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Independence councilmen urge residents to reject extending term limits for Mayor Greg Kurtz

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:06
Two Independence councilmen and the vice mayor urge residents to vote no in November on extending term limits for mayor. Maura Zurick, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Becker's Donuts and Bakery in Fairview Park is a family tradition: NEO's Best Donuts Finalist (photo gallery)

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:19
Walking through the entrance of Becker's Donuts and Bakery, the smell of sugar is unmistakable. Display cases are filled with hundreds of donuts and cookies, cinnamon rolls and French Crullers. Bruce Geiselman, Northeast Ohio Media Group

NEO's Best: Donut visits Becker's Donuts and Bakery in Fairview Park (video)

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:19
We visited Becker's Donuts and Bakery, 22088 Lorain Ave., for another tasting round in 'NEO's Best: Donuts' competition. Kristel Hartshorn, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Sears store in Solon will close in December

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:01
The Sears in Solon will close in December. Do you think Solon wants more shopping options? Or are there already enough? DiAngelea Millar, Northeast Ohio Media Group

King Crimson vets Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto bring side project Stick Men to Beachland Ballroom

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:00
Stick Men, a side project of King Crimson bassist and Chapman stick player Tony Levin and drummer Pat Mastelotto, is at Beachland Ballroom on Friday. The band also features Kirk Reuter, who plays the Touch guitars he designed that feature eight and 10 strings. Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer

John Kasich accepts second labor endorsement from carpenters' union

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:54
Gov. John Kasich picked up his second labor union endorsement Wednesday at the Columbus office of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters. Jackie Borchardt, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Ebola research: Q & A on the next steps to help halt the deadly virus

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:30
Two separate studies are recruiting healthy patients to test the safety of vaccines designed to protect people against the Ebola virus. Angela Townsend, The Plain Dealer

Starving pit bull puppy found in Garfield Heights

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:27
Garfield Heights animal warden found a severely neglected pit bull puppy in the street Sunday, and she is helping nurse him back to health. Ryllie Danylko, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Pickup crashes into Strongsville home, driver hospitalized

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:17
A man's medical emergency resulted in his driving a pickup into a Drake Road house Tuesday afternoon, according to the Strongsville Fire Department. Evan MacDonald, Northeast Ohio Media Group

David Pepper endorsed by disqualified Libertarian attorney general candidate

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:16
Libetarian Steven Linnabary calls Democrat David Pepper a "man of integrity and common sense." Jeremy Pelzer, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Happy Hour: Mad Greek in Cleveland Heights rolls out diversity, taste at a deep discount

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:15
This Cleveland Heights institution is a category killer -- where you can eat and drink for an hour and walk away wondering what else you could have tried. John Petkovic, The Plain Dealer

Movie Pick: 'Unholy Rollers' and more from Vernon Zimmerman this weekend at the Cinematheque

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:10
'Movie Pick': 'Unholy Rollers' and more from Vernon Zimmerman this weekend at the Cinematheque Clint O'Connor, The Plain Dealer

Are your community's police officers there when you need them?: Focus on the suburbs

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:00
Tell us about the police presence in your community. Are officers there when you need them? Linda Kinsey, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Charles Bowlus Charities holds Put on Your Boogie Shoes benefit at Rock Hall

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:00
Charles Bowlus Charities holds Put on Your Boogie Shoes benefit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Bob Migra, Special to

The safari jacket fits in with fashion's global village: Marylou Luther

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:00
The safari jacket. (Illustration by MaxMara)Jon Fobes, The Plain Dealer  By Marylou Luther International Fashion Syndicate Dear Marylou: In viewing the spring collections online, I'm wondering: Is there any corner of fashion's global village that could accommodate someone who prefers... Special to The Plain Dealer

Through NextStep, small businesses learn how to rise with a Cleveland neighborhood: the Mix

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:00
The NextStep program of University Circle Inc., designed to help mom and pop shops compete in the new economy, is about to graduate its first class. Robert L. Smith, The Plain Dealer

FX cancels 'The Bridge'; Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy to star in 'Schitt's Creek'; more - A.M. entertainment news links

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:55
Former Dru Hill lead singer Sisqo is working on his comeback; and more. Nathan Paige, Northeast Ohio Media Group

The Ohio State-Penn State scoreboard that matters right now: Comparing the Buckeyes', Nittany Lions' '15 recruiting classes

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:50
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will try and lead his Buckeyes to a win at Penn State on Saturday, but the real battle between the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions is happening on the recruiting trail. Ari Wasserman, Northeast Ohio Media Group

No Mega Millions jackpot winner Tuesday night pushes top prize for Friday to $224 million

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:37
For the 17th straight drawing, no one has matched the winning Mega Millions numbers, so Friday's jackpot has risen to $224 million. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Baseball is playing politics: 9 ways Major League Baseball is trying to influence elections

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:32
Political spending by Major League Baseball, through the commissioner's PAC, has grown dramatically since 2008. Stephen Koff, Northeast Ohio Media Group Washington Bureau Chief