OUCH !!!! not to boast, but out here in Lake County, I submitted the day after Columbus day, and received it first thing Friday morning.
You should have been able to go to an adjacent county. Lake didn't require a photo, either. Now, I was told that just proior to the class, there was a little wait d/t background checks for the back to school crowds. Bus drivers, custodians, etc ....
Good luck. what part of Cuyahoga? I was in Concord, now in Mentor untill we purchase. Hopefully soon, hopefully east. farther east. maybe a lil SE even.
That's up for debate. Some say I can carry here and some say I cannot since the address on my licence (CHL) does not match my address here in NC. So I am patiently awaiting the approval of my license here. On month to go... This sucks!