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Editorial: Cleveland's Persons of the Year

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Some names will sound familiar, others not so much. But they all have one thing in common:  they made a difference in our community in 2013.  They are Cleveland's "Persons of the Year."

There's the Geis brothers, Fred and Greg, who rescued the troubled Ameritrust complex at East Ninth and Euclid, building a burgeoning neighborhood around it.

We lost Peter Lewis this year but not before the insurance company icon invested millions in his hometown.

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine deserves a nod for putting the heat on that Steubenville rape case.

Anne Goodman and the folks at the Cleveland Food Bank can take a bow. At a time of growing demand, they work tirelessly to help put food on the tables of Cleveland's needy.

And perhaps no one won our hearts more this year than three girls we've come to know on a first name basis: Amanda, Gina and Michelle. Rescued from years of captivity, the three women inspired us and gave us hope that, here in Cleveland, things will always get better next year.

Write and let me know what you think. I'm Bill Applegate.

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