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled 6-1 in favor of a group trying to stop developers from building on the former Oakwood Country Club land. The court announced Wednesday that it agreed with Citizens For Oakwood, which is made up of residents from South Euclid and Cleveland Heights, that South Euclid voters should decide whether the land is rezoned. The court has directed South Euclid to put the decision on the November ballot or repeal the decision to rezone the property. Read how First Interstate Properties, which wants to build on the property, and Citizens For Oakwood responded to the decision.
- The city of Cleveland Heights has repealed gun regulations that ban firearms from public parks and other ordinances that violate new state gun laws. Gun rights organization Ohioans for Concealed Carry sued the city last month about these laws, and still plans to pursue the case though the city will try to dismiss the lawsuit.
- Cleveland Heights City Council has applied for funding to pay for Cedar Lee streetscape improvements, and hired a lobbying firm to help find more money for that plan and other neighborhood projects.
- Dr. Karen Jaffe was at first nervous to tell people about her condition, concerned it would jeopardize her job as a prominent doctor in the area. Now, she and her husband operate their own nonprofit dedicated to fund research to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease.
- Tom Morello, former member of Rage Against the Machine, spoke to a Fairfax Elementary School teacher about union rights at the Grog Shop before his performance. Watch a video from their conversation.