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Jacki Jakacki lets her boho-chic, casual style lift her spirits: Fashion Flash (slideshow, video)

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:52
Jacki Jakacki lost her boyfriend in a tragic accident. She spent the next year not caring how she looked or what she wore. These days, she's found new love and wears fun clothes and cute dresses as often as possible. Allison Carey, The Plain Dealer

Seniors get advice on adapting their homes for safety's sake at Senior Expo in Cleveland Heights

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:42
Seniors get advice on adapting their homes for safety's sake at Senior Expo in Cleveland Heights. Julie Washington, The Plain Dealer

Cleveland woman stabbed, killed before father of their 3 children sets himself on fire

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:32
Cleveland police confirm the 25-year-old victim has three children with the 28-year-old-man accused of killing her. Brandon Blackwell, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Ohio casino gambling: Has it met your expectations?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:12
Whatever happened to Phase II in Cleveland? The original plan was always to open a much larger casino in The Flats. Amanda Harnocz, Northeast Ohio Media Group

NASA in Cleveland sees the future of commuting on Earth: editorial

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:12
Take a cue from NASA Glenn and leave the car at home, the editorial board writes. Editorial Board

Republicans: Ohio house candidate failed to disclose retirement income on state ethics forms

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:10
Democratic Ohio house candidate Paula Prentice said she did not realize there were errors on her 2010 to 2014 financial disclosure statements, which are missing retirement income and her salary as a Summit County Council member. John Harper, Northeast Ohio Media Group

T.J. Lane's prison unit landed in Lima because of facility's unique design

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:04
Ohio's correctional system maintains its only protective custody units at the medium-security Allen Oakwood Correctional Facility in Lima because the campus-style layout provides space to separate at-risk inmates from other prisoners, according to a spokeswoman. Jeremy Pelzer, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Ed FitzGerald's campaign accuses John Kasich of refusing to debate

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:59
The FitzGerald campaign set a deadline of Sunday for the Kasich team to pick a time and place and format. The lack of a decision, they say, constitutes Kasich refusing to debate. Robert Higgs, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Students watched bus strike driver, Akron residents spring into action (video, slideshow)

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:55
A student says she watched a runaway bus run over a 51-year-old bus driver on Tuesday. Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Social Security statements will start arriving in your mailbox again

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:45
The Social Security Administration today said it will go back to mailing statements to people every five years. Teresa Dixon Murray, The Plain Dealer

CFPB sues for-profit Corinthian college chain, seeks refunds of private loans: Plain Dealing

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:39
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says a culture of deception pervaded the Wyotech, Everest and Heald campuses. Sheryl Harris, The Plain Dealer

Progressive Insurance hiring 324 in Greater Cleveland as part of 1,000 jobs being added nationwide

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:35
Progressive, which ranks No. 5 among large employers on The Plain Dealer's 100 Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio, said the jobs include paid training, as well as medical, dental, vision and other insurance benefits. Janet H. Cho, The Plain Dealer

Cleveland Water Department future rates on City Council Utilities agenda today (LIVE COVERAGE)

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:27
Cleveland City Council's Utilities Committee today will hear updates on Mayor Frank Jackson's plan to grant water department customers a five-year reprieve from rate hikes. Tune in for live coverage of this meeting beginning at 1:30 p.m. Leila Atassi, Northeast Ohio Media Group

New Western Reserve School of Cooking in Cleveland Culinary Launch & Kitchen space promises new facet to downtown's food scene

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:23
Dubbed Western Reserve School of Cooking at CCLK, the second location for the respected culinary center promises a variety of opportunities, from professional team-building programs to a space for teaching, food photography and videography: Restaurant Row. Joe Crea, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Akron bus driver dies trying to save student; Cleveland woman beaten to death; Cedar Point partners with LeBron James: Northeast Ohio News Links

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:13
Also, man who tried to kill himself in Elyria is suspected in Cleveland homicide; Elyria man pleads guilty to heroin distribution; Boardman man shot in van in Youngstown; University Hospitals moving 600 employees to Highland Hills office building; man rescued after being trapped in Elyria trench; and Akron police K-9 hit by police car during chase. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group

New in paperback: 'The Wet and the Dry,' 'How the Light Gets In,' 'Bleeding Edge' and more

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:05
Broadway  Lawrence Osborne proves an amiably boozy companion in The Wet and the Dry: A Drinker's Journey (Broadway, 226 pp., $14), in which he meanders through mostly Muslim countries in pursuit of drink. In Bali, he is chastised by a... Donna Marchetti, Special to The Plain Dealer

Marvel reveals plot synopsis and Vision for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:23
Tony Stark and the gang are back in 2015 with what could be the biggest film of all time -- "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Elyria man pleads guilty to federal drug charges involving death of woman; faces 20 years in prison

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:18
Siarres R. Noble, 29, of Elyria, faces a 20-year federal prison sentence after pleading guilty to distributing heroin and fentanyl, which caused the death of an Elyria woman last year. James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer

Maple Heights man shot in the groin during rash of attempted robberies

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:03
Maple Heights police are investigating two robberies that happened Friday. One man was shot and nothing was stolen. Ryllie Danylko, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Terry Bozzio, drummer for Frank Zappa and Jeff Beck, hits Nighttown for a solo show with his 'big kit'

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:00
Terry Bozzio, drummer for Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention band, plays a solo gig at Nighttown on Monday, Sept. 22. But don't expect a '70s-style arena-rock drum solo. His massive kit is chromatically and diatonically tuned to produced melodies as well as ryhthms. Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer