SEVILLE, Ohio – Wreaths Across America held its annual day of tribute on Saturday, honoring veterans by placing holiday wreaths at gravesites in more than 1,400 cemeteries across the nation.Family members and volunteers placed more than 13,000 wreaths at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, according to Nathan Gradisher of the Hospice of the Western Reserve.With flags at half-staff to honor the Nov. 30 passing of President George H.W. Bush, the program started at 9 a.m. with an hour for family members to place personalized wreaths at the graves of their relatives. At 10 a.m., volunteers began the wider placement of wreaths in the 273-acre cemetery in Medina County. The program concluded with a ceremony to honor all branches of service.Wreaths Across America, a national nonprofit whose purpose is “to remind people how important it is to remember, honor and teach" about the sacrifice of veterans, began as the small effort of a group in Maine until 2005, when … [Read more...] about Wreaths Across America remembers veterans at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, Ohio
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CLEVELAND, Ohio - Imagine a new Ohio. A smaller state carved out around Lake Erie, where we could keep our tax money nearby, empower cities to enact their own laws and elect a legislature closely matched between Democrats and Republicans. We could focus on solving urban problems. Sure, it's a daydream. But we in Cleveland feel stuck. We're a Democratic metropolis governed by Republicans who see the state very differently than we do. Fights erupt time and time again, over fracking and gun regulation and minimum wage. The state legislature overrules, takes our tax money and disperses it to rural areas. This post is part of cleveland.com's series, "Western Reserve: the 51st state?" For more stories, click here. Life could be better, if we were properly represented in a new state of Western Reserve. Name the new state of northern Ohio To be clear, cleveland.com is not actually suggesting secession from Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton and the mostly rural rest of the state. We're simply … [Read more...] about Dreaming up Western Reserve — the 51st state?
HUDSON, Ohio - Western Reserve Academy has named Suzanne Walker Buck its new head of school. The school's board of trustees and search committee unanimously selected Buck for the position following a national search. Buck is the first woman to hold the position. She will succeed current Head of School Christopher D. Burner, who served in the role for a decade. Buck graduated from Connecticut College, received a master's degree in degree in clinical social work from Columbia University and a degree in education from Harvard University. Most recently she served as the rector (head of school) at Chatham Hall in Chatham, Virginia. Buck begins in the role in July, 2019. Want more Akron news? Sign up for cleveland.com's Rubber City Daily, an email newsletter delivered at 5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. … [Read more...] about Western Reserve Academy names Suzanne Walker Buck head of school
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Case Western Reserve University's updated student information system will allow students to indicate gender identity. University applications and forms can often be difficult for those who identify with a different gender identity than the sex assigned at birth. It can also lead to problems in the classroom when professors work off of university information to refer to their students. CWRU students can pick from 20 different gender identities, according to Cleveland Scene. The university worked extensively with its LGBT Center on the update. "Students who are misgendered experience a range of emotion and realities -- a student might feel humiliated, unsafe, under scrutiny by classmates and/or pressured to affirm or deny the misgendering," directors Liz Roccoforte and Assistant Director AmariYah Israel told Scene. The choice will appear on class and advisor rosters. The university issued a emailed statement through a … [Read more...] about Case Western Reserve University students can choose gender identity on university forms
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Goldhorn Brewery will host Western Reserve Distillers, TownHall will have a mead tasting, and many other events are coming up in Greater Cleveland. Have an item to submit? Deadline is Thursday; email me. AUGUST Tuesday, Aug. 7: Platform Beer Co.'s Charitable Tuesday beneficiary is Safe Families for Children at 3 p.m. A dollar sold of every Platform beer or cider will be donated. Platform is at 4125 Lorain Ave., Cleveland. Thursday, Aug. 9: Jukebox Cleveland is hosting Thirsty Thursday with Virtue Cider 5-7 p.m. It's at 1404 W. 29th St., Cleveland. Friday, Aug. 10: Heinen's will hold OH-IPA, a celebration of 10 locally made IPAs. Cost is $15. Ticket sales end at 8 a.m. Aug. 10. It's at 900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Friday, Aug. 10: Firkin Friday's beer flavor is cranberry at Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. at 1085 Old River Road, Cleveland's Flats East Bank and 587 Grant St., Akron. It kicks off at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11: Chardon BrewFest is noon-5 p.m. Details TBA. … [Read more...] about Beer calendar: Mead School at TownHall, Western Reserve Distillers tasting at Goldhorn Brewery, more