Greetings, Cleveland Friends.
We hope everyone is enjoying the end of spring and getting ready for summer. In the June newsletter, we're going to provide some interesting information about a few places and organizations in Cleveland. If your travel plans this summer include a stop in Northeast Ohio, make sure to check them out!
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Indians' Pitching covered by Washington Post
In April, the Post highlighted the historic pace of the Indians' pitching staff. The Tribe's won-lost percentage was better then than now, but the point of the story was that the pitching staff was at work on a stunning WHIP (Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched) statistic. No team has achieved a WHIP of less than 1.0 for a full season and no pitcher has done so for his career in over a hundred years. But in late April the Indians' pitching staff's WHIP was 0.977. At present only Corey Kluber of principal Tribe pitchers has a WHIP of less than 1.0; it's at 0.83; the team pitching staff's WHIP is 1.19.
Famous people in Lakeview Cemetery
Lakeview Cemetery was founded in 1869 and is located just east of University Circle. A few notable persons buried there are: James Garfield, 20th President of the United States; John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil Company; Eliot Ness, lawman; Marcus Hanna, businessman and Republican "kingmaker" of the late 19th century; Francis Bolton, Congresswoman for 29 years; Carl Stokes, first African-American mayor of a major U.S. City; Jeptha Wade, Sr., founder of Western Union Telegraph Co.; Charles Brush, lighting inventor; Garrett Morgan, activist and mixed-race multi-talented inventor of the gas mask and three-color traffic light; and George Crile, co-founder of the Cleveland Clinic.
City Club of Cleveland
The City Club of Cleveland was founded in 1912 as a meeting place for "all shades of opinion, political beliefs, and social relations,” stating that “accurate information on public questions is a fundamental need in all our cities, and … a free, open discussion of these problems is the most effective way of securing and disseminating such information.”
Recent speakers have been: Jon J. Penney of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz on spurring the Cleveland economy, and journalist Salena Zito on populism shaping American politics.
The City Club has also been running a forum series called For the Love of Cleveland: The Power of Place. Learn more at cityclub.org.
NE Ohio on the Hill
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH 9), whose Ohio district includes Cleveland's West Side, recently introduced an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 to expand the scope of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation and meant to bolster trade and port activity on the Great Lakes.
Congressman David Joyce (R-OH 14), whose Ohio district covers the far East Side, has also been at work on the Water Resources Development Act. A recent Tweet: "The Brandon Road Study is the one thing delaying us from responsibly acting to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp. We need to keep to the schedule and my amendment to Water Resources Development Act."
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