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Stock futures plummeting; Dollar Tree buying out Family Dollar; Greeks reject bailout proposals: A.M. Business News Links

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 07:23
Also, Asian stock markets lower; oil prices fall sharply; Cigna could merge with Anthem; Amazon celebrating 20th anniversary with "Prime Day"; Shanghai taking legal action against Samsung and Oppo; and new Honda CEO promises to end quality lapses. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Amy Schumer says LeBron James could be a movie star after 'Trainwreck'

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 07:16
Amy Schumer compares her 'Trainwreck' co-star LeBron James to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in terms of becoming a movie star. Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Three charged in connection with Akron gambling raid

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 07:16
Three employees of an Akron gas station face gambling charges stemming from a January raid. Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Republican National Committee begins its 2016 ground game: Ohio Politics Roundup

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 07:02
The Republican National Committee is ramping up for 2016. So are Ted Strickland and his U.S. Senate campaign. And so is Lou Gentile, a state senator from Steubenville who could run for Congress. Read on in today's Ohio Politics Roundup. Henry J. Gomez, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Widening Aurora Road 'highly unlikely;' new U.S. 422 interchange favored to relieve congestion

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 07:00
Solon officials don't like the idea to widening Aurora Road to five lanes. They favor a new interchange off U.S. 422 Brenda Cain, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Gardening by the moon, plumbing classes for women and Geauga Co. flea market: Home/Garden News

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 07:00
Planting by the moon, plumbing classes for women and Geauga Co. flea market: Home/Garden News Julie Washington, The Plain Dealer

Christmas in July celebration, Lakewood Wine & Craft Beer Festival, other events - beer calendar

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 07:00
A Christmas in July celebration throughout Northeast Ohio and Lakewood Wine & Craft Beer Festival top our weekly beer calendar of events and tastings. Marc Bona, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Sidewalks of Buckeye project tells stories of Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood (photos)

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 07:00
The Sidewalks of Buckeye project aims to tell the stories of people in the Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood and provide a space where creative people in the community can meet and connect to resources. Simone Jasper, Northeast Ohio Media Group

10 free (or really cheap) things to do in Ohio this summer

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:55
Ohio has lots of free (and nearly free) attractions - enough to fill a week, or more. Here are 10 of our favorites. Susan Glaser, The Plain Dealer

Blaze collapses roof at Brooklyn Heights industrial building (photos)

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:40
No injuries have been reported in a large industrial fire that collapsed a roof Monday morning at a Brooklyn Heights business. Evan MacDonald, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Nice summer day with sunshine and temps reaching 80 degrees: Cleveland weather forecast

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:33
It'll be more humid, though, with the humidity holding steady at around 70 percent for much of the day. There's only a small chance of showers. Joey Morona, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Which trait is most difficult to find when hiring an employee? The Beat (poll)

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:00
Tell us in today's business poll which trait you think is the most difficult to find when it comes to hiring a new employee. Plain Dealer business staff

Easier for teens to find summer jobs, but many choose other options

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:00
It was probably easier for teens to land a summer job this year then during any summer since the Great Recession ended in June 2009. Still, large numbers of teens are opting to spend their summers engaged in other pursuits instead of holding a job. Olivera Perkins, The Plain Dealer

A new, rare warbler appears in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park when least expected: Aerial View

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:00
Birders are inveterate chasers, hopping in the car at the drop of a hat to speed to a location where other birders have discovered and staked out a particularly desirable species. But on the rare occasions we find one of those birds ourselves it's almost always more gratifying. James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer

Cleveland Indians plan promotions, giveaways after long layoff

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:00
The Cleveland Indians return home from one of the longest breaks of the year on Monday, July 6, and the team has a variety of promotional nights planned. Marc Bona, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Crews battling large industrial fire in Brooklyn Heights

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 05:28
Crews are battling a large industrial fire that broke out early Monday at a business in Brooklyn Heights. Evan MacDonald, Northeast Ohio Media Group

'Jurassic World,' 'Inside Out' stay on top as 'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike XXL' fizzle at July 4th box office

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 05:17
July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend. Associated Press entertainment staff

Top celebrity birthdays for July 6th include Sylvester Stallone, Eva Green

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 05:11
Your daily list of celebrity and historical birthdays for July 6, 2015 include Sylvester Stallone and Eva Green. Mike Rose, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Nick Offerman is coming back to Cleveland to headline Content Marketing World 2015 (photos)

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 05:00
Nick Offerman "will share insights into what makes a great story, how to stand out in a world of sameness, and why those who take risks and have 'gumption' make all the difference," said CMWorld founder Joe Pulizzi. Janet H. Cho, The Plain Dealer

North Carolina deck collapse: Deteriorated nails to blame, authorities say

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 22:08
Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said. Associated Press