Dealing with a mounting utility bill or shut-off notice can be scary, and assistance isn’t always accessible. To help make the process less daunting, the Northeast Ohio Solutions Journalism Collaborative (NEO SoJo) compiled some tips from local advocates alongside requirements for assistance programs.
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Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announced a major project last week to expand wireless internet access to approximately 70% of Cleveland’s Central neighborhood, and provide Internet equipment to 500 of 2,500 households. He called it part of a broader effort to revitalize Cleveland’s urban core.
Civic engagement and voter turnout throughout Cleveland’s wards have been a mixed bag going into the primary election. Mail ballot requests and returns have generally increased citywide from where they lagged in 2017. And some progressive newcomers say their grassroots campaigns have seen on-the-ground interest in city council elections, but some of their incumbent counterparts remain wary.