About Us

About Us


The Ohio City | Tremont Observer is the gift of local businesses and residents to our fellow residents and businesses. The core group that started this paper has over experience of living and working in Ohio City | Tremont for decades, and now look to bring everyone together to help define, promote and enjoy living in our community.

The Ohio City | Tremont Observer is based in Ohio City and 99% of the people associated with the paper live and/or work in Ohio City or Tremont. The Ohio City | Tremont Observer is not competing with other papers; far from it. We are trying to go deeper into the stories covered by these papers while highlighting some of the things they have overlooked.

What also makes us different is our goal/mission; to help this city know itself better than any city has before. The way in which we will accomplish this goal is to engage all residents and businesses in the project. Tell us the stories we need to hear, so that we may write them and get them out, or better still, write the story yourself and send it in. We will also be looking at some of the tough social/urban issues and ways to work with them or around them. Many Observers are active in politics, schools business, entertainment, and just plain active in Ohio City | Tremont area.

Finally, we hope that the Ohio City | Tremont Observer becomes the city's "Small Town Newspaper," a single source for news, schedules activities, and announcements. If you know of an event, drop us a line: we would be happy to cover it, From Kiwanis meetings to weddings, from school events to anniversaries, from business openings to political races, you will find it, or space for it here at the Observer.

Please enjoy it, and join us.

Jolie Higazi (Ohctremontobserver@gmail.com)
Betsy Voinovich
Jim O'Bryan

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Mission Statement


The mission of the Ohio City | Tremont Observer is to attract, articulate, and amplify civic intelligence and community good will in Ohio City | Tremont  and beyond.

Our goal is to help our residents and neighbors learn as much as possible about the city. In its efforts to know our communtities par excellence, the Ohio City | Tremont Observer will illuminate the many facets of culture, arts, business, education, religion, and lifestyle this diverse city has to offer.

The Ohio City | Tremont Observer will capture life in the present, imagine its promising future, and celebrate its rich urban history.

The Ohio City | Tremont Observer shall provide a sounding board for charities, institutions, schools, children, families, events, and City Hall. We intend to open a space for long running dialogue with everyone who works, lives, or plays in our communtities.

In this twenty-first century urban experiment, the Ohio City | Tremont Observer will strive to construct for the city an open and unbiased ensemble of white papers for mapping community solutions, advancing responsible economic development and sustainability strategies, and tracking results.

Finally, the Ohio City | Tremont Observer will invite the entire community to celebrate the vibrant mosaic of culture, nature, history, and personality we call home.

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The Ohio City | Tremont Observer welcomes all who want to participate in submitting community news and information. We ask that all Members (those who submit stories and photos) abide by the following terms and conditions.

Submit Your Own Work

Please submit original stories/photos. When you do use others' sources of information please attribute that information by including a link, the source, the author, etc. 

Disclose Your Affiliation

If you have a personal or business relationship with the subject of an article you're writing about please let your readers know. Add a small bio to your by-line so we can let your readers know who you are.

Respect Copyrights

Direct your readers to articles with a link instead of copying and pasting the entire article. Copyrighted material cannot be published at the Ohio City | Tremont Observer without express permission of the copyright holder. If you want to tell others about an article found elsewhere on the web, please provide a link to that article.

By posting or contributing content using these Services, you are granting the Ohio City | Tremont Observer a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your content in connection with the operation of the Services, including, without limitation, the license rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your content, and or to incorporate it into a collective work.

Just as the Lakewood Observer requires users to respect our copyrights, we respect the copyrights of others. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on our site without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify Jim O'Bryan, Publisher, Ohio City | Tremont Observer, Inc., email: jimob@lakewoodobserver.com, mailing address: 14900 Detroit Ave. suite 205, Lakewood, Ohio 44107, phone: 216.712-7070. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca

Be Civil

The use of full first and last names on the Observatory forum and for all submissions to the Ohio City | Tremont Observer web site will, we hope, preclude us from having to police uncivil behavior. You own your posts and words. Please treat your fellow community members with respect and civility. Refrain from posting any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws or conduct constituting on-site or offline harassment of other users of the Heights Observer. We do, however, encourage robust discussion!

Know You'll Be Edited

All submissions to be published go to an editor who will review your story for capitalization, spelling, punctuation, style and length. Only on rare occasion will we edit for content or substance, except for where dictated by these terms and conditions. However, if we have concerns, we may try to contact you for further information.

How to Report a Problem

If you have a problem with the website or with any particular post, please contact us at production@lakewoodobserver.com or 216.712-7070.


Registering as a user on OhioCityTremontObserver.com, as a Member or registering on the Ohio City | Tremont Observer Observation Deck forum constitutes acceptance of these policies and agreement to abide by these terms and conditions.

The Ohio City | Tremont Observer is not responsible for stories and comments posted on this site. Information posted on the site is the responsibility of the individual posters and not the Ohio City | Tremont Observer.

The Ohio City | Tremont Observer reserves the right, though not the obligation, to refuse publication of any story or comment, and to delete any content posted through it at any time and for any reason.

The Ohio City | Tremont Observer reserves the right to ban or suspend any user at any time, with or without warning, for activities that put the site at risk.

These policies may be updated at any time.


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