Chris Ball

Chris Ball became managing editor of FreshWater Cleveland in August 2019 after more than 20 years of editing and writing for The Plain Dealer. A graduate of Hawken School and Oberlin College, he previously worked for Crain Communications, the Lorain Morning Journal, The Free Times and The Cleveland Edition. A lover of Frisbee and film, Ball wrote a DVD review column for The PD for 15 years. He won the Press Club of Cleveland award in 2018 for Best Headline Writer in Ohio.

Buzz Yellowcake Shop has set a goal of making 2,000 face masks for those in need.
Feature Story Craven Smith works a table outside the Social Lounge in East Cleveland in 2019 for his Live2Love Project.
Buzz Hunger Network’s Food Rescue program volunteers are eager to make rescues.
Feature Story Derf Backderf knows graphic novels.
Feature Story Maura Garven, Mordecai Cargill and Evelyn Burnett of ThirdSpace Action Lab
Feature Story “Ready to enable,” Sam Bell calls out from the back of the truck, prepared to hit a big red STOP button on a control pad if necessary.
Breaking Ground now hiring
Buzz Lauren Harrison (left), Angela Thomas, Charlotte Morgan, Elle Wilson, and Kyle Wilson meet at PNC Fairfax Connecton.
Buzz Dozens of local governmental bodies meet year round. Documenters.org plans to post their schedules and minutes in one convenient location online. Here, the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library System meets in 2018.

Documenters.org comes to Cleveland