People sometimes say “the media” focus only on bad news.

Folks, that’s not us. We’re not “the media.” We’re just your humble home-town newspaper, and we’re doing some cool stuff to celebrate the goodness of Cleveland

First up will be Homegrown Heroes, a celebration of local entrepreneurs. We and our sister newsroom at (which is leading the charge on this effort) asked our readers for nominations, and scores of folks replied. Thanks for that. The nominees are a fantastically diverse group, ranging from medical innovation to neighborhood entrepreneurs. Read more

Redhead Wines is an offshoot of the third-generation winery, L’uva Bella, located outside Youngstown. Owner Marisa Sergi studied winemaking at Cornell University and was determined to make a name for herself in the wine industry. Read more