The Cleveland Promise: Discover the Challenges of Children and Teachers in the Classroom: The Revival of Tuesday, September 20, 2022

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The Cleveland Promise: Over the past year, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District granted Hannah Drown and Cameron Fields unprecedented access to Almira Elementary School to give readers an up-close view of the enormous challenges of educating children in poverty and what the school district is doing to overcome them. The first story highlights the school’s emergency response team, created to help children deal with family trauma, including sisters whose parents were arrested one morning before school.

trump power: Nearly two years after losing his re-election bid, Donald Trump’s grip on the Ohio Republican Party remains stronger than ever, reports Andrew Tobias. The ex-president’s Saturday night rally in Youngstown included Governor Mike DeWine, Senate candidate JD Vance, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, State Auditor Keith Faber and Pat DeWine, Pat Fischer and Sharon Kennedy , the three Republican justices vying this year in the Ohio Supreme Court Races.

Today in Ohio: The two men vying to become Cuyahoga County’s next executive, Democrat Chris Ronayne and Republican Lee Weingart, shared very different philosophies and policies of government that they would pursue if elected. We talk about their heated debate with the editorial board on Today in Ohio,’s daily half-hour podcast.

Toledo Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur (top) and Port Clinton Republican JR Majewski (bottom) both met with voters at the Fulton County Fair. (Sabrina Eaton, photos

Ninth district: Toledo Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur’s congressional district has changed dramatically and she faces a new challenger: Republican nominee JR Majewski, a nuclear industry veteran from Port Clinton who aligned himself with the former President Donald Trump. Sabrina Eaton reports that if Kaptur defeats Majewski, she will become the longest serving woman in the history of either house of Congress.

Hydrogen market: Ohio and six other Midwestern states on Monday announced a coalition designed to help develop a hydrogen market in the region, with the goal of creating more jobs and reducing carbon emissions and other pollutants, reports Jeremy Pelzer. Governor Mike DeWine and his counterparts in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have created a Midwestern Hydrogen Coalition to work together to create a “robust Midwestern market” for hydrogen. hydrogen and ammonia produced with little or no greenhouse gas emissions.

Holocaust Memorial: The United States House of Representatives on Monday approved legislation that would give the Kol Israel Holocaust Memorial in Bedford Heights the status of a national memorial, reports Sabrina Eaton. The bill’s sponsor, U.S. Democratic Representative for Warrensville Heights Shontel Brown, said that “in a time of rising anti-Semitism, remembering the history of the Holocaust is more important than ever. and learn from it”.

Performance Index: Students in Solon and Rocky River performed better than any other public school district in the state, according to the Performance Index component of Ohio’s 2022 report cards released last week. Zachary Smith ranks the state’s 607 school districts.

Illegal dumping: The City of Cleveland will work with Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University on a solution for illegal landfills that is powered by artificial intelligence. The end product will ideally provide new city-owned technology that Cleveland could use to identify those responsible for the spill, Courtney Astolfi reports.

Recovery watch: Cleveland City Council approved spending $13.3 million in COVID-19 stimulus dollars, aimed at helping survivors of domestic and child abuse, improving access to child care and more again, reports Lucas Daprile. The largest one-time expense is for Starting Point, a nonprofit child care referral agency, to provide signing and retention bonuses to child care workers.

IT projects: After years of delays and millions of dollars in overruns, Cuyahoga County settled for a version of a major IT project as “doable” on Monday, when it announced its intention to abandon another. Kaitlin Durbin reports that the Enterprise Resource Planning project to streamline county payroll and connect all county offices online will require more work and money going forward, but is otherwise complete, but The Harris System project to overhaul the county’s property tax system was halted because “too many problems have arisen.

Small Business Forum: Advance Ohio and are hosting a free event on October 5 to help small businesses grow their businesses and find customers, reports Sean McDonnell.

Fall alerts: Up to 1 million Americans across the country experience falls in hospitals, putting them at risk of fracturing bones and sustaining head trauma. In Columbus, a hospital reduced falls to zero for a select group of patients by giving them smart socks that detected when they stood up unaided, reports Julie Washington.

Best Nurses: Celeste Aviles, winner of’s Nurse Educator Award for Best Nurses, combines her two passions – nursing and education – as a nurse educator and physician assistant teacher at the New Bridge Cleveland Center for Arts and Technology , reports Julie Washington .

summit county judge elinore marsh stormer

A court-appointed psychologist has sued a Summit County judge and sheriff’s deputies in an incident in which the judge is accused of pushing the man, then telling deputies the man represented a security risk.

The judge continued: A Summit County judge argued and shoved a court-appointed psychologist inside the downtown Akron courthouse, leading sheriff’s deputies to attack and use a stun gun on the man for walking through an employee entrance to the courthouse, a lawsuit alleges. Adam Ferrise reports that psychologist Curtis Williams II accused probate court judge Elinore Marsh Stormer of lying to investigators by saying Williams pushed her.

CMA: The once-curatorial Cleveland Museum of Art plans to continue to diversify its art collection and staff to see more school children in the galleries, to see more exhibits with immersive digital screens, and to see guards in new, more casual uniforms. Steven Litt reports highlights of a new strategic plan to make Ohio’s largest and richest art museum more accessible, more audience-centric, and more representative of global cultures and overlooked areas of art history while maintaining high standards of scientific and artistic quality.

Michael Heaton: Michael Heaton, known to Plain Dealer readers as the “Minister of Culture”, has died, reports Marc Bona. Heaton, 66, died at home.

RV rocker: Jeff and Patti Kinzbach, Northeast Ohio’s favorite RV couple, are having their trips held up a bit due to repairs, reports Marc Bona. Then they head southwest.

“Shop of Horrors”: It takes a mischievous sense of humor to appreciate “Little Shop of Horrors”, reports Joey Morona. It is now in Playhouse Square until October 9 as part of the opening show of the Great Lakes Theatre’s 2022-23 season.

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