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Opportunity Corridor project director says the $331 million project is in "catch-up" mode on neighborhood economic benefits

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:30
Marie Kittredge, civic liaison for the $331 million Opportunity Corridor, said that sudden funding for the project has put Cleveland in catch-up mode on planning redevelopment of hundreds of acres of land in the high-poverty zone the road will traverse. Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/slitt/index.html

Patrol targeting impaired driving as part of holiday crackdown, awareness campaign

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:10
During last year's Labor Day holiday weekend, 16 people were killed in accidents. Eight of those deaths involved an impaired driver. Robert Higgs, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/RHiggs/index.html

Break time! Worker cools off in a swimming pool on a hot day in this week's cartoon-caption contest

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:00
It's break time for one worker - in a swimming pool, no less - in this week's cartoon-caption contest. Marc Bona, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/mbona/index.html

Bands! Cheerleaders! Follow the fervor off the high school football field with Varsity Blitz

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:00
Every Friday night, NEOMG reporters will take photo galleries of the band, the cheerleaders and all the fun of a high school football field, aside from the game itself. Laura Johnston, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/ljohnsto/index.html

Cleveland National Air Show: 5 cheap places to watch the action

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:51
There are a few places to check out the aerial acrobatics of the Cleveland National Air Show for free. Jen Steer, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jensteer/index.html

Dr. James Bressi acquitted of 26 of 27 counts of sexual abuse

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:50
A Summit County jury on Friday acquitted a Hudson doctor on 26 of 27 counts of sexual misconduct. Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/adamferrise/index.html

Where foreign students come from, attend college and stay after graduation is detailed in new report

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:47
Where foreign students are coming from, where they are going to college and where they are staying after graduation has been compiled in a report that its authors say show for the first time the impact on metropolitan areas. Karen Farkas, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/kfarkas/index.html

College student loan lessons and advice: Plain Dealing

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:27
When student loans go wrong, they go really wrong. Sound advice on saving for, paying for and borrowing for college. Sheryl Harris, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/sbharris/index.html

Furniture maker Jason Radcliffe is a new Cleveland man of steel

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:26
Jason Radcliffe says Cleveland has fewer furniture makers than New York, but they're as good, if not better. Grant Segall, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/gsegall/index.html

Damp days make mushrooms sprout; here's how to identify funky fungus among us

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:15
Damp days make mushrooms sprout; here's how to Identify that fungus among us. Julie Washington, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jwashing/index.html

Dustin Diamond reprises 'Screech' character off-Broadway; Joan Rivers resting comfortably at N.Y. hospital; more - A.M entertainment news links

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:11
Bruce Springsteen is working on a graphic novel based on his 2009 song 'Outlaw Pete'; and more. Nathan Paige, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/npaige/index.html

Cleveland Indians focus on small businesses for upcoming event

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:02
The Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomes businesses from the area for a community expo. For the first time, the Cleveland Indians will join the event and are sponsoring it. DiAngelea Millar, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/dimillar/index.html

AirTran flights from Akron-Canton will end in November: what fliers can expect

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:00
AirTran Airways flights will end on Nov. 1, but that won't mean a reduction in service for fliers at Akron-Canton International Airport. John Harper, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jcharper/index.html

Mega Millions jackpot tonight is $20 million; Saturday's Powerball top prize is $90 million

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:00
The largest jackpot among the Ohio Lottery's three major games this weekend is $90 million in Saturday night's Powerball drawing. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/rfjablon/index.html

Brook Park United Methodist Church turns 50

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:00
Brook Park United Methodist Church on Smith Road celebrates its 50th anniversary on Sept. 7. Grant Segall, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/gsegall/index.html

Nina Turner on Ferguson, John Kasich on 'fire at will' employers and algal blooms: Ohio Politics Roundup

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:55
Nina Turner writes about Ferguson, the Columbus Dispatch jumps the gun on Rob Portman and Ed FitzGerald set for a weekend of Labor Day campaigning. Meanwhile, John Kasich talks about the Lake Erie crisis. Ohio Politics Roundup for Aug. 29, 2014. Henry J. Gomez, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/hgomez/index.html

Search for Hillary Sharma considered 'active' despite discovery of body in Cuyahoga River

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:54
Authorities are calling the search for a missing Eastlake woman an active investigation while a body found in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park remains unidentified. Evan MacDonald, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/emacdonald/index.html

Cleveland National Air Show: What you need to know if you go (slideshow)

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:46
The Cleveland National Air Show returns to Burke Lakefront Airport. James Ewinger, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jewinger/index.html

Rapper Stalley dedicates debut album to Ohio, sets October release date

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:33
Ohio rapper Stalley names debut album after home state. Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/Troy%20Smith/index.html

Two great days for swimming expected before rains arrive Saturday night: Lake Erie Beach Report

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:32
Bacteria levels are within acceptable levels today at all Lake Erie beaches in Ohio, and with temperatures on the rise, this may be your last real opportunity to go for a swim in the lake this summer. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/rfjablon/index.html