Just look around and share what you see (News-Herald, Ohio)

By Laura Kessel

Do you ever think the world revolves around you?

Admit it. You’re just like a kid — it’s all about you.

Where you are is where it’s happening. And, if you’re not there, could it really be going on at all?

It’s easy to think that way.

When you get caught up in the many things that go on during a day, you sometimes forget the world is going on just outside your door.

Many of you think, “That’s what the news is for.”

And, in some ways you’re right. We pay attention so you don’t have to.

Every day, we let you know what’s happening around Northeast Ohio so you can focus on your jobs, your families and your lives.

It’s been that way for 131 years. And it will continue to be that way.

But there’s much that goes on each day that doesn’t garner headlines, and we’d like your help in documenting it.

We’re looking for the quintessential Lake County moments at all hours of the day.

Yes, that means 3 p.m. and 3 a.m. It’s morning, it’s afternoon, it’s overnight.

If you know them, we hope you’ll share them.

It could be 7 a.m., when construction workers start their day on state Route 2 in Willoughby. It might be a 10 a.m. coffee klatsch at Waffle House in Concord Township.

It could be a 3:30 p.m. shift change at a factory in Painesville. It might be 3:01 p.m., when the bell rings to end classes at Lake Catholic in Mentor. Is it the fellas watching the Tribe game at 9 p.m. at Panini’s in Willoughby? It could be 4 a.m. baking time at Biagio’s in Eastlake.

It’s Lake County at work, play or rest. And we’d like to document it.

We’re asking our neighbors to share those moments you might see every day — the ones that could tell the story of what happens in Lake County in a 24-hour period.

Many people don’t realize there’s an entire population of people out and about, living their lives while they’re home snuggled in bed. Now’s your chance to show them.

We hope you’ll tell us about these moments, when they occur and where they happen. Because nothing tells the story better than photos, we encourage you to send a few shots or even a short video to show us what’s going on.

If it’s important to you and your neighbors, we want to know about it.

E-mail your suggestions and other information to 24hoursoflakecounty@gmail.com. Please include your name and a contact phone number in case we need to reach you to ask any questions.

Encourage your friends to share their special moments, too. As we enjoy moments in life, no two people experience events the same way. What they share will be unique and vital to the story of 24 hours in Lake County. We look forward to seeing what each of you share and maybe even trying it out for ourselves.

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