Monday, January 09, 2012

Richmond Hts school board starts new year; superintendent remains in limbo

A new era should be ushered in this evening when the Richmond Heights Board of Education holds its organizational meeting at 7PM.

Longtime school board member Linda Pliodzinskas is expected to become the new board president, succeeding Josh Kaye, whose presidency was marked by numerous controversies, unusual board turnover, and general tumult. Kaye remains a member of the board as his term has two years remaining.

It is not known when or how the new Board will address the ongoing suspension of Superintendent Linda T. Hardwick, whose contract runs through June 30.

Tonight’s organizational meeting will be followed by a 2013 Tax Budget hearing, expected to begin about 8PM.

County Prosecutor Campaign: Video + Updates

County Prosecutor Campaign: Video + Updates

Here is the first video segment of last week’s Prosecutor Debate. There will be more.

Some helpful notes:

1.   The candidates appear in this order: James J. McDonnell, Subodh Chandra, Stephanie Hall, and Robert Triozzi.

2.   The moderator is T. J. Dow. County councilwoman Yvonne Conwell introduces each candidate.

The second debate in the campaign will be held this Thursday at 7PM at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, One Monticello Blvd. The Cleveland Heights Democratic Club is the primary sponsor.

All six candidates have confirmed their participation.

At least two other debates have also been scheduled in this race:

 • Saturday, February 4 from noon until 2:30PM at the East Cleveland Public Library, 14101 Euclid Ave. Sponsor: East Cleveland Coalition. Contact info: 216.659.4619 or

• Wednesday, February 15 from noon until 1:30PM, City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave. Contact info: 216.621.0082 or $$.

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