Stephanie CzekalinskiDeputy Editor - News
Expertise: Health care, immigration, justice system, government, demographic change, social determinants of health, Cleveland history and culture
Education: Wittenberg University - Bachelor of Arts, English literature
Columbia University - TESOL certificate
The Citadel - Master of Arts, English literature
Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: East 55th Street Marina
Stephanie Czekalinski is Ideastream's Deputy Editor of News focusing on the Cleveland and northwestern portion of its 22-county region. Her work has appeared in the National Journal, Atlantic Media and the Columbus Dispatch.
- Member, Investigative Reporters and Editors
- Best health care reporting 2022, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists
- Best investigative reporting 2022, Ohio Associated Press Media Editors
- 2008 finalist for the Livingston Award for young journalists
- Winner of the 2008 New America Award, honoring public service journalism that explores and exposes an issue of importance to immigrant or ethnic communities currently living in the U.S.
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Experts say the trauma suffered by the Northeast Ohio Jewish and Palestinian communities amid the Israel-Hamas war can be alleviated — at least in part — through thoughtful dialogue.
Users will be able to log in to the ParkMobile app on their smartphones or a mobile web browser to pay for on-street parking or reserve a spot ahead of time for a concert or sporting event.
More than 58% of respondents in the Ohio Pulse Poll said they support the amendment known as Issue 1, the reproductive rights amendment. More than 57% said they support Issue 2, which would legalize and regulate recreational marijuana for adults over 21.
People with criminal records are ten times more likely to experience homelessness, and those who are homeless are more likely to be arrested, according to Cuyahoga County.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is working with The Ohio State University, using technology to recreate the face of a man whose remains were discovered in Canton in 2001.
59 charged after feds crack down on gun, drug crimes to stem violence in Cleveland, U.S. Attorney saysThe arrests were the result of an investigation led by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives focused on reducing gun crime in several parts of Cleveland. The investigation used data to identify illegal firearms sellers to disrupt their trade, said U.S. Attorney Rebecca C. Lutzko.
On Wednesday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced a local, state and federal law enforcement surge has begun in Cleveland to help police target violent offenders and drug traffickers on the street and in the air as part of a multipronged initiative to help fight violent crime in the city.
Cuyahoga County Executive Chris Ronayne made his best case for building a new jail in Garfield Heights during his first State of the County address Friday. Ronayne, who took office in January, spoke from a stage in Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland.