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New Editors Will Take Over Cleveland Heights Patch

My last day as editor of Cleveland Heights Patch is today, Nov. 30.

I wanted to let everyone know that after today, Nov. 30, I will no longer be the local editor of Cleveland Heights Patch. Nikki Ferrell, who has been the editor of Beachwood Patch for the past two years, and Brandon Baker, who has contributed articles to many Northeast Ohio Patch sites, including Cleveland Heights, will take over.

My new position is with GIE Media. The offices are in Cleveland, so I’m happy to say I will be able to continue to live in Cleveland Heights.

I have had the pleasure of learning about this community and meeting hundreds of interesting, intelligent and engaged residents. I understand now why people told me Cleveland Heights was so special. The city boasts walkable neighborhoods, a rich history, theaters, a concert venue, a comedy club, an art gallery, gorgeous parks, summer festivals, devoted non-profits and unique businesses, just to name a few. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to cover, in my opinion, one of the most interesting, dynamic and beautiful cities in Northeast Ohio.

Thank you for all of your support, news tips, photos, blogs, comments, articles, interviews, information and engagement during the past two years. Patch is meant to have many voices, and Cleveland Heights Patch has been successful, and will continue to be, because of you and your contributions.

Nikki can be reached at nikki.ferrell@patch.com, and Brandon can be contacted at brandon.baker@patch.com.

I hope to see you around town sometime soon.

Kaye Spector November 30, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Sorry to see you go! Best of luck.
Meredith Holmes November 30, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Best of luck Michelle. Thanks for all you did for Cleveland Heights.
Michelle Simakis November 30, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Thank you!
Lisa Rainsong December 01, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Michelle, you've done a wonderful job here and you are so much a part of this community. Thank you!
Fran Mentch December 01, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Michelle, You made a real difference to our community. I am very sorry to see you go. I hope at some point in your career you teach journalism--you have a lot to offer and the world needs more people like you. Thanks and best of luck to you.

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