Meeting to discuss crime in the Severance neighborhood.

A meeting to talk about neighborhood crime, and what to do about it, will be held on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at Cleveland Heights City Hall. A Cleveland Heights police officer, a member of City Council and Jim Chriss, Cleveland State University sociology professor and expert on policing, will meet with residents answer questions and address neighborhood concerns. Police Chief Martin Lentz was invited to attend but at press time had not replied.

Severance Neighborhood Organization, a new Cleveland Heights nonprofit dedicated to advocacy and building community for the residents and merchants in the northeast section of Cleveland Heights, initiated this program by contacting the Cleveland Heights Community Relations Department. All are welcome, but the discussion will focus on issues in the Severance area.

Questions? Contact Fran Mentch at 216-381-5356 or

Fran Mentch is a resident of the Severance neighborhood in Cleveland Heights.

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Volume 2, Issue 3, Posted 11:20 PM, 02.18.2009