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Great sites to check out charities before you give: Plain Dealing

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:30
Lots of charities want your money. Who can you trust? These sites help you find reliable charities. Sheryl Harris, The Plain Dealer

Just a reminder: Cicadas will serve as warm-up act for next year's Republican National Convention

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:30
Teeming hordes of cicadas -- numbering in the tens of thousands or more -- will swarm Cleveland in the summer of 2016. Andrew J. Tobias, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Stock futures steady; unemployment applications increase; Apple Watch orders flat: A.M. Business News Links

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:28
Also, Asian stocks finish higher; oil prices slip; Foot Locker reports 14 percent rise in quarterly profit; Google changing Google Map service to eliminate inappropriate words; European Central Bank asks euro zone nations to reform economies; and Bank of Japan Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Cleveland man fatally shot in back of head identified

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:25
The gunman remains at large, police said. Brandon Blackwell, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Fox News rules for Cleveland debate come under fire: Ohio Politics Roundup

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:22
The debate on debates rages on as Rick Santorum blasts Fox News and people wonder whether John Kasich will make the cut Read on in today's Ohio Politics Roundup. Henry J. Gomez, Northeast Ohio Media Group

MOCA Cleveland to stage midnight Saturday screening of "The Visitors"

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:05
MOCA Cleveland will stage a midnight Saturday screening over Memorial Day weekend of its popular video installation "The Visitors," which captures an eccentric, 64-minute concert in a Hudson River mansion. Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

Nordonia Hills child porn sentencing opens old wounds in Catholic St. Barnabas community

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:05
Parents at St. Barnabas School in Northfield Center Township are petitioning the Diocese of Cleveland to evaluate the Rev. Ralph Wiatrowski's leadership after he wrote a letter asking for leniency in the sentencing of former Nordonia Hills school board President Steven Bittel, who was convicted of child pornography charges. John Harper, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Six easy steps to a healthy lawn, ceramics lecture at Cowan's and Lyndhurst plant sale: Home/Garden News

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:00
Six easy steps to a healthy lawn, ceramics lecture at Cowan's and Lyndhurst plant sale: Home/Garden News. Julie Washington, The Plain Dealer

Two males steal van in Willowick, crash into train in Willoughby, police say

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:44
Two men were hospitalized after a stolen van ran into a moving train early Friday. Patrick Cooley, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Smarter #SocialMedia Tips from @InTheCLE co-founder Melissa Koski Carney

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:00
Melissa Koski Carney started @InTheCLE in 2013 to offer an enthusiastic, unscripted perspective on Northeast Ohio. Here are social media tips from a social media maven. Janet H. Cho, The Plain Dealer

Marijuana legalization: good or bad for Ohio businesses?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:00
The Greater Cleveland Partnership held a forum debating whether legalizing marijuana is good or bad for business. The issue could be on ballot in Ohio in November Olivera Perkins, The Plain Dealer

Police shooting sets off protests; ISIS controls Syrian city; U.S. warns China: A.M. News Links

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 05:30
Also, suspect in 4 D.C. killings identified after DNA is found on pizza sent to burned home; David Cameron opens EU reform talks with other leaders; judge reaffirms ruling striking down Alabama same-sex marriage ban, then puts it on hold Cliff Pinckard, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Obamacare's privacy invasions: Michael Astrue (Opinion)

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 05:26
it will be years before HHS considers destruction of our personal data. The sheer number of contract research organizations that now access MIDAS data increases exponentially the security risk of every American with data in the system, writes Michael Astrue. Guest Columnist/

Low judicial pay may also be depressing the quality of Ohio justice: Brent Larkin

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 05:20
Judicial pay is too low in Ohio -- both intrinsically and also in relation to that of nearby states -- but political considerations may again defeat efforts to rectify this deplorable situation, writes Brent Larkin. Brent Larkin, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Keeping a Memorial Day flag tradition flying at Holy Cross Cemetery

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 05:15
In 1952, World War II veteran John Sterba started planting flags at veterans' graves in Holy Cross Cemetery for Memorial Day. Today, his son, Neil, continues the tradition assisted by more than 100 volunteers. Brian Albrecht, The Plain Dealer

Brook Park Marine battalion honored with events throughout the summer

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 05:05
Three upcoming events in Northeast Ohio will honor combatants who died while serving in 2005 in Iraq with a battalion based in Brook Park. Grant Segall, The Plain Dealer

Trade pacts bring the Walmart money home for NE Ohio workers: James L. Vosmik (Opinion)

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 05:03
Contrary to the views of some that freer, fair trade harms us, robust, fair international trade and the international competition it brings helps American workers and companies to be more innovative, create better-paying jobs, and grow our economy, writes James L. Vosmik. Guest Columnist/

New Marines learn tough history of Brook Park battalion (photos)

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 05:00
Brook Park Marines prepare for California training and learn about their battalion's losses in Iraq 10 years ago. Grant Segall, The Plain Dealer

Northeast Ohio's top summer concerts range from A(merica) to Z(ac Brown Band)

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 05:00
More than 100 major concerts make the 2015 season a summer to rememer, with artists from America to Zac Brown Band, from Van Halen to One Direction making stops in Northeast Ohio. Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer

The realities of teaching matter, in Cleveland and elsewhere: Andrew Glasier (Opinion)

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 04:55
Teachers are no longer free to make decisions about their students but instead spend countless hours compiling data and filling in forms to feed the accountability movement. This must change, writes Andrew Glasier. Guest Columnist/