Monday, April 8, 2013
The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office is looking for these men.
The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office supplies Patch with a list of wanted fugitives each week. View the photos to learn more about each individual. The information in the captions was provided by the county sheriff's office. If you have information regarding the fugitives above, call the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Tip Line at (216) 443-6085.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Cuyahoga County officials warn against paying third-party vendors when the service is available for free through the county.
If you're looking for assistance in appealing your property valuation, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald warns against using third-party companies. The county offers assistance for free at the County Fiscal Office and the Board of Revision, according to a press release. ValueAppeal, LLC of Seattle and Tax Compliance Services, LLC, a company with a Cleveland mailing address, are two of several companies mailing letters to Cuyahoga County taxpayers indicating the county’s value of their property might be in incorrect and that "the owners could be overpaying by thousands of dollars," the press release states. Some companies offer "a custom or specialized report" for a price, said Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer Wade Steen. "However, the…
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office is looking for these men and women.
The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office supplies Patch with a list of wanted fugitives each week. View the photos to learn more about each individual. The information in the captions was provided by the county sheriff's office. If you have information regarding the fugitives above, call the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Tip Line at 216-443-6085.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Blizzard could arrive by Wednesday morning to Cleveland area. Adjust travel plans accordingly.
‘Tis the season…for snow. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issues a “Blizzard Warning,” after canceling—and upgrading—a previously issued “winter storm warning.” Holiday travelers may want to adjust their plans accordingly. The blizzard warning in effect from 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26 to 7 a.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 27. Cuyahoga and Lorain counties are included in the warning. Heavy snow will combine with blustery northeast windes to create severe winter weather. “The winter storm warning is cancelled...,” The NWS issued in its statement. “The national weather service in Cleveland has issued a blizzard warning. “This in an upgrade to the winter storm warning which was previously in effect.” The NWS advised of the following: Watch for …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Apply online, by mail or in person to get your dog licensed now.
Cuyahoga County dog licenses are on sale now. Beginning Dec. 1, dog owners can access applications online or in person for their 2013 dog licenses. Dogs must be licensed annually by Jan. 31. Licenses are $20 each, and beginning Jan. 31, late fees are $20 per Ohio law. To buy yours online, click here. There are also more than 25 locations across Cuyahoga County where you can purchase it in person for a 75-cent surcharge. Here are a few of the spots in Lakewood offering the in-person filing:
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is looking for information on Anetaeus Spencer.
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is looking for information on Anetaeus Spencer, the task force’s fugitive of the week. Spencer is wanted for aggravated assault with a firearm by the US Marshals and the Lorain Police Department, according to a press release from the task force. Spencer allegedly shot someone in the chest after an argument at Gills International Lounge in Lorain in October. Spencer, 30, is about 5’07” and 210 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He’s thought to be hiding in Lorain and has a previous address near the 2400 block of Lorain’s Washington Ave. The task force is offering a reward for information that leads to Spencer’s capture. Individuals can call the task force with information at 1-866-…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
What do you think of your appraisal? The deadline to file a complaint is Sept. 15.
During the past couple weeks, notices from the Cuyahoga County Appraisal Department began arriving in residents’ mailboxes, informing them of the new estimated value of their properties. Ohio law requires a reappraisal every six years, for property tax purposes. This year’s scheduled appraisals wrapped up last month — there won’t be another update scheduled until 2015. The Cuyahoga County Appraisal Department is responsible for discovering, listing and valuing more than a half-million parcels. Those who dispute the proposed valuation are encouraged to visit the county website, to find out how to file a complaint. The deadline to file a complaint is Sept. 15. According to the county fiscal office website, appraisers value any changes to …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora was found guilty on 33 of 34 counts in an Akron court today. Here is our roundup of the headlines.
Jimmy Dimora is guilty. That's big news in Cuyahoga County, where he was a county commissioner for years. Here's a roundup of stories about today's guilty verdict. See a good story about the Dimora trial or verdict? Tell us in the comments, and leave a link, and we'll add it to the list.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
A report released last week recommends a regional approach to improve education.
Last week, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and researchers from New York University took a closer look at how to improve education in the county. The county executive wants to better define the county’s role in local education and figure out how to make the best use of the available money, said special assistant Justin Bibb. Overall, Bibb said that role is to create the “right conditions and environment” for Cuyahoga County’s districts. According to a press release from the county executive, the report focuses on the county’s most vulnerable students—those who live and go to school in economically poor areas. Much of the report pertains to steps the Cleveland Metropolitan School District can take to improve. But Bibb pointed out …
Friday, August 5, 2011
115th annual event set Aug. 8-14 at fairgrounds in Berea
The 115th annual Cuyahoga County Fair starts Monday and runs through Sunday, Aug. 14 at the fairgrounds in Berea. Visitors will find 20 midway rides, more than 100 food stations and thousands of animals and exhibits on the 117-acre site. Events this year will include demolition derbies, moto-cross, a haunted house, thrill shows, fireworks, harness racing and tribute bands. General admission, which does not include rides, is $6 for adults and $5 for seniors 60 and older and kids 4-12. On Thursday, Aug. 11, kids 4-16 get in for $2. Grandstand events include a free country concert Thursday featuring Randy Montana andKip Moore; Time Traveller, a Moody Blues tribute band, on Friday; The Cinema Show, a Genesis tribute band, on Friday; and Pink …