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Monday, Aug 21


FirstEnergy Solutions downgraded on bankruptcy expectation, FE parent seen as stable

Standard & Poor's has further lowered its ratings for bonds sold by FirstEnergy Solutions, the unregulated FirstEnergy subsidy which owns the corporation's power plants, because it expects FES to file for bankruptcy protection. At the same…


Northeast Ohio startups to share nearly $100,000 in grants, services aimed at product developers

Northeast Ohio startups to share nearly $100,000 in grants, services aimed at product developers.


LEEDCo wind turbine hearing set for November, project would put 6 turbines in Lake Erie

LEEDCo's proposed wind farm in Lake Erie will get a formal public hearing Nov. 8. The Ohio Power Siting Board will conduct the hearing in the chambers of Cleveland City Council, beginning at 6 p.m. Anyone can testify. The U.S. Department…

Sunday, Aug 20

What the next Cleveland mayor should do to help area's tech Industry, Part 3: Tech Czar Talk

This week, I feature more topics the next mayor should pay attention to, this time focusing on a series of "fantasy scenarios" that could generate billions in cash for a financially struggling city.


MetroHealth turns to community for growth of health system, plans to open 2 suburban hospitals

In January, MetroHealth will open two new hospitals: one in Parma and one in Cleveland Heights.


Watch out for car sellers who give you the title, then nullify it: Money Matters

A few weeks later, we went to the title bureau in downtown Cleveland. The nice worker took the title and my ID and started typing information into her computer. She seemed perplexed. Then she stepped away to talk to a colleague, and then…

Friday, Aug 18


Oswald Centre, former Eaton Center office towers in downtown Cleveland listed for sale

An Illinois landlord that snapped up downtown Cleveland office buildings in 2007 and 2014 is looking to cash out, putting a stretch of Superior Avenue in play.

Tower at Erieview and Galleria go up for sale, as RAIT presses pause on apartment plans (photos)

The owner of downtown Cleveland's fourth-tallest building is doing an about-face, marketing the Tower at Erieview and the adjacent Galleria for sale after more than a year of exploring a partial apartment conversion.


Calling all readers: Finding answers to your CareSource and Cleveland Clinic questions

I've been working with CareSource to find specific answers to your healthcare questions and will share those soon.

Ohio unemployment rate 5.2%; state gained 1,600 jobs

Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.2 percent in July, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday. The state gained 1,600 jobs.

Swabs for Sundaresh seeks bone marrow matches, aims to save a father's life (photos, video)

Neeti Sundaresh created Swab for Sundaresh, a series of blood marrow donor drives throughout Northeast Ohio and other locations, to help save her father's life. The Swab for Sundaresh drives encourage people to join the national bone…

Robots are affecting jobs in Ohio -- and maybe politics, too


A look at where the robots are in Ohio shows some surprises.

Thursday, Aug 17


Goodyear appoints Christopher Helsel as vice president and chief technology officer

Goodyear appoints Christopher Helsel, director, North America commercial and global off-highway technology, as vice president and chief technology officer.


How has NAFTA impacted your job?: Calling All Readers

I am looking for people to tell their stories about how NAFTA impacted their jobs. For some, it will be a story of layoffs. For others, it will be a story of new opportunity.


City wins compromise adding retail to garage for Playhouse Square apartment tower (photos)

The city's Downtown Flats Design Review Committee approved schematic plans for a new apartment tower at Playhouse Square, but only after Playhouse Square agreed to include a retail on the ground floor of a parking garage fronting Euclid…


July traffic through Hopkins International Airport tops July 2016 when the RNC came to Cleveland

Traffic through the airport in July was more than 100,000 passengers greater than in July 2016, the month when Cleveland hosted the Republican National Convention.

Cleveland State receives $750,000 gift from PNC for student success programs


Cleveland State University has been given a $750,000 gift from PNC for initiatives to improve student retention and graduation.


Northeast Ohio home sales down 2.5 percent in July, but prices keep climbing (interactive maps)

Home sales couldn't quite reach last year's levels during July, dipping 2.5 percent on an annual basis and slowing from June.

Cleveland convention center names Ron King as new general manager

Ron King, executive director of the Dallas Convention Center, has been named the new general manager of the Huntington Convention Center.


RTA plans 'rebranding' of two HealthLine bus stations in University Circle as 'Museum Stops'

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority plans to 'rebrand' two HealthLine bus rapid transit stations as museum stops to indicate their proximity to University Circle cultural institutions.

Mays Shamout blends culture, fitness, healthy eating into confident lifestyle: Fashion Flash (photos)

Mays Shamout celebrates culture and comfort, her creativity and her healthy lifestyle. She knows that confidence comes from within and is enhanced by wearing what you love.

Should employees be required to take a drug test for a job?


The number of employees who fail drug tests is at a 12-year high. With unemployment at record lows, the economy is desperate for labor--but failed drug tests are hurting employers looking to fill open positions with qualified candidates.


National Park Service rescinds plastic water bottle ban

On Wednesday, the National Park Service rescinded a controversial 2011 policy that encouraged parks to eliminate the sale of bottled water.

Wednesday, Aug 16


Independence-based MacroPoint acquired for $107 million by Canadian global logistics company

MacroPoint, a freight-tracking platform company, has been acquired by Descartes Systems Group for $107 million, the company announced. Today, MacroPoint made its debut on the Inc. 5000 list, ranking No. 567. It is the fourth highest ranked…


PUCO rejects challenge to FirstEnergy special subsidy, you'll keep paying more

FirstEnergy can collect more than $200 million in extra charges from its customers for up to five yeas, thanks to a ruling today by the PUCO, which rejected the opposition to the charges from the Ohio Consumers' Counsel, the Northeast Ohio…


Should soda be taxed like cigarettes?

Cities like Chicago are implementing a steep tax on sodas and other sweetened drinks to encourage residents to make healthier choices and help fill some budget gaps.


Race organizer drops trademark lawsuit against Cleveland's St. Malachi Parish

Hermes Sports & Events has dropped a federal trademark lawsuit against St. Malachi Parish that sought to prevent the West Side church from using its own name in an annual benefit race.


NAFTA renegotiation starts today: 5 things to look for

Now that he's running the country, it's time for President Donald Trump to make good on his campaign boast that he'd be a better trade negotiator than his predecessors.


Solar eclipse 2017 to be celebrated with events at Cleveland parks, museums (video)

Numerous Northeast Ohio parks and museums are planning special activities to celebrate the solar eclipse and help people observe it safely. Here's a list of some local eclipse-related events.

Solar eclipse 2017 Q&A: Sunglasses, schedule, photography, map (video)


The Great American Eclipse, a rare astronomical event when the moon slides across the face of the sun, will arrive Monday, August 21st. It will be visible across the continental United States, including Northeast Ohio.