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James Renner

Cleveland Born: March 30, 1978 Ohio connection: Birth James Renner was born March 30, 1978, in Cleveland.  A novelist, freelance journalist, film producer, and former newspaper editor, Renner graduated from Kent State University in 2000 with a degree in English. He has also taught creative writing. Renner’s nonfiction books focus on unsolved crimes and strange stories from …

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Andre Norton

Cleveland Born: February 17, 1912Died: March 17, 2005Ohio connection: Birth Andre Norton was born Alice May Norton on February 17, 1912, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Freely Norton, a rug salesman, and Bertha Stemm Norton. She attended Collinwood High School where she wrote for the school newspaper. Intending to become a history teacher, she attended Western Reserve University …

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