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More than 238,000 absentee ballots cast with 2 weeks until Election Day

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:30
Cuyahoga County leads the state in absentee ballots requested and cast by mail -- 138,936 ballots have been requested and 38,342 have been cast by mail as of Friday. Franklin County tops the state in absentee ballots cast in person at its early voting center, with 2,085 ballots cast. In Cuyahoga County, 762 voters cast ballots in person. Jackie Borchardt, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jborchardt/index.html

Watch holiday kick-off at Great Lakes Brewing Co. for Christmas Ale first tapping (video): Kristel's CLE

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:30
We visited the Great Lakes Brewing Company, 2516 Market Ave., Tuesday where we welcomed the holidays with the official Christmas Ale first tapping. Kristel Hartshorn, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/kristelhartshorn/index.html

AP stands by Obamacare story, Gov. John Kasich's team says audio proves he was taken out of context

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:23
Gov. John Kasich has walked a delicate line, opposing the sum of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, but not one of its key parts. He is among nine Republican governors who have accepted federal money to expand Medicaid. Henry J. Gomez, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/hgomez/index.html

Luxury car-storage campus proposed for Broadview Heights

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:15
A Strongsville home builder wants to construct a luxury automobile-storage campus for car enthusiasts in Broadview Heights. Jeff Badger would build the $25 million Club Motor Estates, on about 16 acres off the south side of Edgerton Road, just east of Broadview Road. Bob Sandrick, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bsandric/index.html

Sabrina Christian-Bennett for Portage County commissioner: endorsement editorial

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:48
The editorial board of the Northeast Ohio Media Group and The Plain Dealer endorses Sabrina Christian-Bennett for Portage County commissioner. Editorial Board http://connect.cleveland.com/user/neomgeditorial/index.html

Firehouse Grill and Pub tops Summit County bars in public health violations: 5 bars with the most citations

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:47
Firehouse Grill, Wing Warehouse, David B's Pub and Grill, Scorchers and M.T. Pocket Pub follow Georgie's Pub with the most health code citations among bars in Summit County so far this year. John Harper, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jcharper/index.html

Doug Sterner, military historian and medals expert, will speak at Hospice of the Western Reserve meeting

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:26
Doug Sterner, a military historian who has spent the past 16 years documenting America's top military medal recipients, will speak at the Hospice of the Western Reserve's annual meeting on Oct. 30. Brian Albrecht, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/balbrech/index.html

Showers end tonight, but Small Craft Advisory continues into Thursday: Cleveland Weather Forecast

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:24
The National Weather Service in Cleveland is reporting shower chances will continue through 11 p.m. tonight in the Greater Cleveland area, with a Small Craft Advisory continuing on Lake Erie through 4 a.m. Thursday. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/rfjablon/index.html

Red Line Greenway dream moves closer to reality with RTA vote

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:15
The Red Line Greenway is a long-held dream of members of the Rotary Club of Cleveland, who have spearheaded the proposal. Alison Grant, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/agrant/index.html

Cleveland to hold first Veterans Day parade in recent memory Nov. 11

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:13
"Veterans Still Serving" is the theme of a Veterans Day Parade hosted by the city of Cleveland which steps off at 9:30 a.m. for a one-mile march downtown, followed by ceremonies in the city hall rotunda. Brian Albrecht, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/balbrech/index.html

Second Inner Belt Bridge has rock-themed, landscaped portals, better access to Flats

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:10
The $273 million, eastbound Inner Belt Bridge is scheduled to open in 2016. Alison Grant, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/agrant/index.html

Positively Cleveland enlists the help of young professionals to help sell the city to locals, tourists

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:09
The goal is to pump these 20- and 30-somethings, members of the so-called Millennial Generation, for ideas on how best to shape the conversation about Cleveland, both here and elsewhere. Susan Glaser, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/sglaser/index.html

David Pepper flings new attack in attorney general race seasoned by mudslinging

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:08
For months, the two candidates' campaigns and supporters have been launching a number of attacks against each other that, for the most part, are heavy on innuendo but light on substance. Jeremy Pelzer, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jpelzer/index.html

Mount Rushmore's stability studied by Kent State University geologist

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:03
A Kent State University geology professor is studying whether vibrations from fireworks have affected the stability of Mount Rushmore. Karen Farkas, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/kfarkas/index.html

Two South Euclid police officers on paid leave as shooting investigation continues

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:52
South Euclid police are investigating an officer-involved fatal shooting that happened Saturday. Two police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave. Mary Kilpatrick, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/mkilpatrickneomg/index.html

Two men sentenced to life in prison for killing woman in a case of mistaken identity

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:51
Two men were sentenced to life in prison in a December slaying that involved mistaken identity. John Caniglia, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jcaniglia/index.html

Akron woman accused of hiring 17-year-old stripper

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:44
A woman is accused of hiring a 17-year-old dancer at an Akron strip club. Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/adamferrise/index.html

Patterson's Fruit Farm in Chesterland caters to families, traditions: NEO's Best Donuts Finalists (photo gallery)

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:24
Four generations have overseen Patterson Fruit Farm, baking delicious treats like pies and donuts for 40 years. DiAngelea Millar, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/dimillar/index.html

Community foundations return home to Cleveland: Vikki Spruill

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:17
One hundred years since the world's first community foundation was founded in Cleveland is a great moment to contemplate the power of place-based giving and philanthropy as well as of the collaborative model the Cleveland Foundation uses, writes Vikki Spruill. Guest Columnist/cleveland.com http://connect.cleveland.com/user/neomgguest/index.html

Here's why credit and debit cards with chips are safer, and answers to other questions about chip-and-PIN payments

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:15
Chip card technology has been thrust into the news in the last 10 months, ever since Target's disastrous retail breach that exposed 40 million credit and debit card numbers to hackers. On Friday, President Obama announced the federal government will move to chip cards on all government-issued credit and debit cards and will install chip-enabled equipment in federal agencies where payments are accepted. Teresa Dixon Murray, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/tmurray/index.html