Under the H2Ohio program, the state of Ohio sent the city of Cleveland $500,000 to replace all lead water service lines to licensed child care centers. That work is now complete, but work on interior lead plumbing remains to be done.
Small businesses on the southeast side aren’t getting same resources as other parts of town. Huntington National Bank has partnered with the city to create a $500,000 Entrepreneur in Residence program that will target minority-owned businesses.
Cleveland City Council modified and approved legislation proposed by the Bibb administration that will make some changes at the West Side Market. The updates include capping rental rate increases, allowing for longer-term and shorter-term leases and permitting alcohol sales.
The NBA’s All-Star Game is an undeniable chance for Cleveland to showcase its assets on a national court. But it’s also funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into neighborhood nonprofits, community centers, and local businesses, boosters say.
Horizontal Books on West 25th St., known for stacking books on their sides to make the titles easier to read, is planning to flip its own concept later this year, changing its name and adding a host of coffees sourced from around the country.
Cleveland’s vaccination rate has lagged far behind that of Cuyahoga County. Now, Mayor Justin Bibb’s new administration is turning to community outreach and partnerships in an effort to reverse that trend.