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Parma Educational & Organizing Meeting to End Corporate Personhood & Money as Speech Monday, January 26, 2015 / 7:00 pm


Parma Educational & Organizing Meeting to End Corporate Personhood & Money as Speech 
Monday, January 26, 2015 / 7:00 pm
Parma-Snow Public Library, 2121 Snow Road, Parma 
 
There is interest in launching an effort in Parma to explore passing a city council resolution or citizen initiative petition campaign to call on Congress to amend the Constitution to end the doctrines anointing corporations as "persons" and political money being equal to political speech — both of which have contributed to the corruption of our elections and public policies on scores of issues affecting our families, communities and environment. 
 
Hundreds of other communities across the country have already taken a stand. In Ohio, resolutions have been passed by city councils in Athens, Oberlin, Lakewood, Barberton, Fremont and S. Euclid while ballot initiatives have been passed by voters in Brecksville (52%), Newburgh Heights (73%), Defiance (67%), Cleveland Heights (78%), Chagrin Falls (66%) and Mentor (70%). 
 
Similar exploratory campaigns are underway in Northeast Ohio in Shaker Heights, S. Euclid, Lyndhurst, Cleveland, Berea, Stow and Tallmadge. 
 
The effort is part of the national Move to Amend (movetoamend.org) movement. 
 
Join others to explore taking action in Parma! 
 
For more information, contact Stephanie Riccobene at riccobene726@gmail.com 

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Volume 7, Issue 2, Posted 5:27 PM, 01.23.2015

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Parma Faces Financial Challenges In 2015

Parma, like many cities, faces serious budgetary challenges heading into 2015. While we have known this was coming and it's not surprising, this will be one of the most difficult budgets in decades. For a few years now, our administration has felt the impact of budget cuts from Columbus. Indeed, in the last four years, the state has cut an estimated $413 million each year for municipalities and villages through reductions in the Local Government Fund, the repeal of the estate tax, and other changes, according to Innovation Ohio, a Columbus-based policy group.

That has meant millions in lost revenue for Parma, a challenge our administration, working with Parma City Council, has confronted by doing more with less. We have saved close to $1 million in each of the last two years by introducing automated trash collection in the city. The city also has sought long-term cost savings through regional collaborations with Cuyahoga County and our neighboring cities.

However, this year, we will face the fullest effect of the state cuts. For example, we no longer have those revenues to absorb the unexpected loss of Graf Tech from our business community. No doubt this, and other examples, presents our administration and City Council with an extremely difficult challenge this year.

That's one of the reasons we have begun our budget process months earlier this year than usual. I have asked all directors to start with a zero-based budget this year and to include only absolutely necessary services in their budget requests. We are all looking for ways to save and to make what we have go further.

Last year, the administration and City Council were able to balance a difficult budget using almost a half-million dollars' worth of one-time funds, such as the proceeds from selling a city owned building. This year, we don't have that as an option.

Our goal is to succeed in passing a balanced budget on time, but also to minimize the impact services for our residents. We are working very hard to piece together a budget that has been considered very carefully for all its options.

Even while the budgetary challenges are ongoing, we do have things to look forward to here in Parma as we head into the new year of 2015. We've all seen the signs of progress across the street from City Hall at The Shoppes at Parma project. This continues to intrigue as we all look forward to all the possibilities that new development can bring.

Hand in hand with that, the Mayor's Town Center Task Force completed a year's worth of work with the issuance of its Town Center Task Force report. Implementing those ideas and suggestions is a challenge we look forward to; realizing the completion of the Town Center project will bring a whole new look and feel to our city. To read the report, go to our city website at www.cityofparma-oh.gov.

This past year in 2014 , we saw other progress to our city as well. We partnered with Cleveland Crops and the West Creek Conservancy to make an actual working farm at our Stearns Farm property. We welcomed Rush Trucking and Pitt Ohio to our manufacturing community, and closer to home, we created and implemented our Good Neighbor Pride Awards that recognized homeowners who care for and take pride in their homes and property.

So while we are working on the challenges that face us as a city, we are also cognizant of those things which will move Parma forward. I am proud to serve as Mayor of Parma, the state's seventh-largest city, and our administration is working hard to continue making it a city that you are proud to call home.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:32 AM, 01.05.2015

December Citizen, Business of the Month

Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter is proud of December’s Citizen of the Month. “For him to do what he does, as a volunteer, just because he cares … it really shows what kind of person he is.” He’s talking about John Metzger. John's compassion for Veterans is unbounded. Every year, on his own time, he paints and assembles flags and flag stands for local Veterans in nursing homes. He teams with the Mayor’s office to make sure every Veteran at a yearly ceremony receives a certificate of appreciation for his or her service along with the flag. John doesn’t want any Veteran to feel forgotten or unappreciated. After his time in the Army, John owned D&D Custom Windows until he retired seven years ago. John and his wife Karen have lived in Parma for 37 years and have two daughters, Doreen and Deanna, and four grandchildren – Devin, Justin, Jonathan, and Danielle.

Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter is proud of December’s Citizen of the Month. “For him to do what he does, as a volunteer, just because he cares … it really shows what kind of person he is.” He’s talking about John Metzger. John's compassion for Veterans is unbounded. Every year, on his own time, he paints and assembles flags and flag stands for local Veterans in nursing homes. He teams with the Mayor’s office to make sure every Veteran at a yearly ceremony receives a certificate of appreciation for his or her service along with the flag. John doesn’t want any Veteran to feel forgotten or unappreciated. After his time in the Army, John owned D&D Custom Windows until he retired seven years ago. John and his wife Karen have lived in Parma for 37 years and have two daughters, Doreen and Deanna, and four grandchildren – Devin, Justin, Jonathan, and Danielle.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:32 AM, 01.05.2015

A Call To Engage

It seems as America becomes more and more in demand of a new course, fewer and fewer young people are getting involved in the activities that matter the most. To me, voting, volunteering, networking, learning my heritage, engaging in travel and exploration, and most of all, getting a well-rounded education are among some of these activities. It is not uncommon for the people around me to immediately desire to help others or see value in education and life. For me, I love to engage myself hands-on with what goes on in my community, school, work, and home life. For many, this is not the case in this form. Many of the people I hang out with or engage in fun activities with, it’s going to the club, movies, shopping, or watching Netflix. Even in these engagements, I find myself absolutely different from them all and find a minimum ounce of fun in such engagements. Even then, I think of the starving children in Cleveland, Ohio and the world. I think of graduation rates, employment rates, and our Veterans who are without. I think of how much more useful I could be in helping someone, somewhere. Through all this, I realize when my parents' generation dies off, my generation is the next in line to run a grocery store or police the streets, to even being the mayor of a city. I’ve realized my generation needs to get more involved in keeping what is known as the “American Dream” alive. A call to engage is at its highest.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:32 AM, 01.05.2015

Parma Holiday Lights Contest Winners Announced

First place home - 3910 Redfern Road.

The holiday lights display at 3910 Redfern Road was recently voted the city’s best in a contest conducted by the City and voted on by residents. The winning home is owned by Joe and Denise Kovach. The city’s overall second place home is at 10700 Sharon Drive, owned by Bob and Christina Kovach, and third place overall went to Jason and Laurie Meadows, whose home is at 4106 Wellington Avenue.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:32 AM, 01.05.2015

The President's Corner

Former mayors James Day and Gerald Boldt slice a cake in honor of Parma's sesquicentennial. Linda Kinsey and Donna Smallwood are in the background.

I want to thank you, the readers, for the positive feedback I have received about my recent columns on former mayors Petruska and DePiero. Many suggested I keep it going. As a result, I recently contacted former Parma Mayor Gerald Boldt to request an interview. He enthusiastically agreed and invited me to his home on Friday, November 14. Below is a synopsis of the nearly two hours we talked.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:31 AM, 01.05.2015

Ridgewood Garden Club Of Parma In The "Glow"

After putting their gardens to bed, the members of the Ridgewood Garden Club of Parma got busy planning how to decorate their Christmas tree in the Cleveland Botanical Garden's Glow event. Glow is a spectacular holiday tradition that includes walking tours of the gardens, featuring unique works of art created by Cleveland's MC3STEM High School students. The Glow event will transport visitors to a world full of seasonal cheer; by hopping aboard the Garden Express for a whimsical train ride; by taking photos in front of the two-story tree; by visiting the lively town square filled with musicians and carolers; by decorating their own gingerbread house; by letting the kids pick out gifts at the Tree Top shop; by enjoying holiday candies from Mrs. Claus' Sweet Shoppe; by stopping at the Garden Store for grown-ups; by leaving their own wish on the wishing tree; by marveling at the amazing gingerbread houses; and by viewing a delightful display of creative trees decorated by affiliate garden clubs. 

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:31 AM, 01.05.2015

Believe In Yourself

Kassidy Stilwell.

I have learned from my 17-year-old granddaughter that the way to success is by believing in yourself. This will give you the confidence and drive necessary to succeed in any endeavor you may want to achieve. At a very early age, Kassidy Stilwell had an interest in sports as she was thoroughly indoctrinated by her dad and mom. She played baseball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball. Of all of these, she liked volleyball the best and joined a local Junior Olympic Team. She had the confidence and drive to succeed as she believed in herself. She is self motivated to play at her best, even when there were days when she wasn't feeling well. Once she stood on the court and play started, she was constantly focused on the game and her desire to win against all opponents. Over the years, she has won many medal awards - gold, silver, and bronze. The biggest and most rewarding was in 2011 at Atlanta, Georgia, when her team won the National Championship. Her belief in herself is a constant driving force that generates enthusiasm and drive for her teammates. It is not necessary to list all of her statistics that she has accomplished over the years as her actions and play on the court are easily recognized by all in attendance. When she was a sophomore in high school, she earned her spot to play on the varsity team. She is now a senior and has again achieved a high degree of success as a libero on the volleyball team. Kids do not always learn from adults. This is an example of what I have learned from my granddaughter, Kassidy Stilwell.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:37 AM, 01.05.2015

Volunteers For AARP TaxAide Needed

This year, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service, is seeking volunteers to assist taxpayers in southwestern Cuyahoga County. Our tax preparation sites are in Strongsville, Parma (2), Brook Park, Broadview Heights, and Middleburg Heights. Volunteers do not have to be retired or members of AARP.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:31 AM, 01.05.2015

Parma Heights Century Homes

As a member of the Parma Heights Historical Society, I have documented all of the currently known Century Homes. There are a total of 24. The oldest single story building is at 5856 Pearl Road. This house was built in 1831 by Oliver Emerson. He was the very first Postmaster of Parma Township and worked from this house. His father, Asa Emerson, built the oldest two story home in 1823, which is at 6103 Pearl Road. Asa moved here from Connecticut. the style is very much like the older homes in Connecticut. This house was moved back further from the Road in 1925. The last house to be added to the list was built in 1913. It is at 6522 Old York Road. As time passes many more homes will be added to the list. Many of the homes have had additions or modifications to the original structures. All are uniquely different as the people living there. These houses have been well maintained with pride from past and present owners. This is just one more example why Parma Heights is a great place to live. I am trying to document all of the original owners of these homes. If anyone has any information about these homes, please contact the President of the Parma Heights Historical Society, Joe Reeves, at (216) 870-4864.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:31 AM, 01.05.2015

Quilting

Where to begin this article has been a struggle. There are so many thoughts going through my mind that there isn’t enough space allocated to put them all on paper. Now that the holidays have passed for yet another year, being productive until the weather clears is another chore. Wasting time is not on my bucket list, although there are such occasions. My perception was that some of the greatest wastes of time would be things like crocheting, knitting, and quilting. My mother was one who crocheted. This was done while “watching” T.V., thus, it must be in the genes to perform such inane tasks. You may have guessed my gender, and in the above mentioned areas, it doesn’t work in my favor.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:31 AM, 01.05.2015

SAFE

It's the safe time

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:30 AM, 01.05.2015

Asset Corner #61

January’s Asset Category: Positive Identity. Help young people bring out their best. The way people feel about themselves can fluctuate with circumstances. Depending on what’s happening, you may feel confident or unsure, optimistic or pessimistic, in control or not in control. What’s important is what a person’s identity is like most of the time. People who have a strong, positive sense of self maintain these qualities even when difficulties arise. They continue to be hopeful and optimistic, and believe they can make a difference.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:30 AM, 01.05.2015

I Believe

A life that reflects joy, praise, and thankfulness benefits everyone.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:30 AM, 01.05.2015

There Was An Election And Few Showed Up

A popular slogan against the war in Vietnam back in the 1960s was “what if they had a war and no one showed up.” It seems that this old slogan could also describe the latest general election that was held last month in Ohio and the nation.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:30 AM, 01.05.2015

UH Parma To Train Medical Residents

Christopher Loyke, DO, will be the Director of Medical Education for UH Parma Medical Center's medical residency program. 

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) is establishing a medical residency program at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center to train future primary care physicians.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:30 AM, 01.05.2015

School Funding Needs Sweeping Reform

Forget about the fact that, as homeowners, we pay $2,129.00 out of our $4,445.00 annual property taxes for Parma City School District (PCSD) students for a home that has seen three value reductions but no tax reductions – AND WE HAVE NO CHILDREN WHO MIGHT BENEFIT FROM IT.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:30 AM, 01.05.2015

Artist Of The Month

Babies & Moms by Donata Rahne.

Parma is home to a great many talented individuals, artists, and craftsmen, both professional and amateur, who specialize in variety of mediums. This article is the seventh in a series which will showcase a Parma area artist and introduce you to many of your talented neighbors.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:30 AM, 01.05.2015

A Benefit For Our Friend Cabby Bill

On July 17th, 2014, our friend, Cleveland's Proud Cabby Bill Anderson, over 10 years serving Northeast Ohio in the the taxi and livery business, was admitted to the hospital for infections to his right foot. Since then, he has had several surgeries, lost all his toes on his right foot, and been out of work. He is in financial stress and is trying to get his life back now. He needs your help today!

On January 25th, 2015, we are having a night at the races benefit for our friend, Cabby Bill Anderson, a Cleveland Cabby for over 10 years who is now out of work!

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:30 AM, 01.05.2015

Cuyahoga County And The Earned Income Tax Coalition Offer Free Tax Preparation

Cuyahoga County and the Cuyahoga Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition will be hosting free tax preparation services as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Last year in Cuyahoga County, the VITA Program served 11,950 people and brought back more than $14.8 million to the community.  County VITA sites are at the County’s Westshore Neighborhood Family Service Center (NFSC) and at the Southgate NFSC. Westshore NFSC is located at 9830 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44102; the tax site will be open Monday evenings and Saturdays. Southgate NFSC is located at 5398 ½ Northfield Rd, Maple Heights, Ohio 44137; the tax site will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays. To schedule an appointment, go online to www.211oh.org or call 211/United Way First Call for Help.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:30 AM, 01.05.2015

St. Peter UCC In Seven Hills Welcomes New Pastor

Rev. Christopher R. Helton

St. Peter United Church of Christ in Seven Hills is pleased to announce their new pastor, the Reverend Christopher R. Helton. He will officially assume the position starting on Sunday, January 11, 2015.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:30 AM, 01.05.2015

Parma Holiday Lights Contest Is On Again This Year

Last year's winner at 10700 Sharon Drive.

The City of Parma will conduct its Holiday Lights contest again this year. Hundreds of residents voted last year, and the contest continues to grow. This year rules (see below) have changed slightly. The entire process – nominating and voting – is left up to residents. The process, from nominations to announcing the winners, will take the entire month of December. Winners are expected to be announced on Dec. 31.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:54 AM, 12.02.2014

PSO Holiday Concert December 7

Alexander Wasserman to perform Franz Liszt Piano Concerto #2 in A Major with the Parma Symphony Orchestra on 12/7.

The Parma Symphony Orchestra will present a Holiday concert on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 3:00 PM at Valley Forge High School Auditorium located at 9999 Independence Boulevard in Parma Heights.  

Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock will present: Alexander Wasserman performing, Franz Liszt Piano Concerto #2 in A Major and A Collection of Traditional Holiday Music 

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:53 AM, 12.02.2014

UH Parma's Home Health Named To Nation's HomeCare Elite™

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center’s Home Care has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:54 AM, 12.02.2014

Health Insurance Enrollment Ends February 15, 2015

By this time, you should be aware that starting November 15, 2014, you can apply for health coverage through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. If you’re already covered, take advantage of this open enrollment period and re-visit www.healthcare.gov. It might be that with changes in the menu of plans a better deal may be available. In either case, this open enrollment period will end on Sunday, February 15, 2015. 

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:59 AM, 12.02.2014

4th Annual Parma Peanut Butter Drive

www.allfaithspantry.org

All Faiths Pantry and Parma City Council President Sean Brennan are happy to announce the 4th Annual Parma Peanut Butter Drive! December 2014 will again hold an opportunity for Parma to unite as a community in support of All Faiths Pantry (AFP) by collecting jars of peanut butter for the home deliveries of groceries that AFP makes 12 months of every year, for 60+ seniors and others with limited mobility living in the Greater Parma area. 

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:54 AM, 12.02.2014

The President's Corner

Sean Brennan with Kelly Cooper and students in the A.B.L.E. GED and ESOL program.

Recently, I was contacted by Kelly Cooper to give a talk about local government at Valley Forge High School to students enrolled in the Parma City Schools’ Adult Basic and Literacy Education (A.B.L.E.) program. This empowering program includes Ohio GED© Preparation, Basic Skills Enrichment, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes. Because I was so moved by my involvement in the program, I want to laud it to the community in this month’s column in hopes that it may inspire you to make others aware of the program and/or to get involved yourself.   

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:53 AM, 12.02.2014

Friends Of Parma Theater Continue Their Effort

As the demolition of the Historic Parma Theater looms large, the Friends of Parma Theater held a demonstration and candlelight vigil on October 24th to bring attention to their cause to save the theater for future generations. Beyond the theater, their ongoing mission is to cultivate a creative arts district dedicated to cinema, theater, music, and the performing arts that will become an economic development catalyst for the surrounding community. Pictured here (left to right) are: Sharon Schneider, Tom Kall, Debbie LeWalk, Paulette Kall, Patricia Haller, William Subjoc, Kathryn Mabin, and Annette Mannion. | Photo © 2014 Stefan P. Stefaniuk

Shortly after the Parma Theater closed the doors in 2012, at a meeting in Ward 2 we formed our group, Friends of Parma Theater. Our immediate goal was to meet the challenge of saving the building that housed this Parma institution, but we soon came to the conclusion that this sad event actually presented a significant opportunity. What we realized is that while Parma is a wonderful city that we all love and cherish, there are a few things that if Parma only had, would represent an outstanding improvement. One of these is an Arts District, and we unanimously came to the conclusion that the Parma Theater, if it were to be re-purposed as a multi-use facility serving diverse community needs, would indeed function as an ideal hub in a wheel of an artistic development initiative in Polish Village, one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Parma. 

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:54 AM, 12.02.2014

Robert Oravec Receives The Order Of Towman Award

Robert Oravec after recieving the Order of Towman Award.

At the 26th annual American Towman Exposition in Baltimore, Maryland, Robert Oravec received the Order of Towman Award the night of November 22nd. The Order of Towman is awarded to tow truck drivers for their professionalism and dedication to the towing trade and the community they serve. The Police Chief of Parma Heights, Daniel Teel, nominated Robert Oravec in writing for showing "extreme dedication to the towing trade and the community." By Robert accepting The Order, he joined an elite legion of dedicated towing and recovery professionals from around the nation.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:51 AM, 12.02.2014

UH Neurological Institute Expands To Parma

UH Parma Medical Center's team approach to stroke care begins in the field. Stroke Medical Director John Andrefsky, MD, has met personally with area emergency medical responders throughout the region to inform them of the medical center’s enhanced stroke protocols.

Patients in the southwest and central suburbs of Cuyahoga County now have access not only to the Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, but the extensive services of the University Hospitals Neurological Institute – ranked among the best neurology/neurosurgery programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:51 AM, 12.02.2014

Government Bureaucrats Making Health Care Decisons

Twenty years ago, in 1994, when the Clinton health care reform plan was being debated among Americans, opponents of the Clinton plan campaigned that should that reform plan pass, we could have government bureaucrats making health care decisions instead of the individual. Now, twenty years later, that is what will be happening in Ohio beginning in January. 

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:51 AM, 12.02.2014

Artist Of The Month

Acrylic by Jane Zampedro.

Jane Zampedro grew up on a farm in Colorado. Besides the many chores, caring for horses, sheep, geese, and garden duties, she belonged to the 4-H Club, took dance and piano lessons, and learned to sew. Her aunt encouraged her artistic abilities by providing her with her first Prang Watercolor set of paints. While attending Colorado State University, she met and married her husband Leo. Jane tells me she even created her own wedding gown.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:51 AM, 12.02.2014

I Believe

Act the way you want to be and soon you will be the way you act.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:51 AM, 12.02.2014

The Pit Bull Educator: Lesson One - A Dog Is A Dog Is A Dog

While trying to decide what to write about in my first lesson, I came across some interesting and chilling statistics. First, there have been 25 more dogs bites reported this year than last year. Second, according to the CDC (Center of Disease Control), nearly 4.5 Million Americans are bitten each year. Half of these are children with 1 in 5 requiring medical attention. It is in learning this that I decided I need to start with teaching people how to be safe around dogs.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:51 AM, 12.02.2014

I Walk

I walk.

When it seems I've 

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:51 AM, 12.02.2014

Parma Chef Stands Out In The Big Apple

Here I am in New York with Parma native Chef Natasha Pogrebinsky, along with her brother Sasha, in her restaurant "Bear," named for the bear signs along Interstate 80 on the path to her new home.

Television crews captured Chef Natasha Pogrebinsky, a Parma native, working feverishly in the kitchen, trying to match culinary wits with celebrity restaurateur Bobby Flay on a September episode of the popular Food Network show. While she didn't win the contest against the award-winning chef on Beat Bobby Flay, it was another example of growing national exposure for Pogrebinsky, who also has appeared twice on Food Network's Chopped. But I hope Parma residents won't simply have to rely on their televisions to see Pogrebinsky, who is the chef and owner of the "New European Cuisine" restaurant Bear in Queens, NY. Whenever I have the opportunity to talk with her, I try to encourage her to open a restaurant in Parma, and we honored Pogrebinsky in July for her successful career and continued support of her hometown. She had visited City Hall with her brother and parents. Pogrebinsky grew up in Parma from the age of 10, when she and her brother, Sasha, moved here with their parents from Kiev, Ukraine. She and her brother opened Bear seven years ago to supportive reviews of dishes infused with culinary experiences developed in the Ukrainian community, from stuffed cabbage to pierogies. 

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Volume 6, Issue 11, Posted 10:46 AM, 11.03.2014

Friends Of Parma Theater Continue Effort To Save Historic Landmark

As the demolition of the Historic Parma Theater looms large, the Friends of Parma Theater held a demonstration and candlelight vigil on October 24th to bring attention to their cause to save the theater for future generations. Beyond the theater, their ongoing mission is to cultivate a creative arts district dedicated to cinema, theater, music, and the performing arts that will become an economic development catalyst for the surrounding community. Pictured here (left to right) are: Sharon Schneider, Tom Kall, Debbie LeWalk, Paulette Kall, Patricia Haller, William Subjoc, Kathryn Mabin, and Annette Mannion. | Photo © 2014 Stefan P. Stefaniuk.

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Volume 6, Issue 11, Posted 10:54 AM, 11.03.2014