Janice Mitchell

Janice Mitchell, author of the book "My Ticket to Ride"
Janice Mitchell, author of the book "My Ticket to Ride"

Janice Mitchell is a retired federal investigator, a private investigator, an adjunct professor in the criminal justice department of Tiffin University, and a lifelong Beatles fan.

As an award-winning investigator, Mitchell worked on high-profile capital, criminal, and civil cases in New York City, including the Wendy’s Massacre and the Carnegie Deli Murders. She has also worked on international investigations for Rolex, Gucci, Warner Bros., Levi Strauss, Hard Rock Café, and other trademarks. She was dubbed “a modern-day Nancy Drew” on CourtTV after she uncovered new evidence in a criminal case that led to the exoneration of a wrongfully convicted man.

After 9/11, Mitchell relocated from New York City back to her hometown of Cleveland, where she lives with with her Yorkshire Terrier, Dashiell Hammett. She is a supporter of animal rescue organizations.

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Paul Orlousky

Paul Orlousky worked in broadcasting for 50 years and 5 months and built a reputation as an aggressive reporter specializing in investigative stories. He started in 1969 as a radio disc jockey in his home town of Elmira, NY, then switched to television in 1972. He worked as a news reporter, anchor, and morning show host in Binghamton, NY, and Youngstown, OH, before landing in Cleveland on WEWS TV (Channel 5) in 1981. For the next 38 years he was a fixture on nightly Cleveland TV newscasts. At Channel 5 he was a reporter on “Eyewitness News” and “Live on Five.” He moved to WKYC (Channel 3) in 1985 and formed an investigative unit called Target Three, establishing his reputation with prominent investigations of police misbehavior. In 1997 he joined WOIO (Channel 19), where he became closely associated with the station’s 19 Action News brand. He also covered breaking news and politics, including national politicians visiting Ohio and local politicians on the national scene. He retired in 2020.

Bob Abelman

Bob Abelman, author of "All the World's a Stage Fright"
Bob Abelman, author of "All the World's a Stage Fright"

Bob Abelman is a syndicated theater critic and entertainment feature writer in Cleveland, Ohio, which has the second-largest theater district in the U.S. after New York City. He is also a professional actor who, as a younger man, appeared on Broadway and so far off-Broadway it was Connecticut.

Jim Ingraham

Jim Ingraham is an award-winning sports columnist for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram and Medina Gazette. He also writes about sports for Forbes.com and other publications. For 30 years he was the Indians beat writer for the Lake County News-Herald/Lorain Journal.

John Lanigan

John Lanigan, author of the book Lanigan in the Morning
John Lanigan, author of the book Lanigan in the Morning

John Lanigan got his start in radio while still in high school in Ogallala, Nebraska. He bounced among early jobs in Denver, Albequerque, and Dallas before landing in Cleveland at WGAR-AM in 1971 as a replacement for Don Imus. His outspoken style and loud personality got him attention and ratings. In addition to his morning radio show, he also hosted the long-running “Prize Movie” on television in Cleveland. After leaving Cleveland for a brief stint in Tampa, Lanigan returned to Cleveland to stay, on WMJI-FM. He retired from morning drive time in 2014. He continues to appear on a daily midmorning talk show on WTAM-AM in Cleveland. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Michael D. Roberts

Michael D. Roberts got his start as a newspaper reporter in 1962 and joined the Plain Dealer in 1963. He received the Ohio Associated Press Award in 1966 for exposing a forged Rembrandt painting. He reported on assignment from Vietnam, the Middle East, and the newspaper’s Washington Bureau. He joined Cleveland Magazine in 1972 and served as editor for 17 years. He works in public relations and regularly writes for several publications.