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SEL Schools to discuss longer school day with parents at meeting tonight (live coverage)

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:23
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Schools is holding an informational meeting for parents tonight about its new school schedules. NEOMG Reporter Sara Dorn will cover the meeting live in the comments section. Sara Dorn, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Ed FitzGerald introduces plan to create vacant property demolition fund

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:05
While the proposal remains light on specifics, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald has taken the first official step toward borrowing $50 million to demolish thousands of abandoned houses throughout the county. FitzGerald on Tuesday introduced legislation to create a county property demolition fund. The new proposal does not contain any details, such as a financing mechanism, where the demolitions will be concentrated or even a specific dollar amount. Andrew J. Tobias, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Game 20 - Kansas City Royals 8, Cleveland Indians 2

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:05
The Indians have won two in a row three times, but followed the first two such runs with at least two consecutive losses. They face the Royals tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Progressive Field. Glenn Moore, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Employee, roommate accused in Mayfield Heights Pizza Hut robberies held in jail on $250,000 bond

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:58
The Pizza Hut employee and roommate accused of conspiring to rob restaurant three times in four months are being held in the city jail on $250,000 bond. Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Brunswick City Council fails to agree on hiring next city manager

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:35
City council was not able to reach a consensus during a closed-door meeting Monday on hiring a new city manager. "We are still working on it," Councilwoman Patricia Hanek said, but the next executive session has not yet been scheduled. Donna J. Miller, The Plain Dealer

Invasive Asian carp continue their march through Ohio in a quest to reach Lake Erie

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:34
Positive tests for environmental DNA, or eDNA, of Asian carp suggest the invasive fish now commonly found in the Ohio River are moving into new Ohio waters. D'Arcy Egan, The Plain Dealer

What questions do you have for FitzGerald and Ealy, Ohio's Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls? editorial board

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:33
Post your queries here for Ohio's Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls Ed FitzGerald and Larry Ealy, writes the editorial board. Editorial Board

Stocks rise again; McDonald's first-quarter sales fall; Russia seeks economic self-reliance: P.M. Business News Links

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:33
Also, European stocks rise most in seven weeks; regulations needed on handling, storage of ammonium nitrate fertilizer; existing home sales drop slightly in March; Supreme Court justices hear arguments in copyright fight between Aereo and major media companies; Netflix opposing Comcast merger with Time Warner Cable; and founder of Russia's largest social networking website flees country after being forced out as CEO. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Westlake's Church on the Rise joins effort to give homes to homeless families

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:30
Church on the Rise is the first congregation to sign on to a new partnership aimed at providing permanent housing for homeless families. Barb Galbincea, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Former Richmond Heights finance director wrote herself city check for $3,500, state audit finds

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:23
The state auditor has issued findings for recovery against former Richmond Heights Finance Director Lynda Rossiter for a $3,500 check she wrote to herself from the city's bank account, and former Recreation Director Teri Drda for a $220 unauthorized alcohol purchase. Sara Dorn, Northeast Ohio Media Group

'Lady Jane' stars Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, now on DVD (review)

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:00
Helena Bonham Carter stars as Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for nine short days, in "Lady Jane." The historical drama recently swept onto DVD. Chris Ball, The Plain Dealer

Trying to lure Democratic convention; consultant contract confuses council; Cleveland a funny city: Top 5 at 5

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:00
A summary of some of today's top stories on Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Cleveland Cavaliers and Kyrie Irving: a mutual suspicion society -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:57
The Cavaliers and Kyrie Irving have to wonder about each other with the July 1 date for a contract extension on the horizon. But the fact is the Cavs need Irving more than Irving needs the Cavs. Bud Shaw, The Plain Dealer

After splashy debut, the Cleveland-Europe Express may add another ship

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:45
Business demand for containerized cargo service between the Great Lakes and Europe may warrant biweekly ports of call in Cleveland. Robert L. Smith, The Plain Dealer

Solon police to hold prescription drug drop off Saturday

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:42
The department will sponsor an anonymous drug drop off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Solon Senior Center, 35000 Portz Parkway. Officers can only accept pills and patches, police said. Mary Kilpatrick, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Lindsey Vonn befriends Tiger Woods' ex-wife; Courteney Cox denies 'Friends' reunion; more - P.M. entertainment news links

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:30
Tuesday's entertainment news includes Tiger Woods' worlds colliding, Courtney Cox giving a definite answer on the question of a "Friends" reunion and Robert De Niro's Vine debut. Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group

What happens if Cuyahoga County 'sinners' decide not to pay for stadium repairs? Phillip Morris

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:30
Ernie is always asking why. He's also about as loyal a sports fan as you will find in these parts. He roots openly for all Cleveland teams especially the Indians. But it's clear where he stands on the stadium vs. streets question. Phillip Morris, The Plain Dealer

Chat Cleveland Browns and NFL Draft 2014 with Mary Kay Cabot at 4:45 p.m.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:15
Veteran minicamp for the Browns kicks off next week, followed by the first night of the draft on Thursday, May 8. Mary Kay Cabot, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Man tries to rob Cleveland Heights auto parts store at gunpoint, flees after alarm sounds

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:09
A man tried to rob the Auto Zone store at gunpoint last week but fled after an employee ran out of an emergency exit, sounding an alarm, reports say. Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Spaces closes in on a long term lease in Ohio City's burgeoning arts district

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:50
Spaces is closing in on a long-term lease on a building in Ohio City that could make it part of a burgeoning arts district coalescing around the Transformer Station. Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer