Cuyahoga County, OH Government

Cuyahoga County home values increase 16% in 2021 reappraisal

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Residential property values increased by an average of 16% countywide, according to the results from Cuyahoga County’s 2021 triennial reappraisal, released this week. New valuations are now starting to hit mailboxes, after they were sent out beginning Sept. 17 to the county’s 489,000 residential and commercial property...
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Which Ohio counties have the most, fewest pediatric COVID-19 cases?

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County has the second-highest cumulative number of pediatric COVID-19 cases among Ohio’s counties, according to Monday’s Ohio Department of Health data. Cuyahoga County has reported 13,877 COVID-19 cases. Franklin County has reported 19,100 cumulative pediatric COVID cases, the highest number in Ohio, according to state health...
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Northeast Ohio communities prepare for possible flooding ahead of heavy rain

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio (WOIO) - With heavy and steady rain expected throughout Northeast Ohio on Wednesday, Angela Russell is preparing the possibility that the Valley View restaurant she manages could be impacted by flood-induced road closures. “It’s not exactly a secret that the river and the canal, when [we’re] expecting...

Ohio among worst states for COVID in kids: The Wake Up for Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021

Subscribe to the Wake Up,’s free morning newsletter, delivered to your inbox weekdays at 5:30 a.m. Showers and thunderstorms are likely this morning, with highs in the upper 70s. Rain chances diminish in the afternoon and it will be mostly cloudy and windy, with gusts up to 26 mph. Showers and thunderstorms are likely overnight, with temps dipping to around 60 degrees. Read more.

Flooding from Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office’s broken AC leaves attorneys unable to access evidence

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Attorneys from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office are unable to access digital evidence due to flooding that damaged some computer servers at the downtown Justice Center. A back-up air conditioner broke Wednesday and flooded the room containing the prosecutor’s office’s computer servers. The servers house the case...
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Arts and culture nonprofits in Cuyahoga County continue to take heavy losses in the pandemic

The pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on arts and culture organizations, according to a survey released by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Well into the pandemic, 65 Cuyahoga County-based arts and culture nonprofits surveyed "continue to report layoffs as organizations operate with less capacity," Cuyahoga Arts & Culture said Tuesday, Sept. 21, in a summary of the findings. The 65 nonprofits receive general operating support grants from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, which oversees the distribution of money generated by the county's arts tax.
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Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Sets Microgrid Plan in Motion

(TNS) — Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish’s plan to establish one or more microgrid districts has cleared an early hurdle, with County Council agreeing to create a county-run utility department. Today, the county will begin its search for a consultant to help find potential candidates to develop and operate the...

A library card is one way to help provide academic achievement, lifelong learning: Sun Postings

PARMA, Ohio -- There’s still time to take advantage of Library Card Sign-up Month, which runs through September. Throughout the month, the Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) is partnering with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.

Some Cuyahoga County Employees Say Working From Home Increased Performance

Like many Americans, Desiree Colasent got a dog during the pandemic while she was working from home. Colasent is an eligibility specialist for Cuyahoga Job and Family Services, which means she helps people who are applying for federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. SNAP benefits allow low-income families to...