Election Coverage

Solon’s zoning amendment Issue 110 was defeated 7,965 (70.47 percent) to 3,338 (29.53 percen…

As rabbis, we routinely make pastoral calls to check on congregants after a surgery, illness or as they grieve the loss of a loved one. There are calls we make, however, that cause us to hold our breaths. We shudder to ask, “How is your daughter doing with treatment,” “Is your son out of prison yet,” or “Is your husband still using?” As faith leaders in our communities, we know the opioid epidemic is wreaking havoc across our state as young people, mothers, fathers and even grandparents face addiction to heroin and other opioids.  

We are judges on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court: Francine Goldberg is a judge in the domestic relations division and Stuart Friedman is a judge in the general division. We both see cases that involve domestic violence and drug abuse every day. Goldberg sees how drug abuse destroys families and harms children. Friedman hears criminal cases involving drug abuse and violent felony offenses.