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, …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Small Business Development Center to relocate to space adjacent to future Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center
The Cleveland Heights Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will move to the Lee Road branch of the Heights Library. The move will give entrepreneurs easy access to the technology and resources the library provides, said spokesperson Sheryl Banks, including the upcoming Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center (HKIC). The SBDC and HKIC will open in the second floor of the Arts Center, where Dobama Theatre is located. HKIC will be a computer lab with iPad rental, study rooms, software for music, movies and graphic design, a resource room with business and technology books and magazines and more. Banks called the SBDC, run by Cleveland State University and the City of Cleveland Heights, and library's partnership ideal: "Entrepreneurs and …
Steve Presser discusses the ways in which federal budget negotiations affect small business owners
Steve Presser, the owner of the Big Fun toy store on Coventry, isn't just a small business proprietor. He's an advocate for all small business owners. Presser recently spoke with Marketplace -- a national business news program produced and distributed by American Public Media -- about how the federal budget negotiations could affect small business owners. "You know, health care, all the big buzz words affect the small business owners just like it affects the big one," Presser told Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal. Presser also said Congress was "not listening enough" to Main Street small business owners. However, overall, Presser noticed that business has improved at his store in recent years. Presser has been a guest on Marketplace before. They …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Blogger Dave Cunix writes the Society of Actuaries is looking at an 80.9 percent increase for Ohio individual health policies.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Council unanimously approved a raise on the city street lighting and forestry assessment.
Cleveland Heights City Council unanimously approved a 20-cent raise on the street lighting and forestry property assesment for property owners. Based on the width of homeowners' property at the front edge, the assessment pays for city-owned trees, street light maintenance and the city's forestry division. Home owners will pay $2 instead of $1.80 per foot of property frontage. The raise will appear on the tax bill residents receive for 2013 and amounts to about a $6 per year raise for property owners with 30 feet of frontage. Tom Raguz, the city's finance director, noted that the city raises this assessment every few years. It was last raised in 2010. Read the ordinance here.
Blogger Kerri Whitehouse writes about how serving justice to the man who shot Forrest the dog will help save others.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The man accused of shooting a bull mastiff faces up to 24 years in prison if convicted. Prior to the start of Raymone Clements trial, a rally for animal rights is planned in downtown Cleveland.
The trial for the man accused of shooting Forrest the dog and leaving him for dead in Cleveland Heights — will begin April 1 in U.S. District Court and a animal rights rally is planned for the same day. Solon resident Robin Stone, Forrest's new caregiver, planned a rally in Public Square in downtown Cleveland at 7:30 a.m. The bull mastiff was found in November in Forest Hill Park by a professional dog walker and rescued by PAWS. Later, he was adopted into a Solon home by Robin Stone. Raymone “Ramone” Clements pleaded not guilty to charges of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon, according to The Plain Dealer. The ammunition charge carries a greater sentence if Clements is convicted than his original animal cruelty …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Blogger Melissa Winger wonders if there is a way to improve the system for those in need?
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Blogger Karen Malone Wright says there is something girls, women and adults can learn from the case.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Check out the agenda for tonight's Cleveland Heights City Council meeting
The Cleveland Heights City Council will hear requests from the City Manager to open bidding for a splash pad at Cain Park and pavement replacement on Mayfield Road at tonight's council meeting. The agenda also includes measures to approve the demolition of nuisance properties on Coventry, Eddington and Glenmont Roads and the second reading of the city's salary schedule. Click the PDF to the right to see the full agenda. Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in Cleveland Heights City Hall.