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Panel to choose Cleveland's Community Police Commission to hold meeting Monday

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 09:50
A panel tasked with selecting the city of Cleveland's new Community Police Commission will hold a public meeting Monday for those who want to learn more about the application process. Eric Heisig, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Rand Paul calls Trump's rise in polls a temporary 'loss of sanity:' Rand Paul in the news (video)

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 09:36
"If you would give some other candidates time from eight in the morning until eight at night all day long, every day for three weeks, I'm guessing some other candidates might rise as well," said Paul Sabrina Eaton, Northeast Ohio Media Group Washington Correspondent

The Butterfly Project gives help, hope to those who mourn Tamir Rice (photos)

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 09:30
Friends and family of Tamir Rice are spending the summer at a special program to help children recover from trauma. Its creators hope it can become a model for the entire city. Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer

LeBron James, University of Akron and Indians' trades: News Quiz

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 09:30
It's another chance to test your knowledge of current events. Cliff Pinckard, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Lakeland Community College places bond issue on November ballot

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 09:00
Lakeland Community College will ask voters in November to approve a $40 million bond issue. Karen Farkas, Northeast Ohio Media Group

'The Walking Dead' Season 5 DVD highlights deceased characters, 'Making of Alexandria'

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 08:30
While fans can watch marathons of AMC's hit show throughout August and September, the commercial release offers a few extras. Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Jon Stewart is picking the very worst or very best time to leave 'The Daily Show'

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 08:00
After a 16-year run as host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart is calling it a night. His last "Daily Show" will air at 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6. Mark Dawidziak, The Plain Dealer

Rosemary Klena, executive assistant at Cleveland Orchestra, wins Distinguished Service Award

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:56
So skilled was Rosemary Klena as the orchestra's executive assistant for 31 years, she's being granted this year's Cleveland Orchestra Distinguished Service Award. Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson says Hulk Hogan 'paying the price' for racist remarks

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:36
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson comments on Hulk Hogan's racist tirade. Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Album Review: Knuckle Puck's 'Copacetic' defines pop punk for a new generation

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:30
On its debut album, Knuckle Puck gives every young pop-punk band that grew up listening to Fall Out Boy a blueprint for a dynamic sound. Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group

'The Two-State Delusion' is a sobering, pessimistic take on the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:30
Viking, 512 pp., $30Viking  You might think that Padraig O'Malley would have had enough to do in helping to make and keep the peace in Northern Ireland. But O'Malley, distinguished professor of peace and reconciliation at the University Massachusetts, Boston,... Jules Wagman, Special to The Plain Dealer

Stock futures slightly lower; GM OnStar prone to hacking; Honda profit jumps 20 percent: A.M. Business News Links

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:24
Also, Chinese stocks rebound; copper prices head toward six-year low; Hillary Clinton seeks to end trade embargo with Cuba; next Apple TV may launch in September; Huawei overtakes Microsoft as third-largest mobile phone vendor; and Russian central bank reduces key interest rate for fifth time this year. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group

HBO promises 8 seasons of 'Game of Thrones,' more 'True Detective'

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:19
HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo told critics the network will have at least eight seasons of "Game of Thrones" and is open to "True Detective" Season 3. Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Courts offer new escape route from public-employee unions: Kevin O'Brien

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:14
Ohioans threw away Senate Bill 5, but the problems it would have solved persist. Kevin OBrien, The Plain Dealer

William Busta Gallery will close at 5:30 p.m. today, ending an era in Cleveland art history

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:12
Cleveland art dealer William Busta will close his Prospect Avenue gallery today, ending an era in local art history. Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

Ohioans eager for tax-free back-to-school shopping holiday Aug. 7-9

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:00
A University of Cincinnati Economics Center study estimates that Ohio's sales tax holiday could increase retail sales volumes by 4.8 percent in August and "inject $78 million dollars into Ohio households." Janet H. Cho, The Plain Dealer

Mysterious Montana company linked to Mark Kvamme bets on John Kasich: Ohio Politics Roundup

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:45
A hard-to-decipher Montana group with ties to former JobsOhio chief Mark Kvamme gets behind John Kasich in a big way. Read on in today's Ohio Politics Roundup. Henry J. Gomez, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Ohio Democrats have lost the knack of winning: Brent Larkin

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:10
Just when you think they can't get any dumber, some labor leaders are back for more, privately arguing Democrats should oppose November's ballot issue on redistricting, writes Brent Larkin. Brent Larkin, Northeast Ohio Media Group

How many times per week do you get/make personal calls while working? The Beat (poll)

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:00
How many times a week do you get/or make personal calls while at work? Let us know in today's business poll. Plain Dealer business staff

With wine and cheese, Menorah Park and other nursing homes adjust for incoming boomers (photos)

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:00
Menorah Park and other nursing homes are spicing things up to accommodate an incoming wave of baby boomers. Casey Ross, The Plain Dealer