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Kevin Chill Heard

Stories by Kevin Chill

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From Cleveland to Ferguson and back again

After the rioting and looting that took place that night, she felt like heading back to Ferguson to help clean up or to pitch in somehow.

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What happens when sports’ greatest winning streak ends?

The new film “When the Game Stands Tall,” chronicles the true story of Coach Ladouceur and his leadership style that led a high school football team to the greatest winning streak in American sports history.

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‘When the Game Stands Tall’ Long after ‘The White Shadow,’ Thomas Carter is still undefeated

Anytime a film is based on true events, it comes with a certain amount of pressure to stay true to the story. Not only did Carter have coaches and players to lean on, but the author of the book

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Group wants dismissal from duty for ‘all thirteen’ 137 shot cops

A placard passed amongst the committee was signed with quotes stating, “Brelo was not the only shooter.” “Why did they not stop the car?” “Brelo should not be the only scapegoat for the 12 other shooters.

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Akron couple help LeBron show neighbors his ‘sweet side’

Much has happened for this young couple in a relatively short amount of time. Their business has only been open for almost a year, but what a year it has been. Baker Blvd is looking forward to its one-year anniversary on August 10.

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Wild about the latest ape movie:

As a cadre of kind-hearted scientists trek their way to beg Caesar to allow them to work on a broken-down hydraulic power-plant, unaccosted by untrusting primates

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Man dies after being choked by NYPD

A voice off camera serving as an on-the-scene “street narrator” can be heard saying “Once again the police are beating-up on people and all he did was break up a fight. And this is what happens for breaking up a fight

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Home court advantage

Just as heartbreaking as the Lebron odyssey began, it suddenly and almost unbelievably, against the odds turned heart-warming in our favor.

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The science of a city merger

Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell has taken on an analysis matrix style of assessing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (S.W.O.T.) of merging the Cleveland and East Cleveland.

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Robyn Simone's event says kisses not bruises

Domestic violence is a major cause Simone is adamant about.

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‘The residents of East Cleveland are collateral damage of mismanagement’

If all of this doesn’t get the attention of East Cleveland as to the hole it is in, maybe a resolution drafted by the Planning Commission will.

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Oatman and Ashley are ‘crazy’ for Community Theater

“This is a piece where Ashley is the only person I thought of"

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Roberts Rules of ‘dis-order’ at another E.C. library meeting

The saga that has become the East Cleveland Library Board of Trustees continued this past Monday night.

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Beauty, brains and barometric pressure

With these last few months seeming like the coldest temperatures and most snow ever, we needed to get her expert analysis.

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E.C. School Board attempts to give Fambrough and Branch the boot

As to the trustees’ dismissal of Marcus-Bey as Library Director, Branch responded, “She was insubordinate and had a negative attitude within the first month that she got there.

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East Cleveland heated over firing of library director

On Monday, Dec. 30, board members William Fambrough (board president), Devin Branch, Charles Bibb and Ed Parker voted to remove the director, while Turner, Leontine Synor and Mary Rice voted in favor of Marcus-Bey keeping her job.

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Is East Cleveland headed for bankruptcy?

East Cleveland City Council Vice-President Chantelle C. Lewis, whose term ends this month, says that for three years council tried to cut the budget in opposition to the mayor, to avoid the current circumstance.

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The Mary J Blige, Chill collaboration

Catching up with “MJB” on the West coast, Kevin Chill Heard was able to collab for an interview session with the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” about her life, her music, and her new Christmas album.

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Jennifer Hudson in ‘Black Nativity’ is a ‘weight’ worth ‘watching’

While in sunny California to interview the cast of “Black Nativity,” the Call and Post had a chance to interview the lovely and still maintaining her much publicized Weight Watchers figure, Jennifer Hudson.

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Federal government is closed

Statewide, about 52,000 federal employees in Ohio will be furloughed (given unpaid leave). In Cleveland, the NASA Glenn Research Center in Brook Park will be impacted, as nearly 2,000 people’s paychecks will come to a screeching halt, as well as many of Cleveland’s Head Start locations.

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Isaiah Washington exposes his murderous portrayal of the D.C. Sniper in ‘Blue Caprice’

This writer once described Isaiah Washington as one of the most interesting actors ever to be interviewed. While he has been involved in his share of Hollywood controversy, he’s proven time and again to possess a unique agility in capturing a very real and raw essence of the character he portrays.

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Anatomy of a suicide

To some, Castro’s demise was a fitting end to a horrible crime that captured international attention, as three young women, Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus, were kidnapped, beaten and sexually assaulted over a ten-year period on Cleveland’s Westside.