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July 2019

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Cleveland Entrepreneur Has Created a Healthy Cookie Dough Snack Bar

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click to enlarge You’d think “healthy foods” and “cookie dough” were mutually exclusive categories, but a new Cleveland-based snack bar company is defying those odds. Whoa Dough, which hit the market a few weeks ago, offers a guilt-free and surprisingly nutritious snack experience. The company is selling five cookie dough bars,...
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FirstEnergy’s Perry Nuclear Power Plant had an Emergency Shutdown Saturday, Still Not in Operation

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Walter Novak Towers of power: In addition to nuclear energy, Perry’s plant fuels the local economy. The nuclear power plant in Perry, Ohio, operated by the FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), had an emergency shutdown Saturday evening. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) event log shows that at 7:29 p.m. on...
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Scotti’s Italian Eatery in Collinwood to Close Up Shop Aug. 16

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click to enlarge Photo via Scotti’s Italian Eatery/Facebook After 20 years in business, owner Scott Hanson just announced that his restaurant Scotti’s Italian Eatery in the Collinwood neighborhood is closing up shop in mid-August. “It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Scotti’s will have to close...
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First Cleveland Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens Thursday

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The wait is nearly over. Yesterday, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy gave the green light to Rise medical marijuana dispensary to officially open its doors downtown this Thursday. Located nearby Public Square at 1222 Prospect Ave. E., the Dispensary Certificate of Operation allows the shop to offer its wares to...
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Comprehensive Box Set Pays Tribute to Legendary Local Singer-Songwriter Peter Laughner

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Former Clevelander Frank Mauceri founded Smog Veil, a record label that’s dedicated to issuing albums by old and new Cleveland punk bands, in the early ’90s. After the label reissued the Rock from the Tombs retrospective, The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs, in 2002, Mauceri realized...
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Paradise in the Realm of the Hottentots

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The Pioneering Female Botanist Who Sweetened a Nation and Saved a Valley | Science

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In 1970, the Indian government planned to flood 8.3 square kilometers of pristine evergreen tropical forest by building a hydroelectric plant to provide power and jobs to the state of Kerala. And they would have succeeded—if it weren’t for a burgeoning people’s science movement, buttressed by a pioneering female botanist....
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Savage Love: Hard Truths | Savage Love | Cleveland

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I’m a woman who married young (21) and I’ve been with my husband for seven years. Within the last year, I’ve realized that my falling libido probably comes from the fact that I am not turned-on by our boring vanilla sex routine. I get so little fulfillment that I’d rather...
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Band of the Week: The Regrettes | Band of the Week | Cleveland

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MEET THE BAND: Lydia Night (vocals, guitar), Genessa Gariano (guitar, backing vocals), Brooke Dickson (bass guitar), Drew Thomsen (drums) SHE LOVES ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: Night, 18, says she can remember listening to the Ramones and Joan Jett when she was just a child. Both acts left a lasting impression. “I...
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A Dozen New Openings Await Cleveland Diners Before the Year is Over | Dining Lead | Cleveland

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If you’re the type of diner who’s eager to sample new places, you’re in luck. Cleveland will welcome a handful of fresh spots over the next few months. On the front burner is a pair projects from two well-known Cleveland chefs. First up is Jonathon Sawyer, who will open Sawyer’s...
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It’s Hard to Take Nicolas Cage Seriously in ‘A Score to Settle’ | Film Features | Cleveland

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Nicolas Cage has turned in so many over-the-top performances over the years that when he tries to dial things back, like he does in A Score to Settle, a gritty by-the-numbers revenge flick, it’s hard to take him seriously. As a result,A Score to Settle struggles to become the compelling...
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Awkwafina Shines in Lead Role in ‘The Farewell’ | Film Features | Cleveland

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Awkwafina, the New York City rapper and comedian known for her 2018 turns in Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians, shows off her range in writer-director Lulu Wang’s masterful family comedy The Farewell. Its subject matter, a family’s collective decision not to tell the matriarch that she’s dying of cancer,...
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A Hudson Megachurch, a Beloved Pastor and the International Sex Abuse Scandal They’ve Tried To Hide | News Features | Cleveland

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click to enlarge Illustration by Tom Carlson One * * * For a man who purports to be so boldly committed to truth, American missionary and Christian pastor Tom Randall has been at the center of – in fact, may be the chief architect of – a long and wicked...
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Fresh ‘Rust Belt Burlesque’ Book Highlights the Burgeoning Cleveland Performing Scene

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click to enlarge All photos by Bob Perkoski Bella Sin, photographed here, has been instrumental in popularizing burlesque performances in Cleveland over the past decade. Cleveland photographer Bob Perkoski was drawn in by the sights of the first local burlesque show he shot back in 2013. Since then, the FreshWater Cleveland...
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Slash’s Rhythm Guitarist Has an Affinity for All Things Cleveland

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Frank Sidoris Jr. Though he’s not a Cleveland native, Frank Sidoris, Jr., the rhythm guitarist in Slash’s band, might as well be thanks to the Cleveland pride that his father, who is a Cleveland native, instilled in him from an early age. Sidoris Jr. will...

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