Saturday, November 12, 2011
We've found some of the most interesting (and peculiar) stories on other Ohio Patch sites for you this weekend
1. Mentor Patch This one takes some guts. Mentor Patch editor Jason Lea made his rapping debut on his website as he called out Solon Patch editor Chris Mazzolini. The two guys were set to watch the high schools they cover go head to head today. This video is friendly rivalry at its best. 2. Westlake Patch Editor Kate Spirgen asked her viewers: Who has the best beard? She created a photo gallery of bicentennial beard-growing contest participants and a poll to determine who should have the "winning whiskers." 3. Strongsville Patch Editor Debbie Palmer reported a whodunit this week after 20 geese were found dead throughout the city. Could be a case of poisoning or something accidental, police said.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Check out what our friends at the northern Patch sites have been up to this week
1. Kent Patch Kent Patch Editor Matt Fredmonsky wrote from the heart when firefighter-paramedic Don Beckett passed away from esophageal cancer Wednesday. Matt detailed his interaction with Beckett and what kind of person he was. 2. Cleveland Heights Patch Imagine hundreds of people gathering around some fresh-baked donuts. Well, that happened this week in Cleveland Heights. The story behind "Donut Day" will probably put a smile on your face! 3. Stow Patch We thought maybe it was a typo when we saw a Stow couple was donating a bakery to Haiti. Yep, Stow Patch was right — the whole bakery. See exactly what the managers at Great Harvest Bread Co. are doing to help others by reading this Stow Patch story.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
We picked our favorite stories from other nearby Patch sites for this Around the Patch update
Cleveland Heights Patch Editor Michelle Simakis had a great idea to take 90 photos that show Cleveland Heights throughout history and spotlight one every day to celebrate the city's 90th birthday. Here's the photo from Friday. Kent Patch So, who is Lester Lefton? Most know him as the president of Kent State University, but Kent Patch Editor Matt Fredmonsky writes about how he is so much more. Lakewood Patch Meet the 15-year-old Lakewood High freshman who painted a back drop for the costumed-dog wielding parade marchers at the fourth-annual Spooky Pooch Parade that took place Saturday. Solon and Twinsburg Patches Although the game has already passed, we still wanted to give a shout-out to our buddies in Solon and Twinsburg for this awesome …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
We found some great photos of Miss Ohio Ellen Bryan as she bikes in Cuyahoga Falls, a cool update about a Lakewood spooky pooch parade that aims to make headlines and lots more
Who knew Lakewood had a Spooky Pooch Parade? We didn't. But now that we do, we're rooting for it to be the largest parade of dogs, made official by a spot in the Guinness World Records. Stow Patch reported the arrest of two people who allegedly operated a meth lab with young children in their home. A group of about 30 students at Center Middle School in Strongsville don't know a thing about being camera shy — they're too busy producing their school's announcements. Check out the update from Strongsville Patch, which is complete with video and tons of photos. Miss Ohio Ellen Bryan talked to students and teachers at DeWitt Elementary in Cuyahoga Falls, and Cuyahoga Falls Patch freelancer Roger Sommer was there to snap some great photos. …
Monday, September 12, 2011
We looked to Lakewood, Westlake and Cuyahoga Falls patches for today's 'Around the Patch' update
Ever in the Cuyahoga Falls area? This Bites Nearby update may sway you into stopping into Molly Brown's Country Cafe next time you're passing through. They're also in Akron and Canton, if that's closer to you. A 25-year-old Westlake native and 2004 St. Ignatius High School graduate was found dead by his family on Put-In-Bay Tuesday. Zachary Brody of Bowling Green now faces charges of murder, voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault. Westlake Patch has the full story here. Lakewood Patch captured a great array of photos and video for this update about a community event that raised thousands of dollars for some of Lakewood's neediest residents. Colin McEwen from Lakewood Patch called the "Got Green?" event a "delectable success."
Saturday, August 27, 2011
We've got something to satisfy the animal lovers, the art lovers and those who are looking to cook up something new for dinner in this 'Around the Patch' update today!
Stow Patch Animal lovers, listen up! Stow Patch had this good news to report this week: Chrissie Hynde’s Vegiterranean restaurant, Executive Chef J. Scot Jones and Pawsibilities, The Humane Society of Greater Akron came together for the Second Annual Chefs Who Care event to raise over $16,000 for the animals of PHSGA. Find the full update here. Strongsville and North Canton patches In the mood to make a new dish? North Canton blogger Meegan Massello can help with that. She writes weekly about "Mood Food," and this past recipe looked like a real winner. Try these herb-infused oils at your next family dinner! Maybe your mood is steering you more toward parmesan-crusted artichoke chicken bake from Strongsville Patch columnist Krista Alm. …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
We've trolled some other Northeast Ohio Patch sites to bring you the unusual and the extraordinary updates you may have missed
Strongsville Patch When tornadoes tore through the Midwest this spring, Izzey Pirl, now 16, began researching how she could incorporate her passions for music and outreach. Find out how this teen created “Rainbow of Music – Bringing Therapy & Hope to All" and, if you're so inclined, leave a comment of encouragement for her! Fairlawn-Bath Patch What would you think if your kid was reading a book called Maggie Goes on a Diet, and it was geared for 6- to 12-year-olds? This Momfiles columnist from Fairlawn-Bath Patch did not condone it. Jennie Narraway writes: My apprehension only grew worse when I saw the cover: an illustration of a chubby young girl holding a pink dress and looking in a mirror. The mirror reflects a thin version of herself. …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Avon Lake Patch had a great feature on keyboardist Todd Waites, who lost an arm to cancer. You'll find a link to that story and others in today's 'Around the Patch' update.
Cuyahoga Falls Patch In Cuyahoga Falls, a man got had three run-ins with police in just two days. It all started with an OVI charge. Mentor Patch In our Around the Patch update Tuesday we showed you a flash mob gone wrong from Strongsville Patch. But today, here's a cutesy flash mob that rocked the gym at Lake Catholic High School to welcome this year's incoming freshmen. Take a look at Mentor Patch's video, and try not to sing along too loudly to Journey. Avon Patch We found another music-related update on Avon Patch. Any Billy Currington fans out there? He's performing at the Lorain County Fair this week. Avon Lake Patch After losing his arm to cancer, keyboardist Todd Waites shares his story of inspiration with Avon Lake Patch. Check …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Check out this 'Around the Patch' to see what Cleveland rapper got arrested for a rowdy flash mob, where you can find a hermit crab race on Saturday nights and what's going on at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Strongsville Patch Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly didn't get permission from the Westfield SouthPark mall before orchestrating a flash mob (which included jumping on food court tables). The stunt landed the rapper in handcuffs and prompted this Strongsville Patch story. (Check out video of the flash mob gone wrong in the videos section of this update.) Solon Patch We found this awesome Great Escape update on Solon Patch that tells about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's exhibit "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power," which commemorates 70 female artists who moved rock 'n' roll music and American culture forward from as early as the 1920s through today. Lakewood Patch Nothing screams "weekend" like a good old-fashioned hermit crab race…
Monday, August 22, 2011
Interested in news outside your Patch area? We've got you covered with our 'Around the Patch' feature!
Kent Patch The search is over for a missing former Kent sailor who disappeared during a June rafting trip. Adam Molai's body was found beneath the water of a California river Friday, according to this story on Kent Patch. Stow Patch Stow Patch handled some big news this week when it reported on a police chase. Stow officers chased a man through Stow, Cuyahoga Falls and Akron. The guy was charged with robbing a man at gunpoint in Hudson Aug. 18. See the full story here. Cuyahoga Falls Patch We found a pretty cool "how to" video over at Cuyahoga Falls Patch. Local Editor Lindsay McCoy has someone walk her through how to make a decorative wreath. Hillcrest Patch What do you do when you've got no place to yell? Strange question, but one …