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House decision to scrap abortion bill for tamer measure angers many in the right wing

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:45
The GOP leadership had voted Tuesday afternoon to bring to the House floor the bill banning abortions after 20 weeks on Thursday -- the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. By late Wednesday, they canceled those plans after a group of House Republican women rebelled against the bill's unkind treatment of rape victims. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group

2015 Tri-C High School Rock Off: Ceiling, Jack's Mom and Treble Breathing join the finals

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:35
Three more acts move on to the Final Exam of the Tri-C High School Rock Off, which will take place on Feb. 7. Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Fairview Park man found fatally shot in Lakewood

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:29
Charles W. Junke was found dead early Sunday inside a parked car. Brandon Blackwell, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Top celebrity birthdays for January 25, 2015 include Alicia Keys

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:28
Your daily list of celebrity and historical birthdays for January 25, 2015 Mike Rose, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Mel Brooks talks about life, laughter and performing live for HBO special

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 06:00
Mel Brooks shares some jokes, songs and memories in his HBO special, "Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen," premiering at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. Mark Dawidziak, The Plain Dealer

Washington footballs not properly inflated : Editorial cartoon

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 05:34
Republicans have been throwing up inderinflated proposals that fly like a wounded duck and Belichick's latest spin on deflate-gate. Jeff Darcy, Northeast Ohio Media Group

More than just training needed for police encountering people in mental health crisis: Mark R. Munetz (opinion)

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 05:32
Cleveland police have trained in the Crisis Intervention Team practices pioneered in Memphis to deal with people in mental health crisis, but CIT is more than just training, writes Dr. Mark R. Munetz. Guest Columnist/

The world must tackle climate change: editorial

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 05:03
There finally are signs the fight against global warming is heating up, writes the editorial board. Editorial Board

Tamir Rice and other deadly police incidents have another side: James S. Jirousek

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 05:00
Recent publicized cases of police shootings involved threats and perceived threats against police, who responded to protect themselves, writes James S. Jirousek. Guest Columnist/

Polar Fest in Berea: A free art show with music, food and family fun (photo gallery)

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:45
"Embrace winter" as part of the Polar Fest at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea. Admission and parking is free for the art, kid-friendly activities, music and food in an artic atmosphere. Jo Ellen Corrigan, The Plain Dealer

Kasich's 2nd term - you're either on board with the Ohio governor, or you really don't want to know: Thomas Suddes

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:13
Smart bets are on southwest Ohio for Kasich's 2015 State of the State, writes Thomas Suddes. Thomas Suddes, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Gray whale found dead under Seattle terminal was mangled by propeller

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 02:35
They said the animal likely died quickly, probably within an hour. Associated Press

Fetus dies after woman is beaten, left on street in Dayton; boyfriend charged with murder

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 00:54
Tanner Devon Hopkins, 24, was indicted Friday. Associated Press

NE Ohio couple may be forced to turn over pet bear they've owned for 3 decades

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 00:20
Ohio tightened regulations on ownership of dangerous wild animals after a suicidal owner released dozens of creatures from a farm in Zanesville in 2011. Associated Press

Rock Off's final round of semis showcases interstate rivalry; 3 more bands make Final Exam

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 22:06
The fifth and final round of the semifinals of the Tri-C High School Rock Off had a decidedly Pennsylvania edge to it. The Final Exam is Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer

Man holds up fire-damaged Toledo store while deputy fire chief is inside, police say

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:12
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Toledo police have arrested a man accused of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint with a city fire official inside just hours after the building was destroyed by fire. View full sizeDomanshay Willis, of Toledo.Toledo Police Department ... Associated Press

6 cool, new features inside Barley House Cleveland (photo gallery): Kristel's CLE

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:00
Barley House Cleveland, 1261 West 6th St., held its grand reopening party on Friday by unveiling an updated look. The downtown bar and restaurant was temporarily closed for two weeks due to renovations. Find out the six new features inside the renovated space. Kristel Hartshorn, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Ohio woman, 70, gets call warning her of escaped teen murder suspect; her response: 'He is here'

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:34
Police descended on Raymond Zimmerman at Fairborn Apartments, where he was apprehended about 10:15 a.m. Saturday. Associated Press

FBI: No bombs found on planes at Atlanta airport after Twitter threats (photos, video)

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:22
Law enforcement officials found no bombs on two planes at Atlanta's main airport after authorities received what they considered credible threats, FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said. Associated Press

Parviz Boodjeh, founder of Discount Drug Mart, dead at 87

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 18:29
Discount Drug Mart chain has grown to 72 stores Ron Rutti, The Plain Dealer