Monday, February 11, 2013
Find out with our searchable database for sales and transfers in January
If you’re looking to put your home on the market soon — or you just want to know how much that house down the street sold for — take a look through our searchable database of the most recent property transfers in Cuyahoga County. In January 2013, there were 90 transfers in Strongsville, and about 3,800 across Cuyahoga County. The information in the database was provided by the Cuyahoga County Fiscal office. You can search by city, zip code or street address. For the address, just type in the name of the street — you don’t have to include the suffix, direction or street number.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Take a look through our searchable database for sales and transfers in Cuyahoga County in October
In October, there were 113 properties sold or transferred in Strongsville, and more than 4,000 homes changed hands across the county. The information in the searchable database above was provided by the Cuyahoga County Fiscal office. You can search by city, zip code or street address for properties sold or transferred during the month of October 2012. For the address, just type in the name of the street — you don’t need to include the suffix, direction or street number.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Search our interactive campaign contribution database
Editor's Note: The attached database has been updated since this story originally ran in September. The figures in the story have also been updated. In Republican-heavy Strongsville, President Barack Obama's campaign has gotten more contributions than Mitt Romney's. But the contributons to the Republican presidential campaign have been larger. So far, 134 donations have been made to the Obama campaign, while only 37 have been made to Romney's. Of those 37, 28 were over $100. And six of the Romney gifts were over $1,000. No one has donated more than $1,000 to Obama's campaign, and 24 have given over $100. But it appears many of the contributors have made multiple smaller donations that total more than $100. One woman, Priscilla Shuster…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
There are no overall ratings yet, but you can look at how the Strongsville schools performed on important indicators
Traditional state report cards for local school districts have been delayed, but the Ohio Department of Education today released some preliminary data to give the public an idea of how their local school district performed last year. The information does not include an overall rating, such as “excellent” or “effective,” that the public is used to seeing. The state is investigating whether some districts manipulated attendance data and is holding off on releasing final report cards until that investigation is complete. The available information includes the percentage of students who scored proficient or higher on state tests and the graduation rates for the 2011-2012 school year report card. It also includes the value-added measure—which …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
As the first day of school gets closer, see how your local schools performed on last year’s state report card using our interactive search form.
For students entering middle school, the first day is more than new books and class assignments. It’s a time of physical, social and academic transition. So what are parents supposed to do to help students navigate this tumultuous time? Keep communicating and encourage students to get involved, local principals suggest. A 2011 study from the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University found that students in Florida experienced a significant drop in math and reading achievement when they entered middle school. The study’s authors address the study in an article for EducationNext. The database above includes all public middle schools for the Patch communities in Ohio. You can search for your local school to see how it …