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Every month, nearly 10,000 copies of the Heights Observer are distributed at more than 250 locations around Cleveland Heights and University Heights.

With the possible exception of The Plain Dealer—which doesn’t provide city-by-city detail of its circulation—no other publication can claim that each issue is seen by as many people in these two communities as the Heights Observer.

But the Observer's contributors—community members like you—send in articles all the time, and you don’t have to wait until the beginning of each month to see them.

In addition to publishing articles in the newspaper and on our website, the Heights Observer sends a free e-mail newsletter to almost 5,000 people every Tuesday afternoon. It contains a quick rundown of community information—five or six articles, announcements and upcoming events.

It’s newsy and informative and has a personality similar to the printed version: to-the-point, extremely local and filled with contributions from volunteers throughout the community.

Some of the articles will make it into the printed edition. Others won’t; you’ll only see them in the e-news and on our website (

The Heights Observer has been publishing for more than six years now, but we started the e-news about three years ago to provide a more frequent outlet for the information we collect and publish.

We send it using Constant Contact, a leading e-mail system among non-profits and small businesses that ensures we comply with federal anti-spam rules and other e-mail best practices.

So e-news subscribers don’t have to worry: When you give us permission to send a weekly newsletter, we will also send occasional FutureHeights messages, but we won’t abuse the privilege. We won’t sell your name to anyone else, and if you decide to unsubscribe, the process is easy and effective.

If you’d like to receive the Heights Observer e-news, here are four easy ways to subscribe for free:

  1. Go to our website, Click “Get the e-newsletter” on the left-hand menu.
  2. Visit our Facebook page, Click “E-news signup” on the tabs at the top of the page.
  3. Send a text message to 22828 that says HTSOBSERVER.
  4. Scan the QR code in this column with your smart phone.


Bob Rosenbaum

Cleveland Heights resident Bob Rosenbaum is co-chair of the Heights Observer and is responsible for its advertising sales and market development.

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