Posts by Christopher Johnston

Cleveland Magazine | The Storyteller

S0, have you heard the one about the Irishman who walked into a bar to apply for a job and 10 years later walked out the owner? No, this isn’t a joke. It’s a story – a story about a storyteller. The Irishman is Brendan Ring, proprietor of Nighttown restaurant and bar. Top of Cedar Hill, Cleveland Heights. (This part of the an-tickle is best read in da t’ickest Irish…

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American Theater | The Velocity of Eric Coble

The prolific Cleveland-based writer’s career is packed with impulsive twists and crises averted. By Christopher Johnston, American Theater YOU’RE PLAYWRIGHT ERIC COBLE. YOU’VE SPENT two decades getting more than 40 original plays and adaptations produced on six out of seven continents and racking up numerous awards. Now, it’s April 2012, and Estelle Parsons is lined…

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Scientific American | Personal Grooming Products May Be Harming Great Lakes Marine Life

ScientificAmerican.com | High-Pressure Hybrids: Fuel-Efficient Hydraulic Vehicles Come of Age by Christopher Johnston, ScientificAmerican.com (August 11, 2010) Thanks to hybrid hydraulics, there is something especially awesome in the power of the next generation of garbage and delivery trucks that will soon be rolling through your neighborhood. Although they may still look like big, bulky trucks,…

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Freshwater Cleveland | Legal clinic helps people expunge criminal pasts

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSTON | THURSDAY, JULY 09, 2015 GLENVILLE On an overcast Saturday morning, when most attorneys his age are golfing, James Levin sits behind a metal desk in a basement office of the Famicos building on Ansel Road in Glenville, trying to unravel the convoluted legal history of a Cleveland man named Albert. Just a…

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Cleveland Magazine | Road Warriors

Faced by a fresh awareness of the “finiteness” of life, Henry A. Zimmerman III decided that quality time with his son meant spending seven weeks together on a 9,OOO-mile odyssey around America in a 1982 VW Vanagon… Ready the full story here

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