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'Hot in Cleveland' begins its sixth season with guest stars Craig Ferguson and Dave Foley

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:30
TV Land's faith in "Hot in Cleveland" hasn't cooled, even after five seasons and more than 100 episodes. The comedy has a 24-episode commitment for its sixth season, which begins at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. Mark Dawidziak, The Plain Dealer

Mary Black shoves aside Irish cliches with wrenching, beautiful show at Music Box (Concert review)

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:30
Irish contemporary singer Mary Black wows the crowd at Music Box Supper Club on her "The Last Call Tour.'' Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Library Board denies Lyndhurst council's request to remove city from South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library name

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:15
The Cuyahoga County Library board has denied Lyndhurst City Council's request to remove the city from the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library name, ahead of the library's controversial move a mile further from the city. Sara Dorn, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Higher education a major issue in gubernatorial campaigns in other states: Higher Education Roundup

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:06
Higher education not a major issue in the race for governor in Ohio but has ignited debate in other states. Karen Farkas, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Cleveland Heights business owner pushes for, Plain Dealer boycott after crime coverage in Cedar-Lee district

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:00
A business owner in Cleveland Heights' Cedar Lee district is urging others to boycott, Northeast Ohio Media Group and the Plain dealer, because he says the publications only put out negative news about the city. Chanda Neely, Northeast Ohio Media Group

'How We Got On' at the Cleveland Play House; a hip-hop manual with sweet grooves but no grit (review)

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:00
Set in The Hill, a predominantly white Midwestern suburb in 1988, "How We Got On" centers on three 15-year-old kids -- two black and one "part Latino" -- suburbanites armed with boom boxes and sass but lacking the grit and danger of city-dwellers. (These teens don't even fool around -- something even the kids from "Family Ties" and "The Cosby Show" couldn't say.) Andrea Simakis, The Plain Dealer

'NEO's Best Donuts' finalist balloting ends at noon today: Vote now for 'People's Choice'

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:52
Voting ends at noon today in the finals of "NEO's Best: Donuts." Biagio's Donut Shop & Pizzeria in Eastlake is still No. 1 in the "People's Choice" race, with 31.32 percent of the more than 19,000 votes cast as of 11:59 p.m. Thursday. Jack Frost Donuts in Cleveland's Old Brooklyn neighborhood, is still at No. 2 with 20.22 percent. Michael Norman, Northeast Ohio Media Group

12-year-old girl shot and killed in domestic dispute identified

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:50
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office released the identity of a 12-year-old girl who was killed in a shooting that also left her mother in critical condition. Mary Kilpatrick, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Jurors deliberating on death penalty in sledgehammer murder case

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:47
A jury is deliberating about whether to put Shawn Ford, 20, on death row. Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Stock futures surging on Japanese economic surprise; Starbucks to offer delivery option; Amazon starting holiday shopping season Saturday: A.M. Business News Links

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:26
Also, world shares jump while yen falls to seven-year low against the dollar; Anheuser-Busch third quarter earnings increase less than expected; Citigroup lowers third-quarter net income; Sony reports quarterly losses of $1.2 billion; Bank of Japan expanding its aggressive stimulus plan; and eurozone inflation creeps up .4 percent. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Spooky home survey, haunted homes for sale and home decor classes: Home & Garden News

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:00
Spooky home survey, haunted homes for sale and home decor classes: Home & Garden News. Julie Washington, The Plain Dealer

Celebrate with MOCA at ARTscape 2014, Cleveland's premier design gift event returns for a 10th year (slideshow)

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:30
MOCA's ARTscape2014 is celebrating 10 years hosting a curated selection of local and national artists and designers selling the best jewelry, accessories and culinary gifts for everyone's holiday shopping. Allison Carey, The Plain Dealer

Customer service guru John DiJulius says the way to make price irrelevant is to think like a customer: Why 500 people are coming to his Secret Service Cleveland convention next week

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:30
Next week, about 500 people from around the country plan to attend John DiJulius 6th annual Customer Service Summit at the Cleveland Convention Center. They'll be listening to national speakers like him and representatives from major brands who will share stories and strategies to turn customers into evangelists for their businesses. Marcia Pledger, The Plain Dealer

Lakewood man upset that PNC won't waive late fee on credit card tardy payments: Money Matters

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:00
PNC said if I was granted a waiver for the second time, they would have to grant everyone two courtesy waivers due to these laws. Is this true? I find that hard to believe it is not on a case-by-case basis. Teresa Dixon Murray, The Plain Dealer

'Begin Again,' 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' 'Death Comes to Pemberley,' now on DVD (review)

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:00
Other recent home-video releases include "Possessed," "Beneath" and "Witching and Bitching." Chris Ball, The Plain Dealer

Diebold reports $768 million in sales, $33 million in profits for 3rd quarter of 2014: Five things to know

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:00
"We delivered another strong quarter as we continue to execute on our turnaround strategy, evidenced by strong revenue growth and gross margin expansion from the third quarter last year," Diebold President and CEO Andy W. Mattes said. Janet H. Cho, The Plain Dealer

Showers today, snow possible tonight: Cleveland's Halloween weather forecast

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:17
Cleveland could see a few flakes on Halloween night, but the weather forecast is definitely cold with a bit of snow in the near future. Mike Rose, Northeast Ohio Media Group

When Ebola fears wrongly target nurses: William St. John

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:05
Conscientious and talented nurses such as Amber Vinson who compassionately treat those with Ebola deserve respect and should not be treated like outcasts, writes William St. John. Guest Columnist/

Federal jury rejects class-action lawsuit brought against Whirlpool front-loading washing machines

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:00
A federal jury in Cleveland on Thursday rejected a class-action product-liability lawsuit brought against Whirlpool and its front-loading washing machines, and ruled in favor of the Michigan-based company. James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer

Lebron returns; debate over Ebola nurse; officials dump beer; more: Overnight news links for Oct. 31st

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 04:42
LeBron's return to Cleveland doesn't work out the way fans hoped; Stark County officials dump beer; Maine Ebola nurse & more. Mike Rose, Northeast Ohio Media Group