Friday, December 28, 2012
Don't miss some of the most stellar photos from the superstorm that hit Cleveland Heights earlier this year.
Dubbed early on as "Frankenstorm," Superstorm Sandy rolled through Ohio in late October leaving many without power, causing major damage and making for some great pictures on the lakefront. Read the No. 3 most-read story of 2012: Hurricane Sandy Storm at Lake Erie, Shaker Lakes Editors from Cleveland Heights Patch, Beachwood Patch and Avon Lake Patch stopped by Shaker Lakes, the Cleveland Lakefront State Park and Veterans Park to see how Hurricane Sandy was impacting our local waters. Waves crashed on the rocks and seagulls huddled on the ground as the winds became stronger late Monday afternoon.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the “12-12-12” concert on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including over 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. From the 12-12-12 concert’s website: Starting at…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch Rebuilds website, and tweeters can type in an …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Cleveland Heights City Council member Jason Stein wrote a letter to the president and CEO of FirstEnergy and says the company should have been more prepared for Superstorm Sandy in Northeast Ohio. Mayor Ed Kelley gave the company a D minus.
Cleveland Heights Mayor Ed Kelley said that if he had to give FirstEnergy's response during Superstorm Sandy a letter grade, he'd give the company a D minus. This does not include the crews who came out to Cleveland Heights to help restore power — he'd give them an A plus. But Kelley isn't happy with the way FirstEnergy managed crews or information. He said local employees were sent to the east coast though they knew Northeast Ohio would be hit hard, and residents didn't have information about when their power would come back. Nearly 9,000 Cleveland Heights FirstEnergy customers, more than 40 percent of those they serve in the city, lost power at some point. Power was restored throughout the week, but some residents were in the dark …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …