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Saturday, Oct 20


Downtown Cleveland microgrid proposed for $100 million


Cleveland State and Case Western release a pair of studies that propose a microgrid for downtown Cleveland to attract new professional businesses that cannot tolerate power interruptions.

Friday, Oct 19


Ohio unemployment rate 4.6% in September; state gained 4,300 jobs


Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.6 percent for September. The state has now more than tripled the number of jobs gained in 2017.

Thursday, Oct 18


Downtown Cleveland Alliance to honor Mayor Frank Jackson for civic contributions

Jackson will be presented with the Ruth Ratner Miller Award, which is presented annually and honors community leaders for their significant contributions toward the advancement of the downtown.


Former Ford engine plant in Brook Park, 195 acres, goes up for sale

More than six years after Ford Motor Co. shuttered its Cleveland Engine Plant No. 2, the automaker has decided to sell the massive complex and adjacent land.


FreeRange SkinCare aims to rejuvenate moisturizers, with farm fresh eggs

Just as farm-fresh eggs taste better than the commercially produced kind, Sandra Bontempo believes the FreeRange SkinCare made from their eggs are superior, too.

Icelandair delays return to Cleveland Hopkins airport until May


A spokesman for Icelandair said Cleveland did not yet have the volume of business to warrant service outside the busy summer months.



Medical Innovation Summit to celebrate disruptors, reimagining healthcare

The 2018 Medical Innovation Summit is Monday through Wednesday in downtown Cleveland.


Trump ditches 144-year-old pact that allows China to mail packages to US at big discount

Trump's notice to exit from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) treaty comes as the White House cranks up the pressure on Beijing to drop what it calls predatory commercial practices.

Wednesday, Oct 17


1111 Superior office tower in downtown Cleveland sold to New York buyer

An affiliate of Zamir Equities acquired 1111 Superior, once known as Eaton Center, earlier this month. The sale price isn't public, but the buyer took out a $46 million mortgage.


One confirmed, two possible cases of AFM, polio-like illness, reported in Ohio


One case of acute flaccid myelitis has been confirmed in Ohio.


Northeast Ohio home sales down 5.9 percent in September

Northeast Ohio home sales stuttered in September, cooling as autumn set in and as prices and mortgage rates climbed.

Greater Cleveland attracts 18.5 million visitors in 2017, another record


Greater Cleveland's visitor increase outpaced the uptick in visitation to both Ohio, which grew 2 percent in 2017, and domestic travel within the United States, which grew 1.9 percent, according to the U.S. Travel Association.


Macy's customer told to shop in store instead of online to prevent fraud: Money Matters

A few months ago, someone named Jose Pena of Bronx, New York, placed a fraudulent charge on my Macy's account. I received an email regarding this order placed for pick up in New York, and immediately called Macy's to somehow cancel the…

Tuesday, Oct 16


Food distributor to pay $3.6 million to resolve sex discrimination claims at Maple Heights facility

A Michigan-based food distributor will pay $3.6 million and enact a series of nondiscrimination measures as part of a settlement it reached with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over claims that the company rarely hired…


Wow Air will pull out of Cleveland Hopkins airport; last flight is next week


Cleveland is one of several U.S. routes being cut by the low-cost carrier, which is facing financial challenges, likely from growing too fast, according to industry analysts.


Strongsville voters to decide Nov. 6 whether Giant Eagle can build GetGo on Ohio 82

Strongsville voters will decide Nov. 6 whether Giant Eagle can build a GetGo Cafe + Market and gas station at the northwest corner of Ohio 82 and Webster Road.


Cybersecurity expert to speak at BusinessTECH18 conference

Former assistant United States attorney general for national security and chief of staff to then-F.B.I. Director Robert Mueller will speak at BusinessTECH18, a one-day conference focused on issues related to business and technology coming…


Cleveland home contractor sued for taking deposits, not finishing work


A Cleveland home contractor has been sued by Ohio's attorney general in connection with complaints from homeowners who say the contractor took their money but didn't finish the work.


Cleveland City Council moves closer to imposing a $4 fee on limo, shuttle service trips to Hopkins International Airport

The legislation would expand the $4 fee now collected from ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft as well as taxi cabs to cover the shuttle and limousine services. It would raise an estimated $1.8 million a year for airport operations.

Monday, Oct 15


Strongsville residents will vote on proposed Kemper House rezoning Nov. 6

Kemper House in Strongsville hopes voters will approve Issue 102, which in essence would allow the long-term care community to expand to the north, on Nov. 6.


A struggling Ohio community asks: Is any job better than no job?

Given Trumbull County's continuing struggle over jobs, a protracted fight to stop a TXJ distribution center promising 1,000 jobs may seem incongruous. But opponents called it the right project in the wrong place.

Which smartphone would you rather own: Google Pixel 3 or iPhone XS?


Both phones offer high-quality cameras and major hardware updates.


Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection ahead of crucial holiday shopping season

Sears, which started out as a mail order catalog in the 1880s, has been on a slow march toward extinction as it lagged far behind its peers and has incurred massive losses over the years.

Sunday, Oct 14


Barberton students "Do Your Job" every day: Pathways to Prosperity


The Barberton school district has placed a "Do Your Job" career preparation program in all schools - right down to preschool.

How does your bank rank and what does it mean for you?

KeyBank added to its dominance of the Cleveland market by increasing deposits by $1.7 billion in Greater Cleveland in the past year. KeyBank remains the largest bank in Cleveland by deposits, with 23.4 percent of all of the deposits in the…


Pathways to Prosperity series at-a-glance

In case you missed any part of the Pathways to Prosperity series, you can catch them all here.

Things young professionals should consider when getting first credit card: Money Matters

I have a daughter that graduated in the spring from college and has her first job now. She is looking for her own credit card. She has had her own AMEX for years but under my account.

Friday, Oct 12


Port of Cleveland ups inclusion goals, sets $15 minimum wage for services

The Port of Cleveland is setting higher thresholds for putting minority-owned and woman-owned businesses to work on the construction projects it touches.

Thursday, Oct 11


CWRU, Siemens partner to create digital energy grid curriculum, lab

Case Western Reserve University and technology company Siemens have announced a $1.2 million partnership aimed at educating the next generation of electrical engineers.