Cleveland Clinic’s Croatian CEO’s confession that 1000 workers are CoVid 19 sick is evidence he’s criminally violated R.C. 3707.06

CLEVELAND, OH – If Cleveland Clinic’s Croatian chief executive officer had a full comprehension of the federal, state and local laws that control public health in the United States of America and Ohio 1000 health care workers would not be sick and he wouldn’t be following Governor Richard Michael DeWine or Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s “orders” through “proclamation.”  Only a tin pot politician who believes he’s ‘a Communist dictator thinks a public official elected under constitutions and laws gets to suspend them with “orders” during a bad cold and flu season.

Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic has “criminal” trouble in the way he’s handled the hospital’s response to DeWine and ex-Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Stearns-Acton’s pandemic.  Cleveland Clinic’s public relations contract with Advance can’t help.’s public relations specialists masquerading as journalists can’t lie their client’s deadly crimes against Ohioans into a “they did a good job” spin.  This is mass murder.

A natural born American hospital chief executive officer with knowledge of the federal and state laws governing “pandemics” they studied in the medical schools at our colleges and universities, not in Croatia’s, would know to review R.C. 3707.04 through R.C. 3740.53 to deal with the current pandemic as there are “very specific” instructions the physicians Mihaljevic’s supervising are required by law to follow or face criminal charges.  It’s why this lunatic mask wearing, social distancing and stay at home bullshit has “never” happened before in ANY pandemic in the history of this state.

Mihaljevic studied at the University of Zagreb’s school of medicine.  His older faculty advisers might have medically-experimented on some of the 2 million Serbian Holocaust victims during World War II.  The late Governor George Voinovich was Serbian.  Natural born American physicians – whose pre-Civil War families built this nation – study how this nation’s political and health leaders handled past pandemics, successfully, in our medical schools.  Letting aliens with no past perspective of this nation’s health history run U.S. hospitals is a recklessly, insanely and murderously irresponsible.

In this “fake pandemic” environment created out of a lie Dr. Amy Stearns-Acton told on March 12, 2020, which DeWine recklessly tweeted that one percent of the state’s 11.7 million residents were CoVid 19 infected, when the known facts were that the number was 13; there are five “unsuspended general laws” that makes the way Mihaljevic and the other two hospital bosses reacted … criminal.  This is particularly so because thousands of Ohioans died who expected the state’s health laws to be dutifully enforced by “oath sworn” public officers and hospital officials who had no other choice but to read, master, obey and apply them as written.  Death by ventilator.

All three of the top hospital chief executives in Cleveland have foreign origins. None obeyed R.C. 3707. Tomislav Mihaljevic leads Cleveland Clinic. Akram Boutros Ghali leads Metrohealth. Cliff Megerian leads University Hospitals. Their mishandling of the pandemic is a criminal offense that comes with civil forfeiture.

R.C. 3707.04 is the first unsuspended general law that guided two officials operating under the “supervision” of two health boards.  Terry Allan as Cuyahoga County’s health commissioner and Merle Gordon as the municipal corporation of Cleveland’s health commissioner.

The heading of the law neither DeWine, Jackson, Allan nor Gordon had any legal authority to suspend reads “Quarantine regulations.”  As the former mayor of a municipal corporation organized under Ohio’s laws and constitutions, I know the duties of mayors, governors and county executives is to see that all laws are enforced.  Compare the language in R.C. 3707.04 to what is publicly-known about the so-called acts DeWine, Jackson, Armond Budish and other law enforcement officers did by “proclamation.”

In time of epidemic or threatened epidemic, or when a dangerous communicable disease is unusually prevalent, the board of health of a city or general health district, after a personal investigation by its members or executive officer to establish the facts in the case, and not otherwise, may impose a quarantine on vessels, railroads, or other public or private vehicles conveying persons, baggage, or freight, or used for such purpose. The board may make and enforce such rules and regulations as are wise and necessary for the protection of the health of the people of the community or state, but the running of any train or car on any steam or electric railroad, or of steamboats, vessels, or other public conveyances shall not be prohibited.

A true copy of such quarantine rules and regulations shall be immediately furnished by such board to the department of health, and thereafter no change shall be made except by the order of the department or the board to meet a new and sudden emergency. Effective Date: 10-01-1953.

Every word or color-coded and underlined parenthetical phrase in the unsuspended general law, when read without interpretation, explains itself and is reinforced as a duty imposed upon the named officials with words like “may” and “shall.”  “May” means when the time is right the official has the authority to act.  “Shall” means to act and discharge the duty “as written” regardless of timing.  The official has no choice.

In law the concept is called “statutory interpretation.”  When the words of a general law are clear and unambiguous ,the intent of the legislative authority that enacted it is spelled out in its “instructions” and needs no interpretation.  The duty imposed on very specificly named public officers is to be applied as written.

Notice neither unsuspended general law gave any duty for a governor, mayor, city council, county executive, county council, county commission or school board to do.  No stores … either.  No sheriffs.  No judges.  No transit authority directors and boards.  Every act each official with duties that were not prescribed for them to perform committed a crime.

Terry Allan and Merle Gordon in their official capacity as commissioners did not personally inspect every case of an infection. They did not obey R.C. 3707 as instructed by the General Assembly to mitigate a pandemic. They engaged in criminal acts that cost lives. It was Mayor Frank Jackson’s duty to make sure every “official” standing with him obeyed R.C. 3707. He would have known had he read it.

Notice, too, that “quarantine authority” was granted “only” to the “board of health of a city or “general health district” to impose a quarantine on vessels, railroads or other public or private vehicles conveying persons, baggage  or freight.  The quarantine extended only to the specific vessel found to be infected “after a personal investigation by its [board of health] members or executive officer to establish the facts “in the case, and not otherwise.”  Notice the singular use of the word “case” and not “cases.”

R.C. 3707.04 places narrow definitions on specific category of quarantinable “vehicles” or “vessels,” and the type of “baggage” or “freight” the board of health (not governor, mayor, council and the other duty-exceeding criminals) can quarantine.  R.C. 3707.05 follows with even more restrictions under the heading, “Board of health must secure approval of department of health in certain cases.”

The board of health of a city or general health district shall not close public highways or prohibit travel thereon, interfere with public officers not afflicted with or directly exposed to a contagious or infectious disease, in the discharge of their official duties, or establish a quarantine of one municipal corporation or township against another municipal corporation or township, as such, without permission first obtained from the department of health and under regulations established by the department.  Effective Date: 10-01-1953.

The word “against” when it comes to municipal corporations in 1953 terms means “adjacent to” or “bordering.”  As R.C. 3707.04 is requiring health commissioners to “personally inspect” each case, written permission from the department of health, under the department of health’s regulations, is a mandatory duty.

Brandon King had no authority to “shut down” East Cleveland and copy Jackson just because the cities were bordered against each other.  Cleveland and Akron city council had no authority to enact mask and social distancing ordinances because each county was “against” the other.  Where does it say in the statute thus far, and it won’t elsewhere, that the idiots on Akron city council can limit the number of family members Americans can have in their homes on Thanksgiving and Christmas?

No physician reported Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Pinky Carr to the health board as a CoVid 19 carrier; so no one had the right to interfere with her official duties as a judge.

There’s also been the complaints of elected officials like Cleveland Municipal Court Pinky Carr that, as an uninfected judge, the “rights of her public office” were violated with the mass closures.  She once served as Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White’s assistant and director of law when I worked as one of his special assistants.  She was legally correct to keep her court open.   R.C 3707.05 instructed the board of health that it “shall not interfere with public officers not afflicted with or directly exposed to a contagious or infectious disease.”  

How “the case” of a reported infection is required to be identified is found in R.C. 3707.06 under the heading, “Notice to be given of prevalance of infectious disease.”  This is the “license losing” law that Mihaljevic, Akram Boutros Ghali and Cliff Megerian should have been obeying before they engaged in what can publicly be confirmed are duty-exceeding reckless acts of criminal misconduct that costs thousands of Ohioans their lives.  It makes them mass murderers.

(A) Each physician or other person called to attend a person suffering from cholera, plague, yellow fever, typhus fever, diphtheria, typhoid fever, or any other disease dangerous to the public health, or required by the department of health to be reported, shall report to the health commissioner within whose jurisdiction the sick person is found the name, age, sex, and color of the patient, and the house and place in which the sick person may be found. In like manner, the owner or agent of the owner of a building in which a person resides who has any of the listed diseases, or in which are the remains of a person having died of any of the listed diseases, and the head of the family, immediately after becoming aware of the fact, shall give notice thereof to the health commissioner.

(B) No person shall fail to comply with the reporting requirements of division (A) of this section.

(C) Information reported under this section that is protected health information pursuant to section 3701.17 of the Revised Code shall be released only in accordance with that section. Information that does not identify an individual may be released in summary, statistical, or aggregate form.  Effective Date: 02-12-2004.

Section A of R.C. 3707.06 set forth specific instructions for each physician and each person who attended a person with a known contagion.  Each person includes nurses, aides, lab techs, unit secretaries or anyone else with access to a patient’s medical history at every hospital, nursing home, group home in the state.  It imposes duties on landlords and family heads when a person dies of a contagion.  When division (B) of section 3707.06 “mandated” that “no person shall fail to comply with the reporting requiremets of division (A) of this section,” the General Assembly of Ohio enacted R.C. 3707.99(B) that made failure to complay in the manner spelled out as written criminal.

(B) Whoever violates division (B) of section 3707.06 or section 3707.48 of the Revised Code is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on each subsequent offense , the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  Effective Date: 02-12-2004.

What’s also a general criminal law working in the background that DeWine and Jackson’s “orders” don’t suspend is R.C. 3707.48.  It puts them both in the “obstruction of official” business crosshairs.  They’re also violating rights “under the color of law.”  The proclamations mayors are coming up with giving themselves the authority to spend money without council authority or public oversight is just downright criminal evil.

No person shall violate sections 3707.01 to 3707.50 or section 3707.53 of the Revised Code, or any order or regulation of the board of health of a city or general health district made in pursuance thereof, obstruct or interfere with the execution of such order, or willfully or illegally omit to obey such order.  Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 12, SB 26, §1, eff. 5/28/2013.  Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .

Boards of health were to hear complaints of people who were infected.  DeWine was not supposed to flood health boards with complaints of people not wearing “masks.”  Each act of lunacy that existed outside R.C. 3707 is criminal.  No person shall violate sections 3707.01 to 3707.50 or section 3707.53 of the Revised Code!

R.C. 3707.06(A) instructs “each physician or person called to attend” each of the CoVid 19 infected Cleveland Clinic workers to report to the health commissioner within whose jurisdiction the sick person is found the name, age, sex, and color of the patient, and the house and place in which the sick person may be found.”

If you’ve read to this point then you know the social distancing, masks, and sheltering in place language is not written into R.C. 3707;’ and you know the law was violated. You know the violation of the laws caused mass panic, confusion, economic chaos and societal ruin. Richard Michael DeWine takes glee every day in reporting the number of CoVid 19 deaths but not the daily narcotic overdose deaths that will hit record numbers this year. He thinks the numbers prove him right when they prove he’s a criminal. A mass murderer of people and economies.

If each physician under Mihaljevic has discharged this duty, then both Allan and Gordon should now be discharging the duties of R.C. 3707.07.    According to Mihaljevic, 1000 Cleveland Clinic employees are CoVid 19 infected and living in homes whose occupants should be receiving at least 1000 documented personal inspection visits from the health commissioner of each county or municipal corporation where they are residents.  The heading for R.C. 3707.07 is, “Complaint concerning prevalence of disease – inspection by health commissioner.”

When complaint is made or a reasonable belief exists that an infectious or contagious disease prevails in a house or other locality which has not been reported as provided in section 3707.06 of the Revised Code, the board of health of a city or general health district shall cause such house or locality to be inspected by its health commissioner, and on discovering that such disease exists, the board may send the person diseased to a hospital or other place provided for such person, or may restrain him and others exposed within such house or locality from intercourse with other persons, and prohibit ingress and egress to or from such premises.  Effective Date: 10-01-1953.

What Mihaljevic and the city’s other two foreign hospital executives have each confirmed is that health care workers have been infected, healed and returned to work.  Some have been reinfected.  All have been exposing uninfected patients to their deadly and undisclosed contagions.

There is a process R.C. 3707.08 identifies that each “known” CoVid 19 patient was mandated by it to have experienced.  Written permission from the “board of health” and not a person’s “attending physician, employer or personal wellness check” was required before they left an infected home.  The heading for R.C. 3707.08 is “Isolation of persons exposed to communicable disease – placarding of premises.”

When a person known to have been exposed to a communicable disease declared quarantinable by the board of health of a city or general health district or the department of health is reported within its jurisdiction, the board shall at once restrict such person to his place of residence or other suitable place, prohibit entrance to or exit from such place without the board’s written permission in such manner as to prevent effective contact with individuals not so exposed, and enforce such restrictive measures as are prescribed by the department.

When a person has, or is suspected of having, a communicable disease for which isolation is required by the board or the department, the board shall at once cause such person to be separated from susceptible persons in such places and under such circumstances as will prevent the conveyance of the infectious agents to susceptible persons, prohibit entrance to or exit from such places without the board’s written permission, and enforce such restrictive measures as are prescribed by the department.

When persons have, or are exposed to, a communicable disease for which placarding of premises is required by the board or the department the board shall at once place in a conspicuous position on the premises where such a person is isolated or quarantined a placard having printed on it, in large letters, the name of the disease. No person shall remove, mar, deface, or destroy such placard, which shall remain in place until after the persons restricted have been released from isolation or quarantine.

Physicians attending a person affected with a communicable disease shall use such precautionary measures to prevent its spread as are required by the board or the department.

No person isolated or quarantined by a board shall leave the premises to which he has been restricted without the written permission of such board until released from isolation or quarantine by it in accordance with the rules and regulations of the department.  Effective Date: 10-01-1953.

Mihaljevic should be able to confirm through both Allan and Gordon, and the health commissioner of any other municipal corporation where an infected employee works, that the homes of 1000 Cleveland Clinic employees have been “placarded.” Allan and Gordon should be able to produce evidence that each “personally inspected” the 1000 homes.  Allan and Gordon should have evidence of the orders they wrote to each of what we’ve been told by Mihaljevic are 1000 CoVid 19 infected Cleveland Clinic workers instructing them to remain in their homes; and not to leave without written permission from the “board of health.”

Mihaljevic has no legal authority, nor does any Cleveland Clinic physician, possess the legal authority to allow a “quarantined Ohioan” to leave their home.  A Cleveland Clinic worker is still an American citizen under the jurisdiction of the Government of the United States of America; and not a hospital CEO from a once Nazi nation whose terrorists battled ours.

I have family who served in the United States Army during before, during and after World War II.  I served during Vietnam.  Cleveland Clinic’s board hiring an alien from a Nazi Holocaust nation is reckless and disrespectfully offensive.   Nearly 2 million Serbians are the real Holocaust victims.  This wouldn’t have happened if Serbian George Voinovich were alive.

Mihaljevic can’t hide the crimes the hospital has already committed by allowing “self-quarantined” Ohioans who work in the health care system to enter hospitals in the state without the written permission of the board of health.  It’s the same for every other hospital CEO in Ohio who disregarded R.C. 3707.01 through 3707.53.  They committed “known” and now provable criminal acts through their media reports and publishly-broadcast statements.  All the “hero” stuff was just an act of concealment of now known “felony” crimes against the inhabitants of Ohio whose lives were lost in this CoVid 19 Holocaust.

Attorney David Rowan screwed thousands of Cleveland Clinic physicians, and put the immigrants in jeopardy of deportation, for violating R.C. 3707.06.

Mihaljevic was failed in part by Cleveland Clinic chief counsel attorney David Rowan.  Why he has a law license is a mystery.  Rowan and Cosgrove deserve to be criminally prosecuted for the document they signed to close the $20 million deal with Gary Norton and attorney Ronald Riley that ended up with Huron Hospital’s demolition.  Council had instructed Norton in a resolution not to even have a conversation with the officials; let alone sign a contract.  Cosgrove and Rowan signed an agreement with Norton and Riley that “the city” agreed to the deal whether council did or not.

Rowan as an attorney with “Disciplinary Rule 1.13 duties to the organization; who had the responsibility to advise Mihaljevic and every other physician on obeying R.C. 3707 and not DeWine and Jackson’s orders. He should have warned Mihaljevic that in the United States of America, Ohio particularly, R.C. 2935.09 gives any citizen the authority to file a criminal complaint on knowledge when they know a law has been violated.

R.C. 2935.10 requires a judge that citizen elects to process the complaint to the prosecuting attorney.  R.C. 309.08 requires the prosecutor to prosecute “all complaints.”  R.C. 309.05 gives that same citizen with knowledge of a complaint a prosecutor did not prosecute the authority to remove him from office by filing a complaint with a judge he can also remove from office pursuant to R.C. 3.07.

In a nation where a federal law captioned “Misprision of felony” exists, that the Congress of the United States of America enacted under Chapter 18 of the United States Code, Section 4, mandates that any person with knowledge of a felony offense shall report it to a court of cognizable jurisdiction or a military or civil authority.”  In Mihaljevic’s case … Homeland Security.

The use of the word “shall” means the person with knowledge has no other choice but to report Mihaljevic’s felonious violations of this state’s health laws that ended up with Ohioans under Cleveland Clinic’s care being “murdered” by health care workers recklessly disregarding all of Title 37’s reporting instructions.

CoVid 19 infected Ohioans were supposed to be maintained in a “quarantine hospital.” That’s instructed in R.C. 3707.31.  It makes it foolish for ignorant mayors and councils to have allowed Cleveland Clinic and University Hospital to buy and tear down Huron Hospital, Mt. Sinai, St. Mary’s, St. Luke’s and more.  They could have been used for the “quarantine hospitals” R.C. 3707.31 required since the flu season occurs annually; and an influx of aliens in sanctuary cities is exposing natural born Americans and legal citizens to foreign viruses.  Lakewood city council is right to have kept their “municipal” hospital.

A municipal corporation may establish a quarantine hospital within or without its limits. If without its limits, the consent of the municipal corporation or township within which it is proposed to establish such hospital shall first be obtained, but such consent shall not be necessary if the hospital is more than eight hundred feet from any occupied house or public highway. When great emergency exists, the board of health of a city or general health district may seize, occupy, and temporarily use for a quarantine hospital a suitable vacant house or building within its jurisdiction. The board of a district within which is located a municipal corporation having a quarantine hospital shall have exclusive control of such hospital.  Effective Date: 10-01-1953.

If no facility is available for a “quarantine hospital,’ R.C. 3707.32 authorized Jackson and every other council and mayor of a municipal corporation to “erect temporary buildings” and destroy infected property if an infected property was beyond disinfecting.  What’s amazing about our laws is their easy-to-read “Dick and Jane” level simplicity.  The heading or R.C. 3707.32 simple. Even politicians graded on the curve in public schools should be able to understand it.  “Erection of temporary buildings by the board – destruction of property.”  

The board of health of a city or general health district may erect temporary wooden buildings or field hospitals necessary for the isolation or protection of persons or freight supposed to be infected, and may employ nurses, physicians, and laborers sufficient to operate them, and sufficient police to guard them. Such board may cause the disinfection, renovation, or destruction of bedding, clothing, or other property belonging to corporations or individuals when such action is deemed necessary by the board or a reasonable precaution against the spread of contagious or infectious diseases. Effective Date: 10-01-1953.

Where Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and MetroHealth hospitals along with the others across the state have absolutely no escape from accountability, either criminally or civily, is found in R.C. 3707.49 a “Rowan” at every hospital should have advised them was a “cause of action” against the “corporation” if they did not obey all of R.C. 3707.  This was another Disciplinaruy Rule 1.13 duty he avoided.  Mihaljevic should be demanding Rowan’s law license be forever stripped.  The heading of R.C. 3707.49 is “Violation by a corporation – forfeiture.”

A corporation shall, for any violation, obstruction, interference, or omission mentioned in section 3707.48 of the Revised Code, forfeit and pay to the proper city or general health district a sum not to exceed three hundred dollars, to be collected in a civil action brought in the name of the board of health of such district. No proof of actual damages shall be required, but the court or jury, finding other facts to justify recovery, shall determine the amount by reference to all the facts, culpatory, exculpatory, or extenuating, adduced upon the trial.  Effective Date: 10-01-1953.

Readers should remember R.C. 3707.48’s instructions were also as simple.   “No person shall violate sections 3707.01 to 3707.50 or section 3707.53 of the Revised Code …”

Mihaljevic has a problem because skilled medical malpratice attorneys know the laws I know.  So do FBI agents, U.S. Attorneys and Homeland Security agents who lost loved ones during this CoVid 19 crime against Americans; and the administration of the President of the United States of America could be changing.  The mood of the country has drastically changed towards aliens.

The current President of the United States of America has made natural born Americans a bit more “nativist” as citizens like those in Ohio are dying unnecessarily in hospitals being led by foreigners like Mihajevic who don’t know, don’t seek to know and who evidence shows are recklessly disregarding our laws.

Dr. Amy Stearns-Acton’s medical board application includes her answering “yes” to being treated for emotional abuse, drug addiction and mental health. She claimed to have been homeless and lived in a Mahoning County park during the winter. Her mother, a Youngstown area social worker, called her daughter a liar. Everyone who’s read the laws shared in this article can compare them to what she “ordered.” Richard Michael DeWine should have accepted that Amy’s momma knew her lyin’ azzed child better than he did.

Since October 1, 1953 the state of Ohio’s method of handling pandemics has gone orderly until 2020.  35 percent of Ohio’s health care workforce is controlled by aliens and immigrants like Mihaljevic, here on a green card, who we can see are deteriorating the quality of our health care as well as affecting the longevity and quality of our lives.  Cleveland Clinic according to annual Medicare reports has a C-Diff problem.  One of the worst in the nations.  Workers don’t wash their hands and they are infecting patients with “staph.”

No Constitution has been suspended by an “order” or “proclamation” of any governor, mayor, council or other elected official in the State of Ohio.  You have a right to file criminal complaints against every criminal whose act violated a constitutional or statutory right.  You already know how to remove the prosecutors and judges who refuse to prosecute “all complaints.”

I worked as a Nursing Office Clerk at University Hospitals at 16 for Director of Nursing Madeline Pierk.  UH employed my cousin, Clyde Mines, and I as its first two male unit secretaries.  I was 17.  I served four years in the United States Air Force in administration at Randolph AFB, Udorn Royal Thai AFB at the 432nd USAF Hospital.  Brooks AFB at the School of Aerospace Medicine as an administrative assistant for Col. Richard Hansen, MD.  I prepared his disciplinary paperwork for the charges he filed against doctors under U.S. Department of Defense regulations.

Lt. Col. Gordon Gibson, MD. was my 432nd USAF Hospital commander during Operation Eagle Pull when South Vietnam was overrun by Communist China backed North Vietnam.  I enrolled at Xavier University’s hospital administration program in 1976; and decided against hospitals because I’d seen enough suffering and death.  I chose the equally depressing occupation of writing about suffering and death; along with public corruption.

Mihaljevic’s management of Cleveland Clinic is criminal.  In the military he would be court martialed for his misconduct in office for operating outside acts that were authorized by law.  In a “corporate” environment where the hospital’s board once included a conspiratorial-minded daily newspaper publisher, the story I’ve just shared will never be seen in the Plain Dealer or on  WKYC and Cleveland Clinic are both represented by Squire Patton & Boggs, who also represents the Russian Federation.  Forget “Tom Meyer.”  This level of insight is far above his “follow the azz in panties” intellect.

Despite all the “drowning down” of “real discussions going on by media outlets encouraging the DeWine and Amy Stearns-Acton lunacy, nothing changes what Americans who know the laws are doing and planning to hold lawbreakers like Mihaljevic and the others criminally and civily liable for their lawbreaking.  Rowan should have warned Mihaljevic not to be so quick to talk to reporters whose questions show their own ignorance of laws; and who are creating hours of “already captured” evidence against him.

Mass murderers who operated Nazi death camps fled Europe for Cleveland during World War I and II.  Mihaljevic might become the first European mass murderer to flee the United States back to Europe.  Cleveland Clinic’s board, officers and physicians require a full “federal” criminal investigation for the way they violated laws that cost natural born Americans and legal U.S. citizens their lives.

Eric Jonathan Brewer

Cleveland's most influential journalist and East Cleveland's most successful mayor is an East Saint Louis, Illinois native whose father led the city's petition drive in 1969 to elect the first black mayor in 1971. Eric is an old-school investigative reporter whose 40-year body of editorial work has been demonstrably effective. No local journalist is feared or respected more.

Trained in newspaper publishing by the legendary Call & Post Publisher William Otis Walker in 1978 when it was the nation's 5th largest Black-owned publication, Eric has published and edited 13 local, regional and statewide publications across Ohio. Adding to his publishing and reporting resume is Eric's career in government. Eric served as the city's highest paid part-time Special Assistant to ex-Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White. He served as Chief of Staff to ex-East Cleveland Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor; and Chief of Communications to the late George James in his capacity as the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's first Black executive director. Eric was appointed to serve as a member of the state's Financial Planning & Supervision Commission to guide the East Cleveland school district out of fiscal emergency and $20 million deficit. Former U.S. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson told Eric in his D.C. office he was the only mayor in the nation simultaneously-managing a municipal block grant program. Eric wrote the city's $2.2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant application. A HUD Inspector General audit of his management of the block grant program resulted in "zero" audit findings.

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