After we debuted the Cleveland People issue last year, one that celebrated 30 fine folks who help make the Forest City the best damn place in America, we wondered for a half beat how we'd fare finding 30 more fine folks to celebrate in Year Two. As it turned out, it was a mighty hard proposition — not finding 30 more, but limiting the list to only 30 again.
All around Northeast Ohio — and to be clear, there are some folks not living or working in Cleveland proper here — we were and are overwhelmed by the sheer number of people doing amazing things. From food to music, from sports to activism, from charities to fashion, from tech to art, Northeast Ohioans are doing brilliant things and, in some cases, without much recognition. We'd like to take this chance to correct that. They touch your lives, they make Cleveland better, they are your Cleveland People 2014.
This collection of stunning photographs is by Frank J. Lanza.
Click on a photo to learn more about our selections.