About Us

Who and What We Are

The Heights Observer, a program of FutureHeights, supports an involved, informed citizenry by cultivating citizen journalists and neighborhood news.

A not-for-profit, volunteer effort, the Heights Observer serves the cities of Cleveland Heights and University Heights, Ohio. Comprised of a web site and a printed newspaper (first issue: April 2008), it operates independently of any other organization, and is loosely affiliated with The Lakewood Observer, Lakewood, Ohio.

Startup support was provided by The Cyrus Eaton Foundation, The Dominion Foundation, and The Katherine and Lee Chilcote Foundation.

The success of the Heights Observer relies on donations and yours can make a difference.


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