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Lakewood High students protest dress code; Solstice Steps taking shape: Best of the Beat

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 09:37
akewood High School students rally to protest dress code; Cleveland Fire Chief Patrick Kelly heads for Olmsted Township; Lakewood's Solstice Steps should open in mid-October. Bruce Geiselman, Northeast Ohio Media Group

FirstEnergy's Lakeshore power plant will be demolished

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 09:12
The landmark power plant seen by motorists on the East Shoreway will be torn down within a year and a half. John Funk, The Plain Dealer

Finding 'Peace in the Hood' also means keeping open our inner-city churches as vehicles of mercy and help to the poor: Bob Begin (Opinion)

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 09:02
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland had closed four parishes in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, leaving the St. Cecilia/Epiphany parish community as the only surviving Catholic neighborhood center, then closed it, too, writes the Rev. Bob Begin. Guest Columnist/

Preservation group criticizes decision to demolish Chautauqua Amphitheater

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 08:44
The National Trust for Historic Preservation decried Saturday's vote by the Chautauqua Institution Board of Trustees to demolish and build a new amphitheater for the New York community on Lake Chautauqua. Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

Cleveland school attendance is critical for learning -- and success of schools transformation plan: Eric S. Gordon (Opinion)

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 07:48
The Cleveland Plan is working -- but the pervasive problem of poor school attendance is impeding even stronger gains, writes Eric S. Gordon. With a transformed education system in place, test scores are up, the graduation rate is at an all-time high and new school models are giving families high-quality options across the city. Guest Columnist/

The show goes on, for now, at Huntington Playhouse

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 07:30
The prospect of a final curtain closing for the Huntington Playhouse in Bay Village saddened audience members at Saturday night's show. Tom Feran, The Plain Dealer

The 'John Kasich story's' curb appeal: Thomas Suddes

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 07:28
Like Ohio Gov. John Kasich or not -- and plenty of people find his personality ... quirky --there is a practical-politics case to be made for Kasich's landing the GOP's presidential nomination or for being the running mate, writes Thomas Suddes. Thomas Suddes, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Rock Hall focusing next 20 years of exhibits on immersive experiences

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 07:15
The 2013 Rolling Stones exhibit was the first step in the Rock Hall moving towards more immersive, story based experiences featuring music's biggest legends. Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Murder was the one thing at which Vester Flanagan would not fail: Phillip Morris

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 07:01
It's tempting to think that better gun control would have saved lives in Roanoke, but Vester Lee Flanagan II is not the poster boy for gun control. He bought his gun legally, was determined to kill, and would have found a way to do so even without a firearm. Phillip Morris, The Plain Dealer

PUCO Chair Andre Porter see big changes coming for power companies

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 07:00
Newly appointed PUCO Chairman Andre Porter is a pragmatist who sees enormous changes coming for electric companies and the high-voltage grid in the future, changes that will affect consumer behavior. John Funk, The Plain Dealer

Shootings of Virginia journalists stir debate over gun control, treating mental illness

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 07:00
Though it is not known whether Vester Flanagan, the suspect in the shootings of two Virginia TV journalists, was mentally ill, the shootings have brought the debates over gun control and mental health treatment back to the forefront. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Content Marketing Institute, Boxcast leaders exemplify entrepreneurs who listen: Tech Czar Talk

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 06:00
Two thriving entrepreneurs featured this week listened quite intently to what their customers and clients were telling them. The end result? Two fast-growing companies that are changing marketplaces, solving a mission critical need and creating wealth for their investors. Learn more about Content Marketing Institute and Boxcast leaders. Michael C. DeAloia, special to The Plain Dealer

Top celebrity birthdays for August 30th include Cameron Diaz, Lewis Black

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:40
Happy birthday to Cameron Diaz and Warren Buffett Mike Rose, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Josh McCown celebrates his return to Tampa: Crowquill

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:00
The Cleveland Browns, Josh McCown, celebrates his return to Tampa Bay: Crowquill Ted Crow, The Plain Dealer

Week in Review - Bush,Biden,Clinton,China,WDBJ7: Darcy cartoon gallery

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 04:35
Trying to do damage control for his use of the term "Anchor Babies" Jeb Bush did more damage to his campaign... sinking to third in the polls behind Donald Trump and Ben Carson. Jeff Darcy, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Baseball fan dies after falling from Turner Field upper deck at Yankees-Braves game

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 22:40
Atlanta police say a fan has died after falling from the upper deck at Turner Field during a game between the Braves and New York Yankees. Associated Press

Man sought in Parma credit union robbery

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 22:02
Police are asking for the public's help to identify the man who robbed the Unity Catholic Federal Credit Union on Ridge Road Saturday afternoon. Jane Morice, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Baldwin Wallace University, Broadway communities mourn loss of Les Miserables actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 20:23
BWU grad Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 21, died Friday night following an accident at his New York home. Jane Morice, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Baldwin Wallace graduate Kyle Jean-Baptiste, youngest to play "Les Miserables' lead, is dead at 21

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 20:10
Kyle Jean-Baptiste plays Enjolras in a Great Lakes Theater production of 'Les Miserables' in Cleveland last fall. Jean-Baptiste went to Broadway seven months later and became the first black man there to play Jean Valjean, the lead role in the... Ron Rutti, The Plain Dealer

Cleveland man killed in shootout with armed robber on bicycle

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 16:36
Leonard Goins IV, 27, was fatally shot about 3 a.m. Saturday, according to police and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner. Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group