Thursday, May 16, 2013
Festivities include live music recording, snacks and more
The Heights Library's Lee Road branch will host a grand opening celebration for its new Knowledge and Innovation Center (HKIC) Sunday, June 2. Attendees can explore the renovated space, which includes a wi-fi lounge, computer lab and small meeting rooms with audiovisual equipment. Staff will be on hand to demonstrate the new media studio, where patrons have free access to recording equipment, editing software and more to create movies, music and art. Refreshments will also be served. The party kicks off a month of innovation-themed programming, hosted by the library to celebrate the HKIC opening. Patrons can take classes in whiskey-making, music recording, entrepreneurship and more. For more information, visit the Heights Library website.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Event will be on May 18.
If you have documents that you are nervous to just throw away, Cleveland Heights is hosting a community shred day. The event will be on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the city hall parking lot. Bring your old financial statements, receipts, invoices, old tax records or other personal, unwanted documents to be shredded on site. Limit of 10 boxes per person. For questions, call Community Relations at 216-291-2323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Cleveland Heights Planning Commission is considering changes to zoning that would allow sponsors to advertise on scoreboards.
Sponsors may soon be able to put their mark on Cleveland Heights athletic fields. Planning commission will further review two ordinances Wednesday evening to change zoning that would permit sponsorhip scoreboard signs and to all them at events held at athletic fields, according to the city's website. It was originally introduced to planning commission on April 15 for review and comment and will be discussed further at Wednesday's meeting at 7 p.m. in council chambers. City council will hold a public hearing on the proposed revisions on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. in council chambers. Is allowing sponsor signs in an athletic stadium a good idea? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Check out what your neighbors have been saying about the empty lot at Lee and Meadowbrook, and give up your two cents!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Don't fall for charity schemes. Our IRS blogger tells you what to watch for.
Monday, April 22, 2013
One Cleveland Heights couple says raising their son with the benefits of marriage can make a critical difference.
Tom Schumann's parents help the 9-year-old with the kinds of things most parents do. They help coach his Cleveland Heights hockey team, they help him with his homework, they play ball with him in the yard. But because the 9-year-old boy's parents are gay, they can't provide for him what married, heterosexual couples can provide. Mostly, one of them can't assume parenting of the boy if the other dies. Benefits stop at discounted family membership at rec center They'd get married if they could, but it's not legal in Ohio. “We’ve been together 11 years,” Betsy Schumann said of she and her partner, Eve Prikryl, whom she met while playing ice hockey at the city’s ice rink. Both are 43. As a couple, Betsy and Eve enjoy some benefits. As …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Blogger Rose Petsche says she is disappointed Rob Portman voted "no" on the bi-partisan background check bill.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Main Library expected to re-open Thursday; other branches will remain open Wednesday
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Lee Road Library's basement flooded Wednesday* afternoon, damaging files and old artwork but causing little or no damage to the building, Director Nancy Levin said. Library staff noticed water in the basement at about 1:30 p.m., and Levin ordered the library to close immediately in case the building's electricity and elevators had to be shut off. Water was still rising at that point, she said, and about two inches were standing in the south end of the basement at the flood's peak. Staff members pitched in to remove files, artwork and blueprints from the file room in the flooded area of the basement. "The staff reacted so quickly," said Levin. The files that were damaged can be copied, she said, and…
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Lee Road branch will open a new space for patrons to work in the west wing
Heights Library asked community members what they would like to see done with a former gymnasium in its main branch's west wing on Lee Road, and the response was clear: more computers, more work space. So the library listened. This summer, the branch will open the Heights Knowledge & Innovation Center in the space above the Dobama Theatre. The center will be adjacent to the new location of the Small Business Development Center and will have more computers, laptop desks, a small study room, expanded wireless Internet and a special collection of business- and technology-related books and magazines. Some computers will also have software for video and music production. The library will also add an office production room with a copier, …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Building had been vacant for several years and was once decorated by a mystery muralist
It was two years ago nearly to the day that soup can murals appeared on a vacant Noble Road building when it was demolished last week. Now the city will seek developers to make use of the space. "The City is interested in proposals that will serve the neighborhood and the community well,” Mayor Ed Kelley said. The former Medic Drug Mart and Pick-N-Pay at 2920 Noble Road had been vacant for over a decade, and in 2002 was found to have 80 building violations. The building was declared a nuisance and its owner ordered to raze it in October 2011, six months after someone erected murals with polictical messages written on soup cans on the exterior. The city of Cleveland Heights and the Cuyahoga County Land Bank collaborated on the demolition, …