October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Community groups across our region encourage us to take a stand against intimate partner violence and to show our support by wearing purple ribbons throughout the month. Even the Terminal Tower is lit with bright purple lights periodically throughout October to encourage a greater civic conversation about domestic violence. Cuyahoga County proudly joins this campaign and pledges its support for all victims of domestic violence.
It’s no secret that I believe high-quality childhood education is key to Cuyahoga County’s success. As we look ahead to shaping a better future for all of our residents and creating opportunities so that we can all thrive; we have to start with our youngest.
The Republican National Convention held here last week was the perfect opportunity for our Cleveland community to express its true identity to a national and global audience. By all accounts, we nailed it. As County Executive Budish said, “visitors and viewers from around the world saw first-hand what a great place this is to live, work, and play.” Our identity as a vibrant, thriving, and beautiful city and region was clearly enhanced over the several days of the convention.
It’s not easy to spot a credit card skimmer. ID thieves plant these illegal devices on point-of-sale registers to skim off your information when you swipe your bank or credit card. By design, skimmers are camouflaged or hidden.
One of the biggest obstacles the Department of Consumer Affairs faces in preventing scams is human nature. Scam victims often tell us that the calls they got were so real, and so worrying, they ignored a nagging feeling something was amiss. It was only AFTER they paid money that they clearly saw all the red flags and realized they’d been scammed.
Empowerment through education. These three words sum up the purpose of the community outreach programs the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department has to offer. As 2016 comes to a close, there still is time for you to get involved in one of our most popular community programs – Strategies Against Violent Encounters (S.A.V.E.)