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WEWS Channel 5 hires new news director from Denver


Sean McGarvy is the new news director at Channel 5, effective Aug. 27.

Cleveland to restrict on-street parking around Progressive Field, First Energy Stadium

Traffic is guaranteed to be congested downtown. The usual rush hour will be complicated by traffic for an Indians game and a Browns game, both of which will start shortly after 7 p.m.

Ohio Republican officials lose bid to dismiss gerrymandering suit over congressional map


Three federal judges have rejected a request by Republican elected leaders in Ohio to throw out a lawsuit saying the judges should toss out the state's congressional district map because it is gerrymandered.

Eight charged in large-scale Ohio meth operation involving Mexican drug dealers, feds say


Eight people are charged in what federal prosecutors say is the largest methamphetamine bust in Ohio history. It's a case where authorities say a drug supplier in Mexico gave the green light to kill a man they believed stole their drugs…

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Women-founded Bumble starts capital fund to invest in women, report says

Forbes reports that Bumble, a dating app founded four years ago by Whitney Wolfe, is starting a capitol fund with a mission to invest in women.


Ohio issues 2 medical marijuana testing lab licenses after months-long wait, additional processor licenses


The Ohio Department of Commerce awarded four more medical marijuana businesses licenses on Friday: two to private testing labs and two to marijuana product processors.


Century-old general store now houses BBQ hotspot Lager Heads Smokehouse: Cleveland's Best Barbecue contest


Local brothers buy and revitalize a century-old general store and turn it into Medina BBQ hot spot Lager Heads Smokehouse.


Ohio unemployment rate 4.6% in July; state gained 7,600 jobs

Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in July, with the state gaining 7,600 jobs, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday.


What's the weather for Rascal Flatts at Blossom Music Center on Friday night?


If you're heading to Blossom for Rascal Flatts tonight, you're going to want to bring your raincoat.


Ohio lawmakers need to learn from ECOT fiasco: editorial


Common sense prevailed last week, when the Ohio Supreme Court rejected efforts by the now-closed ECOT charter school to avoid repaying millions of tax dollars that it received for students who spent as little as one hour a day…

Cleveland Flats update: arts festival, True Cocktails opening, Rascal Flatts delay (photos)


Cleveland Flats to host arts festival, open True Cocktails and Bites.

MetroHealth System ready to start training 'Open Table' volunteers to help families in poverty: A Greater Cleveland


Dozens have signed up to be a part of MetroHealth System's inaugural group of "Open Table" volunteers. The hospital will begin the first month-long training session next week, with an eye toward launching the first five tables in September.


Couple charged after baby left in hot car; Ashtabula County boy's death ruled homicide: Overnight News Links


Also, Cleveland police officers, including one who killed man in 2017, suspended for lying about use-of-force; Senators blast federal handling of immigrant children: 'We have a serious problem on our hands,' says Rob Portman


Police catch man growing marijuana and teens carrying 20 bags of marijuana: Berea Police Blotter


Police arrested a Lincoln Avenue man after finding marijuana plants in his backyard. Also, a Brook Park girl and a Berea girl, both 17, were arrested after police found 20 bags of marijuana and a digital scale with marijuana residue in…


Gay lobby targets Bainbridge Township GOP Rep. Dave Joyce for defeat


"The path to pulling the emergency brake on Donald Trump and Mike Pence runs right through re-electing Sherrod Brown to the U.S. Senate and winning key congressional districts like Betsy Rader's," said Human Rights Campaign spokesman Chris…

Real reasons Trump revoked Brennan's clearance: Darcy cartoon


Brennan called Trump's collusion denials "hogwash." The reasons The White House gave for revoking Brennan's clearance were hogwash too.


New Year's Eve drink, pit bull bite launch series of bad decisions that land Cleveland woman in prison


Michael Levine cast aside his walker and used the courtroom's lectern to steady himself Thursday as he told a Cuyahoga County through slurred speech that he doesn't remember the night he almost died.

Shirley Aley Campbell, 93, realist artist of the Cleveland School


Prominent "Cleveland School" artist Shirley Aley Campbell died Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at age 93 in North Olmsted.

Thursday, Aug 16

Wikipedia cofounder, IBM blockchain leaders to speak at Cleveland blockchain conference: Building Blockland


Cleveland's blockchain conference will include keynotes from leaders at tech giant IBM, Wikipedia cofounder Larry Sanger and the cofounder of popular cryptocurrency Ethereum.

Neighborhood group backed by Councilman Ken Johnson didn't pay federal payroll taxes


CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corporation, which has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal money to help stabilize impoverished East Side neighborhoods, last year stopped paying federal payroll…

Veterans Memorial Bridge tours headline Sparx City Hop: Sneak peek and vintage photos


Happy 100th birthday! The Veterans Memorial Bridge lower level is opening for centennial tour as part of Sparx City Hop.

Should news outlets respond to Trump's attacks on the press? Editorial Board Roundtable


The consensus of the Editorial Board of cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer is that the Globe's effort, while well intentioned, is not the ideal way to respond to the administration's criticism, so we are not participating.

Wednesday, Aug 15

University of Akron to phase out almost 20 percent of degrees and programs, will hire in 'areas of strength or opportunity'


University of Akron Board of Trustees members approved cuts to nearly 20 percent of the university's degree or degree-track programs. The cuts were recommended as a result of UA's "Academic Program Review."

University Circle CEO says Cuyahoga County is threatening to turn away crime suspects his police department brings to the county jail unless he agrees to pay fees for using the jail


The president of University Circle Inc. says that Cuyahoga County threatened to turn away crime suspects brought to the county jail by his organization's police department unless he agrees to pay jail fees.

Cleveland crime, police use of force dropped in first five months of 2018, monitor says


Cleveland police officers used less force in the first five months of 2018 than during the same time period last year, following training on new policies required by its court-enforced reform efforts, the monitoring team said.

Tuesday, Aug 14

Son of slain Beachwood doctor threatened father in 2015, went to home 'without permission'


The eldest son of slain Beachwood Dr. Richard Warn threatened his father in 2015 over money and went to his home "without permission," police reports say.

Sons killed Beachwood doctor, then themselves after 12-hour SWAT standoff, police say


The sons of Beachwood Dr. Richard Warn killed their father, then themselves during a 12-hour standoff with a SWAT team.

Cleveland Clinic named No. 2 hospital by U.S. News for the third consecutive year


U.S. News & World Report ranked the Cleveland Clinic the second best hospital in the U.S. in its most recent rankings.

Tributes pour in for 'gravely ill' Hall of Famer Aretha Franklin


Aretha Franklin, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, reportedly is "gravely ill" in a Detroit hospital, surrounded by her family. The news brought forth a torrent of loving tributes for "The Queen of Soul."

Monday, Aug 13

Mayor Frank Jackson says Sunday events show why Cleveland needs to find options for dirt bike riders


The mayor says he remains convinced that the best way to address illegal street riding on dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles in Cleveland is to provide other opportunities for the growing number of riders.

Sons of slain Beachwood doctor found dead in South Euclid home after SWAT standoff


The adult sons of a slain Beachwood doctor were found dead inside a South Euclid home after a 10-hour SWAT standoff prompted by police investigating "persons of interest" in the doctor's death.

Frontier Airlines adding Cleveland flights to West Palm, Sarasota, Punta Cana

Frontier Airlines' new flights to West Palm Beach, Sarasota and Punta Cana went on sale Monday. it dropped a flight to Miami.

Large pack of dirt-bike riders wreaks havoc in Cleveland area


Police were pursuing the dirt bike and ATV riders.

Sunday, Aug 12

Opioids' most innocent victims: Lawsuit filed against over drugs' effects on children

A lawsuit was filed in Ohio to help children born with opioids in their system.

Cleveland Museum of Art unveils first 'Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan'


The Cleveland Museum of Art's new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan aims to address imbalances in the museum's collections, audience and staff, not to mention the entire profession of working in art museums.