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Reclaiming the Rustbelt

By: Andrew Samtoy

Rustbelt Reclamation has left its stamp on the city by reclaiming materials from houses and businesses, turning the materials into furniture and furnishings, then selling them throughout Northeast Ohio and around the world. Their...

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The Minds of Minds Matter

By: Andrew Samtoy

We got to sit down with several of the students at Minds Matter Cleveland, a program that takes promising high school students and gets them ready for - and often into - college. Here's what they had to say about their heroes,...

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The Cleveland YPS

By: Andrew Samtoy

On May 2, the Cleveland Young Professional Senate (YPS) had a retreat at the Idea Center at Playhouse Square. We asked some of the attendees and organizers what they were optimistic about and what they planned to do to improve...

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Living History: The Burning River

By: Andrew Samtoy

Next in our series on Northeast Ohio history: The Cuyahoga River Fire.  

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H.O.L.A.

By: Andrew Samtoy

This week, we went to a meeting of H.O.L.A. (Hispanas Organizadas de Lake y Ashtabula) in Painesville. The group is primarily made up of people originally from Mexico. After a packed meeting, mostly focused on citizen advocacy and...

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