Community Foundation of Lorain County

Laura Malone from the Community Foundation of Lorain County joined us once again to talk about their Hispanic Funds launch of a new LatinX scholarship fund! To learn more about the Hispanic Fund and some of the work they do, click HERE!

Cleveland Indians Will Change Name to Guardians

On Friday, Cleveland’s baseball team announced their new name after 2021 will be the “Guardians”! It is the fifth name in organization history, following the Indians. Over 1,000 name options were considered, 40,000 fans were surveyed, and hundreds of hours of interviewing and brainstorming were put into this decision.

“We are excited to usher in the next era of the deep history of baseball in Cleveland,” Team Owner and Chairman Paul Dolan said. “Cleveland has and always will be the most important part of our identity. Therefore, we wanted a name that strongly represents the pride, resiliency and loyalty of Clevelanders. ‘Guardians’ reflects those attributes that define us while drawing on the iconic Guardians of Traffic just outside the ballpark on the Hope Memorial Bridge. It brings to life the pride Clevelanders take in our city and the way we fight together for all who choose to be part of the Cleveland baseball family. While ‘Indians’ will always be a part of our history, our new name will help unify our fans and city as we are all Cleveland Guardians.”

The core red, white, and blue color scheme will remain the same despite the name change. Other similarities, such as a script text logo, will remain intact.

The change represents the ushering in of a new era of professional baseball in northeast Ohio.

President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti said, “This is a historic moment for our franchise, and we are excited for our players and staff to debut our new team name and look in 2022. We look forward to our team proudly representing the city of Cleveland as the Guardians. Our club will strive to unite and inspire our entire community.”


Community Foundation of Lorain County

Laura Malone from the Community Foundation of Lorain County stopped by to discuss Connect to a Cause, Lorain County Scholars Connect, and their Non-profit Succession Planning Seminar in August! To find out more, check out their website HERE!

Take a listen to the interview below!

Governor Mike DeWine Signs Bill That Bans Vaccine Requirements

On Wednesday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a new bill that will prevent the state’s education institutions K-12 from requiring a COVID-19 vaccine for enrollment.

This is passed through House Bill 244, which was amended in late June to prohibit schools and universities from requiring non-FDA approved vaccines.

Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff commented about the matter through a virtual zoom conference.

“We can reiterate that there is not, nor has there ever been, an intention on the part of the department to mandate vaccination,” Vanderhoff said.

However, Governor DeWine is confident that vaccines will be approved soon.