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Sea of sunflowers along I-90 honors little girl who died of rare cancer

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:00
A cascade of sunflowers about a mile long is in full bloom along Interstate 90 in Avon to remind people about childhood cancer. Michael Sangiacomo, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/msangiac/index.html

Hello Kitty creators and Putin denying reality: Editorial cartoon

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 04:48
Maybe Putin can convince Hello Kitty's creators that he's not hacking away at Ukraine and the computers of JP Morgan Chase, because no one else in buying his line. Jeff Darcy, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jdarcy/index.html

Big war chests add to GOP firepower in Columbus: Thomas Suddes

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 03:13
Ohio GOP political success is greased by very large campaign funds, writes Thomas Suddes. Thomas Suddes, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/tsuddes/index.html

Colbie Caillat lights up Hard Rock Rocksino with diverse music of 'Gypsy Heart' (Concert review)

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 22:45
Colbie Caillat wowed the much-too-sparse crowd at the Hard Rock Rocksino, behind a set that mostly featured songs from the Grammy winner's new album, "Gypsy Heart.'' Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/cyarboro/index.html

US jets strike Iraqi militants to allow airdrop of food, water to beleaguered town

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:27
Aircraft from Australia, France and Britain joined the U.S. in delivering the aid to thousands of Shiite Turkmen in the farming community about 105 miles north of Baghdad. Associated Press http://connect.cleveland.com/user/apnationaldesk/index.html

Wal-Mart rally protesters demand: 'Release the tape' of video showing Ohio shopper killed by police

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:08
The rally was the latest effort by people wanting to shed more light on the Aug. 5 shooting of John Crawford III inside the store in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. Associated Press http://connect.cleveland.com/user/cleveap/index.html

Plane crashes off Va. coast after Air Force jets spot unconscious pilot

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:25
The plane was registered to Ronald Hutchinson, of Brookfield, Wisconsin Associated Press http://connect.cleveland.com/user/apnationaldesk/index.html

Huge crowd greets return of the Cleveland National Air Show (slideshow)

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:42
After skipping a year, the Cleveland National Air Show is back and it draws a big crowd. James Ewinger, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jewinger/index.html

Bay Village to begin curbside clothing recycling: Best of the beat

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:00
Catch up on some of the stories you may have missed over the last week in Bay Village, Rocky River and Westlake. Barb Galbincea, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bgalbinc/index.html

Drunken golf cart driver kills passenger in Ohio crash, highway patrol says

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:56
Robert M. Moore, 49, of Jeromesville, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Brandon Blackwell, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bblackwell/index.html

Video shows bench-clearing brawl at Ohio high school football game

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:46
Multiple fights erupted at a Friday night high school football game when Garfield Heights took on Collinwood. Brandon Blackwell, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bblackwell/index.html

Ferguson rally marks 3 weeks after Michael Brown's death

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:42
The rally started at West Florissant Avenue where it meets Canfield Drive, the street on which the unarmed black 18-year-old was shot and killed Aug. 9 by white Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Associated Press http://connect.cleveland.com/user/apnationaldesk/index.html

Q&A with Bill Kitson, head of United Way of Greater Cleveland, on recent changes at the agency

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:08
A Q & A with Bill Kitson, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Cleveland Roxanne Washington, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/rwashing/index.html

Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:58
The federal agency that brought you the glitchy HealthCare.gov website has a massive new project. Associated Press http://connect.cleveland.com/user/apnationaldesk/index.html

2 starving dogs rescued by Medina County SPCA (photos)

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:55
"When I impounded him, he could only take a few steps and then would collapse. He weighed 31.4 pounds, less than half of what he should weigh," said a humane officer. Donna J. Miller, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/dmiller/index.html

Man runs from Cleveland cops during traffic stop, leaves 2 kids in car

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:41
A man left two children behind in a car when he ran from Cleveland police during a Saturday morning traffic stop. Brandon Blackwell, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bblackwell/index.html

Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty as midterm elections approach

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:58
Obama in June said that by the end of the summer, he'd announce what steps he had decided to take to fix the nation's immigration system in the absence of a legislative fix from Capitol Hill. But Obama backed away from that deadline on Thursday. Associated Press http://connect.cleveland.com/user/apnationaldesk/index.html

Vigil set for Hillary Sharma, missing Eastlake woman found dead in Cuyahoga River

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:43
Mourners will gather in Bedford Public Square Sunday night to pay tribute to Hillary Sharma, the missing Eastlake woman found dead Thursday in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Brandon Blackwell, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bblackwell/index.html

What does it take to be a beer judge? Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest competition up close

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:15
What does it take to be a beer judge? We participate in the microbrew judging at the annual Labor Day Oktoberfest for a firsthand look. This is what judges go through. Marc Bona, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/mbona/index.html

EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:34
Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko said a strong EU response is needed because his country is subject to "military aggression and terror." Associated Press http://connect.cleveland.com/user/apnationaldesk/index.html