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Coast Guard wants to sell Cleveland lighthouse: The Wake Up for Thursday, June 3, 2021

by Jun 3, 2021Local News0 comments

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The headlines

Cleveland lighthouse: The U.S. Coast Guard is selling the Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Light, built in 1911 and home to a Coast Guard station until 1976. Sabrina Eaton reports the agency is looking for a government or non-profit agency willing to fix it up and use it for educational, park, recreational, cultural, or historic preservation purposes.

Tax refunds: The Ohio Senate Finance Committee has inserted language into a proposed budget bill that would allow workers to seek refunds for income taxes paid to cities where they did not live or perform their jobs during 2020 and 2021. Peter Krouse reports that the bill – different from a house bill that would specifically allow refunds for 2021 only — could eliminate the need for lawsuits by taxpayers.

Shontel Brown: Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown was groomed to succeed former U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge. Both are from Warrensville Heights and Fudge – whom Brown described as her mentor – has helped steer Brown’s professional development, including as chairwoman of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. Seth Richardson interviews Brown in his series on candidates for the 11th congressional district.

Pandemic life: In this Groundhog Day loop of pandemic days, humanity learned patience in this time-is-money world. Laura Hancock writes about her experience over the last pandemic year, how she learned to be patient sweating under her face mask or waiting as vaccines were developed. While she tried to practice patience in her personal life, professionally she had to use her privilege as a reporter to give a voice to everyday Ohioans.

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