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Ohio Treasurer: Connie Pillich likes a challenge

 
 
From being a mother of two, a wife, a lawyer, a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, and a veteran of the United States Air Force, Connie Pillich leads a busy life — and now she is looking to take on even more challenges.  As she reaches the end of her third…

Court of Common Pleas: Nancy R. McDonnell seeks another term

 
“It’s a madhouse,” Judge Nancy R. McDonnell exclaims, throwing both hands in the air as she describes election season.
 
On the 16th floor of Cleveland’s Justice Building — behind the courtroom —  McDonnell sits comfortably behind her monogramed oak desk immersed in a stack of documents. With Nov. 4 only weeks away, the…

Ohio Secretary of State: Husted made it harder to vote, critics say

 
Secretary of State Jon Husted had a relaxed look on his face, staring at the journalists and cameras in a press conference video, posted on Youtube. He looked ready to take on challenging questions and comments about his U.S. Supreme Court case for eliminating “Golden Week.”
 
Golden Week was an early voting period…

Ohio Treasurer: Can Mandel overcome past mistakes?

 
Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel’s political career has consisted of a lot of ups and downs. He is in the midst of another election for Ohio treasurer and, while he has experience on his side, he needs to do a lot to prove that past mistakes will stay in the past, and that his…

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine: A Family Man

 
“We were walking in a crowd, leaving a rally, and we all were kind of being ‘herded’ by the crowd control authorities. And I remember thinking how humble a person he was, a U.S. Senator who could have had a personal security detail escort him out, or could have said to one of the…

U.S. House of Representatives: Mark Zetzer offers an alternative

 
Strolling into Ben & Jerry’s with his young son, Owen, Mark Zetzer hardly resembled a U.S. congressional candidate. Although his meeting was to discuss his current campaign with a reporter, Zetzer’s primary focus was undoubtedly his son. Whether trying to get Owen to decide on a the flavor of ice cream he wanted (Owen…

Cuyahoga County Executive: Jack Schron brings new skill set

 
The reformed county government is still fairly new to Cuyahoga County. For over 200 years, the county followed one way of working, and that way did not include a county executive. However, the people decided in the 2009elections that the structure of county government no longer worked and they wanted a new one. Just…

Ohio Attorney General: A sit-down with challenger David Pepper

 
It’s a Wednesday morning, the first day of October, and the Cuyahoga County Democratic Headquarters is not yet bustling with its last push before the November election. There are posters scattered around the small, wood-paneled conference room. There is a poster of JFK, a poster encouraging early voting with President Barack Obama, and two…

Ohio Secretary of State: Libertarian candidate focuses on a younger crowd

 
“Democrat or Republican?” we often ask our fellow voting friends. But Kevin Knedler is bringing a new party to the table in the upcoming Nov. 4 election – Libertarian. Often times, we feel that voter choice is limited to two parties, but with an abundance of prospective independent voters in the state of Ohio,…

Court of Common Pleas: Nancy Fuerst running unopposed

 
The first week of November can mean different things to different people. To a child it is a reminder that Christmas is only a month away, to a college student it is the beginning of the end for their fall semester, and for an adult it is a sign that another year of their…

Ohio Supreme Court: Kennedy, Letson seek high court seat

 
In the upcoming election for Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Sharon L. Kennedy believes the fact that she has been on the Ohio Supreme Court since 2012 gives her an advantage over opponent Tom Letson.
 
“Experience is what sets me apart from my opponent,” said Kennedy. Noting that she has worked in various roles,…

Ohio House, 9th District: Boyd seeks her mother’s seat

 
Cleveland Heights City Hall is a bland place and the off-white walls of the council chamber stare at you while you sit on the cold, wooden pews. In a City Council meeting on Aug. 25, the tone of the council members’ voices was also dull — they sounded like monotone recordings. Set speeches by…

Court of Common Pleas: Francine Goldberg running hard

 
Imagine being a councilwoman, working as an assistant county prosecutor, speaking to community groups and organizations, participating in a major holiday parade, campaigning night and day, and still having time for a husband and four children. This is the schedule of Francine Goldberg, candidate for judge in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.…

Ohio House, 9th District: A different voice, Charles Hopson

 
Charles Hopson, 68, candidate for Ohio House 9th District, is at an age when most people are about to retire. A Republican, he argues that he is the best candidate for the seat currently held by Democrat Barbara Boyd because he would bring a new perspective.
 
He ran for Cleveland City Council once,…

Ohio Supreme Court: Experience is key for Justice Judith French

 
Traveling to all 88 counties in the state of Ohio is no small task, but to Justice Judith French it’s just another day in the office. The Ohio Supreme Court Justice completed a tour of Ohio in 2013 and is finishing another in 2014, just in time for the Nov. 4 elections.
 
French,…

Cuyahoga County Council, District 11: Simon sees green in county’s future

 
Sitting at Sweet Melissa’s with the warm aroma of chai lattes and the low chatter of customers, Councilwoman Sunny Simon appears with a cell phone at her ear and a determined look in her eyes as she prepares for the upcoming elections.
 
Simon has been going door-to-door to gain the support of voters,…

Ohio Secretary of State: She’s different, but that might be good

 
Imagine yourself sitting in your apartment building on a chilly fall evening in Cleveland, Ohio. You’re at your desk, sipping on a pumpkin spice latte and surfing the web, checking your Facebook and Twitter feeds. As you’re browsing around, watching various Vine videos involving more pumpkins and something called Ebola, one article in particular…

Ohio Court of Appeals: Anita Laster Mays lives her dream

 
Every young girl dreams of someday becoming a princess living in a castle, attending tea parties and wearing a gold studded crown. Well, almost every girl. For Anita Laster Mays, this was not the case. At the age of 6, Mays says she knew she wanted to do great things, but they involved the…

‘Boo Streaks’ reflects on first year as a student organization

 
There is a group of students at John Carroll University that thrives on fright. JCU’s paranormal research group, the Boo Streaks, was founded last November by current president and senior, Eugene Claridge.
 
The Boo Streaks have had much success since their founding, even winning the “Outstanding Organization of the Year” award last year. …

A eulogy for Lee Road: JCU mourns the loss of community staples

 
This week, two Cedar Lee restaurants decided to close their doors. On Monday Oct. 13, both The Cedar Lee Pub and Grill and Sweetie Fry (an ice cream and French fry eatery) announced that they planned on closing their doors forever.
 
The Pub made tweeted their announcement, saying, “We regret to inform you…

High school students begin early college program

College in the morning and high school in the afternoon is not how most of us remember 11th grade. But for eight students at Cleveland Heights High School, it’s just their regular routine.
These students began taking classes at John Carroll University this semester as part of the R.E.A.L. Early College small school.
High school…

Humans of John Carroll 10/16/2014

 
Family always comes first for Chris and Mike Nicholson, two staff members of the Facilities Department at John Carroll.
 
Chris and Mike are brothers and have strengthened their family bond by working together to make the JCU campus a safe and clean environment for the students.
 
“I feel like I know him…

Army general and JCU alumnus visits campus

Gen. Carter Ham, the former four-star general of the army in charge of Africa Command and John Carroll University alumnus, class of 1976, hosted a dinner and discussion with a group of selected students and faculty at JCU on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Ham requested to meet with some of the top political science students and…

I want to ride my bicycle

 
Bicycles: we’ve all had one. They helped to define our childhoods, providing us with limitless adventure. For many, myself included, a learning to ride a bicycle represents one of the first major obstacles we had to overcome. Learning to ride a bike was no small task, and when we finally managed to figure it…

University receives Career Ready Internship grant

This year, John Carroll University is one of 40 colleges to receive a Career Ready Internship grant in the amount of $147,933 from the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates for the 2014-2015 academic year. The funds will be used to establish 38 new paid internships for juniors and seniors in the College of…