Mansfield Frazier is a native Clevelander and former newspaper editor. His regular column can be seen on An avid gardener, he resides in the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland with his wife, Brenda, and their two dogs, Zaida and Ginger.

On Trial

As opening statements kick off in the trial of George Zimmerman, the media is poised to pounce on every sordid detail. Mansfield Frazier on the coming blow to race relations in the U.S.

Good News

The joyful news that three women were found after 10 years has stopped the Ohio city in its tracks—a welcome reprieve from the usual news of poverty and police screw-ups. Plus, Caroline Linton on the case’s unanswered questions.