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Huge Spike in Overdose Deaths Puts Cuyahoga County on Pace for Most Deadly Year Since 2017

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner, Thomas Gilson, has issued a special alert after the county recorded 69 overdose deaths in the month of March...

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As Billions of Cicadas Get Ready to Emerge, an Ohio Company Releases a Wearable Bug-Screen Pod

With the billions of cicadas in Brood X set to emerge this May across 15 states — including right here in Ohio — one...

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Metro West Housing Director Kris Harsh Announces City Council Candidacy in Ward 13

The day after Ward 13 councilman Kevin Kelley announced that he will run for Mayor, Kris Harsh, the housing director at the Metro West...

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Judge Blocks Ohio Telemedicine Abortion Ban, Marking Second Win for Clinics

For the second time in a week, a Hamilton County judge ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood and against a recently passed state law...

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Nonprofit Funded by FirstEnergy to Criticize Cleveland Public Power Refuses to Provide Documents Subpoenaed by City Council

Making good on its recent promise to refuse to comply with subpoenas issued by Cleveland City Council seeking documents related to its funding from...

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More than 75% of Pfizer Shots at Wolstein Center Went to White People

Of the 120,000 Pfizer shots administered at the CSU Wolstein Center during the mass vaccination site's first three weeks, more than 91,000 of them...

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City Council President Kevin Kelley Makes it Official: He's Running for Mayor

On the steps of City Hall, Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley made official what has long been anticipated: He is running for mayor....

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City of Euclid Reaches $450,000 Settlement With Black Man Who Was Beat by Police Officer During Traffic Stop in 2017

Euclid will pay $450,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by Richard Hubbard and Yolimar Tirado over a 2017 traffic stop during which police officer...

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Michigan Man Arrested After Allegedly Driving to Perry Nuclear Power Plant and Claiming to Have a Bomb

Yesterday evening's alarming initial news that the FBI, local police and the Lake County Bomb Squad were engaged in a law enforcement matter at the Perry...

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West Park's Ken Trump Announces Candidacy for Cleveland City Council in Ward 17

More Trump signs may be coming to West Park. Ken Trump, a 25-year resident of the west side neighborhood, announced his candidacy for Cleveland City...

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No Credible Bomb Threat at Nuclear Power Plant

The Cleveland FBI reported Wednesday night that they were assisting local law enforcement, including the Lake County Bomb Squad, in responding to an unspecified...

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Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Has 100 Percent Efficacy in Young People

Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine proved highly effective in adults. Now it appears to work well in younger people too. In a Phase III...

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How a Powerful State Law Blocks Ohio Cities From Gun Regulation

The Ohio Supreme Court declined Wednesday to review an appellate court’s decision, letting stand a ruling that the city of Cincinnati cannot ban “bump...

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Anthony Body of the Bail Project Sues Cleveland Over Curfew Arrest Following George Floyd Protest

Anthony Body, who works for the Bail Project in Cleveland, filed a federal lawsuit earlier this week against the city of Cleveland and Cleveland...

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Literary Cleveland to Publish Digital LGBTQ+ Anthology Friday in Conjunction with National Day of Silence

In August, the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland's Eliana Turan wrote in these pages that Cleveland had become an epicenter of the nation's trans murder...

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Clevelander Charles “Chuck” Williams Has Been Fighting for Black Deaf Lives For More Than 70 Years

The last time Charles “Chuck” V. Williams was pulled over by a police officer, he did what he always does: he didn’t speak a...

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Savage Love: Putting Someone in the Doghouse Has to Be Temporary, Not Permanent

I’m a 29-year-old straight male. I’ve been with my 25-year-old partner for six years. I love her and think that we are perfect for...

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Groups Call for Budget that "Cares for All Ohioans"

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As state lawmakers work on Ohio's budget for fiscal years 2022 and 2023, there's a grassroots call for the budget to...

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Greater Cleveland Food Bank President Kristen Warzocha On a Year of Unprecedented Hunger and the Organization’s New HQ

The economic carnage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic has pushed Cleveland's support systems to their limits. Lost jobs and lost wages have put Northeast...

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Dr. Amy Acton Announces She Will Not Be Running for Portman's U.S. Senate Seat

Former Ohio Health Director Amy Acton, who presided over the state's early rapid decline in coronavirus cases and served as both science teacher and...

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A Reminder To Stop Flushing Your Personal Poop Wipes Because It's Causing Severe Sewer Problems

The good folks over at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will surely sympathize with our neighbors in Michigan who are dealing with an...

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