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Erin O'Brien for Issue Media Group

 

 

Managing Editor, Fresh Water Cleveland, Feb. 2016 – June 2017

 

Editor, Fresh Water Development News, Oct. 2014 – Jan. 2016

 

Managing Editor, hiVelocity, May – Sept. 2013

 

 

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Features

 

 

 

Urban hike: to water's edge

June 29, 2017

 

First person: piecing together a singular Cleveland story

May 4, 2017

 

Five Places that rock the Rust Belt

Jan. 12, 2017

 

100 miles of the Towpath Trail – one step at a time

Dec. 1, 2016

 

New curator brings New York sophistication, public art experience to MOCA

Oct. 20, 2016

 

Q & A: Derf Backderf

Sept. 15, 2016

 

Five takeaways from the RNC protests

July 28, 2016

 

Five strategies the Cleveland Police used to win the RNC

July 23, 2016

 

Cleveland's 10 best oddities: the ultimate RNC scavenger hunt

July 7, 2016

 

Forward Cities convenes in Cleveland

June 23, 2016

 

From Jocko Homo to Pee-wee's Playhouse: it's a beautiful world

June 8, 2016

 

Collinwood Ballot Box projects got out the vote, now get underway

May 12, 2016

 

Q & A: Connie Schultz

May 5, 2016

 

The Diversity Center invites viewers to "Rethink Labels"

April 14, 2016

 

MOCA: Cleveland cosmopolitan

April 14, 2016

 

Student entrepreneurs, organizers ignite EntrovationCLE

Apr. 7, 2016

 

Diversity, curriculum set West Park's Birchwood School apart

Feb. 25, 2016

 

March to come in like a lion – at least culturally speaking

Feb. 18, 2016

 

Metroparks' Emerald Necklace glitters with activity the year round

Jan. 7, 2016

 

Inmates and CWRU students become colleagues in unique course

Dec. 3, 2015

 

MOCA: enduring vanguard

Nov. 19, 2015

 

Metroparks, partners quietly exalt and nurture the fragile Cuyahoga

Oct. 8, 2015

 

From high-flying adventure to hidden secrets: the Metroparks' top 10 discoveries

Aug. 20, 2015

 

The next must-live Cleveland neighborhood is

July 30, 2015

 

Summertime in the city and by the lake: one and the same

June 25, 2015

 

Igniting the Fire: Social Innovators Spark Cleveland's Neighborhoods, Kids

Jan. 15, 2015

 

The Diverse Language of Food: a Guide to Ethnic Markets

Nov. 20, 2014

 

I live here (now): Daniel Gray-Kontar, teacher and artist

Nov. 6, 2014

 

Secondhand to first rate: 10 upcycling shops worth checking out

Oct. 2, 2014

 

But wait, there's more! Ten huge projects Clevelanders are eagerly anticipating

Sept. 18, 2014

 

While sports are fun, Gay Games will leave a positive legacy long after closing ceremony

Aug. 14, 2014

 

Special for the German Marshall Fund: coverage for the 2014 SC2 National Network Workshop

In-depth feature and seven companion Q&As

July 2014

 

Bizarro land: Cleveland's weird, wacky and wholly unexpected delights

April 17, 2014

 

Small projects, big impact: how ventures small in scale can reap big rewards

April 3, 2014

 

Trending: how the paleo crowd is grazing the north coast

March 20, 2014

 

Festival insiders, fans and volunteers offer their take on the cultural event of the year

March 13, 2014

 

Best face forward: storefront renovation programs add sparkle to streets

Feb. 13, 2014

 

Stories from the stove: CLE's oldest restaurants have seen, been part of neighborhood change

Feb. 6, 2014

 

Q & A: RA Washington, culture worker

Jan. 23 2014

 

Hidden CLE: the coolest things in plain sight you've likely never seen

Jan. 9, 2014

 

Pay it forward: how shopping small reaps big rewards for the local community

Nov. 21, 2013

 

Girls' club: women take charge in male-dominated industries

Nov. 7, 2013

 

Erin O'Brien joins hiVelocity as Managing Editor

May 23, 2013

 

Meals on wheels: local food truck scene keeps on rollin'

May 23, 2013

 

Amping up and piping down: making music in the physical sense

May 9, 2013

 

Big data spawns little shoots as startups spread across Ohio

May 9, 2013

 

Brain gain: keeping fresh talent on home turf

April 25, 2013

 

I live here (now):  Andi Kornak, general curator, Cleveland Metropark Zoo

April 11, 2013

 

User-friendly workshops bring high-tech maker world down to earth

April 18, 2013 and April 4, 2013

 

From circuit boards to flamethrowers: your guide to Ohio's coolest hackerspaces

March 14, 2013

 

Ideas worth spreading: TEDxCLE hopes to light a fire under our collective behinds

March 14, 2013

 

New year is shaping up to be mighty green thanks to renewable energy players big and small

March 7, 2013 and Feb. 28, 2013

 

Vegan in Cleveland?! how a meat-free movement is taking root in a meat and potato town

Feb. 21, 2013

 

Solar gain: what it's really like to live in Cleveland's greenest homes

Jan. 31, 2013

 

Hot renewable energy projects catapult Ohio into the future

Jan. 31, 2013

 

Think local, buy local: a procrastinator's gift guide

Dec. 13, 2012

 

Q & A: Mike Polk Jr., local funny man

Nov. 29, 2012

 

Ohio's angel investors answer the prayers of early stage companies

Nov. 15, 2012

 

Entrepreneurship programs in Ohio's colleges and universities give boost to young innovators

Oct. 18, 2012

 

The ready-made studio: now serving the burgeoning maker class

Oct. 4, 2012

 

Great lakes venture fair will showcase Ohio tech startups

Sept. 6, 2012

 

Regardless of standings, the tribe is scoring big in the field of sustainability

Aug. 23, 2012

 

Outside the box: Cle's newest green homes arriving in alternative packages

July 12, 2012

 

Physician inventors flock to Ohio

June 28, 2012

 

Modern hostel to cater to travelers who aim to experience Cleveland rather than simply visit it

June 7, 2012

 

Q & A: Cara Lageson, community manager, Yelp Cleveland

May 24, 2012

 

Q & A: Michael Gill, editor of Great Lakes Courier

May 17, 2012

 

I live here (now):  Russ Mitchell, lead news anchor and managing editor for WKYC

May 3, 2012

 

The new girls club: women entrepreneurs tap passion and perseverance across Ohio

April 5, 2012

 

Q & A: Noelle Celeste and Jon Benedict, publishers of Edible Cleveland

April 5, 2012

 

Eat this! Clevelanders dish on their top local eats

March 29, 2012

 

Q & A: Jenita Mcgowan, Cleveland's new chief of sustainability

Feb. 9, 2012

 

Great idea: Rosetta pumps new life into an old downtown landmark

Jan. 19, 2012

 

Brooklyn 101: unlocking the mysteries of the Cleveland Brooklyns

Dec. 8, 2011

 

We live here (now): Deba Gray and Serena Harragin, Gray's Auctioneers

Nov. 10, 2011

 

From saw horses to seahorses: new aquarium taking shape in old building

Oct. 20, 2011

 

Pf walls could talk: historic properties make compelling new workspaces

Aug. 15, 2011

 

These 'boomerangs' prove there's nothing wrong with taking the long way back home

July 28, 2011

 

They heart CLE: a city's biggest fans are often the bloggers

July 14, 2011

 

Cleveland Orchestra invites bloggers backstage for meet and greet

July 14, 2011

 

Selling Cleveland: through its efforts, Positively Cleveland helps lure 30m visitors to region

June 30, 2011

 

Rock Hall opens up about Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress

June 17, 2011

 

Q & A: Tony Prusak, director of convention sales for Medical Mart & Convention Center

Sept. 8, 2011 and May 19, 2011

 

Greater Cleveland Sports Commission has winning record with it comes to snagging sporting events

May 12, 2011

 

Cleveland's Intermuseum Conservation Assn. breathes new life into old treasures

April 7, 2011

 

Q & A: Bill Guentzler, Film Fest artistic director

March 24, 2011

 

I live here (now): Valerie Mayen

Feb. 10, 2011

 

Snow ball: Brite Winter Fest lights up the night

Feb. 3, 2011

 

Window dressing: Cleveland storefront art aims to brighten up landscape one window at a time

Jan. 13, 2011

 

By preparing children and adults for the future, Newbridge isn't waiting for Superman

Jan. 27, 2011 and Dec. 9, 2010

 

 

Hope from feathers: Poultry Project helps families one chicken at a time

Dec. 2, 2010

 

Cleveland restaurants feed steady diet of web-design biz to local firm

Nov. 4, 2010

 

 

 

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