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New Cedar-University rapid station makeover lauded as boon to transit and public realm

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:00
The new rail station along Cedar Avenue knits together University Circle, neighborhoods, downtown, transit and government officials say at inaugural event. Alison Grant, The Plain Dealer

Pay raise for judges? Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor says issue needs to be addressed

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:52
Ohio's pay for common pleas judges ranked 42nd in 2013 among the states and also trailed the District of Columbia. Robert Higgs, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Stocks finish lower on Ukraine tensions; Abercrombie & Fitch ditches logo apparel; Samsung, LG unveil smartwatches: P.M. Business News Links

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:43
Also, emerging-market stocks decline from three-year high; gold prices climb for third straight day; U.S. economy grows at 4.2 percent rate in second quarter; American Express and Discover tops in customer satisfaction among credit cards; Australian airline Qantas posts deepest loss in its history; and Apple to hold press event Sept. 9. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Watch live: Browns pregame show, 6:30 p.m.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:42
Watch our live pregame show prior to the Browns vs. Bears game on Thursday. Dan Labbe, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Mark Zinni is heading for Hartford station as Denise D'Ascenzo's co-anchor

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:30
Mark Zinni, co-anchor of WJW Channel 8's 7-10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday newscasts, confirmed Thursday, Aug. 28, that the New England televison station he'll be joining is WFSB Channel 3, the CBS affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut. Mark Dawidziak, The Plain Dealer

Scenes from a John Kasich campaign stop: Governor seeking some bipartisan and blue-collar cred

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:30
Gov. John Kasich's re-election campaign cruised through Euclid Thursday, picking up an endorsement along the way and continuing to give the opposition the silent treatment. Henry J. Gomez, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Photo shows Cleveland cop holding beer bong for Cleveland Browns fan

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:30
A photograph shows a Cleveland police officer holding a beer bong at a Browns tailgating party, according to WKYC. Cory Shaffer | Northeast Ohio Media Group

Cuyahoga Falls police investigating suspected homicide

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:19
Cuyahoga Falls police are investigating a suspected homicide. Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Cheers & Jeers, with a special Cheer to Cleveland's wraparound schools: editorial

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:15
The editorial board writes Cheers & Jeers, with a special cheer to the Cleveland schools' wraparound program. Editorial Board

Was the Samuel Mullet-Amish beard-cutting attack a hate crime? Editorial Board Roundtable

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:07
Was appeals court right to overturn hate-crimes verdicts and order a new trial of Amish bishop Samuel Mullet and his followers in beard- and hair-cutting attack, editorial board roundtable asks? Editorial Board

Sabrina Zunich admits to murder; bomb threats may be linked to Aliza Sherman murder; Nikola Tesla statue stolen: Top 5 at 5

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:00
A summary of some of today's top stories on Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Key witness in Akron murder trial recants under threats against family, prosecutors say

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:00
A Summit County jury began deliberations on Thursday to decide if they believe Jay Robinson, 26, was responsible for fatally shooting a 17-year-old high school student in 2012. Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Cleveland Heights bartender decries police response to attack (Video)

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:50
The Cleveland Heights bartender attacked last week recounts experience as city urges the state to pull the liquor license. Mary Kilpatrick, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Officials: Joan Rivers rushed to hospital

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:45
Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor's office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital officials said. Associated Press entertainment staff

One thousand drenched in mass Ice Bucket Challenge

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:30
InfoCision employees across the country participated in a "synchronized shivery shower" Wednesday. John Harper, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect arrested; Russian troops advance into Ukraine; Islamic extremists kill captured Syrian soldiers: U.S. and World News Links

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:28
Also, federal government approves Pennsylvania's proposed Medicaid overhaul; body of New Jersey man found in Israeli forest; four killed in New Mexico plane crash; prank caller triggers SWAT response to several suburban Denver schools; majority of Israelis do not believe country achieved great military victory over Hamas; and studies show more than 300 genetic changes in earliest Ebola cases. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Cleveland's West Side Market manager, Amanda Dempsey, moving to Mitchell's Ice Cream

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:24
West Side Market's manager has a brand new job, two blocks from her current one. Debbi Snook, The Plain Dealer

Newburgh Heights police search for three robbery suspects

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:23
Three men are wanted in connection to an Aug. 25 robbery, Newburgh Heights police said. Mary Kilpatrick, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Vigil for Willoughby Hills plane crash victims organized by plane's owner

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:18
Four college students killed in the Willoughby Hills plane crash outside Cleveland Monday will be honored at a candlelight vigil organized by the flight club that owned the plane. Cory Shaffer | Northeast Ohio Media Group

At last, Third Federal Savings Bank's dividend payments to shareholders are back

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:10
Four years after being forced to halt its dividend to shareholders, Third Federal Bank today said the dividend has been restored. Teresa Dixon Murray, The Plain Dealer