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Ricin-cooker not a terrorist, judge says; sentences Tallmadge man to 6 years in prison

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:28
A federal judge cast doubt on Jeff Levenderis' intent to carry out a terrorist attack with ricin he cooked on his stove, and sentenced him to six years in prison – far less than the sentencing guidelines. James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jmccarty/index.html

That's the Spirit: Low fares on Cleveland Hopkins' newest airline create their own demand

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:05
Spirit Airlines, known for its low fares and far-reaching fees, announced last week it was coming to Cleveland, the latest expansion at Hopkins airport, which eight months ago was reeling from the news that United Airlines was pulling its hub from the city. Susan Glaser, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/sglaser/index.html

Cleveland's newest food truck is giving away meals: Mark Naymik

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:00
Cleveland's newest food truck isn't after the crowd that can afford $6 shrimp tacos. It's working the streets of Cleveland's "food desert," a portion of the inner city largely devoid of stores that offer fresh fruits and vegetables. Mark Naymik, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/mnaymik/index.html

Starbucks co-founder Zev Siegl coming to Cleveland to talk starting right: the Mix

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:57
Zev Siegl will talk about the secrets to the early success of Starbucks at the new Tinkham Veale University Center Case Western Reserve University. Robert L. Smith, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/rlsmith/index.html

Handcuffed man escapes Cleveland police car

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:46
The 30-year-old suspect vanished after Cleveland police placed the handcuffed man in the back of a patrol car. Brandon Blackwell, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bblackwell/index.html

Suspected champagne thief arrested in Lakewood (video)

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:45
George Coston, 31, of Columbus is charged with the theft of nearly $2,000 worth of champagne. Patrick Cooley, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/pacooley/index.html

Judge sets Cleveland Patrolman Michael Brelo's trial for Oct. 22

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:37
A judge set the trial of Cleveland Patrolman Michael Brelo for Oct. 22. He is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter. If convicted, he could face six to 22 years in prison. John Caniglia, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jcaniglia/index.html

Restaurateurs Pat and Gina Neely divorce; Season Six preview of 'NCIS: Los Angeles'; more - A.M. entertainment news links

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:37
Sheila E. is interested in turning her recently released memoir into a movie; and more. Nathan Paige, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/npaige/index.html

Mega Millions jackpot now at $105 million; Wednesday's Powerball top prize is $50 million

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:35
For the 10th straight drawing, no one won matched all the winning Mega Millions numbers Friday, meaning the jackpot for Tuesday's drawing will be $105 million. Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing will be $50 million. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/rfjablon/index.html

Armond Budish, Jack Schron, Cuyahoga County executive candidates, to debate Monday (LIVE COVERAGE)

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:33
Cuyahoga County executive candidates Armond Budish and Jack Schron will debate each other for the first time on Monday, and we'll be covering it live. Andrew J. Tobias, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/andrewjtobias/index.html

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015: A look at the potential nominees to be announced in October

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:25
The list of potential nominees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2015 include Joan Jett, Chic, Deep Purple, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A. and more. Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/Troy%20Smith/index.html

Police escort convicted burglars out of Bay Village: Pick of the blotter

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:22
Officers questioned two convicted burglars acting suspiciously in Bay Village Sept. 24. Patrick Cooley, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/pacooley/index.html

Sabrina Zunich sentenced to 30 years to life in prison by judge who says her crime was "gruesome, shocking and revolting"

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:15
Sabrina Zunich carefully folded three tissues on the table before her as she awaited a hearing that would determine how long she would be in prison for brutally killing her foster mother. They were used and wadded when Lake County Common Pleas Judge Richard Collins Jr. said she would serve life in prison but be eligible for parole after 30 years. Karen Farkas, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/kfarkas/index.html

Owl class in Medina, yarn shop's gala opening and DIY cleaning tips: Home & Garden News

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:00
Owl class in Medina, yarn shop's gala opening and DIY cleaning tips: Home and Garden News. Julie Washington, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jwashing/index.html

Mentor homicide suspect to appear in court Monday afternoon

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:45
Mentor police said that a woman accused of killing an elderly relative will be arraigned in Mentor Municipal Court Monday afternoon. Mary Kilpatrick, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/mkilpatrickneomg/index.html

Northeast Ohio students among National Achievement Scholarship semifinalists

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:40
Fourteen Northeast Ohio students are named semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. Barb Galbincea, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bgalbinc/index.html

Pumpkin time in Richfield means farm family fun

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:27
Pumpkin time in Richfield. Michael Sangiacomo, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/msangiac/index.html

Akron man pistol-whipped and beaten with pipe after argument with roommate

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:22
An Akron man is hospitalized after two men attacked him with a gun and a pipe. Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/adamferrise/index.html

Medication safety talk; Cuyahoga Co. arthritis expo; "Say Ahh" documentary: free health events

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:00
MetroHealth Medical Center will host a "Lunch and Learn" talk from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 to teach people how to handle medications safely. The event at Fairview Park Senior Center, 20769 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, will... Angela Townsend, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/atownsen/index.html

Michael Stanley gets his due: Michael Heaton on why we all owe this guy

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:00
For me, Michael Stanley started out as a guide for the popular rock music of the day. Then he began writing, recording and performing it. He has never stopped. Michael Heaton, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/mheaton/index.html