King Me Chuck Bowen Chess gets all the attention, but Richard Beckwith of Willoughby knows how to play a mean game of checkers. He and a host of other players, including some of the world’s best, will gather in Medina this month to do battle. Who says this is kids’ stuff?
Tinseltown, Meet Rust Belt Erick Trickey Esquire writer Scott Raab takes on Hollywood as only a native Clevelander can. We talked to him about his new book and found out why Sean Penn and Bill Murray are the celebrities most likely to fit in here.
Saving | a plane crash victim as told to Chuck Bowen A year ago, Chuck Herndon saw a Cessna crash into the black water of Lake Erie near his Kelleys Island home. He paddled out to save 7-year-old Joel Hutchison of Lima. Joel’s father, Jeff, and 9-year-old brother, Jeremy David, were killed.
Are We Ready? Erick Trickey On Election Day, the whole world will be watching Ohio, and especially Cleveland, to see if we can vote without a hitch. In 2004 and 2006, we screwed up. How our voting system has gotten better, what could still go wrong — and how you can protect your vote.
In Case Of Election Emergency, Break Glass Erick Trickey The weak spots in Cuyahoga County’s voting system could bedevil us again in 2008. Here are the biggest things that could go wrong, and how you can protect your vote.
A Graying Lady Michael D. Roberts As Cleveland’s daily paper shrinks and its alt-weeklies merge, our writer remembers a city electric with news and a time when reporters exposed kickbacks and abuses. Today, the town needs good journalism more than ever, but what will fill the void?