John Carroll University journalism students interview candidates for local elections

University Heights council candidates at John Carroll University forum Oct. 4. Photo by Rebecca Ferlotti.

Residents have one more resource for getting to know candidates that are running in local elections this year. Students in Professor Carrie Buchanan’s journalism class at John Carroll University interviewed candidates for Cleveland Heights City Council, University Heights City Council and CH-UH School Board. The students’ stories are published on the Heights Observer website at

The stories are:

Cleveland Heights City Council
Jeff Coryell seeks opportunity to give back to community,” about candidate Jeff Coryell, by Maura Stewart.
 “Mary Dunbar: Is the second time the charm?” about candidate Mary Dunbar, by Alyssa Fligge.
Evans hopes for ‘opportunity to remain on council’,” about candidate Phyllis Evans, by Carrie Buchanan.
Mike Gaynier takes first crack at politics,” about candidate Mike Gaynier, by Connor Glowacki.
Stein running unopposed to fill remainder of Tumeo's term on CH council,” about candidate Jason Stein, by Alex Roman.
 “Sylla brings diverse international background to bid for council,” about candidate Keba Sylla, by Jackie Mitchell.
Wilcox seeks fourth consecutive term on Cleveland Heights council,” about candidate Dennis Wilcox, by Jordan Murphy.

University Heights City Council
Candidate Al August proves elusive on the campaign trail,” about candidate Al August, by Andrew Ettinger.
Bennett seeks to return to University Heights council,” about candidate Stephen Bennett, by Spencer German.
Cameron hopes to bring ‘new blood’ to UH council,” about candidate Pamela Cameron, by Ryllie Danylko.
Cozzens kickstarts campaign at John Carroll University forum,” about candidate Thomas Cozzens, by Rebecca Ferlotti.
Daniel Hanna: One of Cleveland's own,” about candidate Daniel Hanna, by Alix Wolf.
Newcomer to the UH political scene takes a long-term view,” about candidate Conor McLaughlin, by Gina Torek.
Mom's advice leads to political career,” about candidate Kevin Patrick Murphy, by Jack Duffy.
Sound fiscal management a priority for Sims in reelection bid,” about candidate Steven Sims, by Denise Sobh.
Zucker seeks re-election to continue serving UH community,” about candidate Adele Zucker, by Leanna Gonzalez.

CH-UH School Board
No greater stakes: Eric Coble and the board of education,” about candidate Eric Coble, by Robin Weaver.
CH-UH board of education a passion for Peppler,” about candidate Nancy Peppler, by Lauren Winger.

Contact Professor Buchanan at

Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.

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