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Michael Brantley erases long line of forgettable Cleveland Indians left fielders: Zack Meisel's musings

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 08:30
Michael Brantley has solidified the left field position for the Indians for the foreseeable future. It's about time someone did. The club has shuffled through 41 different starting left fielders over the last 10 years. Zack Meisel, Northeast Ohio Media Group

About a dime of every dollar you make in Cuyahoga County goes to local and Ohio taxes

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 08:30
About a dime for every dollar Greater Clevelanders make goes to state or local taxes. For renters, it's a little less at about 6 cents per dollar. Halfway through our 11 Takes on Taxes series, we recap what we've learned so far about Greater Cleveland taxes vs. those near Buffalo, Detroit, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Charleston, W.Va. Rich Exner, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Obama calls loophole that lets companies avoid taxes by moving HQ overseas unpatriotic

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 08:25
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic. Obama is denouncing "tax inversions" in his weekly radio and Internet address. He says companies are essentially renouncing... Associated Press

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 08:17
"Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of Libya," spokeswoman Marie Harf said. Associated Press

Solon hires prosecutor’s wife as HR director, Chagrin Falls students perform ‘Rent,’ Solon prepares for Home Days -- Best of the Beat

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 08:00
Best of the Beat contains information on Solon's new human resources director, Chagrin Falls students performing 'Rent' and other top stories in Chagrin Valley from the past week. Kaitlyn Ridel, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Terry Pluto's Talkin' about Kevin Love, Cleveland Browns and Indians

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:58
The Cavs may be forced to trade for Kevin Love knowing he can be a free agent in the summer of 2015. Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer

Brennan's Colony opening is best memorial: Regina Brett

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:00
Brennan's Colony is open for business three weeks after owner Jim Brennan was murdered. The best way to remember him is to fill the place. Regina Brett, The Plain Dealer

Burning River Fest preview inside the hottest party on the lake: Kristel's CLE

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:00
The annual Burning River Fest ignited the weekend fun on Friday as thousands gathered to party outdoors. Kristel Hartshorn, Northeast Ohio Media Group

A giant inflatable sculpture throws its weight around during a test run at the Cleveland Institute of Art (slideshow)

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 06:50
Artist Jimmy Kuehnle at the Cleveland Institute of Art held a test inflation on Friday for a giant soft sculpture that threatened to run out of control like a parade float on the loose. Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

Will the hot-and-cold Cleveland Indians remain lukewarm for the rest of the season?

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 06:30
Time is ticking away. The Indians seem to be stuck in neutral. Zack Meisel, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Cleveland Browns training camp Day 1: Live updates

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 06:09
Get live updates from Berea as the Browns open training camp. Dan Labbe, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Cleveland Browns training camp preview, Part 4: The quarterbacks

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 06:03
Check out Part 4 of our training camp preview. Dan Labbe, Northeast Ohio Media Group

What the Cleveland Browns can learn from Mike Pettine's one season with the Buffalo Bills

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 06:00
Pettine earned the respect of the Bills through his knowledge of the game, his ability to communicate it and his personal touches with players. Tom Reed, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Torrance Gibson, C.J. Conrad and more - 7 things to know about Buckeyes recruiting from Ohio State's Friday Night Lights Camp

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 06:00
Friday Night Lights is the biggest recruiting event of the year for Ohio State, and there was a lot going on in Ohio Stadium on Friday night. With this post, you won't miss any of the biggest occurrences from the camp. Ari Wasserman, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Videos: Quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer talk on the eve of Cleveland Browns Training Camp

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:43
Watch as Cleveland Browns quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel talk about the offseason, the beginning of training camp and competing for the starting job. David I. Andersen, The Plain Dealer

Justin Gilbert could help make secondary dynamic: Cleveland Browns training camp preview

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:27
If first-round pick can win starting corner job, the Browns can move Buster Skrine to nickel back where he's better suited. Tom Reed, Northeast Ohio Media Group

DeWine AG contracts to GOP donors raise concerns: editorial

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:01
Because of the ease with which contractors can get around political donation rules, state contracts let by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine -- and future Ohio attorneys general -- need to be far more transparent, the editorial board writes. Editorial Board

Cleveland Indians continue to struggle against Royals in Kansas City: DMan's Report, Game 103, Friday

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:14
The Indians are 1-5 since winning the first three of a four-game series against the Tigers in Detroit. Dennis Manoloff, The Plain Dealer

EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:15
Among the 15 new people subjected to an EU-wide asset freeze and travel ban were Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Russian Federal Security Service, and Sergei Beseda, head of the FSB department that oversees international operations and intelligence activity. Associated Press

5 downtown-area hot spots in Cleveland: a quick nightclub tour

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:10
We took a look at a few of downtown Cleveland's hot spots. Where should we go next to add to our photo gallery? Emily Bamforth, Northeast Ohio Media Group