I'm trying this diary out for the heck of it and there's OSM news.
Since I started editing the Cleveland area in OSM in late December, no one else locally had made edits to the Cleveland area, with the exception of 2-3 people who edited once.
Just in the past 7 days, there has been a sudden explosion of new users, who are contributing within the City of Cleveland and nearby: adding local businesses, parking lots, and schools to the map [something that I have only did a little of, because there's so much to be done in Cleveland].
Days after joining osm, I was shocked to find other cities: Chicago, Cincy, Philly, and countless ones in Europe, to have maps so much richer than the rest of the city of Cleveland.
Cleveland just got a lot stronger and welcome new users =)